Engineering Project Management for the Global High Technology Industry

Engineering Project Management for the Global High Technology Industry
By:Shina, Sammy;
Pub Date:January 7th 2014
Format:Hardback 432 pages
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ISBN:0071815368 / 9780071815369
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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


Table of contents

Part 1: The Engineering Project Lifecycle
Ch.1. Historical Perspectives and Metrics for Project Management Success
Ch. 2. Project Inception: Benchmarking and the Business plan
Ch. 3. Intellectual Property Issues for New Product Development
Ch. 4. Customer Focus: Voice of the customer and QFD

Part 2: Engineering Project Management Justification
Ch. 5. Engineering Economy, Project justification and proposal risk analysis
Ch. 6. Subcontracting, Make versus Buy and the Supply Chain

Part 3: Engineering Project Planning
Ch. 7. Gantt, Pert, CPM and Milestone Charts
Ch. 8. Project Costing techniques and ABC costing
Ch. 9. Project Risk Assessment

Part 4: Engineering Project Organization, Communications and Control
Ch. 10. Team Work Issues and Conflict Resolution
Ch. 11. Project Tracking tools
Ch. 12. Project Communications in the Global Economy

Index


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