Book Excerpt + Q&A: Situation Management for Process Control

Book Excerpt + Q&A: Situation Management for Process Control

This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published Situation Management for Process Control: Decision Making for Operators in Industrial Control Rooms and Operation Centers by Douglas H. Rothenberg, Ph.D., a leading expert...
Training Effectiveness: The Importance of a Personal Touch

Training Effectiveness: The Importance of a Personal Touch

This post was authored by Christy Sirianni, workforce optimization manager for MAVERICK Technologies. Training and learning new skills are topics that employees often communicate as things they want more of from their employers. Unfortunately, those are very general...
How to Build Communications Skills as an Engineer

How to Build Communications Skills as an Engineer

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #40. Consider the stereotype of the engineer. He (or she) is shy, socially inept, and rarely...
Why You Should Avoid Scripted Control System Demonstrations

Why You Should Avoid Scripted Control System Demonstrations

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #38, and was written by Hunter. We have all been there. The sales person stands before the...
Treat Every Industrial Automation Professional with Respect

Treat Every Industrial Automation Professional with Respect

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #48, and was written by Hunter. I was born in a very small town in southern Mississippi. From...

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