Skip to main content
Scheduled Maintenance on IT Systems
SFC IT will be conducting scheduled maintenance on the following applications: Employee Directory, Daily Downloads, Digital Yearbook Archives, Net Price Calculator, Library Databases, Ellucian Colleague TEST, WebAdvisor TEST, Campus Logic Sandbox, Informer TEST, Synoptix, Ellucian Colleague LIVE, EAB, Akademos, Accommodate, Handshake, ADP, Raiser’s Edge, CourseLeaf, AdAstra, Everbridge, SFC Portal, OneLogin, Salesforce, SmarterMeasure, College2Success, Open Invoice, Informer Live, TouchNet, WebAdvisor (Production), Self Service, DocuWare, CampusLogic (Production), Canvas Import, YuJa, Respondus, RoboRegistrar, KACE, Mathematica, SPSS.

The maintenance is scheduled to take place on the following days: June 21, June 22, July 11, July 13, August 1, August 3, August 16, and August 17. If you experience any problems accessing any of these applications during these dates, please understand the application may be down for migration. SFC IT will be sending out notifications when systems are back online. Thank you for your support and patience during this process.

Search sfc.edu

Academics
November 25, 2013

SFC Professor Co-Authors New Book on Project Management

Barbara Edington Helps Pen, The Silver Lining of Project Uncertainties

St. Francis College Management Professor Barbara Edington says that situations of uncertainty are not always a bad thing. She recently co-authored the book The Silver Lining of Project Uncertainties (Project Management Institute) which helps guide project managers in finding opportunities hidden within uncertainty.

“We know that this research is breaking new ground and shaking up the common belief that uncertainty should be avoided,” said Professor Edington who is also the Director of the Center of Excellence in Project Management at St. Francis. “But maybe Project Management Standards need to be shaken up!”

Edington says that projects provide a rich environment for both risks and uncertainties, and while classic project management provides a deep and broad array of techniques for managing risks, it does not address the methodology and tools necessary for dealing with uncertainty. She says it’s critical for Project Managers to know how to extract the potential.

The book, which is based on two years of research and interviews with various project managers, also clarifies the confusion that currently exists between uncertainty and risk. Edington and co-authors Thomas Lefler and Ting Gao cover an array of projects, including business and organizational change, construction, information systems, product, and service development and R&D value in those uncertainties.

Barbara edington book cover

“Many project managers struggle with the uncertainty that is a natural part of any project,” added Dr. Edington. “Our research shows that the positive aspect of uncertainty can be uncovered given the right techniques and organizational support. From our study, we have created checklists and frameworks to help organizations reduce the fear and empower PMs to look for the silver lining.”

About the authors:
Dr. Thomas G. Lechler is associate professor at the Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey. He is currently teaching graduate courses in project management, innovation management and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Barbara Edington, director of the Center of Excellence in Project Management, is an associate professor in the Management and Information Technology Department at St. Francis College, NY. She holds PMP certification.

Ting Gao is a PhD candidate with a major in technology management at the Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology. She has co-authored several papers and one book in the field of project management.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.

###

St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
www.sfc.edu

This site uses cookies

We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze website traffic. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.