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Tips to Overcoming Decision-Making Barriers

Don’t Settle for Second Best After a design choice has been made, have you ever had the sinking feeling that you inadvertently settled for second best? The process can be frustrating. It always seems to take more time to piece together...

DISHER Lunch & Learns

The Perfect Way to Connect & Develop Teams How many of you bring your lunch to work, warm it up in the company microwave, and head back to your desk to keep working because you have so much to accomplish? Connecting...

The SAE World Congress Experience

The annual SAE WCX17 event brings together industry experts who delve into the world of automotive technology. This year, over 11,000 attendees (primarily engineers) from all over the world met in Detroit from April 4-6 to discuss and explore the...

5 Tips to Intelligent Decision Making

Relating to Product Development & Program Management How do you make decisions? Do you delegate the task to others, delay it with endless research, or maybe apply a democratic process where everyone gets a chance to vote? While it’s easy for...

The Power of the Checklist

Relying on Memory is a Bad Strategy I’ve read a number of blogs and articles recently that have had titles like these: “Embracing Failure”, “Learning from our Failures”, “Fail Fast, Fail Cheap”, and so on. All were making the point that...

DISHER Business Solutions

Employs Proven Techniques to Help Organizations Thrive For most of you CAD users out there, you probably can’t imagine designing and creating drawings on a drafting board with mechanical pencils, electric erasers(!), and vellum. Back in the early 80’s while a...

Knowledge Capture

h2 {color:#00709e;} “To move ahead, one must often first look behind.” –David Garvin, US Army The issue: I often hear a manager say to a project team member, "Your situation would make for a great lessons learned! You should document that." The team...

Charting Your Course

Attend a Strategic Vision Mapping Workshop Looking to inspire your team towards unified action and mobilize resources towards a clear and compelling vision?  The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC-West), The Right Place, and DISHER hosted a half-day workshop on July 19th...

The Art of Collaboration

It’s a smart world. The new rule is “anything that can be connected—will be connected.” With today’s products talking with each other more and more through the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s inspired countless of bright new ideas for entrepreneurs...

Seven Tips to Good Project Management

Most project management classes teach the basic tools and how to use them. They’ll cover topics like risk analysis, budgeting, work breakdown structures and critical paths to name a few. These are fundamental tools for any good project manager to...
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