Problem Solving for New Engineers: What Every Engineering Manager Wants You to Know

Melisa Buie

July 24, 2017 by Productivity Press
Reference - 262 Pages - 80 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138197787 - CAT# K31309


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Helps the reader:

  • Reduce avoidable experimental variation.
  • Quantify variation inherent in measurement systems.
  • Build a model of an experimental process space with intentional variation.
  • Design and create effective experimental strategies for managing variation.
  • Learn to effectively communicate technical information.


This book brings a fresh new approach to practical problem solving in engineering, covering the critical concepts and ideas that engineers must understand to solve engineering problems. Problem Solving for New Engineers: What Every Engineering Manager Wants You to Know provides strategy and tools needed for new engineers and scientists to become apprentice experimenters armed only with a problem to solve and knowledge of their subject matter.

When engineers graduate, they enter the work force with only one part of what’s needed to effectively solve problems -- Problem solving requires not just subject matter expertise but an additional knowledge of strategy. With the combination of both knowledge of subject matter and knowledge of strategy, engineering problems can be attacked efficiently. This book develops strategy for minimizing, eliminating, and finally controlling unwanted variation such that all intentional variation is truly representative of the variables of interest.


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