PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING HIGH-TECH ENGINEERING PROJECTSEngineering Project Management for the Global High-Technology Industry describes how to effectivelyimplement 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.
Project lifecycle and development of engineeringproject management tools and techniquesProduct stages and project management structures for developing themProject inception: benchmarking, IP, and voice ofthe customer (VoC)VoC case studyProject justification and engineering economic analysisMake or buy: subcontracting and managing the supply chainEngineering project planning and executionProject phases, control, risk analysis, and teamleadershipProject monitoring and control case studyEngineering project communicationsEngineering project and product costingBuilding and managing teams
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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 QFDPart 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