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Inventive Engineering: Knowledge and Skills for Creative Engineers

1st Edition

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Tomasz Arciszewski
March 3, 2016

Inventive Engineering is an emerging engineering science focused on the conceptual designing processes whereby creative, or inventive, designs are developed. Its core concepts are too often unknown and even surprising, but they are also feasible and can be learned, leading to potentially patent...

PMP® Exam Preparation: Test Questions, Practice Test, and Simulated Exam

1st Edition

Dr. Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP
October 17, 2018

Fully updated to be aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge® (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition, this study guide is structured per the PMP® Examination Content Outline (ECO), 2015 edition, which is the blueprint for the PMP® exam. The study guide has a chapter of 50 questions for each...

Culturally Tuning Change Management

1st Edition

Risto Gladden
October 09, 2018

Managing change across cultures can be tricky, and universal approaches to change management may not serve their purpose in every cultural setting. This book examines the cultural dimensions that can influence the perceptions of and reactions to change in different cultural contexts and highlights...

The Four Pillars of Portfolio Management: Organizational Agility, Strategy, Risk, and Resources

1st Edition

Olivier Lazar
October 05, 2018

Portfolio management consists mainly of making decisions about which initiatives to undertake, which initiatives not to pursue, and which resources are to be allocated to which portfolio component. At least, that’s how it is most commonly presented in textbooks and courses. Indeed, it is all of...

Szycher’s Practical Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

1st Edition

Michael Szycher
October 02, 2018

This practical and comprehensive handbook offers step-by-step instruction, guiding entrepreneurs of innovative technology startups all the way from idea to profitability. With its easy-to-follow format aimed at both experienced as well as novice entrepreneurs, this book covers all technical,...

Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective

1st Edition

Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Marek Frankowicz, Jussi Kantola, Pavel Zgaga
October 01, 2018

During the last 60 years the discipline of human factors (HF) has evolved alongside progress in engineering, technology, and business. Contemporary HF is clearly shifting towards addressing the human-centered design paradigm for much larger and complex societal systems, the effectiveness of which...

Project Management Capability Assessment: Performing ISO 33000-Based Capability Assessments of Project Management

1st Edition

Peter T. Davis, Barry D. Lewis
September 18, 2018

Learn how to perform project management according to international standards of compliance using capability assessment processes. This book compares and contrasts the approach to project management using ISO 21500 against the more direct ISO 33000 Capability Assessment. It shows how to assess...

Systems Engineering for Projects: Achieving Positive Outcomes in a Complex World

1st Edition

Lory Mitchell Wingate
September 14, 2018

Systems engineering has been applied to some of the most important projects of our time, including those that have helped humanity explore the world and the universe, expand our technical abilities, and enhance the quality of human life. Without formal training in systems engineering, the...

Defense Innovation Handbook: Guidelines, Strategies, and Techniques

1st Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru, Cassie Barlow
September 04, 2018

Innovation is the lifeline of national development. This handbook is a collection of chapters that provide techniques and methodologies for achieving the transfer of defense-targeted science and technology development for general industrial applications. The handbook shows how to translate theory...

Leading Science and Technology-Based Organizations: Mastering the Fundamentals of Personal, Managerial, and Executive Leadership

1st Edition

Anthony P. Graffeo
August 30, 2018

R&D Leadership: Mastering the Fundamentals for Engineers and Scientists lays out practical strategies for improving personal, team, and organizational performance in technology organizations. The roles of leadership, management, and coaching have been defined and integrated with examples from...

The Human Factor in Project Management

1st Edition

Denise Thompson
August 14, 2018

In the fluid world of changing business environments and variables affecting projects, a style of project management that primarily relies on maintaining the Iron Triangle, that tenuous mix of schedule, scope, and budgets, is no longer the sole path to success. Today’s project management demands a...

Project Business Management

1st Edition

Oliver F. Lehmann
July 17, 2018

Roughly half of all project managers have to lead customer projects as profit centers on contractor side with two big objectives: making the customer happy and bringing money home. Customer projects are a high-risk business on both sides, customers and contractors, but the dynamics of this business...

Project Management Lessons Learned: A Continuous Process Improvement Framework

1st Edition

Mel Bost
June 18, 2018

"Readers can benefit from the expertise of Mel Bost as both a project manager and a PMO practitioner. Kudos to him for bringing us this valuable perspective on lessons learned." —Mark Price Perry, Founder, BOT International and author of Business Driven Project Portfolio Management "Every project...

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