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The DTMC (Design Technology Management Conference) from last year evolved into the new and larger Autodesk University Leadership Forum at this year's AU. 

A larger More Business focused and Manager's Conference at AU 2011 is high on my list for great expectations.
The AULF schedule leaves lots of time for the participants to chat things up. Based on the sign ups I've seen, the group of…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  AU, AU2011, Autodesk University, management, Project Management

At this years AU 2011 Leadership Forum I'm hosting a session called

Outliers on the Road to Extremistan

"Does the “80/20 rule” actually apply to the context of human effort, results, and reward?
The basic math would mean that only 1% produce 50% of the results…

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It's been a bit since I BIM posted. (There is no typo in the title.) That doesn't mean BIM is not important or I'm not very passionate about it. I didn't long ago and far, far away in another lifetime build a company monikered as "Visual Information Systems" without reason and design intent. It's a tell.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags  BIM, management, Project Management

We all get to play phone tag. It happens to me. It happens to you. You know you REALLY need to talk to person A. They know they NEED to talk to you, but the OTHER stuff gets in the way. We finally talk.

Build Me a Standard

I do a bit of AutoCAD Civil 3D Standards consulting for City and County (or Township) government agencies. Well, Da! I've been doing this kind of work for a long…

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"What the heck is a Project Template? Why would I need such a stupid thing? We're doing projects all the time. We know how to manage our drawing files. Who needs that dumb junk."

Happy New Year!

The person who said this to me not long ago over the phone was a bit more irate and caustic than I am willing to put in print.

He works for a about a 40-person engineering…

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