Engineering Project Management for the Global High-Technology Industry

by: Sammy G. Shina, Ph.D., P.E.


Abstract: Proven strategies for successfully managing high-tech engineering projects. Engineering Project Management for the Global High-Technology Industry describes how to effectively implement a wide array of project management tools and techniques and offers comprehensive details on the entire product development lifecycle. Technology management—from research to advanced development to adoption in new products—is explained with examples of organizational structure and required timelines. This practical guide discusses key topics such as creating a business plan, performing economic analysis, leveraging internal resources and the supply chain, planning project development, controlling projects, tracking progress, managing risk, and reporting to management. Skills essential to the successful project manager, including communication, leadership, and teamwork, are also addressed. Real-world case studies from top global technology companies illustrate the concepts presented in the book.
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Title: Engineering Project Management for the Global High-Technology Industry

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2014 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071815369

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Sammy G. Shina, Ph.D., P.E. is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and former Director of the Electronics Manufacturing Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is an international consultant, trainer, and seminar provider on project management, Six Sigma applications, technology supply chains, collaborative engineering, product design and development, and electronics manufacturing and automation, and has also worked extensively as an expert witness on issues of patent infringements of electronic products and systems. Dr. Shina spent more than 20 years developing new products and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies for several technology companies, including Hewlett Packard and RCA. He received B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and industrial management from MIT, an M.S. degree in computer science from WPI, and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Tufts University.

Description: Proven strategies for successfully managing high-tech engineering projects. Engineering Project Management for the Global High-Technology Industry describes how to effectively implement a wide array of project management tools and techniques and offers comprehensive details on the entire product development lifecycle. Technology management—from research to advanced development to adoption in new products—is explained with examples of organizational structure and required timelines. This practical guide discusses key topics such as creating a business plan, performing economic analysis, leveraging internal resources and the supply chain, planning project development, controlling projects, tracking progress, managing risk, and reporting to management. Skills essential to the successful project manager, including communication, leadership, and teamwork, are also addressed. Real-world case studies from top global technology companies illustrate the concepts presented in the book.