Once upon a time at Autodesk University I delivered a popular CAD Manager track session called People Skills. I think it is safe to say that us techy types often tend to have people and management issues. We tend to want people to behave like software or man-made objects and then they don’t and won’t.
I’m a storyteller. I don’t do standup…Read more
To try and make cents out of Civil 3D is no easy task. The Civil 3D diva is a big beast with lots of moving parts and pieces. The numerous methods of usage, optional workflows, and many diverse nuances of the entire Civil 3D tools package are an overwhelming and never-ending story. A new Civil 3D 2020 is almost upon us. If you use Civil 3D, you already know that. You live it.
Everyone works…Read more
Well-practiced Change Management is a fact of life for the successful business or organization.
If we employ software to do our work, we tend to see Change Management as technology focused. Software vendors and their marketing departments love and foster this perspective. The mantra in the marketplace is pervasive and persuasive. That perspective produces…Read more
Someone recently complained to me that their current budget didn’t allow for the training of new employees and staff training for latest AutoCAD Civil 3D release upgrades. Trust me, even if you do have the budget, it is never enough. Skilled, professional Civil 3D folk are hard to find. All the trends say that this human resource problem will only get worse. When skilled people…Read more
This weekend the staff from my old Autodesk Reseller company got together for a company reunion. What? Sure. Some groups of work friends get together a couple of times a year, but a few decided to put together a bigger deal. The event’s not quite annual, but almost. But on Father’s Day weekend?
Is that Appropriate?
They said, “You betcha.”