Blue Ocean Strategy in Banking Industry

Dr. George Gafencu, DBA, PMP, DTM   Introduction The current paper presents a study case of implementing a blue ocean strategy in banking industry, highlighting the following theories: Blue ocean strategy. Blue ocean execution Red ocean traps As well, the paper presents a study case on the blue ocean strategy implemented by a Fortune 500 […]

Project Resource Allocation Issues

Dr. George Gafencu, DBA, PMP, DTM Project resource allocation issues are the topic of the current posting, having as source PMBOK[1]. Resource allocation, loading, and leveling is a thorny problem in the life of a project or program manager, impacting many aspects of the project or program (schedule, cost, quality, customer satisfaction, potentially even the […]

Disruptive Innovation in UAV Industry

Dr. George Gafencu, DBA, PMP, DTM A practical application proposal of disruptive innovation in the UAV industry is presented in the current posting. A leading innovation strategy with a massive impact on business profitability and prospects is disruptive innovation. Christensen, Raynor, and McDonald (2015) described the tenets of the disruptive innovation theory as follows: Companies […]

Innovation Strategy for Automotive Industry

Dr. George Gafencu, DBA, PMP, DTM An innovation strategy in the automotive industry is the topic of the study. Capella University internally published this paper in 2019. Generating innovation inside a company is a way to reduce uncertainty in operation during business environment turbulences (Teece & Leih, 2016). Implementing innovative approaches inside the organization requires […]

Strategic Approaches for Executives of SMEs

Dr. George Gafencu, DBA , PMP, DTM Strategic approaches for executives of SMEs (small and medium enterprises) are the topic of the posting. Executives leading subsidiaries of large corporations could use the current information as well. My professional experience with SMEs, in general, shows that executives could use more information associated with the concept of […]

MS Project Custom Dashboard Reports

MS Project Custom Dashboard Reports Dr. George Gafencu, DBA, PMP, DTM Over the years, I implemented several custom MS Project custom dashboard reports, and in other instances MS Office automation scripts. I wrote these macros Microsoft VBA, accumulating data in an Excel spreadsheet, or generating reports. In recent months I got back together with my […]

Innovation Strategy in The Aerospace Industry

Dr. George Gafencu, DBA, PMP, DTM Creating an innovation strategy is essential to building a competitive advantage for a company in its markets (Bowonder, Dambal, Kumar, & Shirodkar, 2010), valid in the case of Aerospace industry as well. The current paper contains an innovation strategy cookbook and the recommendations given to GE Aviation, based on […]

Dijkstra’s Method and CPM Evaluation

Dr. George Gafencu, DBA, PMP, DTM Dijkstra’s method and the Critical Path Method (CPM) evaluation is the topic of the current posting. The condition of the experiment is a relatively small schedule (17 tasks) developed rigorously based on the Project Management Institute’s guidelines [1]. Meanwhile, Strategy & Innovation, LLC needed a safe and fast method of […]

Disruptive Innovation Strategy in the Aerospace Industry

Dr. George Gafencu, DBA, PMP, CPM Disruptive innovation strategy in the aerospace industry is the topic of the current posting. The paper has been published at Capella University in late 2018, but the approach is still valid for the now L-3 Harris. The current paper presents a market analysis of the aircraft, engine, and parts […]

Genetic Algorithms versus Critical Path Method

Dr. George Gafencu, DBA, PMP, DTM A comparison between the critical path implemented via Genetic Algorithms versus Critical Path Method is the topic of the current posting. The conditions of the experiment is a relatively small schedule (17 tasks) developed rigorously based on the Project Management Institute’s guidelines [1]. All tasks have a predecessor and […]