The American Way isn't the only way. Before you head into international territory, get to know the culture. Your national pride depends on it.
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There's no denying that project managers work hard, travel often and keep long hours. Even with those kinds of demands, it's not unusual to go further still. Anything to get the job done. Manual labor is sometimes part of the job--but maternal labor is another story altogether.
Dot-coms look just like little gold nuggets to "clicks and mortar" corporations trying to get an edge on Wall Street. Don't be distracted by the shiny objects--you'll only lose strategic advantage.
For diplomats, teachers, journalists and travel agents, language is crucial to getting the job done. The same holds true for agents. If agents can't understand each other, how can they possibly work together? Here is further discussion from Jim Odell on the language of agents and its importance to systems development.
Remember those $800 toilet seats and $1,400 screwdrivers that made American taxpayers hate the Pentagon? Here's another horror story to make you clutch your wallet tightly. Several years ago, the U.S. government spent millions on a telecommunications software system to manage its worldwide secure communications for all branches of its military. While the big brass was committed to implementing the software, military and civilian bureaucrats stonewalled the project to death. Read about one project managerand disgusted taxpayercaught in the implementation stalemate.
Enterprise transformations can seem overwhelming. But Bill Hyde and TeamPlay can help. Read about their successes and how you can make your enterprise project a little easier.
Have you looked at yourself? Relationships within an organization can play as big a role as customer relationships when you're building an intelligent business.
When you're starting a development process, you have to start somewhere. Academic is one way to go, UML or OPEN might be a more practical way. The DAD process on gantthead might be your first step. Here are some thoughts to get you headed in the right direction.
When Oscar Bartlett, project manager and graduate of Big Midwestern State University (BMSU), got a chance to implement a telecommunications management system at his alma mater, he got more than a passing grade. Here's a textbook case of successful project management.
You know how important communication is among your team--it can make or break everything. Upon closer inspection, the way agents communicate is just as crucial to your project. How they interact, when they interact and where they interact are fundamental to the success of an agent-based system.