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About Adele Sommers

Author photoAn independent consultant since 1996, Adele Sommers, Ph.D. has devoted over two decades to helping small companies to large aerospace firms boost their profitability and effectiveness. She specializes in employee learning, process optimization and organizational performance. Adele’s company, Business Performance Inc., helps organizations “discover and recover” the hidden potential they could be missing or overlooking daily because of misaligned systems and processes. She holds a Doctorate in Education with a focus on Performance Technology, a Master’s Degree in Management and a Certificate in Human Performance. Adele is also an accomplished author on various performance improvement topics, her articles appearing in Performance Improvement as well as in a variety of international business journals. Her books on business improvement have won a number of awards. View Adele’s Google Profile.

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Estimating Is an Incredible “Mind Game”

Submitted by Adele Sommers on March 12th, 2013

Why is estimating the amount of effort that goes into a project we are asked to deliver so difficult? Being aware of the amalgam of mathematical, psychological, social and political factors that go into estimating can help you become a more effective project manager.

Posted in Projects | Comments (0)

Two Great Books on Increasing Throughput

Submitted by Adele Sommers on December 4th, 2012

Increasing productivity not only relies on speeding things up. In many cases, removing constraints can have a bigger impact. Here are two great resources that tell the story.

Posted in Processes, Projects | Comments (3)

Project Business Case: Should You Be Doing Nothing?

Submitted by Adele Sommers on July 18th, 2012

When it comes to projects, sometimes it’s best to not proceed. Have you and your team taken a step back to really consider what’s in the best interest of your organization?

Posted in Projects | Comments (0)

How Proactive Are Your Personnel Policies?

Submitted by Adele Sommers on July 5th, 2012

How much are you investing in your employees? Do you simply hire and forget? Attending to your employees’ development and career needs pays real dividends in their engagement levels and productivity.

Posted in Talent, Training | Comments (0)

How Realistic Are Your Project Predictions?

Submitted by Adele Sommers on June 21st, 2012

We all think we know how long our projects will take. How accurate are we really with our project estimates?

Posted in Projects | Comments (1)

How Management Support Affects Employee Health

Submitted by Adele Sommers on June 5th, 2012

Not only does poor management lead to lower employee productivity, it can actually make your workers sick. Read how a Swedish study found a strong link between bad leadership behaviors and ill health in employees.

Posted in Research, Talent | Comments (0)

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