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Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile

Mounir Ajam
December 01, 2017

This book goes beyond the paint by numbers approach, transcending the "how" of project management to the "what" and "why," which is critical for leaders of change. — Dr. Joel B. Carboni, President and Founder, GPM Global and President, IPMA-USA Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile...

Occupational Ergonomics: Theory and Applications, Second Edition

Amit Bhattacharya, James D. McGlothlin
November 30, 2017

In the fifteen years since the publication of Occupational Ergonomics: Theory and Applications significant advances have been made in this field. These advances include understanding the impact of ageing and obesity on workplace, the role of ergonomics in promoting healthy workplaces and...

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

Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Marek Frankowicz, Jussi Kantola, Pavel Zgaga
November 30, 2017

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...

Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, Sixth Edition, Textbook and Student Solutions Manual

William M. Mendenhall, Terry L. Sincich
November 28, 2017

This text is designed for a two-semester introductory course in statistics for students majoring in engineering or any of the physical sciences. Inevitably, once these students graduate and are employed, they will be involved in the collection and analysis of data and will be required to think...

Universal Design: Principles and Models

Roberta Null
November 22, 2017

As the baby boom generation ages, it is crucial that designers understand all they can about bringing this group, as well as all others, design that will offer function, aesthetics, and quality of life. Full of examples and illustrated with pictures of good design, Universal Design: Principles and...

Designing Complex Products with Systems Engineering Processes and Techniques

Vivek D. Bhise
November 22, 2017

This book looks at how to design complex products that have many components with intricate relationships and requirements. It also discusses how to manage processes involved in their lifecycle, from concept generation to disposal, with the objectives of increasing customer satisfaction, quality,...

Continuous Time Dynamical Systems: State Estimation and Optimal Control with Orthogonal Functions

B.M. Mohan, S.K. Kar
November 22, 2017

Optimal control deals with the problem of finding a control law for a given system such that a certain optimality criterion is achieved. An optimal control is a set of differential equations describing the paths of the control variables that minimize the cost functional. This book, Continuous Time...

The CIO’s Guide to Risk

Jessica Keyes
November 16, 2017

In an age of globalization, widely distributed systems, and rapidly advancing technological change, IT professionals and their managers must understand that risk is ever present. The key to project success is to identify risk and subsequently deal with it. The CIO’s Guide to Risk addresses the many...

Handbook of Human Factors in Air Transportation Systems

Steven James Landry
November 15, 2017

One of the primary applications of human factors engineering is in the aviation domain, and the importance of human factors has never been greater as U.S. and European authorities seek to modernize the air transportation system through the introduction of advanced automation. This handbook provides...

A Concise Handbook of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Sciences

Andrei D. Polyanin, Alexei I. Chernoutsan
November 13, 2017

A Concise Handbook of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Sciences takes a practical approach to the basic notions, formulas, equations, problems, theorems, methods, and laws that most frequently occur in scientific and engineering applications and university education. The authors pay special...

Green Engineering: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design

Riadh Habash
November 08, 2017

This is a primary text project that combines sustainability development with engineering entrepreneurship and design to present a transdisciplinary approach to modern engineering education. The book is distinguished by extensive descriptions of concepts in sustainability, its principles, and its...

Requirements Engineering for Software and Systems

Phillip A. Laplante
October 31, 2017

Solid requirements engineering has increasingly been recognized as the key to improved, on-time, and on-budget delivery of software and systems projects. This textbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the theoretical and practical aspects of discovering, analyzing, modeling, validating,...