Robert Hansen (RH) posted Aug 4, 2013 5:06 AM (GSC's response follows): > > On Aug 3, 2013, at 11:28 AM, GS Chandy > <email@example.com> wrote: > > > Interesting Note about PERT Charts: At one stage, > RH had fallen so much in love with PERT Charts that > he filled up all the walls of all the corridors and > conference rooms - and the roofs as well for all I > know - of the office where he was working at the > time. > > I never said that. I wasn't in love with them, I was > the CS guy tasked with building the systems that > created them. Management was in love with them. I > loved the CS work and graph theory, and I devised > several very good algorithms with which to process, > display and plot them. But I quickly realized that > they didn't add value nor make the crucial task of > project management any easier. Management came to the > same conclusion 5 to 10 years later. > > You are still hanging on 30 years later. > > And your software is nothing compared to what I was > working with 30 years ago. > > Here is my advice to you. Take what you have and make > an iPhone app out of it. Sell it for a couple of > bucks and at least someone will use it. If it has any > merit than you will find out soon enough. I suspect > it will lie on the heap of the other 1000 to-do-list > apps out there. > Readers here may be aware that that I am promoting a 'systems approach' to problem solving and decision making that I call the 'One Page Management System' (OPMS).
RH knows nothing whatsoever about the OPMS - as is clearly evident from the systematic lies that he had come out with about the OPMS at Math-teach: "OPMS is just trivial list-making and nothing else" (words to that effect).
If he had known the least bit about the OPMS, he would have known that OPMS was definitely MUCH more than "list-making and nothing else".
Now, knowing nothing whatsoever about OPMS, Robert Hansen feels enabled to give me his "advice" as to what I should do with it (see his suggestion above).
There are a sizable number of such people in society everywhere (in India as well as in the USA and elsewhere) - people who know nothing whatsoever about some specific thing but who nonetheless feel empowered to offer advice about that thing.
I don't know if there is a word in the English (US variant) to describe such a person. I believe that neither 'English English' nor 'Indian English' contains such a word.