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Endeavor Management

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General Endeavor Management

by roy In reply to Endeavor Management

<p>An endeavor is purposeful activity.  Any endeavor requires a process and a mechanism to identify "where you are", "what you intend to achieve", "how you're going to achieve your intent", "how you're progressing", and "what adjustments must you make", to start the endeavor cycle at its resultant next stage.</p>
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<p>Management is the self-refining cyclic activity of changing the chaos you can control into the order you do control.</p>
<p>Endeavor Management is the activity of changing a purposeful activity's chaos into a purposeful order.  Endeavor management is applied to the endeavors of individual persons, groups, organizations, communities, partnerships, consortia, etc., around the world.  The challenge for those engaged in an endeavor is to manage effectively and efficiently, and if they must interact with other endeavors, to manage in a consistent, understandable, and integratable way.</p>
<p>I call this consistent way of managing any endeavor "general endeavor management" (GEM).</p>
<p>GEM, for application by every endeavor, worldwide, has two interacting and recurring functions: Operations Management and Intelligence Management.</p>
<p>This blog explores the world, types and instances of endeavors, the operations and intelligence management capabilities available to the world (as best-practice processes and supporting technologies, and endeavor performance, integration, unification, and federation.</p>

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Where is "Management" Authoritatively Defined?

by roy In reply to Endeavor Management

<p>I find it curious that within various business reference sites and those espousing an "Encyclopedia of Management" that there is no definition for the terms: manage, managing, or management. </p>
<p>Consider this: the guiding authoritative definition of management I began using in 1966 was: "Management is the resolution of complexity and diversity in science and society into a system of controlled order", from the Reinhold Encyclopedia of Management, 1963 (LC Control Number: 63021622, Brief Description: Heyel, Carl, 1908- ed. New York, Reinhold Pub. Corp. [1963] xxvii, 1084 p. illus., diagrs. 26 cm), which was superceded by the Gale Group Encyclopedia of Management, ISBN 0-7876-3065-9). </p>
<p>What I find curious is that the 1963 Reinhold provided a very good and broadly-encompassing definition of management, while the 2005 Gale Group (which has taken over the publication of that document) provides no definition. How can one build up an authoritative encyclopedic refererence on "management" if "management" is not defined. </p>
<p>My use of the above definition is explained on slide 16 at <a href=""></a> <br /> <br />I have expanded, for my purposes, the previously cited Reinhold definition of management to be: "Management is the dynamic resolution of complexity and chaos in science, society, and perception into a dynamic system of controlled order. This seems to fit all uses of the term "management". </p>
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Looking for Management Analysts in DC+ with Federal (Civil, Defense) Experi

by roy In reply to Endeavor Management

<p>Hi:  </p>
<p>This community, from my experience, is a natural fit for a growing labor requirement I'm seeking to fill.  It's also a great fit for those comfortable with controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, thesauri, concept model, semantic models, ontologies, and ontology integration.  It's less about IT than the business use of IT.</p>
<p>I'm looking for qualified/experienced management analysts (e.g., retired OPM GS 343) to support a funded and evolving management analysis, modeling, visualization, and improvement effort with work to be performed primarily at commercial sites, occasionally and intermittently at government sites, and to a lesser degree via telecommuting.  This effort extends across: </p>
<p>~enterprise-wide requirements life cycle management;<br />~to technology stacks (such as IT and other technologies such as facilities, motor vehicles, transportation, materials-handling, etc.); <br />~to concurrent management of multiple categories of resources (people, knowledge/semantics/info/data/sensors, funds, skills, materiel, facilities, services, etc.); <br />~to multiple processes (manual, automated, natural, mechanical, electrical, electronic, etc.); <br />~to multiple functions (executive, production, or support); ~<br />to multiple organizational units (staffs, program, projects, etc.); <br />~to multiple organizations (government, commercial, non-profit, private, etc.); <br />~to multiple locations (DC locally initially, but extending globally as the effort evolves.</p>
<p>Documentable knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience (KSAE) across any three or more of these categories is required.</p>
<p>This is a natural fit for those with experience in Military Force Structure Analysis and Management (e.g., TOE, MTOE, TDA, Joint Table of Allowances - JTA, Army Manpower Management, Air Force Management Engineering, Navy Efficiency Reviews, Doctrinal and Combat Development) OMB Management Analysis, systems analysis).  </p>
<p>Training on the applied analysis and modeling methodology, metaschema, and technologies will be provided during early stages of any resultant employment or independent contract (IRS 1099).</p>

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