Presidents' Message | Transitions, Partnership and Opportunities
has been busy during the last couple of months with several initiatives,
including advancing our partnerships with the American Society of Engineering
Management (ASEM) and the Society for Health Systems (SHS). We are also
partnering with the Young Professionals Group and working on our annual
conference planning. Click here to continue reading.
International Perspective | Cross-Cultural factors and the Benefits of Local Key -Users
Implementing a new system can be
more than just project management and technical challenges. In the context of a
multinational organization, you can end up sharing your work environment with
people coming from several nations and distinct backgrounds. When you take
their nationalities, cultures, attitudes and technical skills, which differ
from one person to another, all of these differences generate not only
conflicts, but also misinterpretation or misunderstanding of guidelines during
many phases of a project. This is crucial especially when the project is
going-live, or when "emergency mode" is on. Read more here.
Lend a helping hand | Call for volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering for the SEMS and its initiatives, contact Charlene Yauch, SEMS president, or Daren Maynard, newsletter editor.