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

October 3, 2019
5:30 PM
Online
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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 strengthen it?

If you are measuring product cost, patient cost, project cost, or service cost, it is nearly certain that this flaw is built into the numbers you use.

In this eye-opening class, Lisa Scheinkopf will guide you to see the numbers without the blinders, recognize the flaw that leads organizations toward bad decisions, and open the way for powerful throughput and financial performance.

 

Lisa Scheinkopf is a Partner with Goldratt and serves as the Global Director of The Goldratt School.  Lisa has been at the forefront of TOC for more than 25 years, using her passion for breaking down barriers between people to transform the powerful breakthrough thinking of TOC into actions and results that benefit all stakeholders. Lisa has consulted to companies large and small around the world, teaching and coaching from the top floor to the shop floor, and developed new TOC based solutions that apply across a broad spectrum of industries.

After working with Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt to develop the TOC Thinking Processes, Lisa wrote the definitive TOC reference, Thinking for a Change: Putting the TOC Thinking Processes to Use (St. Lucie Press, 1999). She is a contributing author to the TOC Handbook (McGraw-Hill, 2010) and her articles have been published in a variety of professional publications. Lisa’s passion and knowledge, combined with her unique ability to connect with people from the podium, have made her a popular public speaker on a wide range of TOC subjects. Lisa is a past Chairperson of TOCICO (Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization), and earned her MBA at the Thunderbird School of International Management. Lisa is a 2018 recipient of the TOCICO Lifetime Achievement Award.

ETM Faculty Members Nominated for the Excellence in Online Teaching Award

The Global Campus has announced that three of the ETM faculty members, David Paulus, John Pricco and Luna Magpili, have been nominated by their students for the Excellence in Online Teaching award. The Global Campus has received 36 nominations and the ETM faculty garnered three of them. This award seeks to acknowledge and reward those faculty teaching Global Campus courses that go the extra mile to inspire and engage students in learning, support and care about students, and encourage students to do and be their best.

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ASWSU Global Technology Reimbursement Program

Global Campus students need adequate technology to successfully reach their academic goals. The Technology Reimbursement program will reimburse qualifying students to help with the cost of upgrading or purchasing necessary tools for improved participation in the Global Campus.

Students do not need to be full time to apply for this reimbursement. Most part time and full time students are eligible. This reimbursement is made possible through S&A fees. Below are is the criteria outlined:

  • The student must be currently enrolled
  • CGPA of 2.5 (required to submit proof alongside the receipt)
  • Must be an S&A fee paying student

GO TO THE FALL 2018 TECHNOLOGY REIMBURSEMENT FORM ON COUGSYNC

ETM faculty, Alice Squires, speaks at Cornell University’s Fall 2018 Ezra Roundtable Seminar Series

In Pursuit of Peace: Systems Science, Systems Engineering, and World Peace 

Watch Live or Later 
Friday, August 31, 2018
12:15 PM
The value of a systems-based approach for solving the global problems of today is sometimes lost in translation beyond the boundary of the systems engineering community. However, tomorrow’s systems are increasingly more adaptable, robust, dynamic, interdependent, capable of self-organization, and resilient – demanding a broader systems engineering practice driven less by the effectiveness of the process to realize successful systems and more by the foundations of systems science and theory. As an example, the path to world peace requires a systems thinking mindset that sees the world through multiple conflicting perspectives, anticipates the impact of deployed systems (policies, infrastructures, technologies) over time and space, and reliably adjusts those systems in response to the dynamic influences of an uncertain future to achieve lasting peace.  This talk will discuss the roles and interrelationships of systems engineering, systems thinking, and systems science in the context of peace engineering – where the goal is to conceive, design, and build a better world for all.
Bio:
Dr. Alice Squires has served in technical and leadership roles for about 35 years. After nearly 25 years in industry, Alice is serving engineering education as an Associate Professor in the Engineering and Technology Management department of Washington State University. In industry, Alice recently served Aurora Flight Sciences as their Systems Engineering Manager, and was part of the UAV development team that led to a 2014 world record for an 80-hour+ gasoline-powered engine autonomous vehicle flight time. She previously served Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics as a Senior Engineering/Scientist Manager and IBM as an Advisory Engineer/Scientist. She has also served as a consultant Senior Systems Engineer to small and large commercial and defense organizations. Alice is Founder and Chair of the INCOSE Empowering Women as Leaders in Systems Engineering (EWLSE) committee and serves as INCOSE Academic Matters Assistant Director for Sector I, the Americas. She also serves the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) as Director on both the Systems Engineering Division (SED) and Corporate Member Council (CMC) boards and is serving a three-year appointed term on the ASEE Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. She is an INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Practitioner (ESEP) with Acquisition (-ACQ), a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP), an ASEM certified Professional Engineering Manager (PEM), and a Senior IEEE Member. Alice is currently writing an autobiographical book to be published by IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) for the 2019 series on women overcoming various challenges to succeed as engineering professionals.

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, enables technical managers to contribute to strategic resource allocation and high-level corporate decision-making. Corporate Finance for Technical Managers covers essential corporate finance topics, including raising capital, investing in new ventures, and managing financial risks. Ultimately, the course will equip current and future technical managers with the skills required to communicate and collaborate with the C-suite (CFO, COO, CEO) regarding strategic financial planning and decision-making that creates corporate value.

 

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ETM Online Information Session (Webinar)

Washington State University’s ETM program prepares engineering and business professionals to make strategic and operational decisions and become leaders in the management of technology. Courses provide practicing engineers with the knowledge, tools, and skills to manage projects, operations, organizations, and people.The ETM program is specifically tailored for professionals who want to advance their careers while still working full time. Learn about the ETM master’s degree and graduate certificate programs, opportunities and careers in ETM, admission requirements, and the application process. Come talk to us and see if this is the right fit for you!

April 6, 12pm (PST) with Dr. Alice Squires

April 12, 5:30pm (PST) with Dr. David Paulus

April 13, 12pm (PST) with Dr. Luna Magpili

April 17, 5:30pm (PST) with Dr. Russ Johnson

Join the webinar here.