Reach, the chemical SOX?

Reach applies to European Union but it really affects globally. You can see in the internet a lot of US companies offering solutions for companies that work/import substances in EU. This phenomenon looks like when some years ago the US government announced the SOX regulation. On that days I was working in a Spanish company … Read more

Being Reach Compliance

Today I had the opportunity to attend session about Reach, a legislation of the European Union for chemical products. After a big amount of readings about this law, this session was more amazing way to learn than read. The good news for me is that now I understand exactly where is located the tiny communications … Read more

Scattered brains

There are people who are able to start all kind of Projects, offerings or ideas. This start usually comes with a great motivation. After a while the responsibility assigned is delayed and you really don’t know the real reason. Finally you understand that these people really never finish anything. What to do with them?

How to clarify a resource about responsibility in assigned tasks?

Delegation can be defined as assigning work, responsibilities and authority so others can make the maximum utilization of their abilities. With it, often people understand what’s the meaning of “a task is assigned to a person” but sometimes other people don’t understand the meaning of responsibility and accountability. That’s being a problem for me during … Read more

Reach, new market!

Sorry about that, all my posts are around the same: Reach, the obsession that overflows my last weeks. With this new regulation one of the things you have to do is create a complex dossier of information with 13 points of different features, tests and scenarios of use that defines a substance. To elaborate this … Read more

Schedule Compresing

Once again I’m working in a Project Planning compressing the schedule due to a sponsor’s requirement about the end date. I have defined the critical path and I have changed some ‘finish to start’ activities by ‘start to start’ activities (I assume the mistake). Until then there is not a big problem. In addition I’m … Read more

One Year Ago…

One year ago somebody phoned me with a formal proposal in a new job. The situation in my position was not good due to some aspects that are not interesting now. To take this new job was a big challenge for me and my girlfriend. There was a lot of things to win and to … Read more

Decisions after the Deadline

When a decision is required of you, there is a lot of things you need to take into account: set an appropriate deadline, make your decision, and accept responsibility for the results; One of them is the time you have to take that decision. Now I’m waiting a decision from a stakeholder and I’m already … Read more

Sharing Information

I know some people that love Social Networking and how the knowledge is shared between people but when you need to work with them in a Project they hide the information and you know it later. It’s an incongruity? Right, the problem is the behaviour of these people. But anyway, the scalation process is working … Read more


Some days ago a colleague invited me to a proffesional social network: linkedin. As all these new social networks, you enter your profile and link with other people… Until now, everything normal. What amazed me it’s the QA section where the information that you find there is so useful. Some of the sections are interesting … Read more