This book introduces every industry sector to the Agile approaches that have dramatically improved the IT, product development and manufacturing sectors over the past two decades. The book clearly explains how the key principles of Agile approaches can be used to significantly increase productivity, quality and customer satisfaction in every business activity at your organization.
This text aims to provide engineers with an understanding of contemporary management concepts and their applications in a technical organization. It covers product selection and management; engineering design and product costing; concurrent engineering; value management; configuration management; risk management; re-engineering strategies and benefits; managing creativity and innovation; information technology management; and software management. Solved examples are highlighted throughout the text.
This book emphasizes practical issues and examples of decision making with applications in engineering design and management. Featuring a blend of theoretical and analytical aspects, it presents multiple perspectives on decision making to better understand and improve risk management processes and decision-making systems.
An in-depth introduction, Lean Six Sigma for Engineers and Managers: With Applied Case Studies presents a detailed road map and industry examples to help you understand and implement the LSS system. It discusses the LSS process to define improvement needs, measure current business performance, analyze performance results using statistical tools, improve business and financial results, and control peak business performance.
The Management of Technological Innovation (MTI) is one of the most important challenges facing businesses today. Innovation has become the fundamental driver of competitiveness for firms of all sizes in virtually all business sectors and nations. The first edition of this book has become one of the most popular texts for students of innovation and technology management.
This book offers an understanding of the management of technology and innovation, not in isolation, but as a dynamic integrated system connected to organizational culture, knowledge management and value creation. To enhance the understanding of the hypercompetitive industrial markets of the globe, this edition carries two new chapters focusing on how technological innovation can lead to wealth creation.
This book imparts the latest approaches and tools essential to lead a successful technology-based project. It outlines the practical integration of project management with four key areas: strategic alignment of projects within the enterprise, the project management process and its organizational support system, invaluable tools and techniques, and the individual and group leadership within a project's organization.
Project management is the discipline of planning, organising, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. This book presents current research in the study of project management, including sustainable project management in building and infrastructure projects; the project management consultant; the application of systems engineering and systems thinking to project management; the impact of project duration on IT project success.
This book sets the course for project managers navigating the increasingly challenging task of working within global corporations and with distant/diverse work teams. This new edition presents a set of firsthand accounts of how corporations around the world incorporate project management into their strategic business operations. Senior managers from over fifty global companies share best practices.
System Engineering Management integrates industrial engineering, project management, and leadership skills into a unique emerging field. This book unifies these different skill sets into a single step-by-step approach that produces a well-rounded systems engineering management framework.
Featuring a roadmap that can be applied in most any organization, this book presents a unique universal, value-based methodology for developing and using metrics as a management tool to baseline, monitor, manage, improve, align and reward performance of most any business function at any level.