“If you don’t need it I don’t either.” I’d have never guessed how much that machismo response would shape the next eight years. This was as we purchased tickets for a dinner cruise on a catamaran sailing the Pacific to the northwest side of Kauai, the “Napoli Coast”. My wife and I were on our
Last January, news of the latest coronavirus began to increase in volume. The numbers in China were following the forecasted exponential growth rates, which I equated to bad news for the USA. Telling my wife to stock up for the pandemic was a tough Saturday conversation when the plane was leaving for Mexico Monday morning.
Are you getting ready for the holidays? Decorations, presents, preparations, holiday parties? Perhaps among your holiday traditions, you have a family event with a Cousin Eddie? The hard-headed one that, while you are speaking, doesn’t even consider what you’re saying, and is simply waiting to speak? Back to our professional lives, how many meetings do
Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday, because we get to take our personal inventory. We’re encouraged to step back and take note of what’s important, the relationships that enhance our lives, and the fortunes we’ve been afforded. If we’re lucky and brave enough, we can show gratitude to those that have brought it into our
A quote I love is “we seek progress, not perfection.” It guides my personal life, our consultants’ career goals, and our technical development. From that, I’ve learned to warn our clients, “the perfect schedule is the last update.” Since day one, our tag line has been “HITO can help” which means we want to improve
EPC Scheduling The term EPC refers to the various stages or life cycle of a project. E stands for Engineering; this is where the project is defined, parameters are established, and drawings are produced for Construction to build to. P stands for Procurement; this is where materials are specified, purchased, and manufactured. C stand for
Starting in 2009, I worked on industrial job-sites as a full-time construction scheduler. My passion has always been to make a difference and empower the field to make the best decisions. I pride myself in getting the best out of the best. During schedule reviews, I quickly learned that Gantt charts were often a sedative
I’ve always been intrigued by data. When I was young, I knew I wanted to have some sort of career that involved numbers. So naturally, I went to college to help me find exactly what that career would be. I wanted to steer clear of accounting, thanks to a less than effective high school teacher,