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Catalin Drob

Bio: Catalin Drob is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Project management triangle & Project risk management. The author has an hindex of 2, co-authored 9 publications receiving 6 citations.

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TL;DR: Project management has appeared and developed based on scientific management theory during the '50s-'60s of the last century as discussed by the authors. But after the 1990s, project management has truly become an independent discipline, which has a huge impact on the success or failure of companies which are engaged in major projects
Abstract: Project management has appeared and developed based on scientific management theory during the '50s-'60s of the last century. After the 1990s of the last century, we can say that project management has truly become an independent discipline, which has a huge impact on the success or failure of companies which are engaged in major projects.

3 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a comparative study of the main guidelines, international standards and methodologies regarding project quality management is presented in the comparative manner, different approaches of the PMBOK ® Guide elaborated by Project Management Institute, the PRINCE method elaborated by the British Office of Government Commerce etc.).
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to emphasize the main aspects regarding project quality management. This study tries to present in the comparative manner, different approaches of the main guidelines, international standards and methodologies regarding project quality management (the PMBOK ® Guide elaborated by the Project Management Institute, the PRINCE method elaborated by the British Office of Government Commerce etc.). The PMBOK® Guide describes three elements (processes) of quality management: quality planning (plan quality management), quality assurance (perform quality assurance) and quality control (control quality). The PMBOK approach regarding project quality management is that quality management must lead to achieving and validating project requirements. According the PRINCE method the quality is one of the six variables involved in any project. The PRINCE approach regarding project quality management considers that strategy in this field must lead to achieving just the level of quality needed to achieve in the project and not to ensuring the best quality.

2 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper , the authors analyzed the implementation degree of circular economy in Romania through 10 monitoring indicators defined by European Commission in ”Measuring progress towards the circular economy, key indicators for a monitoring framework”, released in January 2018, and found that Romania is in the upper part of the hierarchy for certain indicators, contributing to the achievement of EU targets.
Abstract: The transition to the circular economy is a basic principle of the policy of the European Union, it is the chance for a cleaner world, an ideal world with “zero waste”. This document analyzes the implementation degree of circular economy in Romania through 10 monitoring indicators defined by European Commission in ”Measuring progress towards the circular economy in the European Union—Key indicators for a monitoring framework”, released in January 2018. In order to understand the paper, it was considered necessary to define the indicators with reference to the targets proposed by the European Union. The analysis of the stage of implementation of the circular economy in Romania was made by using the data published by Eurostat. Methodologically, a comparative study was carried out between the level of implementation of circular economy indicators in Romania and the EU and the position occupied by Romania among the member states was identified for each of these 10 circular economy monitoring criteria. Each indicator is analyzed and the causes and motivations that led to the obtaining of the mentioned values are identified. The results of the study show that Romania is in the upper part of the hierarchy for certain indicators, contributing to the achievement of EU targets. It also identifies the causes that delay performance in others, indicating future solutions, necessary to be adopted to remedy the situation. Implementing the circular economy requires long-term vision, political determination and consistency, and, last but not least, funding. In these directions, governmental measures must be taken to increase performance at the national level. In conclusion with an economy that is not sufficiently strong, and affected as it is by the current crises, Romania is moving forward on the path of transitioning to a circular economy.

2 citations

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01 Dec 2022-Gels
TL;DR: In this article , a composite hydrogel by entrapping cherry stones powder on chitosan, which is known as one of the most abundant natural polymers, was used for the treatment of contaminated water.
Abstract: The treatment of contaminated water is currently a major concern worldwide. This work was directed towards the preparation of a composite hydrogel by entrapping cherry stones powder on chitosan, which is known as one of the most abundant natural polymers. The synthesized material was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and by the point of zero charge determination. Its ability to remove two azo dyes models (Acid Red 66 and Reactive Black 5) existing in single form and in binary mixture was evaluated. Response Surface Methodology–Central Composite Design was used to optimize three parameters affecting the process while targeting the lowest final contaminant concentrations. The best results were obtained at pH 2, an adsorbent dose of 100 g/L, and a temperature of 30 °C, when more than 90% of the pollutants from the single component systems and more than 70% of those of the binary mixtures were removed from their aqueous solutions. The adsorption process was in accordance with Elovich and pseudo-second-order kinetic models, and closely followed the Freundlich and Temkin equilibrium isotherms. The obtained results led to the conclusion that the prepared hydrogel composite possesses the ability to successfully retain the target molecules and that it can be considered as a viable adsorbent material.

2 citations

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01 Jan 2012
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present the main guidelines and standards concerning the project risk management such as: the PMBOK guide, the PRAM guide, PRINCE2 standard and the ISO 31000:2009 standard.
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present the main guidelines and standards concerning the project risk management such as: the PMBOK guide, the PRAM guide, the PRINCE2 standard and the ISO 31000:2009 standard. Also, this paper tries to make a comparative analysis of main standards about project risk management. In my opinion, the best standard regarding the project risk management is that which suits better with the size and nature of the project and also is that on which you know and manage the best.

1 citations


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990 citations

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29 Aug 2016
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present the basic elements of the main guidelines, international standards and methodologies (methods) used in project management, including PMBOK® Guide, PRINCE method and ISO 21500:2012 standard.
Abstract: This article tries to present the basic elements of the main guidelines, international standards and methodologies (methods) used in project management. In this category we include: the PMBOK®Guide (elaborated by the Project Management Institute), the PRINCE method (elaborated by the British Office of Government Commerce), the ISO 21500:2012 standard (elaborated by the International Organization for Standardization) etc. At the basis of these guidelines, standards and methodologies stay a great practice experience. Depending on the particularity and type of project, of management philosophy and culture of the organization that runs the project, we can choose to apply a certain guide, standard or methodologies (methods). The stated goal of these guidelines, standards and methodologies (methods) is to provide an optimum framework, the best practice for manage project to success. Applying these guidelines, standards and methodologies (methods) may be prerequisite project success, being a necessary but not always sufficient.

14 citations

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05 Nov 2018
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors analyzed the use of software by students of technical education of the Federal Institute of Minas Gerais -Campus Ponte Nova in support of the content taught by the teachers.
Abstract: The present research analyzed the use of software by students of technical education of the Federal Institute of Minas Gerais – Campus Ponte Nova – in support of the content taught by the teachers. Office Package and SLogo were the software analyzed in function of its uses in the subjects of Introduction to Informatics and Mathematical Logic. The research addresses major areas of knowledge such as: education, statistics and informatics. It is a case study with quantitative research characteristics. As a result of the research, it was verified that the students accepted the use of the computational tools and the research question was answered: What is the contribution of the software in the learning process of the students in a Federal Public Education Institution?

10 citations

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TL;DR: The design and operation of the digitisation workflow is provided to showcase how it was derived, with particular attention to the built-in audit trail within the workflow, which ensures the scalable production of high-quality specimen images and how this audit trail ensures that new modules do not affect either the speed of imaging or the quality of the images produced.
Abstract: Digitisation of natural history collections has evolved from creating databases for the recording of specimens’ catalogue and label data to include digital images of specimens. This has been driven by several important factors, such as a need to increase global accessibility to specimens and to preserve the original specimens by limiting their manual handling. The size of the collections pointed to the need of high throughput digitisation workflows. However, digital imaging of large numbers of fragile specimens is an expensive and time-consuming process that should be performed only once. To achieve this, the digital images produced need to be useful for the largest set of applications possible and have a potentially unlimited shelf life. The constraints on digitisation speed need to be balanced against the applicability and longevity of the images, which, in turn, depend directly on the quality of those images. As a result, the quality criteria that specimen images need to fulfil influence the design, implementation and execution of digitisation workflows. Different standards and guidelines for producing quality research images from specimens have been proposed; however, their actual adaptation to suit the needs of different types of specimens requires further analysis. This paper presents the digitisation workflow implemented by Meise Botanic Garden (MBG). This workflow is relevant because of its modular design, its strong focus on image quality assessment, its flexibility that allows combining in-house and outsourced digitisation, processing, preservation and publishing facilities and its capacity to evolve for integrating alternative components from different sources. The design and operation of the digitisation workflow is provided to showcase how it was derived, with particular attention to the built-in audit trail within the workflow, which ensures the scalable production of high-quality specimen images and how this audit trail ensures that new modules do not affect either the speed of imaging or the quality of the images produced.

6 citations

Dissertation
01 Mar 2018
TL;DR: In this paper, a case study is reported of three different programs within the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), namely, Water, Electricity, and IT Transformational Programme.
Abstract: There has been increasing interest in programme management which is used as a means to implement strategy, develop and maintain new capabilities in order to manage change. This research aims to understand the phenomenon of programme success in the context of the government organisations based in GCC countries. Programme management is designed to create synergy between various projects and deliver a set of benefits by coordinating between projects. Programmes provide a transformational way for integrating projects as well as organizational strategies. The empirical research focuses on government organisations in the United Arab Emirates examining the various measurement dimensions/criteria used for assessing programme success. A case study is reported of three different programmes within the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA). These programmes are ‘Water’, ‘Electricity’ and the ‘IT Transformational Programme’. A list of six constructs of programme success criteria and nine success factors were identified from the existing literature on programme success and used to guide the exploratory study. The study is based on semi-structured interviews, observations and secondary document analysis. A total number of twenty interviewees were selected from different levels based on their experience within the organisation as well as the programmes under investigation. The interviews covered three main aspects in order to better understand the phenomenon of programme success in the three programmes namely, success criteria, success factors and programme

5 citations