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HR Insights: The Value of Team-Building Activities

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with Gail Rolls on critical HR topics. The first, second, and third interviews may be viewed at their respective locations. Why is it so important to encourage teams in the workplace, and how is this done? In an interview I conducted with Gail Rolls, Senior IT Recruiter and Career Development Consultant for Computer Aid, I asked about what Computer Aid does to encourage team building. AITS: …

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HR Insights: Working with Remote Employees

This is the third in a series of interviews with Gail Rolls on critical HR topics. The first and second interviews may be viewed here and here respectively. We live in a digital world in which working remotely is becoming more and more common. In an interview I conducted with Gail Rolls, Senior IT Recruiter and Career Development Consultant for Computer Aid, I sought to learn how remote employees impact Computer Aid. Here are her …

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HR Insights: How Computer Aid Handles Digital Recruiting

This is the second in a series of interviews with Gail Rolls on critical HR topics. The first interview may be viewed here. Have you ever wondered how Computer Aid recruits the employees it does? In an interview I conducted with Gail Rolls, Senior IT Recruiter and Career Development Consultant for Computer Aid, I questioned what the Computer Aid digital recruitment process entails, and how the digital age is impacting it. Here are her thoughts …

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HR Insights: How Do You Succeed in a Job Interview?

This is the first in a series of interviews with Gail Rolls on critical HR topics. Interviews can be overwhelming endeavors, full of stress and anxiety. What are the steps you can take to properly prepare for them and alleviate your worries? Recently, I discussed with Gail Rolls, Senior IT Recruiter and Career Development Consultant for Computer Aid, what she is looking for in candidates while she interviews them. Gail is an award-winning IT and …

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Frank Scattene Interview

In this interview, Matthew Kabik spoke with Frank Scattene, who both works for Computer Aid Inc. and also served in the U.S. Army in the areas of Finance and Civil Affairs. It's an honor to interview you about your military service, Frank.  How do you think Veterans benefit IT companies? Veterans, just like athletes who play team sports, understand the value of the team  and that each player must understand their particular role. Veterans also …

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Focus on Dr. Barbara Kitchenham, Professor of Quantitative Software Engineering

This  interview between Barbara Kitchenham and Michael Milutis, Executive Director of the IT Metrics and Productivity Institute. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself, the path your career has taken and what you are working on today? BARBARA KITCHENHAM: My university training is as a mathematician/statistician. My first job after obtaining my PhD was actually as a statistician in a research institute. However, when my husband moved for his job in computer science, …

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Interview with Michael Mah, Senior Consultant in Vendor Relationship Management

Michael Milutis, Executive Director of the IT Metrics and Productivity Institute, interviews Michael Mah Could you tell us a little bit about yourself, your background and what you are working on today? MICHAEL MAH: My educational training was in physics and engineering. Specifically, I studied electromagnetic field theory and electrical engineering at Tufts University. Shortly after finishing my undergraduate engineering work, I was hired by the Trident Nuclear Submarine Program. The work I did for …

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Interview With Dr. Victor Basili: Process Improvement Thought Leader

Could you tell us a little bit about yourself, your career, and what you are working on today? VICTOR BASILI:     I started out as a professor at the University of Maryland thirty seven years ago but while at the University I also spent time on many outside projects. That included over 25 years working on the Frauenhofer Project at the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory, where I helped build an environment for ground support software …

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Focus on Dr. Jeanne Ross, MIT Sloan School of Management

This interview features Jeanne Ross and was conducted by  Michael Milutis, Executive Director of the IT Metrics and Productivity Institute. Could you tell us a little about yourself, the MIT Center for Information Systems Research and your current responsibilities there? JEANNE ROSS: I am a principal research scientist at the MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), which is part of the Sloan School of Management. The CISR tackles questions that enable practitioners to get the …

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