Engineering and Product Development Management: The Holistic Approach

Stephen C. Armstrong

Engineering and Product Development Management is a practical guide to the components of engineering management, using a holistic approach. It will help engineers and managers understand what they have to do to improve the product development process by deploying new technology and new methods of working in concurrent teams. The book takes elements from six well known and understood bodies of knowledge and integrates them into a holistic approach: integrated product development, project management, process management, systems engineering, product data management, and organizational change management. These elements are framed within an overall enterprise-wide architecture. The techniques discussed in this book work for both huge multinational organizations and smaller enterprises. The emphasis throughout is on practical tools which will be invaluable for engineers, managers, and consultants responsible for project and product development.

Why you should buy this book.

Read the Foreword by Carl Gerard, in charge of Engineering at the DeHavilland plant that implemented this approach for one project. The success of that project led to this approach being adopted at the plant, and then throughout Bombardier’s enterprise.

Read the Foreword by Dr. Woody Sconyers, in charge of Virtual Product Development, Lockheed Martin tactical Aircraft Systems. A succinct description of the challenges in product development, and how this book addresses those challenges.

Read the Preface for an overview of the book.
Review the Contents of this Book.
You can view Chapter 1 of this book.

Cambridge University Press
August 2001
ISBN: 9780521790697

Binding: Hardback & Paperback
Pages: 352
Figures: 128 line diagrams, 16 tables

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