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Engineering Project Management for the Global High Technology Industry / Edition 1

Engineering Project Management for the Global High Technology Industry / Edition 1

by Sammy G. Shina
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Engineering Project Management for the Global High-Technology Industry describes how to effectivelyimplement a wide array of project management tools and techniques and covers 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.


  • Project lifecycle and development of engineeringproject management tools and techniques
  • Product stages and project management structures for developing them
  • Project inception: benchmarking, IP, and voice ofthe customer (VoC)
  • VoC case study
  • Project justification and engineering economic analysis
  • Make or buy: subcontracting and managing the supply chain
  • Engineering project planning and execution
  • Project phases, control, risk analysis, and teamleadership
  • Project monitoring and control case study
  • Engineering project communications
  • Engineering project and product costing
  • Building and managing teams

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071815369
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 01/03/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,016,147
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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 S.B. degrees in electrical engineering and industrial management from MIT, a S.M. degree in computer science from WPI, and a Sc.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Tufts University.

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