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Engineering Project Management for the Global High Technology Industry

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PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING HIGH-TECH ENGINEERING PROJECTS

 

Engineering Project Management for the Global High-Technology Industry describes how to effectively implement 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 of 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.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Project lifecycle and development of engineering project management tools and techniques
  • Product stages and project management structures for developing them
  • Project inception: benchmarking, IP, and voice of the customer (VoC)
  • VoC case study
  • Project justification and engineering economic analysis
  • Make or buy: subcontracting and managing the supply chain
  • Engineering project planning and execution
  • Project phases, control, risk analysis, and team leadership
  • Project monitoring and control case study
  • Engineering project communications
  • Engineering project and product costing
  • Building and managing teams

10 reviews for Engineering Project Management for the Global High Technology Industry

  1. Amazon Customer
    May 11, 2017
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    I will like to see more solved problems, that being said, I really enjoy reading the book.
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    John P.
    April 7, 2017
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Great book, great professor
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    Petar
    September 2, 2016
    5.0 out of 5 stars usefuly book, sammy shina is a character.
    i still use it in manufacturing.
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    EY
    January 14, 2015
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Nice book.
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    John W. McWane
    April 16, 2014
    5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent learning and resource book for the practicing engineer and engineering student
    Prof. Shina has written another excellent and useful book for both the practicing engineer and the novice engineering student. It contains a wealth of...More
    Prof. Shina has written another excellent and useful book for both the practicing engineer and the novice engineering student. It contains a wealth of information on contemporary engineering concepts and practice that will serve as a resource of information for learning about project management and doing it successfully. A quick survey of the contents will indicate comprehensive coverage of the considerations, insight, and tools necessary for effective engineering project management. Inclusion of real business case studies makes it even more effective in demonstrating the concepts presented. Extensive lists of References for each chapter show the depth of Prof. Shina's research on this topic and provides additional resources for the interested reader. Discussion Topics and Problems at the end of each chapter makes it that much more useful for learning and teaching At some point in their career, most engineers will be asked to manage an engineering project. The skills necessary for success in project management can be quite different from those of simply working on a project. And success in project management will generally open up new and promising career options. This book provides the tools necessary for this management success. I highly recommend it.
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    Lea Woodward
    April 7, 2014
    4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource for the Program Manager in a Technology Company
    As a program manager in a technology company, I found this book to be extremely relevant and perfect for a person in my position. There were many tak...More
    As a program manager in a technology company, I found this book to be extremely relevant and perfect for a person in my position. There were many take aways from the start to the finish and the case studies were extremely helpful. Having already acquired an MBA from a prestigious school, I feel this book gave better examples and learnings than what I was taught and highly recommend this book.
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    Chris Chrisafides
    April 1, 2014
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Highly relevant and useful teaching guide for students wanting the skills employers need!
    As a technical leader in a Fortune 500 business, I see the subject matter in this textbook extremely relevant and critical for students to have in ord...More
    As a technical leader in a Fortune 500 business, I see the subject matter in this textbook extremely relevant and critical for students to have in order to hit the ground run in engineering roles today in the real world.

    Subject matter including make/buys decisions and the team offs associated; conducting voice of customer to ensure that projects can be monetized and that attributes differentiate; understanding return on investment economics; recognizing that timelines and timliness is a critical element to all engineering projects; and an added focus on the importance of collaboration an d leading successful teams; all of this critical real world subjects are covered int his dynamic , in depth and comprehensive book. Well done Sammy!
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    Hoke Bullard
    March 3, 2014
    5.0 out of 5 stars Project Managment Comprehensive Guide
    Overall I enjoyed this book. I found it imminently readable and filled with relevant material. The author has addressed, explained, and demonstrated t...More
    Overall I enjoyed this book. I found it imminently readable and filled with relevant material. The author has addressed, explained, and demonstrated the latest tools and techniques, and he has directly addressed typical project pitfalls. Whether one is engaged in product development or any large scale project the methods are critical and current.
    The book is well organized, and the topics are grouped in clear logical categories. The book begins with the historical perspective detailing the changes and developments that have happened over the last 40 years. With this background the author begins to explore and explain the individual tools. This structure is helpful in the initial reading and is critical when used as reference book. Thus it can be readily used as a “how to book”, and covers all topics from project initiation through completion are covered.
    In addition there is a good use of case studies which not only show the implementation of the tools and also show the comprehensive nature of the project and the project manager’s role.
    Key helpful points are:
    1. A strong Bibliography provides additional reference material.
    2. Full list and explanation of Project tools (management and engineering)
    3. Clear and concise review of relevant financial models
    4. Team dynamics
    a. Organization and team make up
    b. Conflict resolution
    c. Communication
    d. Building and managing teams
    5. The reality of working with and partnering with subcontractors
    6. Global product development
    7. Risk identification and mitigation
    8. Strong emphasis on application and the reality of the work place
    a. Case studies
    b. Real world problems
    9. Identifying the “land mines”
    10. Resource Planning and Process Mapping
    11. Latest tools and techniques
    While it is difficult to identify anything that the author has missed, the details needed for a novice to execute the techniques are missing. This is clearly a factor of the books length (400+ pages). Yet there are strong bibliographies to point the reader to supplemental resources.
    The author presents and explains the project management fundamentals and covers the full scope of challenges facing the PM. Overall a solid, up to date educational and reference resource.
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    Dennis Gagne
    February 17, 2014
    5.0 out of 5 stars Well Rounded Project Management Reference for Global Environment
    This book pulls together critical elements of Engineering Project Management that go well beyond just tools and techniques generally associated with p...More
    This book pulls together critical elements of Engineering Project Management that go well beyond just tools and techniques generally associated with project management. There is considerable effort made to draw distinctions between industries that can afford longer development cycles with more captive manufacturing versus many of todays high tech industries where time to market is critical and a companies supply chain many be highly integrated into the development cycle. The author does a great job discussing those differences and how those differences influence the product development cycle with the use of real world case studies. I particularly appreciated the author dedicating chapters to topics around organizational behavior topics, communication, and leadership. These topics represent a significant challenge to a project manager trying to organize across a global organization where Engineering and manufacturing resources are spread out globally. I am a manager in global high tech organization and I highly recommend the book as a well-rounded project management reference.
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    Fernando
    February 15, 2014
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great real-world cases studies, global market tools, and all-purpose PM reference
    As a manager of an engineer group in pharmaceutical company, I highly recommend this book. The author provided practical real-world cases studies, eve...More
    As a manager of an engineer group in pharmaceutical company, I highly recommend this book. The author provided practical real-world cases studies, events, and activities that emphasize the importance of communication, risk assessment, cost and teamwork in managing engineering projects. The book covers developmental components and managing tools essential to successfully execute projects in today’s worldwide market. The book is well-organized and condenses a lot of good information under 500 pages, wisely balancing the details of a technical textbook and light reading of a quick reference guide. The chapter on communications is an added bonus that describes skills, tools, and methods that are essential for the planning and execution of a project, usually overlooked when dealing with interdisciplinary and multicultural global teams. The book is aimed to help new and experienced program managers.
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