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People skills - The ability to communicate effectively with people in a friendly way, especially in business. The term "people skills" is used to include both psychological skills and social skills. Source: www.businessdictionary.com Physical fitness - A general state of health and well-being or specifically the ability to perform aspects of sports or occupations. Physical fitness is generally achieved through correct nutrition, exercise, hygiene and rest. Www.wikipedia.com Pipefitting - A tradesperson, who installs, assembles, fabricates, maintains and repairs mechanical piping systems. Pipefitters usually begin as helpers or apprentices. Journeyman pipefitters deal with industrial/commercial/marine piping and heating/cooling systems. Source: www.bls.gov Plan Grid System for file management: PlanGrid is a free construction app that lets contractors and architects collaborate with all their project plans, specs and photos on the iPad. Upload your PDF drawings to plangrid.com and they will automatically sync to all your teams iPads in real time! Any markups you make can also easily be shared with everyone on your construction project. Source: www.plangird.com Plumbing - The system of pipes, tanks, fittings, and other apparatus required for the water supply, heating, and sanitation in a building. Plumbers install and maintain plumbing systems. Source: www.bls.gov Power Point - PowerPoint is a complete presentation graphics package. It gives you everything you need to produce a professional-looking presentation. PowerPoint offers word processing, outlining, drawing, graphing, and presentation management tools--all designed to be easy to use and learn. Source: www.microsoft.com Preventative care and wellness training - Taking good care of your body before disease, illness or injury strike is a great way to stay healthy. While many health conditions cannot be prevented, understanding risks and genetic predisposition as it relates to specific conditions is extremely important. Common conditions impacted by family history include: heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and certain cancers, among others. Preventative medicine includes: physical exams, weight management, exercise programs, nutrition counseling, and stress management. Source: www.aafp.com Process analysis and development (Process mopping) - Ever-more complex business processes have left managers struggling not just to collect the process data that’s relevant to their operations, but to extract meaning from such data, locate the sources of problems, and ultimately act on what they’ve learned. Process analysis and development includes: Operational insight, Root cause analysis, Timeliness, Data-source aggregation, Actionability, Perceptive Process Analytics, Process monitoring, Process analysis, and Process mining. The ability to analyze processes and identify the source of problems in a visual way represents one of the unique capabilities of the Perceptive Process family. Source: www.businessdictionary.com Procurement processes - The activities involved in the selection of suppliers and the purchase of goods or services. Source: www.businessdictionary.com Professional development - The Professional Development is the continuous process of acquiring new knowledge and skills that relate to one's profession, job responsibilities, or work environment. Source: www.businessdictionary.com Programming - The action or process of writing computer programs. Source: www.businessdictionary.com Project Life Span - A period of time from idea to closure. Source: Wikipedia ©Copyright 2014, North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 46