Get it right the first time, is a foundational message to new or up and coming business owners and professionals. Performance (productivity, efficiency and quality) is a design attribute and it is established by how well, or how poorly, your business plan or design process is executed. Once your business plan or design is set, then higher levels of performance cannot be obtained WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CAPITAL EXPENDITURE.
Like John Wooden said, "If you don't have time [or money] to do it right, when will you have time [or money] to do it over"?
I recently had a Facebook chat with friend & colleague, Tarik Singleton, and he brought up some excellent points about Electrical Reliability from design to maintainability. He's also a Southern University alumnus (Go Jags) with a passion for doing things right the first time. Check out Tarik's points below!
When you do not have a proper PPA (Potential Problem Analysis) on the design then your project execution will suffer. It becomes chaotic and that is when the finger pointing starts. There should be a 60% and a 90% review on all DBA's (Design Basis Analysis) before executing the strategy. This is done in the Engineering phase and it's critical especially from a Reliability and Greenfield perspective! Engineering is always cheaper than implementation or construction....
Enrollment in Teacher-Preparation Programs Is Declining Fast. Here's What the Data Shows by Madeline Will
Across the country, enrollment in teacher-preparation programs has dropped by
a third from 2010 to 2018, a new report finds.
As showed above, enrollment in teacher preparation programs across the US is declining which was highlighted in a recent blog post by Madeline Will, contributing author of Education Week. Oklahoma has seen a 90% decrease over the last 8 years. These overall decreases by states can be due to low pay. In contrast, alternative certification programs, primarily online programs, have seen an increase in enrollment although many stakeholders are questioning the methods in which these online programs train and evaluate their participants. These enrolled participants are able to enter classrooms with no training or evaluation, just admittance into an approved program. Although the article does not go into great detail about other specifics such as testing demands to enter traditional programs or resources/ideas to combat these issues, it is a great piece to help bring light (and start a conversation ) about the issues traditional education programs face regarding recruitment and retention and how these issues affect the production of teachers.
The re.engineer question is:
How can we address the performance challenges with respect to the recruitment and retention of educators?
If someone puts you in a box, then burn the box. In order to the start fire, you'll need 3 elements; oxygen, fuel, and heat. Similarly to fire, Re.engineer started with 3 basic catalysts:
THE OXYGEN - I’ve always enjoyed reading technical papers and actual real world case studies but despite my search for more content, nothing I’ve read outmatches the stories I’ve heard from professionals on the “shop floor” or from small business owners or from the folks with an endless amount of experience. You see, those stories are not documented in White Papers or PowerPoint presentations so we wanted to develop a platform for both types of professionals; continue celebrating those that receive exposure but also recognize those that traditionally do not have an outlet to share their success stories.
THE FUEL- A close colleague of mine passed away earlier this year and before she died, we talked about “challenging the status quo” and “thinking outside of the box” on an opportunity within our organization. We said 2019/2020 would be the time period to make our mark in the company and to drive tremendous value. Unfortunately she will not be here to see the evolution of our ideas but her legacy will live through the work we started. The inspiration of Re.engineer came from the realization that we are only here for a moment and if you are blessed with a passion or an idea or a calling, then now is as good a time as any to start.
THE HEAT - As I connect with young professionals, I've found that many of them do not have strong relationships with mentors, however there are no shortages of senior professions that are willing to provide some of their career perspectives and case studies. They say, "Collaboration is the new innovation", so imagine going to a forum where you could post, research, or leverage case studies and white papers on any professional topic; maintenance productivity, secondary education reform, construction management, or continuous improvement in supply chain. Re.engineer would be an attempt to address this knowledge gap across the generations of professionals.
These are the catalysts that sparked the Re.engineer movement and even though it’s only a passion hobby of ours, we intend to take it worldwide. There will always be a market for collaboration, positive energy, and the celebration of innovative ideas to create value, and Re.engineer will be there to provide the platform that serves the professional community!