|May 31, 2014
Your June issue of Source magazine is now available online, click here to take a look.
Leadership Changes Highlighting the June content are President Messages from both outgoing AACE International President John Ciccarelli, PE CCP PSP and from incoming President Martin Darley, CCP FRICS. The annual changing of the guard will occur at the June 15-18 AACE Annual Meeting in New Orleans. President Ciccarelli mentions the recent update of the association’s Strategic Plan as a part of his message. Also included is an article that further outlines the four key strategies of the updated AACE Strategic Plan.
The June Source also includes the announcement of Charity Golden being named as the new AACE International Executive Director. She has arrived at the Morgantown headquarters office and will officially take over her new duties at the Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Retiring Executive Director Dennis G. Stork will remain in a consulting capacity through August 1.
Certification News One of the main educational components of AACE is our accredited specialty certifications in several niche areas aligned with the services our members provide to the total cost management community. The June Source features another Certification Corner article from our certification board. Titled, “You’ve Waited Long Enough—It’s Time to Get Certified,” the article highlights some of the advantages and benefits of obtaining AACE certification.
Bonus Technical Article Another highlight of the June Source is a bonus technical article, titled, “Pardon Me—Your Personality is Showing.” Authored by Joseph A. Lukas, PE CCP, the article notes that technical skills such as estimating, risk management, or scheduling, are not sufficient to guarantee project success. Cost management professionals interact with project stakeholders and need well developed soft skills. This is not possible without having emotional intelligence, which is the ability to recognize and manage your feelings, and effectively deal with the feelings of other people. This is your personality style. This topic will explore how to better understand yourself and others, and provide ideas on how to adapt your personality style to improve interactions with project stakeholders. This topic will focus on the four-quadrant model, and will explain the key strengths and weaknesses of each style. More importantly, how each style responds when faced with a stressful situation will be explored. Tips on how to identify the styles of project stakeholders will be provided, along with ideas on how to flex your style and effectively communicate with other people based on their personality style. This topic will help you improve communications with your project stakeholders and lead to improved project team performance. This article was first presented as DEV.1318 at the 2013 AACE International Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
Professional Profiles The Women in Project Controls Committee and the Young Professionals Task Force continue to spotlight top achievers in the total cost management areas with profiles in June on Manji Mannathoko, CCP, of South Africa and Jeancarlo Duran Maica, of Peru.
AACE Section News From Around the World In AACE Section News, we have pulled out submissions from the Aurora Edmonton and Houston Gulf Coast Sections as a combined Section Spotlight article that leads into the regular Bulletin section where another seven AACE sections highlight recent meetings, activities, and speakers at section level events around the world.
This Month’s Video The Outside the Box video presentation continues our series on sound as Julian Treasure talks about, “Why Architects Need to Use Their Ears.” Mr. Treasure says poor acoustics results in students in classrooms missing 50 percent of what their teachers say and in patients in hospitals having trouble sleeping. He believes these problems can be corrected by designers paying attention to what he calls the, “invisible architecture” of sound.
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