There is considerable connection between growth of the personnel in the organization and the ability for the company to compete over time. Looking outside for help training may be required but looking within for opportunities for enhanced training and growth, will foster a continually improving and growing organization. This book examines the opportunities for learning, within the organization and its’ activities, along with the connection to motivation. Additionally, it provides information on the characteristics of organizations that are able to quickly disseminate, along with approaches for improving this distribution of that learning throughout the organization.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Learning and Thought
2. Organizing Learning for a Purpose
3. Learning from Experience, Experiencing to Learn
4. Change Management
5. Following Up to Ensure Success
6. Mechanizing Knowledge
7. Tools and Techniques
8. Overall Health
Jon M. Quigley is the author of several books on project management and product development topics including software development. Jon has multiple masters level degrees as well as globally recognized certifications, and is also a frequent speaker at industry events. He has more than twenty-five years of product development experience, ranging from embedded hardware and software design through verification and project management. He has taught at Technical Schools as well as at Seattle City University. He is on the Forsyth Technical Community College Advisory Board and Western Carolina University MPM Advisory Board. He is an expert contributor to the PM2Go by The Standish Group, as well as contributing to the PMI website. and is frequently cited in product development, project management and business magazines.
Shawn P. Quigley is the Area Improvement Coordinator and Program Exposure Manager at Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department Kings Bay Georgia, which is a remote branch of Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY). Mr. Quigley retired as a Chief Warrant Officer after 30 years of naval service. He has experience managing projects for both the Navy and NNSY ranging from the refueling of a nuclear aircraft carrier (USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, CVN-71), a fast attack submarine (USS SAN FRANCISCO, SSN-711), and the decommissioning of a fast attack submarine (USS HAMMERHEAD, SSN-663) and a destroyer tender (USS PUGET SOUND, AD-38).
He has also trained and qualified hundreds of Naval Nuclear Operators over his career. He has been trained in and is currently teaching organizational learning, root cause analysis, and organizational development. He is also the co-author of many magazine articles at a number of online magazines such as PD&D on the topic of learning, organization development and project management.