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Managing Engineering and Technology : An Introduction to Management for Engineers,9780131994218
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Managing Engineering and Technology : An Introduction to Management for Engineers

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Edition:
5th
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9780131994218

ISBN10:
0131994212
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2010
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Managing Engineering and Technology teaches 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 making the transition to management positions, effective time management, international implications, the importance of professional ethics and conduct, and the position of women and minorities in engineering management. Traditional management functions-planning, decision making, organizing, staffing, leading, motivating, and controlling-explored with an emphasis on the management of technology.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Part I Introduction to Engineering Management
1(48)
Engineering and Management
3(19)
Preview
3(1)
Learning Objectives
3(1)
Engineering
3(6)
Management
9(5)
Engineering Management: A Synthesis
14(5)
Discussion Questions
19(1)
Notes
20(2)
Historical Development of Engineering Management
22(27)
Preview
22(1)
Learning Objectives
22(1)
Origins
23(2)
The Industrial Revolution
25(4)
Management Philosophies
29(1)
Scientific Management
29(7)
Administrative Management
36(2)
Behavioral Management
38(3)
Current Contributions
41(4)
Discussion Questions
45(1)
Notes
45(4)
Part II Functions of Technology Management
49(138)
Planning and Forecasting
51(24)
Preview
51(1)
Learning Objectives
52(1)
Nature of Planning
52(2)
The Foundation for Planning
54(5)
Some Planning Concepts
59(3)
Forecasting
62(7)
Strategies for Managing Technology
69(3)
Discussion Questions
72(1)
Notes
73(2)
Decision Making
75(22)
Preview
75(1)
Learning Objectives
76(1)
Nature of Decision Making
76(2)
Management Science
78(3)
Tools for Decision Making
81(11)
Computer-Based Information Systems
92(2)
Implementation
94(1)
Discussion Questions
94(2)
Notes
96(1)
Organizing
97(18)
Preview
97(1)
Learning Objectives
98(1)
Nature of Organizing
98(2)
Traditional Organization Theory
100(7)
Technology and Modern Organization Structures
107(2)
Teams
109(4)
Discussion Questions
113(1)
Notes
114(1)
Some Human Aspects of Organizing
115(24)
Preview
115(1)
Learning Objectives
116(1)
Staffing Technical Organizations
116(11)
Authority and Power
127(4)
Delegation
131(2)
Committees and Meetings
133(3)
Discussion Questions
136(1)
Notes
137(2)
Leading Technical People
139(32)
Preview
139(1)
Learning Objectives
140(1)
Leadership
140(11)
Motivation
151(13)
Motivating and Leading Technical Professionals
164(5)
Notes
169(2)
Controlling
171(16)
Preview
171(1)
Learning Objectives
171(1)
The Process of Control
172(3)
Financial Controls
175(9)
Discussion Questions
184(1)
Notes
185(2)
Part III Managing Technology through the Product Life Cycle
187(134)
Managing the Research Function
189(25)
Preview
189(1)
Learning Objectives
190(1)
Product and Technology Life Cycles
190(2)
Nature of Research and Development
192(3)
Research Strategy and Organization
195(1)
Selecting R&D Projects
196(4)
Creativity
200(4)
Protection of Ideas
204(5)
Making R&D Organizations Successful
209(3)
Notes
212(2)
Managing Engineering Design
214(35)
Preview
214(1)
Learning Objectives
215(1)
Nature of Engineering Design
215(1)
Systems Engineering/New Product Development
216(6)
Concurrent Engineering and CALS
222(2)
Control Systems in Design
224(6)
Product Liability and Safety
230(4)
Designing for Reliability
234(6)
Other ``Ilities'' in Design
240(5)
Discussion Questions
245(1)
Notes
246(3)
Planning Production Activity
249(26)
Preview
249(1)
Learning Objectives
249(1)
Introduction
250(5)
Planning Manufacturing Facilities
255(3)
Quantitative Tools in Production Planning
258(6)
Production Planning and Control
264(5)
Flexible Manufacturing Systems
269(3)
Discussion Questions
272(1)
Notes
273(2)
Managing Production Operations
275(25)
Preview
275(1)
Learning Objectives
276(1)
Assuring Product Quality
276(11)
Productivity
287(2)
Work Measurement
289(3)
Maintenance and Facilities (Plant) Engineering
292(3)
Other Manufacturing Functions
295(2)
Discussion Questions
297(1)
Notes
298(2)
Engineers in Marketing and Service Activities
300(21)
Preview
300(1)
Learning Objectives
301(1)
Marketing and the Engineer
301(8)
Engineers in Service Organizations
309(9)
Discussion Questions
318(1)
Notes
319(2)
Part IV Managing Projects
321(48)
Project Planning and Acquisition
323(21)
Preview
323(1)
Learning Objectives
324(1)
Characteristics of a Project
324(1)
The Project Proposal Process
325(4)
Project Planning Tools
329(10)
Types of Contracts
339(2)
Discussion Questions
341(1)
Notes
342(2)
Project Organization, Leadership, and Control
344(25)
Preview
344(1)
Learning Objectives
345(1)
Project Organization
345(8)
The Project Manager
353(1)
Motivating Project Performance
354(7)
Controlling Cost and Schedule
361(4)
Discussion Questions
365(1)
Notes
366(3)
Part V Managing Your Engineering Career
369(80)
Engineering Ethics
371(20)
Preview
371(1)
Learning Objectives
371(1)
Professional Ethics and Conduct
372(16)
Discussion Questions
388(1)
Notes
389(2)
Achieving Effectiveness as an Engineer and Special Topics
391(33)
Preview
391(1)
Learning Objectives
392(1)
Getting Off to the Right Start
392(4)
Charting your Career
396(2)
Communicating Your Ideas
398(6)
Staying Technically Competent
404(2)
Professional Activity
406(4)
Women and Minorities in Engineering and Management
410(6)
Managing your Time
416(3)
Discussion Questions
419(2)
Notes
421(3)
Globalization and Managerial Opportunities for Engineers
424(25)
Preview
424(1)
Learning Objectives
425(1)
Globalization
425(9)
Management and the Engineer
434(9)
Future Considerations in Engineering and Management
443(3)
Discussion Questions
446(1)
Notes
447(2)
Index 449


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