Recent blog posts inspired by interesting projects and people we encounter.
Mount Pleasant Waterwork is wrapping up its Inventory & Materials Management Improvement Initiative. The initiative includes a dozen subtasks that range from tasks such as improved workflows, creating a new inventory checkout portal, onboarding a new associate project manager and maintenance coordinator to focus on capitalized projects in the O&M division, new integrations between the financial system and work order system, and new policies and practices related to tracking and returning inventory to the warehouse. JD Solomon Inc served as program manager and part of the subject matter expert team for this effort.
JD Solomon will be a keynote speaker for the Lumivero Virtual Conference 2023 on September 27 and 28, 2023. Lumivero acquired software company Palisade in October 2023. This added the Monte Carlo simulation software @Risk and Palisade’s DecisionTools Suite to Lumivero’s portfolio. JD has presented on the different modules in the DecisionTools Suite for more than a decade and was the keynote conference speaker in 2019. Look for more information in the coming months.
Upcoming Free Webinar
How Technical Professionals Can Improve Their Facilitation Skills– Friday, June 23
Technical professionals are often asked to facilitate groups and activities with little or no training. Some of these activities include root cause analysis, failure modes and effects analysis, asset management initiatives, capital project prioritization, business cases, and master plans. JD Solomon will overview the essentials for moving your facilitation from good to great in this free webinar.
Provided through Communicating with FINESSE in Zoom format.
JD Solomon's New Book
JD Solomon’s newest book, Facilitating with FINESSE: A Guide to Successful Business Solutions, is now available on Amazon. The book provides approaches and tips for ten different types of facilitation. Learn more about the book in the article Five Unique Attributes of the Fresh Book, Facilitating with FINESSE or under the book tab on the website.
Next Update in August
The next update will be a July/August edition as we try to sneak in some more free time over the summer. We hope you will do the same!