The Power of PERT

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, successful project management is a critical factor that can make or break an organization’s success. When dealing with complex projects, having a robust and structured approach becomes paramount. One such approach that has proven its mettle over time is the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) analysis. This article will delve into the world of PERT analysis, understanding its benefits and drawbacks, and how it can optimize project management efficiency.

ETM Virtual Information Session

Discover how Washington State University’s Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program can equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate complex challenges and lead interdisciplinary teams. We invite you to join our upcoming Virtual Information Session, where you can get a comprehensive overview of our master’s degree program and learn about our industry-relevant concentrations and certificate options.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Jim Jones The world has witnessed three transformative industrial revolutions that reshaped societies, economies, and individual lives. This is a period marked by the convergence of technologies that sit comfortably between the physical, digital, and biological. As we work through this new era of change, it is important for businesses and individuals to understand […]

ETM faculty member, Dr. Alice Squires, is empowering women as leaders in systems engineering.

Women and men often enter engineering because they see a fit between what engineers do, the projects that they work on, and their personal goals and vision for the future.  These future engineers often excel in science and mathematics and have strong self-efficacy – the belief that they can do it!  For women in particular, […]

Playing by the Numbers: An Introduction to Throughput Accounting by Lisa Scheinkopf

October 3, 2019 5:30 PM Online Register on Zoom Good managers use “the numbers” to quantify decisions and proposals. But what if there is a fundamental flaw in the way managers traditionally look at the numbers? A flaw that conditioning blinds us to, but that ultimately leads to decisions and recommendations that degrade the bottom line rather than […]

ETM offers a new corporate finance course for Fall 2018

Corporate Finance for Technical Managers (E M 596) It is critical for engineering and technology managers to understand the “big picture”, and this requires understanding corporate finance. Technical managers must grasp the linkage between engineering, finance, and strategy, in order to lead organizations to achieve goals. A solid understanding of finance, beyond the department/project level, […]

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