Market_Desc: Software Designers/Developers and Systems Analysts, Managers/Engineers of Organizational Process Improvement Programmers. Special Features: · Reputable and authoritative authors.· Written in a clear and easy to read format, packed full of jargon-free and unthreatening advice.· Structured as FAQs (questions and answers) - an ideal format for busy practitioners.· Cover quotes from leading software gurus. About The Book: Requirements Engineering is a new term for an old problem, in the past known as Systems Analysis (and also Knowledge Elicitation). Requirements constitute the earliest phase of the software development cycle. Requirements are precise statements that reflect the needs of customers and users of an intended computer system, e.g. a word processor must include a spell-checker, security access is to be given to authorized personnel only, updates to customer information must be made every 10 seconds.Requirements engineering is being recognized as increasingly important - no other aspect of software engineering has enjoyed as much growth in recent years. More and more organizations are either improving their requirements engineering process or thinking about doing so.
Practical Guide to Project Planning is filled with project documents and templates ready to use for planning and managing project. It explains project analysis and modeling techniques so these documents and templates can be used for effective project management. In addition, the book is also a guide to best practices that comply with the PMI’s PMBOK ® 3.0. Throughout the book, a real-world, practical project plan is used to explain all management issues related to a project, including scope, time, costs, quality, human resources, communication, risks, procurement, and integration. This example also covers every stage of implementing a project management office (PMO), from initial analysis to post-deployment review. The text is filled with insightful tips on using the most popular project management tools and software, including Mindmanager for initial planning sessions, Milestone Project Companion for report generation, and Microsoft Project, the most widely used tool for project planning. Project documents discussed in the book are on the accompanying CD ROM, so readers can use them to develop and track their own projects.
Author: Gerhard Pahl, Wolfgang Beitz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The aIm of the first two German editions of our book Kon struktionslehre (Engineering Design) was to present a comprehensive, consistent and clear approach to systematic engineering design. The book has been translated into five languages, making it a standard international reference of equal importance for improving the design methods of practising designers in industry and for educating students of mechanical engineering design. Although the third German edition conveys essentially the same message, it contains additional knowledge based on further findings from design research and from the application of systematic design methods in practice. The latest references have also been included. With these additions the book achieves all our aims and represents the state of the art. Substantial sections remain identical to the previous editions. The main extensions include: - a discussion of cognitive psychology, which enhances the creativity of design work; - enhanced methods for product planning; - principles of design for recycling; - examples of well-known machine elements*; - special methods for quality assurance; and - an up-to-date treatment of CAD*.
One of the best-known authorities on project management, David Cleland developed this new edition for professionals who need a dependable, on-the-job resource to answer questions and solve problems as they arise. Field Guide to Project Management is unmatched in its wealth of reliable information on project management systems and its concise and accessible format, also making it the perfect volume to read cover to cover for a unique, up-to-date survey of the field. Every aspect of project management is addressed with practical explanations and advice by a who’s-who roster of expert authors who cover planning techniques, concepts, paradigms, processes, tools, and techniques.
Invention by Design
Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Presents case studies of inventions by engineers, explaining how they resolve technical difficulties, and how they make their inventions socially acceptable and economically feasible
Project Management Guide
Author: Marc Ducros, Gabriel Fernet
Publisher: Editions TECHNIP
The purpose of this book is to provide some understanding and guidelines on the way medium sized and large Projects in an international environment can be initiated and managed. Its content is based on the collective experience of the authors obtained during the last forty years with an International Oil & Gas Company, with the rest spent with engineering and construction contractors.
Authoritative strategies for implementing project management Senior managers at world-class corporations open their office doors to discuss case studies that demonstrate their thought processes and actual strategies that helped them lead their companies to excellence in project management in less than six years! Following the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), industry leaders address: Project risk management Project portfolio management The Project Office Project management multinational cultures Integrated project teams and virtual project teams
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.
Very few software projects are completed on time, on budget, and to their original specification causing the global IT software industry to lose billions each year in project overruns and reworking software. Research supports that projects usually fail because of management mistakes rather than technical mistakes. Risk Management in Software Development Projects focuses on what the practitioner needs to know about risk in the pursuit of delivering software projects. Risk Management in Software Development Projects will help all practicing IT Project Managers and IT Managers understand: * Key components of the risk management process * Current processes and best practices for software risk identification * Techniques of risk analysis * Risk Planning * Management processes and be able to develop the process for various organizations
Clements/Gido's best-selling EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 5th Edition, International Edition presents everything you need to know to work successfully in today's exciting project management environment, from how to organize and manage effective project teams, to planning, scheduling and cost management. Revised chapters now closely align with the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) framework to ensure you are mastering today's best management practices. Coverage of the latest business developments and challenges introduce issues, such as project constraints, the project charter, and how projects relate to an organization's strategic plan. You even gain experience working with the latest version of today's most popular project management software -- Microsoft Project 2010 -- using the trial version that comes with each new book.
The comprehensive guide to project management implementation, updated with the latest in the field Project management has spread beyond the IT world to become a critical part of business in every sphere; built on efficiency, analysis, and codified practice, professional project management leads to the sort of reproducible results and reliable processes that make a business successful. Project Management Best Practices provides implementation guidance for every phase of a project, based on the real-world methodologies from leading companies around the globe. Updated to align with the industry’s latest best practices, this new Fourth Edition includes new discussion on Agile and Scrum, tradeoffs and constraints, Portfolio PMO tools, and much more. Get up-to-date information on the latest best practices that add value at every level of an organization Gain insight from more than 50 project managers at world-class organizations including Airbus, Heineken, RTA, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Cisco, Nokia, and more Delve deeper into implementation guidance for Agile, Scrum, and Six Sigma Explore more efficient methodologies, training, measurement, and metrics that boost organization-wide performance Adopt new approaches to culture and behavioral excellence, including conflict resolution, situational leadership, proactive management, staffing, and more Ideal for both college and corporate training, this book is accompanied by an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint lecture slides that bring project management concepts right into the classroom. As the field continues to grow and evolve, it becomes increasingly important to stay current with new and established practices; this book provides comprehensive guidance on every aspect of project management, with invaluable real-world insight from leaders in the field.
Guide to managing software developments in relation to increases in computer power
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) provides generalized project management guidance applicable to most projects most of the time. In order to apply this generalized guidance to construction projects, the Project Management Institute has developed the Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide.This Construction Extension provides construction-specific guidance for the project management practitioner for each of the PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas, as well as guidance in these additional areas not found in the PMBOK® Guide:•All project resources, rather than just human resources•Project health, safety, security, and environmental management•Project financial management, in addition to cost•Management of claims in constructionThis edition of the Construction Extension also follows a new structure, discussing the principles in each of the Knowledge Areas rather than discussing the individual processes. This approach broadens the applicability of the Construction Extension by increasing the focus on the “what” and “why” of construction project management. This Construction Extension also includes discussion of emerging trends and developments in the construction industry that affect the application of project management to construction projects.
Creating the high performance team
Author: Steve Buchholz, Thomas Roth, Kären M. Hess, Wilson Learning Corporation
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
An adaptation of Wilson's popular seminar, providing practical tips for building teams in organizations. Shows managers how to create a sense of interdependence in a team, how to set goals through participative leadership, how to anticipate problems and deal with them before they arise. Major areas of concentration include shared responsibility, alignment of purpose, and encouraging creative talent. Case studies, dialogs, and ``real world'' examples help managers instill a sense of common purpose, promote communication, and make teams that perform.
This new classic is an examination of how to refigure project management to be more efficient and effective, particularly in terms of leadership. Using a case study approach, the author, Alex Laufer presents a specific set of guidelines on how to improve the team approach to any project, be it a new airline jet or an IT project.