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System Integrators March 19, 2015

System integrator recognized for business performance in Canada

Callisto Integration was named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2014 for excellence in business performance.

By Callisto Integration
Workforce Development January 20, 2014

Avoid the worst control system ever

Automation System Integration Blog: Nobody wants to get a screaming phone call about “the worst control system ever.” Improve your control system in three easy steps.

By Callisto Integration
Workforce Development November 25, 2013

How to communicate effectively in engineering project management

Automation System Integration Blog: Action-oriented details are critically important for effective engineering project management, for all team members, not just project managers. See bad and good examples.

By Callisto Integration
System Integrators November 4, 2013

Create value through software reuse

Value of software standards was among automation system integration topics discussed by Callisto Integration at a recent software conference. Video is 3:08 minutes.

By Callisto Integration
Workforce Development October 7, 2013

Engineering project management: Avoid thrashing

Automation System Integration Blog defines and explains how to avoid thrashing when managing an engineering project. Heed this advice and see the diagram example from Anthony Baker. Add your advice below.

By Callisto Integration
Workforce Development September 11, 2013

5 ways to avoid scope creep on an engineering project

Automation System Integration Blog tells how to avoid scope creep. See these points of advice and diagram from Anthony Baker to keep your next machine design, panel build, software design, or other engineering project on track. Add your advice below.

By Callisto Integration
Workforce Development August 31, 2013

Quick tips for managing expectations

Automation System Integration Blog: Need project management motivation to avoid lost money, upset customers, and loss of good employees? Learn these three things from Anthony Baker.

By Callisto Integration
Workforce Development August 14, 2013

To get the job done, quantity equals quality

Automation System Integration Blog: To get the job finished, move projects, discussions, and work focus from qualitative to quantitative; from ‘generally what needs to get done’ to ‘how much and how long and at what pace.’ Learn from Anthony Baker.

By Callisto Integration
Process Safety July 26, 2013

Do not ignore those recurring errors in manufacturing or processing

Error messages matter, a lot. Find them, track them, and remove them. Adopt a 4-point no-errors policy. Can you answer 4 questions about errors, warnings, and alarms in manufacturing and processing? Learn from Anthony Baker.

By Callisto Integration
Workforce Development June 28, 2013

Training versus mentoring: You need two in a canoe

True mentoring, getting your feet wet, helps those around you and their projects succeed. Training might be only as effective as shouting instructions to a wayward canoe from the shore.

By Callisto Integration
PLM, Control Design June 10, 2013

Create value with re-use

When you finish a project, begin working to catalog what was built, the standards used (and improved), and where and how that work could be applied in future. Not-invented-here syndrome is a common challenge in system integration and with engineering in general. See chart and table.

By Callisto Integration
Edge and Cloud Computing June 3, 2013

Baseline your system or else

In this Automation System Integration blog post, Anthony Baker learns that the lack of data about how a system has been operating can create a moving target after an upgrade.

By Callisto Integration
Workforce Development May 21, 2013

Know your customer

Who is your customer? Can you explain in one sentence or less? What does that customer value most? Do you understand those things and are you providing that value?

By Callisto Integration
System Integrators May 14, 2013

Tear down the walls, literally

Walls in work areas can hurt direct and indirect communications for dynamic, fast-paced teams and projects. Without a wall, lift your head, get an answer, and return to work.

By Callisto Integration
Workforce Development May 6, 2013

Never do this just before leaving a project site

Automation System Integration blog advises not to hurry to check off the last thing on a project list before leaving the site, especially late on a Friday. (When you're in a hurry, if a device can be incompatible, it probably will be.)

By Callisto Integration
Workforce Development April 24, 2013

Engineering career advice: Choose something fulfilling, understand, simplify, teach

Automation System Integration blog advises that to advance your engineering career, apply these four tips: Choose a challenging area, understand the job, simplify where practical, and teach others.

By Callisto Integration