Engineering Project Management

Engineering Project Management
  • Author : Neil G. Siegel
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2019-08-26
  • ISBN : 9781119525769

Engineering Project Management Book Review:

A hands-on guide for creating a winning engineering project Engineering Project Management is a practical, step-by-step guide to project management for engineers. The author – a successful, long-time practicing engineering project manager – describes the techniques and strategies for creating a successful engineering project. The book introduces engineering projects and their management, and then proceeds stage-by-stage through the engineering life-cycle project, from requirements, implementation, to phase-out. The book offers information for understanding the needs of the end user of a product and other stakeholders associated with a project, and is full of techniques based on real, hands-on management of engineering projects. The book starts by explaining how we perform the actual engineering on projects; the techniques for project management contained in the rest of the book use those engineering methods to create superior management techniques. Every topic – from developing a work-breakdown structure and an effective project plan, to creating credible predictions for schedules and costs, through monitoring the progress of your engineering project – is infused with actual engineering techniques, thereby vastly increasing the effectivity and credibility of those management techniques. The book also teaches you how to draw the right conclusions from numeric data and calculations, avoiding the mistakes that often cause managers to make incorrect decisions. The book also provides valuable insight about what the author calls the social aspects of engineering project management: aligning and motivating people, interacting successfully with your stakeholders, and many other important people-oriented topics. The book ends with a section on ethics in engineering. This important book: Offers a hands-on guide for developing and implementing a project management plan Includes background information, strategies, and techniques on project management designed for engineers Takes an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach to project management Contains ideas for launching a project, managing large amount of software, and tips for ending a project Structured to support both undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering project management, Engineering Project Management is an essential guide for managing a successful project from the idea phase to the completion of the project.

Engineering Project Management

Engineering Project Management
  • Author : Louis Goodman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2019-03-14
  • ISBN : 1420049879

Engineering Project Management Book Review:

This book presents IPQMS (Integrated Planning and Quality Management System) as a powerful management methodology. This system ensures cost-effectiveness as well as quality in the constructed project, environmental cleanups, and other sectors - providing an integrative force for essential teamwork in industry and government. This book contains business and engineering case studies, illustrating a principle, issue, or approach in making a decision. Each case study examines the spectrum of a particular project, demonstrating the interrelationships among policy makers, planners, designers, implementers, and managers in creating a project.

The Organizational Engineering Approach to Project Management

The Organizational Engineering Approach to Project Management
  • Author : Ralph L. Kliem PMP,Harris B. Anderson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781420025422

The Organizational Engineering Approach to Project Management Book Review:

Despite the advent of new methodologies and powerful tools, many projects continue to fail even when applying the well-accepted criteria of successful projects. These dismal results beg the question: If new methodologies and tools don't really impact project results, what does? Studies from major think tanks agree: people problems are the number-on

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology
  • Author : John M. Nicholas,Herman Steyn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 732
  • Relase : 2020-08-02
  • ISBN : 9781000092561

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology Book Review:

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology is a highly regarded textbook that addresses project management across all industries. First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the bulk of the book is dedicated to concepts and techniques for practical application. Coverage includes project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project selection and portfolio management, program management, project organization, and all-important "people" aspects—project leadership, team building, conflict resolution, and stress management. The systems development cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program, or task force. The authors focus on the ultimate purpose of project management—to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as the planning, scheduling, and budgeting needed to accomplish overall project goals. This sixth edition features: updates throughout to cover the latest developments in project management methodologies; a new chapter on project procurement management and contracts; an expansion of case study coverage throughout, including those on the topic of sustainability and climate change, as well as cases and examples from across the globe, including India, Africa, Asia, and Australia; and extensive instructor support materials, including an instructor’s manual, PowerPoint slides, answers to chapter review questions and a test bank of questions. Taking a technical yet accessible approach, this book is an ideal resource and reference for all advanced undergraduate and graduate students in project management courses, as well as for practicing project managers across all industry sectors.

Effective Project Management

Effective Project Management
  • Author : Garth G.F. Ward
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2018-06-19
  • ISBN : 9781119469360

Effective Project Management Book Review:

A practical and accessible guide to managing a successful project Effective Project Management is based around an activities and action check list approach to project management. It provides a guide to the basic principles and the disciplines that managers need to master in order to be successful. The author’s check lists approach (based on his years of practical experience on projects) ensure that project managers are following valid processes, helping them to be innovative in their approach to developing plans and resolving problems. In addition, the author’s check list pick and mix format is designed to be flexible in order to meet the individual needs of the reader. Effective Project Management also contains some information on the theories underpinning project management. Knowledge of the theory helps in the understanding of how project management works in practice. In addition to the book’s check lists of what activities need to be performed, the author offers suggestions on how tasks could be carried out. This important resource: Covers a wide range of project management topics including the project management process, programme and portfolio management, initiating and contracting a project, personal skills and more Offers a highly accessible guide to the author’s verified check list approach Presents flexible guidelines applicable for a wide range projects Includes guidance for project managers at all levels of experience Written for project managers working on engineering or construction projects, Effective Project Management reviews all aspects of a project from initiation and execution to project completion together with the specialist topics and personal skills needed to manage projects effectively.

Project Management &Leadership Skills for Engineering & Construction Projects

Project Management &Leadership Skills for Engineering & Construction Projects
  • Author : Barry Benator,Albert Thumann
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 230
  • Relase : 2020-11-26
  • ISBN : 9788770222310

Project Management &Leadership Skills for Engineering & Construction Projects Book Review:

Project management is the key to any engineering and construction project's success. Now you can learn from the experts real-world tested strategies you can use to lead your projects to on-time, within budget, high quality success stories. Specifics of scheduling, cost estimating and leadership skills are fully detailed. The authors will show you how to organize your project from the very beginning to achieve success. You'll also learn to use win-win negotiation skills during each stage of your project. Real world examples will facilitate your understanding of how to apply every aspect of the material presented in the text. Loaded with forms, checklists and case studies, this invaluable reference is a must for everyone involved with engineering and construction projects.

Project Management for Engineering Design

Project Management for Engineering Design
  • Author : Charles Stephen Lessard,Charles Lessard,Joseph P. Lessard
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Pages : 110
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 9781598291742

Project Management for Engineering Design Book Review:

The material in this book is intended primarily as an introduction to managing senior design projects for undergraduate engineering students during their junior or senior year; however, the text may be used by other young engineers working on development of commercial products. The text is aimed at having students gain knowledge and perhaps understand the management processes required to develop and produce a prototype system or device. Other goals are to have the students or young engineers learn not only by performing the design and project management processes, but also to learn about the various types of required project documents and management reports.

Project Management

Project Management
  • Author : Harold Kerzner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2013-01-22
  • ISBN : 9781118415825

Project Management Book Review:

A new edition of the most popular book of project management case studies, expanded to include more than 100 cases plus a "super case" on the Iridium Project Case studies are an important part of project management education and training. This Fourth Edition of Harold Kerzner's Project Management Case Studies features a number of new cases covering value measurement in project management. Also included is the well-received "super case," which covers all aspects of project management and may be used as a capstone for a course. This new edition: Contains 100-plus case studies drawn from real companies to illustrate both successful and poor implementation of project management Represents a wide range of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, finance and banking, and telecommunications Covers cutting-edge areas of construction and international project management plus a "super case" on the Iridium Project, covering all aspects of project management Follows and supports preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam Project Management Case Studies, Fourth Edition is a valuable resource for students, as well as practicing engineers and managers, and can be used on its own or with the new Eleventh Edition of Harold Kerzner's landmark reference, Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling. (PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Global Engineering Project Management

Global Engineering Project Management
  • Author : M. Kemal Atesmen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 168
  • Relase : 2008-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781420073942

Global Engineering Project Management Book Review:

Imagine the dynamics of an international engineering project such as this one: a U.S. group designs, prototypes, and qualifies disk drive heads; wafers for the drive heads are manufactured in the U.S. and sent to Malaysia for subassembly; a South Korean firm assembles these components; the final product, a fully automated disk drive, is completed in Japan. In addition to the global complexities of the project, there are a host of issues in leading the project team spread across continents. Global Engineering Project Management aligns real-world experiences in managing global projects with practical project management principles. The author demonstrates how to anticipate issues, covering everything from start-up planning and supply management to cost containment, post-project evaluation and protecting intellectual property. He explores technologies, virtual teams, traditions, economics, politics, and legal issues in the context of international projects, as well as compares the differences with domestic projects. He also highlights the complications of international bidding, the extra time and effort needed for multi-national team formation and management, and often overlooked project closure tasks. As the world goes global, engineering projects increasingly involve multiple countries, each having unique politics, cultures, and standards that all add layers of complexity to project management. These variables multiply fast and consequently a project manager’s responsibilities multiply faster. Examining these challenges from start to finish, the book provides practical advice on how to navigate the issues unique to global engineering project management.

Project Management, Planning and Control

Project Management, Planning and Control
  • Author : Albert Lester
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 435
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 075066956X

Project Management, Planning and Control Book Review:

A comprehensive book on project management, covering all principles and methods with fully worked examples, this book includes both hard and soft skills for the engineering, manufacturing and construction industries. Ideal for engineering project managers considering obtaining a Project Management Professional (PMP) qualification, this book covers in theory and practice, the complete body of knowledge for both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association of Project Management (APM). Fully aligned with the latest 2005 updates to the exam syllabi, complete with online sample Q&A, and updated to include the latest revision of BS 6079 (British Standards Institute Guide to Project Management in the Construction Industry), this book is a complete and valuable reference for anyone serious about project management. •The complete body of knowledge for project management professionals in the engineering, manufacturing and construction sectors •Covers all hard and soft topics in both theory and practice for the newly revised PMP and APMP qualification exams, along with the latest revision of BS 6079 standard on project management in the construction industry •Written by a qualified PMP exam accreditor and accompanied by online Q&A resources for self-testing

Civil Engineering Project Management, Fourth Edition

Civil Engineering Project Management, Fourth Edition
  • Author : Alan Twort,Gordon Rees
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 263
  • Relase : 2003-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780750657310

Civil Engineering Project Management, Fourth Edition Book Review:

This new edition updates and revises the best practical guide for on-site engineers. Written from the point of view of the project engineer it details their responsibilities, powers, and duties. The book has been fully updated to reflect the latest changes to management practice and new forms of contract.

Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management

Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management
  • Author : Howard Eisner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2011-11-17
  • ISBN : 9781118276341

Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management Book Review:

The Third Edition of Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management enables readers to manage the design, development, and engineering of systems effectively and efficiently. The book both defines and describes the essentials of project and systems engineering management and, moreover, shows the critical relationship and interconnection between project management and systems engineering. The author's comprehensive presentation has proven successful in enabling both engineers and project managers to understand their roles, collaborate, and quickly grasp and apply all the basic principles. Readers familiar with the previous two critically acclaimed editions will find much new material in this latest edition, including: Multiple views of and approaches to architectures The systems engineer and software engineering The acquisition of systems Problems with systems, software, and requirements Group processes and decision making System complexity and integration Throughout the presentation, clear examples help readers understand how concepts have been put into practice in real-world situations. With its unique integration of project management and systems engineering, this book helps both engineers and project managers across a broad range of industries successfully develop and manage a project team that, in turn, builds successful systems. For engineering and management students in such disciplines as technology management, systems engineering, and industrial engineering, the book provides excellent preparation for moving from the classroom to industry.

Total Engineering Project Management

Total Engineering Project Management
  • Author : George J. Ritz
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : UOM:39015017746366

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Project Management for Automotive Engineers

Project Management for Automotive Engineers
  • Author : Jon M. Quigley,Roopa J. Shenoy
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 171
  • Relase : 2016
  • ISBN : 0768080770

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Engineering Project Management for the Global High Technology Industry

Engineering Project Management for the Global High Technology Industry
  • Author : Sammy Shina
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2013-12-31
  • ISBN : 9780071815376

Engineering Project Management for the Global High Technology Industry Book Review:

PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING HIGH-TECH ENGINEERING PROJECTS Engineering Project Management for the Global High-Technology Industry describes how to effectively implement a wide array of project management tools and techniques and covers comprehensive details on the entire product development lifecycle. Technology management--from research to advanced development to adoption in new products--is explained with examples of organizational structure and required timelines. This practical guide discusses key topics such as creating a business plan, performing economic analysis, leveraging internal resources and the supply chain, planning project development, controlling projects, tracking progress, managing risk, and reporting to management. Skills essential to the successful project manager, including communication, leadership, and teamwork, are also addressed. Real-world case studies from top global technology companies illustrate the concepts presented in the book. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Project lifecycle and development of engineering project management tools and techniques Product stages and project management structures for developing them Project inception: benchmarking, IP, and voice of the customer (VoC) VoC case study Project justification and engineering economic analysis Make or buy: subcontracting and managing the supply chain Engineering project planning and execution Project phases, control, risk analysis, and team leadership Project monitoring and control case study Engineering project communications Engineering project and product costing Building and managing teams

Economic and Financial Analysis for Engineering and Project Management

Economic and Financial Analysis for Engineering and Project Management
  • Author : Abol Ardalan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 221
  • Relase : 1999-10-13
  • ISBN : 9781482293951

Economic and Financial Analysis for Engineering and Project Management Book Review:

Economic and Financial Analysis for Engineering and Project Management is for engineers and others who must analyze the financial and economic ramifications of producing and sustaining capital projects. Unlike other books in the field, it offers straightforward and lucid explanations of all main formulas needed to carry out financial analyses. The math is kept simple and is fully explained, making the book accessible to non-technical personnel. Numerous sample problems are provided, and can be worked on standard spreadsheet programs, as well as using interest rate tables. The book shows how to link quantitative data to management decisions and to standard reporting forms and has been designed for practicing engineers and students alike. Economic and Financial Analysis for Engineering and Project Management is a "must have" for graduate students in engineering management departments; graduate and undergraduates taking courses in project management, engineering economics, and engineering finance. Practicing engineers will find this book THE handy reference for any project involving financial analyses.

Project Management and Engineering Research

Project Management and Engineering Research
  • Author : José Luis Ayuso Muñoz,José Luis Yagüe Blanco,Salvador F. Capuz-Rizo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 289
  • Relase : 2017-03-06
  • ISBN : 9783319518596

Project Management and Engineering Research Book Review:

This book gathers the best papers presented at the 19th International Congress on Project Management and Engineering, which was held in Granada, Spain in July 2015. It covers a range of project management and engineering contexts, including: civil engineering and urban planning, product and process engineering, environmental engineering, energy efficiency and renewable energies, rural development, information and communication technologies, safety, labour risks and ergonomics, and training in project engineering. Project management and engineering is taking on increasing importance as projects continue to grow in size, more stakeholders become involved, and environmental, organisational and technological issues become more complex. As such, this book offers a valuable resource for all professionals seeking the latest material on the changing face of project management.

Engineer Your Own Success

Engineer Your Own Success
  • Author : Anthony Fasano
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2015-01-07
  • ISBN : 9781118659649

Engineer Your Own Success Book Review:

Focusing on basic skills and tips for career enhancement, Engineer Your Own Success is a guide to improving efficiency and performance in any engineering field. It imparts valuable organization tips, communication advice, networking tactics, and practical assistance for preparing for the PE exam—every necessary skill for success. Authored by a highly renowned career coach, this book is a battle plan for climbing the rungs of any engineering ladder.

Project Management for Engineering and Construction

Project Management for Engineering and Construction
  • Author : Garold D. Oberlender
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 420
  • Relase : 2015-07-16
  • ISBN : 9814670863

Project Management for Engineering and Construction Book Review:

The latest, most effective engineering and construction project management strategies. Fully revised throughout, this up-to-date guide presents the principles and techniques of managing engineering and construction projects from the initial conceptual phase, through design and construction, to completion. The book emphasizes project management during the beginning stages of project development to influence the quality, cost, and schedule of a project as early in the process as possible. Featuring an all-new chapter on risk management, the third edition also includes new sections on: Ensuring project quality, The owner's team, Parametric estimating, Importance of the estimator, Formats for work breakdown structures, Design work packages, Benefits of planning, Calculations to verify schedules and cost distributions, Common problems in managing design, Build-operate-transfer delivery methods Based on the author's decades of experience in working with hundreds of project managers, this essential resource includes many new real-world examples and updated sample problems -- page 4 of cover.

STEP Project Management

STEP Project Management
  • Author : Adedeji B. Badiru
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 421
  • Relase : 2009-04-15
  • ISBN : 1420072366

STEP Project Management Book Review:

While the project management body of knowledge is embraced by disciplines ranging from manufacturing and business to social services and healthcare, the application of efficient project management is of particularly high value in science, technology, and engineering undertakings. STEP Project Management: Guide for Science, Technology, and Engineering Projects presents an integrated, step-by-step approach to managing projects in these complex areas, using the time-tested concepts, tools, and techniques of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). STEP is an acronym for Science, Technology, and Engineering Projects, and also serves as a mnemonic reference to the step-by-step approach of the book. This volume takes an approach that combines managerial, organizational, and quantitative techniques into a logical sequence of project implementation steps. The book begins by exploring the special methodology imperative for managing these types of sophisticated projects. It then delineates the major steps involved in project integration. The author discusses the management of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement. Then, using a compelling case study that profiles the errors leading to the 1986 Challenger disaster, the book examines how flaws in decision-making, failure to consider all factors, lack of communication, and inappropriate priorities can lead to catastrophe. In today’s fast-changing IT-based, competitive global market, success can be even more elusive and hard won. Effective project management in all facets of operations can give an enterprise the advantage it seeks. In this book, the author’s direct writing style, designed to appeal to busy professionals, conveys the complex concepts of high-stakes project management in a simple, efficient manner. He provides a general framework that shows what needs to be done to manage complex projects, using steps that are flexible, expandable, and modifiable.