CADDManager on February 17th, 2014

I ended the last series on Critical Conversations about CAD with some quick advice on what to do when you fail.  I wanted to revisit that topic and provide some additional comments on learning from failure. When failure happens you have to review how you got in that position.  How could things have gone so [...]

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This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Critical Conversations

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Critical ConversationsCAD Issues that are brought to you must be addressed.  CAD problems can corrupt CAD files, cripple progress and ruin projects.  This is not a good thing.  Issues have to be dealt with when they arise.  Better yet – tackle them when they are [...]

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CADDManager on January 29th, 2014
This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Critical Conversations

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Critical ConversationsYou notice something.  Then you become concerned.  Then it becomes an “Issue”.  That is the progression…  but how does it move from one to the next? These are the steps of items evolving beyond annoyance, anomaly or abstraction.  These are the items that have [...]

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CADDManager on January 28th, 2014
This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Critical Conversations

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Critical ConversationsWhen CAD concerns continue without being addressed they become CAD “Issues”. Issues should be fairly easy to identify because someone should let you know about it.  That does not always happen and we will discuss that in the next post.  For now, let’s just [...]

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CADDManager on January 27th, 2014
This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Critical Conversations

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Critical ConversationsLast time I talked about things that you might “notice”.  Now we turn to the things that you have noticed that have become a “concern”. When you “notice” something, you are just perceiving repetitions that might have a pattern.  You are piecing together disparate [...]

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CADDManager on January 23rd, 2014
This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Critical Conversations

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Critical ConversationsWe discussed what to watch for and who to talk to.  Now we move on to how to talk when you have to have a critical conversation. There are three levels that I usually try to frame my discussions with people when something comes [...]

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CADDManager on January 22nd, 2014
This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Critical Conversations

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Critical ConversationsWe have discussed what might trigger a critical conversation and now we move to who might be involved. When a CAD Manager uncovers a pattern of deviation that might impair the progress of a CAD project, they need to bring it up to someone.  [...]

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CADDManager on January 21st, 2014
This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Critical Conversations

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Critical ConversationsLast time we discussed why some detrimental items in CAD may go unnoticed, avoided, uncorrected and worst of all seen by the client.  We encouraged CAD Managers to have these critical conversations with those on the production team and higher. Topics that Might Trigger [...]

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CADDManager on January 20th, 2014
This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Critical Conversations

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Critical ConversationsWhen things happen in CAD that need to be addressed and discussed, there is always a good and a bad time to have the conversation surrounding the situation.  There are violations of CAD Standards, shoddy work, flawed processes, off track procedures and so much [...]

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