Tag Archives: disciplines

Perspectives in and on Projects

Why do so many projects fail to meet expectations? Because everyone involved has a different perspective and understanding of the project plan and expectations, which leads a project to lack fidelity. When it is no longer be true to our original intention the project gets off course, stuck, fragmented, unable to live up to our […]

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Expanding for Collaboration in 2015

Collaboration – sounds like nothing new, but I believe it is. Manufacturers are just starting to have appropriate tools to do this on a large scale, across company sizes and trading partners. SolidWorks 2015 aims to deliver intuitive collaboration for more people in individual companies and across all sizes of companies and trading partners. Most […]

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Benefits beyond the “have to”

Nearly everyone has “have to” or “should in their vocabulary, and feels there are things that fall into those mandatory categories. For individuals that might be spending time with difficult family members, getting regular exercise, and paying taxes. For manufacturing companies, much of that is regulatory or customer compliance. We often feel these as major […]

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Meditation for Happiness – Try it With my TEDx Talk Video

I had the incredible honor of presenting at TEDx New Bedford earlier this fall. This event was amazing, and you can see the videos from that powerful day here. One of the things I did with my talk  is to allow my audience 2 minutes to meditate. (The main topic I covered in the previous […]

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Portfolio

We love to share what we know.  Julie Fraser writes and presents regularly, and has done so for many years. Often she works with associates who also write and present.  In hopes that some of this material might be useful for you in your work and/or your life, we are making some papers, research reports, […]

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Have the Life you Want with Manufacturing Disciplines: Introduction

Today I had the honor of speaking at a TEDx conference, and my topic was how to have the life you want with manufacturing disciplines.  The concept is pretty simple – apply some of the disciplines of successful manufacturing operations to our individual lives.  Sounds straightforward, but I know that I did not always use […]

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