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Engineering Management Journal

Issue 4 • Date Aug. 2000

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  • Tomatoes are red, engineers are pink, world-class are you? [future engineers, benchmark]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):165 - 169
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    A truly world class benchmark for tomorrow's engineers will include qualities of leadership, entrepreneurism and technical foresight. The author believes that the Engineering Council's standards and routes to registration (SARTOR '97) is a fresh step towards a new crop of engineering professionals with designer characteristics for management. The author discusses the for and against of the managem... View full abstract»

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  • Preventing project cost escalation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):174 - 181
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    Project costs often increase beyond their original estimates. This is considered inevitable and all too readily accepted as the norm. However, by following a few considered steps there are methods available to reduce cost escalation and increase profit. The first step is developing the project budget and increasing its accuracy. Allowance should be made for project risks. The effective use of cont... View full abstract»

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  • Get on the net [Internet]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):182 - 187
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    The Internet is used in engineering across the board and at all levels, from migrating current product catalogues online to business-to-business e-commerce. Not only does the Internet have benefits; it is becoming the norm in business. If you are not doing it, your competitors probably are. Most companies begin developing websites by starting small, proving value, and evolving step-by-step to beco... View full abstract»

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  • Planning a 42-hour railway [London Underground, Millennium services]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):188 - 193
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    Set up in April 1999 to formulate contingency arrangements for potential millennium bug failures the role of the Millennium Event Contingency Arrangements (MECA) project team was expanded to cover the strategic management of 42 hours of continuous service to support the celebrations planned for London. Discussions had been taking place for some time with the London event organisers. The river even... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering design, the fount of quality

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):194 - 196
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    Over several decades the focus of statistical quality control has moved progressively from the customer interface, back through production, to research and product development. Statistical methods can be carried right back to the head-waters of engineering design with supremely attractive downstream benefits. The author describes the benefits of variance synthesis. View full abstract»

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  • Technology driven or market led, the new product development trap

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):197 - 204
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    Too many products fail because they are either product or market driven, therefore a holistic view must be taken. Engineers can do this by developing marketing skills to complement their design capabilities. Classical models can be adapted to provide effective frameworks for the integration of technology and marketing. Analysis of both product and market attributes leads to the successful manageme... View full abstract»

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  • Bonds and guarantees

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 170
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  • Doing it differently - systems for rethinking construction [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 206
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Engineering Management magazine covers management methods, techniques and processes relevant to engineers, incorporating project management, marketing, finance, law, quality and responsibilities of the engineer in society.

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Dickon Ross
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