Monday, July 24, 2017

Best Practices for Preventing "Scope Creep"

For professionals in the AEC fields, "scope creep" is a phrase that strikes fear into their hearts. Defined as growth in project requirements that happens after a project has started, scope creep is a common issue that drags down productivity. For architects and engineers, this "creep" is very common, as the client envisions initial designs as a blank canvas that can be adjusted with more and more features. Some of these requested changes are understandable, as developing a project is a dynamic process filled with unknowns. A project will often change due to the owner's reconsidering certain features, or perhaps when the conditions on the site necessitate an alteration.   [FULL STORY]
LONDON, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --   [FULL STORY]
The film includes never-before-seen archival veritĂ© footage, Prabhupada's own recorded words, and interviews with his early followers   [FULL STORY]
Company News:
Arent Fox Wins Software Patent Infringement Dispute for Acronis
WASHINGTON and BURLINGTON, Mass., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 24,a Texas federal judge ruled that Acronis, Inc. was the prevailing party in a patent infringement case against Uniloc USA [FULL STORY]

Company News:
Progressive Launches HomeQuote Explorer
MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Progressive (NYSE: PGR) is announcing a groundbreaking tool called HomeQuote Explorer. This new online platform allows homeowners to quickly and easily compare home insurance quotes from multiple carriers to find the best option to protect their homes. [FULL STORY]

Company News:
Babson College to Expand to Miami
WELLESLEY, Mass., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts-based Babson College, recognized world leader in entrepre­neurship education, is expanding to Miami, Florida, with three graduate programs?including the Blended..... [FULL STORY]

Company News:
IBM Combines All-Flash and Storage Software Optimized for Hortonworks
ARMONK, N.Y., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new all-flash, high-performance data and file management solution for enterprise clients running exabyte-scale big data analytics, cognitive and AI applications. The combined flash and storage software solu..... [FULL STORY]

Company News:
GO Sport Group Selects Mi9 Retail for Omni-Channel POS, Customer Engagement, and Merchandising
MIAMI, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mi9 Retail is pleased to announce that GO Sport Group, a leading sports equipment retail group in Europe, has selected the Mi9 Retail POS (point of sale), Customer Engagement, and Merchandising suite to run its corporate head office and 389 owned and franch..... [FULL STORY]

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