Description

Competitive Engineering documents Tom Gilb's unique, ground-breaking approach to communicating management objectives and systems engineering requirements, clearly and unambiguously. Competitive Engineering is a revelation for anyone involved in management and risk control. Already used by thousands of project managers and systems engineers around the world, this is a handbook for initiating, controlling and delivering complex projects on time and within budget. The Competitive Engineering methodology provides a practical set of tools and techniques that enable readers to effectively design, manage and deliver results in any complex organization - in engineering, industry, systems engineering, software, IT, the service sector and beyond. Elegant, comprehensive and accessible, the Competitive Engineering methodology provides a practical set of tools and techniques that enable readers to effectively design, manage and deliver results in any complex organization - in engineering, industry, systems engineering, software, IT, the service sector and beyond.

Key Features

* Provides detailed, practical and innovative coverage of key subjects including requirements specification, design evaluation, specification quality control and evolutionary project management * Offers a complete, proven and meaningful 'end-to-end' process for specifying, evaluating, managing and delivering high quality solutions * Tom Gilb's clients include HP, Intel, CitiGroup, IBM, Nokia and the US Department of Defense

Readership

Professional reference for engineers and engineering managers, plus general managers involved in systems engineering, specification, design, project management and quality management. Key industries: software, aerospace, automotive, and civil engineering

Table of Contents

1. Planguage Basics and Process Control; 2. Introduction to Requirements; 3. Functions; 4. Performance; 5. Scales of Measure; 6. Resources, Budgets and Costs; 7. Design Ideas and Design Engineering; 8. Specification Quality Control; 9. Impact Estimation; 10. Evolutionary Project Management; Planguage Concept Glossary

Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750665070
Electronic ISBN:
9780080457093

About the author

Tom Gilb

Affiliations and Expertise

Author of 8 previous books and Consultant, Result Planning Limited, UK.

Reviews

“This stuff works. Competitive Engineering contains powerful tools that are both practical and simple - a rare combination. Over the last decade, I have applied Tom Gilb's tools in a variety of settings including product development, service delivery, manufacturing, site construction, IT, eBusiness, quality marketing, and management, on projects of various sizes. Thousands of engineers have been through Competitive Engineering training and Planguage workshops that I have authored. The vast majority of students immediately recognize their value and go on to use them beneficially on projects. Competitive Engineering is based on decades of practical experience, feedback, and improvement, and it shows.” — Erik Simmons, Intel Corporation, Requirements Engineering Practice Lead, Corporate Quality Network “Fundamentally, the book presents a new take on best practices in systems engineering and management… The book passed my value-added test, when I realized that I was photocopying several pages for future reference, to be part of my “toolkit” of helpful tips and techniques. I particularly enjoyed reading the 10 often witty, summary principles in each chapter…Perseverance pays off with Competitive Engineering. The book is not a quick read, which Tom acknowledges. You have to carefully study some of the pages to understand the concepts being presented. The reward occurs when you glean the nuggets of wisdom from the numerous practical examples, case studies, and Planguage examples. Tom’s way of presenting the CE concepts makes the book a useful addition to the systems engineer’s library.” — Jerry Huller, Raytheon “I found Planguage to be an interesting and noble idea for the enhancement of communication in the product development environment…Systems engineering professionals wanting another perspective on applying SE techniques to real product development and those wanting to ad