CAD Manager's Newsletter (#155)

26 Jul, 2006 By: Robert Green

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CAD Management Finances, Part 4

Analyze your CAD plan through finance and ROI.

In the past three issues of the CAD Manager’s Newsletter (click here for archives), I’ve discussed how to approach CAD management from a financial angle and have given you some metrics to help keep score. If you haven’t had a chance to read the first three parts of this series, please take the time to do so now because I’ll be building upon the concepts presented in them for this installment.

This week, I’ll give you some practical advice on how to build a CAD management plan that takes advantage of these financial skills. Even if you don't consider yourself a financial CAD manager per se, you should analyze your CAD management plan from a standpoint of finance and ROI (return on investment). Here are some ideas and general guidelines you can use to go over your CAD management plan from a business perspective. Read more >>

:: CAD Manager's Q&A

Should I quit my job? Part 2

I'm breaking tradition in this issue by continuing to answer the question posed in the last issue, “Should I quit my job?” If you haven't had a chance to read last week's newsletter, click here to get caught up.

Robert Green continues: In the last issue I argued that keeping your current job is really a function of whether you can make progress in your career or not. I stand by my answer, although my responses were principally targeted towards those in the private sector. This time, I thought it would be worthwhile to address government-sector employees. Read more >>

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:: Events

COMSOL Users Conference 2006
October 22-24, 2006
Boston, Massachusetts
October 26-27, 2006
Las Vegas, Nevada
These two conferences combine hands-on training along with presentations from users and COMSOL technical staff.
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For Cadalyst's full calendar of events, click here.

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