Wednesday, July 26, 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]
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The 3rd Global Blockchain Summit will be held in September
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"1997: The Birth of the Camera Phone" Wins Industry Accolades
SAN FRANCISCO, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The short film, 񓟭: The Birth of the Camera Phone," has been selected as both a Vimeo Staff Pick and as a featured film on the Short of the Week website. Created by Conscious Minds, the film depicts how technology innovator Philippe Kahn (currently..... [FULL STORY]

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Alliance Enterprises Announces Plan to Launch a WIOA Edit Checker for RSA-911 Reports
DUPONT, Wash., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Enterprises, Inc. (Alliance) announced today a plan to develop and support software that will help state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies in preparing and submitting their federally mandated RSA-911 quarterly reports. The [FULL STORY]

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Rocket Bottle Plus, the World's Best Portable Rechargeable Blender Launches on Kickstarter
ORLANDO, Fla., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocket Bottle Plus Blends Passion and Portability. It is often difficult to find the perfect mixture of ingredients for your taste. Sometimes things need a litt..... [FULL STORY]

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Smart Grid Market by Software, Hardware, Service, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022
NEW YORK, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Government policies, legislative mandates, and regional government initiatives for smart meter roll-outs are driving the smart grid market
The smart grid market size is estimated to grow from USD 20.83 billion in 2017 to US..... [FULL STORY]

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