Managing Engineering and Technology

Managing Engineering and Technology

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Engineering management faculty have recognized Managing Engineering and Technology as one of the best textbooks in its field. This book is designed to teach engineers, scientists, and other technologists the management skills they will. need to be effective throughout their careers. Topical coverage includes: *The nature and application of management principles throughout the technology product/project life cycles. *The many dimensions and issues involved with developing an engineering management career, such as getting off to the right start, maintaining technical competence, making the transition to management positions, international implications, ethics, and women/minorities. *Traditional management functions of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling with an emphasis on the management of technology The third edition has been completely updated with additional information on concurrent engineering, teams, the Internet, information technology, and creativity. A new website for the book contains supporting materials, which can be accessed at the following address: more

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  • Hardback | 490 pages
  • 179.3 x 239.8 x 23.9mm | 889.06g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0130619787
  • 9780130619785

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT. 1. Engineering and Management. Preview. Engineering. Management. Engineering Management: A Synthesis. 2. Historical Development of Engineering Management. Preview. Origins. The Industrial Revolution. Management Philosophies. Scientific Management. Administrative Management. Behavioral Management. Other Contributions. II. FUNCTIONS OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT. 3. Planning and Forecasting. Preview. Nature of Planning. The Foundation for Planning. Some Planning Concepts. Forecasting. Strategies for Managing Technology. 4. Decision Making. Preview. Nature of Decision Making. Management Science. Tools for Decision Making. Computer-Based Information Systems. Implementation. 5. Organizing. Preview. Nature of Organizing. Traditional Organization Theory. Technology and Modern Organization Structures. Teams. 6. Some Human Aspects of Organizing. Preview. Staffing Technical Organizations. Authority and Power. Delegation. Committees and Meetings. 7. Motivating and Leading Technical People. Preview. Motivation. Leadership. Motivating and Leading Technical Professionals. 8. Controlling. Preview. The Process of Control. Financial Controls. Nonfinancial Controls. III. MANAGING TECHNOLOGY THROUGH THE PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE. 9. Managing the Research Function. Preview. Product and Technology Life Cycles. Nature of Research and Development. Research Strategy and Organization. Selecting R&D Projects. Protection of Ideas. Creativity. Making R&D Organizations Successful. 10. Managing Engineering Design. Preview. Nature of Engineering Design. Systems Engineering/New Product Development. Concurrent Engineering and CALs. Control Systems in Design. Product Liability and Safety. Designing for Reliability. Other "Ilities" in Design. 11. Planning Production Activity. Preview. Introduction. Planning Manufacturing Facilities. Quantitative Tools in Production Planning. Production Planning and Control. Flexible Manufacturing Systems. 12. Managing Production Operations. Preview. Assuring Product Quality. Productivity. Work Measurement. Maintenance and Facilities (Plant) Engineering. Other Manufacturing Functions. 13. Engineers in Marketing and Service Activities. Preview. Marketing and the Engineer. Engineers in Service Organizations. IV. MANAGING PROJECTS. 14. Project Planning and Acquisition. Preview. Characteristics of a Project. The Project Proposal Process. Project Planning Tools. Types of Contracts. 15. Project Organization, Leadership, and Control. Preview. Project Organization. The Project Manager. Motivating Project Performance. Controlling Cost and Schedule. V. MANAGING YOUR ENGINEERING CAREER. 16. Achieving Effectiveness as an Engineer. Preview. Getting Off to the Right Start. Charting Your Career. Communicating Your Ideas. Staying Technically Competent. Professional Activity. 17. Managerial and International Opportunities for Engineers. Preview. Management and the Engineer. International Management. 18. Special Topics in Engineering Management. Preview. Women and Minorities in Engineering and Management. Managing Your Time. Professional Ethics and Conduct. Future Considerations in Engineering and Management. more

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