If we were to treat our projects like true case studies, we could fix all the problems in them. But real projects aren’t just case studies where we can theorize and manipulate them into submission. Real projects don’t get their problems solved merely by an expert figuring out what the problem is, announcing it, and trying to put some plan to fix it into place. Nor do they get fixed by reading lots of articles and case studies on fixing the problem.
This “paperless lab” article I wrote just came out in Lab Manager Magazine. I made it a study of two entirely different projects that were working to become paperless. One is in the QC area, the other in R&D.
Awhile back, I blogged about dealing with different people on our laboratory informatics projects and specifically mentioned the differences between dealing with introverts and extroverts. Let me continue with that theme, that different people can be different to deal with. Just now, I read a posting about how it’s different to deal with (motivate) various generations of people:.
The year is not quite over and with the acquisition of StarLIMS by Abbott, we see that it’s never too late in the year for something to happen. Between that and the merger/acquisition of LabVantage and SQL*LIMS earlier in the year, that’s already quite a lot of news for one year among the laboratory informatics software vendors.
There’s much talk about how no-one participates, anymore. We talk both at the project level and the industry level about how to “engage” people because it appears to be the impossible task.
I’ve been blogging about the conference I recently attended. In this post, I’ll tell you just a bit more about what’s come out of it.
More on the conference I just attended. The last one was about the technology companies that spoke. This post is about the speakers.
In my latest effort to get everyone interested in conferences, I’m going to tell you about the one from which I just returned.
Over the years, I’ve defended my trademarks as each occurrence has come up. However, this week, after speaking with my Trademark attorney, I have finally decided to apply to register my trademarks in the registration database. Although I’ve been using the trademark “Out on a LIMS” ™ since 2001, I have finally decided to make it easier for people to see that it is a “mark” and that it is currently in-use.
Are you so overwhelmed by the information you get that you end up reading nothing? If so, you’re not getting the value of our information age.