Presentation on theme: "An Introduction to Holographic Living b Ralph Hileman, Chairman, Orange County (California) Consultants Network b IEEE AICN National Workshop Dec. 1, 2001."— Presentation transcript:
An Introduction to Holographic Living b Ralph Hileman, Chairman, Orange County (California) Consultants Network b IEEE AICN National Workshop Dec. 1, 2001 – Minneapolis, MN
A View of Consulting as Holographic Living b Would you like to be a consultant? Here are some suggestions about life as a consultant b Introduction to the Holographic Living Concept b How do you get one consulting assignment? b How do you start Holographic Living?
What is Holographic Living? b In Star Wars, Princess Leia sent a hologram of herself to Obi Wan Kanobi. It signaled a new way to communicate, with 3D perceptions. b As consultants get busy, they get "time sliced" between clients, like Dentists.. b Each job is like one facet of a jewel, and the many facets of a number of jobs show off your brilliance.
Project Development Using Linear Thinking b Getting One Consulting Assignment: b Meet with Customer on some other subject. b Be seen as a valuable resource. b Ask customer for advice/opinion on issues. b Identify some goal you both have and show you know how to move there, with his help. b Ask for the job. b Do Planning needed to give good advice.
Project Development Using Linear Thinking b Now that you HAVE the job, Arrange for contract, Deal with Administration & Accounts Payable, and all secretaries. b Anyone could hold up an invoice, each one should be pulling for you & making calls. b Submit invoices regularly on the sked THEY want. Include accomplishments summary. b Take time to think and read extensively on the subject in professional industry magazines, so you have good ideas.
Holographic Living - Heres a Bakers Dozen of my projects. b 1. Part of Team for Supplying all Electronics for $5 Billion Ship, 1/2 Electronics. I do Test, Training, and Performance Monitoring. b 2. Provide a Naval Sea Systems Command office advice on I/F to other Commands because I talk to them on other jobs. b 3. Provide experienced people that know where equipment goes on big ship drawings when time is short to finish.
FY CY Holographic Schedules for a Bakers Dozen of Hileman Tasks FY CY RAH Current Contracts 1. Carrier Design Prop 2. Advice 3. Drawings 1A Contract 4. Advice 5. Volunteer 6. Watch 7. Search 8. Long Term COTS Ship 9. Prof. Leadership 10. Home Office Up to date 11. Family and House 12. Community Service 13. New jobs for Old Friends Result in new opportunities New Markets Continuous Efforts
Holographic Living with Project Developments. b 4. Help a Navy Laboratory get more business. They need work like companies. b 5. Volunteer for Technical Committee work to meet more key people in the field. b 6. Watch developments in dormant areas rumored to be getting money to restart. b 7. Search out Experts in niche fields that contribute to success/failure. Real Time DII COE and ATM.
Holographic Living with Project Developments. b 8. Get in on ground floor of new projects to test COTS equipment on commercial ship devoted to selling time at sea for testing. b 9. Take part in Professional Activities. OCCN b 10. Maintain home office with multiple computers, Ethernet, Wireless LAN, RF net, B/W & Color Printers, get short address. Use better paper so your reports feel better.
Holographic Living with Project Developments. b 11. Be a member of the family. (2 1/2 acres to take care of with 100 trees & citrus ) b 12. Serve the Community. County Supv. appt. to Road Improvements Committee. b 13. Be available to help old friends in new positions, eg. Knowing their customers.
Management Tools: Why not Use PERT Charts? b PERT has SubNetworks that show schedules between interrelated tasks. b But HERE, there are often few relationships except for your time. You cant easily add resources to the rare quality: YOURSELF and your unique talents. (Cloning takes a few years.) You can build and maintain a network of friends You cant easily add resources to the rare quality: YOURSELF and your unique talents. (Cloning takes a few years.) You can build and maintain a network of friends b Heres a development in phases.
SRR IPR SFR Athena Cycle 1 Dc97 My98 Sp FY CY FY CY ACDS CEC SSDS AWS Athena 7 AEGIS Note 5 CVN-68 PSA 1/01 to 3/01 (May be too expensive, slip?) LPD-17 Note 4 CVN-76 2 BL6 Ph1T IOC 68 BL6 Ph3 CSEDS Comp Lvl 1 Test 11 LPD-17 Ship Deliv Builders Trials LPD-22 Note 4 10 RAH12/15/97 Source Systems Athena Activities Ship Needs Track Mgmt (less Radar SSI), Link Mgmt, ID, Transport Services BL7Ph1 CSEDS 7 7 SRR IPR SFR Athena Cycle 2 Dc98 My99 Sp99 23 Last S/W 12 Cycle 1 +Radar SSI, Mssn Mgmt/Execution, Display 6011 CEC OPEVALCSIT LPD-17 & CVN-76 B/L 7 Ph 1 1st QA B/L 7 Ph 1 Demo CVN-76 Sea Trials 6 SC-21 DemVal Key Dates SC-21 DemVal Plus Ships Generic Sked Akcita AEGIS Funding 5 20 Rumors: CG-47 to 59 Backfit BL vs Hull Nos BL6 Ph 1: BL6 Ph 2: BL7 Ph 1: BL7 Ph 2: 95+ SRR IPR SFR Athena Cycle 3 Dc99 My00 Sp00 11 BL7Ph2 CSEDS LPD-22 Ship Deliv 10 FQT CSIT H/W to Ship S/W to Ship BT OPEVAL PSA Equipt Deliv May need OpEval for Akcita ? at sea 9 12 Equipt Deliv Akcita Bk0Lvl 1 9 Integ Tst 7 Levels S/W Deliv PSA OpEval Cycle 2+ Enhancements/Follow-up Plus Other Cycles Evolve into Athena Library Sea Athena Sources of Systems and Networks
Holographic Living with Project Developments. b We need an Inside-Out PERT that shows our time distributed over the projects b Note NO PROJECT should be left unattended for very long, you might not be missed. b The PERSPECTIVE is holographic, but on any one project, you can think linearly briefly. b Another name for this activity could be Time Management of all you have to do.
Holographic Living Some New Ideas to Consider. b Keeping notebooks: You need a separate notebook for each project. b A Palmtop computer of some kind helps you synchronize your diverse schedules b You may want to hook up with a temporary staff agency
Holographic Living Conclusions b Some projects will be more fun than others. Keep track of the work that puts a SMILE on your face, even with the challenges. b Life is just more complicated than it used to be and we need to recognize the limitations of linear thinking and grab the concept of Holographic projections to see all our life activity in the proper perspective.