Engineering and Product Development Management: The Holistic Approachby Stephen Armstrong
Pub. Date: 09/24/2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This practical guide to the components of engineering management employs a holistic approach. It will help engineers and managers understand how to improve the product development process by deploying new technology and new methods of working in concurrent teams. The book integrates elements from six well-known and understood bodies of knowledge: integrated product development, project management, process management, systems engineering, product data management, and organizational change management. These elements are framed within an overall enterprise-wide architecture. The techniques discussed work for both huge multinational organizations and smaller enterprises. The emphasis throughout is on practical tools for engineers, managers, and consultants responsible for project and product development.
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Table of ContentsPart I. Understanding Engineering Process Management: 1. The holistic approach to managing engineering operations; 2. An overview of engineering process management; 3. Organization of engineering tasks; Part II. Applying Engineering Processes to Program Management: 4. Roles and responsibilities; 5. Approach to program and project management; 6. An integrated team member's guide to performing a task; 7. Program structuring and planning; 8. Risk assessment; 9. Program initiation and execution; 10. Program reviews; 11. Engineering change management and product data management; Part III. Deploying Engineering Process Management: 12. Organizing for deployment; 13. Overcoming resistance to change; 14. Implementing IPD - lessons learned case study; Part IV. Appendices: Glossary; List of figures and tables; Bibliography.
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