Is there an ideal team size? Yup!

I've been asking myself this question since the beginning of my MBA program because we keep being assigned to work in teams of different sizes with different people with no discernible results other than earning a grade. It felt a bit like working in Corporate America, where managers may have teams of tens or hundreds... Continue Reading →

#IMarriedAnEngineer

February celebrates National E-Week and this year, I'd like to try to start a movement to celebrate all engineering spouses. It is not easy to love and support this rare breed of human who can fix anything, break anything, and explain anything that crosses their path with math, science and a nerdy sense of humor.... Continue Reading →

Celebrate National E-Week! (2018)

National Engineers Week is was first proclaimed by President Harry S. Truman in February 1951 to honor the USA men and women in all engineering fields. This tradition turned 65 years old in 2016. Wow! Annually, E-Week is celebrated nationwide by 70+ education, professional, government and federal agencies as each US City, County or State... Continue Reading →

Professional Envy, the Gods of Engineering and Science, and What Intertia and Entropy Can Do To Our Careers

There's one feedback item that has haunted my career: You are never at your desk! Because the word never is an absolute, my first response is to remind them that no one is ever at their desks 24/7 but that clearly doesn't appease them. Between bathroom breaks, networking/mentoring, design reviews, community building, family crises and... Continue Reading →

The Modern Evolution of Nintendo

For my MBA strategy class, my husband and I decided to dissect the success of the little Japanese Company that redefined video games; the pioneer and innovator in an industry that is now run by Sony and Microsoft. Nintendo was once the destroyer of consoles, the end all behemoth that could not be annihilated but... Continue Reading →

Managing Knowledge, Lore and Connections

General Dynamics'Elizabeth Bocchino and Beth Mitchell hosted an info session during the SWE 2017 conference that was very relevant to the times: How do you document and transfer knowledge between the generations of employees? With 10 to 25% to the STEM workforce retiring in the next five years there is a need to save all the... Continue Reading →

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