Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management / Edition 3

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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.

About the Author:
Howard Eisner, DSc, is Distinguished Research Professor and Professor in theEngineering Management and Systems Engineering Department at The George Washington University

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Editorial Reviews

A textbook for a 15-week graduate course, and a reference and tutorial for practicing systems engineers and project managers. Defines and describes the essentials of project and systems engineering management, and shows the relationship between project management and systems engineering. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"Most large-scale systems deal with military, aerospace, or telecommunications activity. Examples are the space shuttle and air traffic control. This well-written text therefore devotes much of its content and one-third of its bibliography, to such subjects. ; Dealing with difficult people, such as team busters, or the bad boss, confronts most of us at some time. Motivation? Incentives? How to treat employees fairly and earn loyalty? It's all here." (Electrical Apparatus, April 2002)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470129333
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/14/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 540,688
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

HOWARD EISNER is Distinguished Research Professor and Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a member of several engineering honor societies. He has also served as president for two high-tech companies. He is the author of a book on computer-aided systems engineering and related topics, a book on personal and corporate reengineering, and Essentials of Project and Systems Engineering Management, published by Wiley.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Overview 1

1 Systems, Projects, and Management 3

2 Overview of Essentials 41

Pt. II Project Management 69

3 The Project Plan 71

4 Schedule, Cost, and Situation Analysis 99

5 The Project Manager and Leadership 131

6 Team Building and Team Interactions 159

Pt. III Systems Engineering and Management 191

7 The Thirty Elements of Systems Engineering 191

8 Requirements Analysis and Allocation 233

9 Systems Architecting: Principles 257

10 Software Engineering 305

11 Selected Quantitative Relationships 337

Pt. IV Trends, Perspectives, and Integrative Management 367

12 Systems/Software Engineering and Project Management Trends 369

13 Selected New Perspectives 409

14 Integrative Management 433

App Systems Architecting - Cases 451

Index 481

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