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Mr William M. Hayden, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE

Management Quality By Design, Inc.

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Mr William Hayden, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE


Management Quality By Design, Inc.

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Posted By William Hayden Oct 12, 2019 10:41 PM
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Hey Women Civil Engineers &Working Moms, who are turning situations that may look like "Lemons" into "Lemonade," wondered if you might also be interested in a post from an ASCE woman civil engineering colleague,  Peyton Gibson, titled  " THE GENDER WAGE (AND WORKFORCE PARTICIPATION) GAP IN CIVIL ...
Posted By William Hayden Aug 30, 2019 10:10 AM
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As always, excellent follow-on advice from Stephanie. But what faces you, I, Stephanie, in a real-world project, is this: How do  we put all of that great advice into a visible, well-communicated, visible, manageable framework to our project folks, and perhaps even our external client, and an regulatory ...
Posted By William Hayden Aug 29, 2019 2:24 PM
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Hi Luis. I really appreciate your honesty in reaching out with new and yet untried ideas. For the article you provide, it does have a general flavor of thoughts to consider, but . . . . Ain't it the truth, someone ALWAYS comes up with the "but. . . ." For projects, and other related work, my "Gold Standard" ...
Posted By William Hayden Aug 29, 2019 2:24 PM
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In addition to the excellent menu of behaviors already suggested, a "Short List" to start a new habit . . .3 to 4 times/week . . .  with might include: a. Diet . . . moderate, NOT 'crash!' b. Exercise . . .moderate, NOT the Decathlon! c. Reading . . . Fiction. . . "Alice in Wonderland."   Cheers, Bill ...
Posted By William Hayden Aug 6, 2019 6:02 PM
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"An important underlying quality of working on a project team is the sense of morale, whether it is good or bad and how strong that sense is. " David frames his question within the context "Working on a project team." Assigning technical people to a group that are intended to collaborate, communicate, ...
Posted By William Hayden Aug 6, 2019 12:41 PM
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"Chad points to a difference between design and construction, where in construction our three goals are quality, safety, and profitability."  There is one, and only one definition for quality, regardless of the phase of work under discussion. Quality is conformance to requirements. The most commonly ...
Posted By William Hayden Aug 3, 2019 11:18 AM
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Sometime after you have worked within your firm of choice, you will come to a place where you will calibrate the alignment of your values and expectations with that you have experienced within your employer's organization. Please consider providing feedback without naming employers as follows: Criteria ...
Posted By William Hayden Jul 28, 2019 9:28 AM
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Excellent advice Chad, that I have habitually linked just a bit differently. One sign of an expert is the professional who states "I don't know but  I will check into it and will get back to you."  One of my favorite questions when someone answers something to the effect, "Yes, this is the right way ...
Posted By William Hayden Jul 28, 2019 9:25 AM
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The world of project management has led us to program management, and now, thought leaders are discussing the need for a CPO (Chief Project Officer) in larger organizations, for much the same purposes the roles of CFO and CIO were created. I have learned that the place to learn, share and benefit from ...
Posted By William Hayden Jul 28, 2019 9:25 AM
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Over the years, this resource has been found quite useful for review preparation...and affordable.. Cheers, Bill Consider this resource for your preparation: https://www.mhprofessional.com/9780071777117-usa-civil-engineering-pe-practice-exams-breadth-and-depth-group  " Civil Engineering PE Practice ...
Posted By William Hayden Jul 28, 2019 9:24 AM
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Hi again  Kinnaresh, sorry for my original long-winded reply. Short Version: Money will flow to those who add value to the  organization, to its clients, its people, its core values and purpose. Cheers, Bill ------------------------------ William M. Hayden Jr., Ph.D., P.E., CMQ/OE, F.ASCE Buffalo, N.Y. ...
Posted By William Hayden Jul 26, 2019 10:40 AM
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And if I may add another truth to our daily engineering management language, we have to always place 'efficient' and 'effective' in the same sentence, no exceptions, and be diligent in assuring that is true. One means doing the right thing, the other doing it right. And the litmus test for both: HDYK. ...
Posted By William Hayden Jul 26, 2019 10:40 AM
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As Brett notes, a specific MSCE degree in risk mitigation seems , if not surprising, perhaps strange, but that is due to my dated experience. For a very highly specialized business application, it may well-be valuable, I simply am, obviously, ignorant of it. But I wish to take this opportunity to note ...
Posted By William Hayden Jul 26, 2019 8:12 AM
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Hi Alicia, congratulations on your persistence as you work towards completing your degree program. You already identified perhaps one of the most critical decision factors, " like the people at the company, how they treat their employees, and the types of projects they work on." In my experiences the ...
Posted By William Hayden Jul 25, 2019 10:18 PM
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Managers have a responsibility to their team to check themselves First, we have to lose words like  "good or bad"  feedback. Same goes for  "Positive" and "Negative"   feedback. Simply report the findings compared to the requirements.   Next, get over your false impression that if you occupy a chair ...
Posted By William Hayden Jul 24, 2019 2:34 PM
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"How common is it for engineering firms to '' 'have a system' in which employees provide anonymous feedback to their managers? It seems like this would be a good way to identify and correct poor management, thereby benefiting all parties: employee , manage r, and the company overall ."  What a great ...
Posted By William Hayden Jul 24, 2019 2:34 PM
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To each and all who have not yet passed their exam(s) to become P.E.s, please allow me to state what stands in the way, it is the 4-letter "F" word! This 'F'' word is F E A R. Fear that you may fail and "Everyone will know." Well, step back and do little recon today. Go into the offices of your top managers ...
Posted By William Hayden Jul 21, 2019 6:41 PM
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Congratulations David! Some observations that your notes, and those of other correspondents triggered with their thoughts: "Work/life balance on my terms, and flexibility of and power over my schedule (which means unlearning the 9-5)." Absolutely true. Now you only have to work half a day, either ...
Posted By William Hayden Jul 20, 2019 11:46 PM
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I   M   A   G   I   N   E   Ex.1.   When you learn that a long-term client was unhappy, and thinking of leaving your firm, you call them and ask "Please tell me   what I need to do to keep earning your trust?"   Ex.2. Your most valued professionals leave your firm, when it is most convenient for them, ...
Posted By William Hayden Jul 20, 2019 11:45 PM
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One Civil Engineer's Perspective As more lower income people from other states and countries moved into our major city neighborhoods (1948-1958), we moved out into what became the  "Suburbs ."  Politicians told us they wanted a new road  "from here to there.” They approved the permits, we plowed down ...