New and Noteworthy
PMI, INCOSE and Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) at MIT Partner to Find Best Practices for Delivering Successful Programs
- Published on 30 May 2012
"Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs" identifies best practices that effective teams and organizations can use to overcome challenges.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA, 30 May 2012 — Wasting time and financial resources are often dismissed as the cost of doing business when it comes to engineering programs. To help organizations overcome these challenges, reduce risk, and improve ROI, the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) – which first announced their partnership in September 2011 – teamed with researchers and industry members from the Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs. The guide is an in-depth study that identifies 300 lean enablers, or best practices, that effective teams and organizations can implement to reduce waste and increase project and program success. Access the full report on Dspace@MIT or view the catalog record with citable URI.
MIT and Harvard Announce edX
- Published on 21 May 2012
Joint venture builds on MITx and Harvard distance learning; aims to benefit campus-based education and beyond
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced edX, a transformational new partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners.
LAI Seeks Enterprise Systems Research Associate for Post-Traumatic Stress Innovations (PTSI) Project
- Published on 18 May 2012
The Post-Traumatic Stress Innovations (PTSI) project, a collaboration between the MIT Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) and MIT Collaborative Initiatives (CI), is seeking an enterprise systems research associate.
The PTSI project, an $8-million, three-year grant cooperative agreement with the U.S. Military Health System (MHS), is developing innovative recommendations for transforming the military psychological health care system in support of service members and their families.
The research associate will support ongoing research in areas including enterprise architecting and transformation, metrics, complex systems engineering, and enterprise-level modeling. Major responsibilities include conducting research in one or several of these areas, developing implementation methodologies and/or tools, publishing research results, and developing system solutions. A candidate who is able to work across multiple areas and who is able to interact with executive leaders at large-scale healthcare enterprises as a peer is particularly valued.
DoD Awards $8M to MIT Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) for Post-Traumatic Stress Innovations Project
- Published on 03 April 2012
Cambridge, MA – The MIT Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI), in collaboration with MIT Collaborative Initiatives (CI), is partnering with the U.S. Military Health System (MHS) to develop innovative recommendations for transforming the military psychological health care system related to post-traumatic stress in support of service members and their families.