Providence has been working with Horst Construction since 1992—beginning with Horst’s corporate headquarters, followed by two major performing arts projects, American Music Theatre and Sight & Sound Theatres. Horst has also partnered with Providence for several Lancaster Bible College projects, numerous church projects, auto dealerships, work with West Pharmaceuticals, and many other projects over the years.
In addition to its rugby roots, Scrum also can attribute its beginnings to two Japanese thought leaders. Scrum was modeled after “The New New Product Development Game” by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka, published in the Harvard Business Review in 1986. Nonaka was hired by the Japanese government after World War II to help analyze why they lost the war. Takeuchi is considered to be one of the top ten business school professors in the world.
According to Dr. Jeff Sutherland, “Together their formal model has led us down the path to an extraordinary implementation of their vision of Scrum project management. Both of these teachers are surprised and impressed with the wide-spread adoption of Scrum in software.”
Making sure that project meetings are efficient—and useful—is no small task, so we asked one of our Project Managers, Jake Moyer, to share his advice on the subject.
“As a project manager, I am generally the person running the meeting. Therefore, it is my duty to ensure that the meeting stays on task. It is critical to the project that I stand my ground regarding expectations and conflicts, acting as the owner’s best advocate at all times.”
Horst’s Special Services Group acts as an extension of your facilities team–whether planning for the future or addressing emergency repairs. Horst employs a staff of qualified field employees that understand what it takes to manage projects and minimize disruptions to your business during construction and renovation. With the Horst Special Services Group, you can be confident that quality workmanship is never compromised, no matter the size of your project.
International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) is pleased to announce that its 14th annual IPM Day virtual conference will go live on Thursday, November 2. The conference is for project management professionals and other business leaders utilizing project management principles and practices, and it is expected to attract over 50,000 attendees from some of the largest and most respected companies around the world.
This year’s theme—People, Passion, and Purpose in a Digital Age—reflects the sweeping changes in our business environment.
Early in his career, Pastor Marc Ramirez was involved with a church construction project in Florida. When ministry interruptions arose, the construction company was inflexible and lacked knowledge or understanding of church ministry. No surprise that the building process was fraught with challenges. Fast-forward to Pastor Marc’s leadership role in the construction project for Fellowship Church in Dallas, PA, today. After learning about Horst Construction, he stated, “This is the kind of company we want to work with.” With this project, he’s experiencing a completely different mindset—and vastly improved working relationship.
Systech International, a global technology leader in brand protection solutions, announces the expansion of its operations in China. The new entity, Systech Shanghai Consulting Company Limited, enables Systech to extend sales, implementation and customer support services to both its pharmaceutical company clientele, as well as consumer products, medical device and other companies looking to utilize Systech’s innovative anti-counterfeiting technology. For clients with Chinese manufacturing, packaging, and distribution, Systech’s expanded presence provides local support for its serialization, track and trace, and authentication solutions.
Systech International, a global technology leader in brand protection solutions, is proud to sponsor a live webcast titled “Unexpected Item in the Branding Area,” taking place June 6, 2017 at 11AM EDT | 4PM GMT | 5PM CET. The webcast will feature Mark Davison, CEO, Blue Sphere Health—an author, consultant, and leading anti-counterfeiting and product security technology expert, and Jim Sinisgalli, Systech UniSecure™ Director of Product Management, Brand Protection.
As a Lancaster County farm boy, Dale R. Yoder, AIA, President of Cornerstone Design-Architects, had no idea what a lifelong influence his ninth grade drafting teacher would have on his career. Having an aptitude for both architecture and theology, Dale went on to earn dual degrees in order to pursue his interests—an Architecture degree from Temple University, and later a Master of Arts degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Many years and hundreds of projects later, Dale speaks about his background and partnered projects with Horst Construction.
GAMP, also known as Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) is both a technical subcommittee of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and a set of guidelines for manufacturers and users of automated systems in the pharmaceutical industry. Why follow these guidelines? First and foremost, because most markets in the world require it. Second, because it makes sense to ensure patient safety.