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Rethinking Innovation and Design for Emerging Markets: Inside the Renault Kwid Project

Christophe Midler, Bernard Jullien, Yannick Lung
May 15, 2017

The authors have put together a fascinating narrative of the creation process of one of the most successful example of frugal engineering in recent years. They bring out insightful details of what managerial, organizational and technological pathways were taken to come up with a disruptive...

Leading and Motivating Global Teams: Integrating Offshore Centers and the Head Office

Vimal Kumar Khanna
May 08, 2017

This book provides techniques for offshore center managers and head office managers to motivate and manage globally distributed teams, which are spread across the offshore center and the head office, and thereby achieve higher productivity. Readers learn how to integrate the offshore center with...

Project Management Tools and Techniques: A Practical Guide

Deborah Sater Carstens, Gary L. Richardson, Ronald B. Smith
March 30, 2017

A combination of art and skill that results in the balancing of project objectives against restraints of time, budget, and quality, effective project management requires skill and experience as well as many tools and techniques. Project Management Tools and Techniques: A Practical Guide describes...

Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry: A World System Approach

Adedeji B. Badiru, Samuel O. Osisanya
March 29, 2017

Project management for oil and gas projects comes with a unique set of challenges that include the management of science, technology, and engineering aspects. Underlining the specific issues involved in projects in this field, Project Management for the Oil and Gas Industry: A World System Approach...

A Guide to Selecting Software Measures and Metrics

Capers Jones
March 16, 2017

Going where no book on software measurement and metrics has previously gone, this critique thoroughly examines a number of bad measurement practices, hazardous metrics, and huge gaps and omissions in the software literature that neglect important topics in measurement. The book covers the major...

Engineering Management in a Global Environment: Guidelines and Procedures

M. Kemal Atesmen
February 02, 2017

In today's global business environment with high speed interactions, engineering organizations are evolving continuously. Engineering Management in a Global Environment: Guidelines and Procedures provides guidelines for changing roles of engineering managers in the international arena. The book...

Dubai - The Epicenter of Modern Innovation: A Guide to Implementing Innovation Strategies

William R. Kennedy, Aaron G. Amacher, Gregory C. McLaughlin
January 26, 2017

International and global in nature, Dubai - The Epicenter of Modern Innovation: A Guide to Implementing Innovation Strategies provides a roadmap for the successful implementation of innovation for companies and businesses currently working in the Middle East, the UAE, and more specifically, Dubai....

Lean and Agile Project Management: How to Make Any Project Better, Faster, and More Cost Effective

Terra Vanzant Stern, PhD
December 20, 2016

When project managers are faced with budget cuts and fewer resources, waste elimination becomes a priority in maintaining effectiveness. This does not mean shortening or abandoning traditional project cycles, though. In fact, fast results on critical assignments can only be completed with strong...

Essentials of Engineering Leadership and Innovation

Pamela McCauley
December 15, 2016

This book is a must-have resource for those engineering professionals seeking out best practice in engineering leadership and innovation. It is underpinned by years of applied experience in engineering settings, and is designed to develop and prepare engineers as leaders to accept the technical and...

Project Feasibility: Tools for Uncovering Points of Vulnerability

Olivier Mesly
December 15, 2016

This book presents a set of tools that will aid in deciding whether a project should go ahead, be improved, or abandoned altogether by pinpointing its vulnerabilities. It offers a review of project feasibility analysis, and more critically, psychodynamic aspects that are often neglected, including...

Project and Program Turnaround

Thomas Pavelko
December 12, 2016

The U.S. economy thrives on the development of new products, new systems, and new processes. Usually, these advances start as a flash of inspiration by highly creative individuals. It is complex and difficult to go from initial inspiration to a final product, process, or system. So it is not...

Project Management in Extreme Situations: Lessons from Polar Expeditions, Military and Rescue Operations, and Wilderness Exploration

Monique Aubry, Pascal Lievre
December 06, 2016

The growing complexity of projects today, as well as the uncertainty inherent in innovative projects, is making obsolete traditional project management practices and procedures, which are based on the notion that much about a project is known at its start. The current high level of change and...

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