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Vol.1 | Mar. 2015 | Issue 7
When the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were released last year, they were all the rage - lighter, faster, and bigger. Soon after, reports about phones... read more.
When COADE, as it was at the time, released CADWorx PIPE, its first piping design solution, we thought that we had it made. Pipers want piping... read more.
As a support engineer working with PV Elite, I feel pretty lucky to have a unique perspective that not everyone here at Intergraph might have... read more.
Vornel Walker
Vice President - Product Marketing
Moneyball, Chefs & Fragnets - How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

A few recent movies have caused my “business juices” to start flowing. The first a few years ago was Moneyball, a true story, where Brad Pitt plays a baseball team manager who works with a statistician to build a winning team based on team synergy instead of expensive superstars.

“It’s about getting things down to one number. Using stats, the way we read them, we’ll find value in players that no one else can see. People are overlooked for a variety of biased reasons and perceived flaws.”

The second film is Chef, where a chef decides to purchase a food truck and hit the road, offering the best Cuban sandwiches he can make. Great story, but being a marketer what really got to me were the little things his young son did along the way, using social media, to promote the enterprise – priceless!

So where do “Fragnets” come in. Well a Fragnet, in the old Primavera world, stood for "fragments of networks" that defined sets of tasks that could be used as work templates that may be deployed in multiple instances as portions of an overall project.

But the bottom line is that these repetitive tasks that fragnets represent should not be taken for granted, they offer great opportunities for improved efficiencies, greater worker satisfaction and quality of deliverables.

Do yourself a favor and have a look at improving synergies, identifying the little things that can make a big difference, and improving those repetitious processes that cause frustration, and often introduce mistakes in to your processes.

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