IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Issue 3 • Aug. 1979

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    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 1
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  • Project management: Past, present, and future — An editorial summary

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):49 - 50
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    This Special Issue on Project Management brings together some of the latest research and practices in project management in Europe, South America, and the United States. The papers in this issue deal with organizational structures for project management, the role and authority of the project manager, the use of matrix structures, project control methods, and managing large-scale project risks. To ... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering management in a multiple-(second- and third-level) matrix organization

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):51 - 55
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    Functionally organized companies are not structured to resolve efficiently the many cross-functional problems and conflicts which arise when the company becomes involved in large developmental programs. This problem has been resolved in many organizations by the addition of a matrix structure which introduced Program Managers who are held responsible for each program or subset of the total busines... View full abstract»

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  • A model for a better understanding of the matrix structure

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):56 - 64
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    Dealing with multidisciplinary tasks becomes very difficult in the traditional functional structures due to the lack of effective mechanisms of integration. The matrix design is an attempt to deal with this problem. View full abstract»

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  • Successful Brazilian project-leader characteristics

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):65 - 73
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    The characteristics of successful Brazilian industrial research institute project leaders are examined. Three performance measures are used: the number of project-related reports, the evaluation of the division director, and the rating of a panel of judges. An investigation is made of the association between these measures and the following characteristics: the project-leader orientation, his prim... View full abstract»

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  • Financial control in project management: A case study

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):74 - 77
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    This paper deals with the financial control of network projects in a Belgian construction form. An integrated computerized planning and control system is developed based upon network computations and the principles of budgeting and control with cumulative S curves. Budget forecasts are made for each new project. During the execution of the project, feedback information concerning work progress and... View full abstract»

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  • Large engineering project risk analysis

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):78 - 86
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    This paper describes the current status of SCERT (Synergistic Contingency Evaluation and Response Techniques). SCERT is an attempt to provide a systematic approach to the planning and financial evaluation of large engineering projects involving significant risks. Its mathematical basis is a decision tree/semi-Markov process representation of a project. This basis is integrated with qualitative ris... View full abstract»

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  • About the authors

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 87
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Management of technical functions such as research, development, and engineering in industry, government, university, and other settings. Emphasis is on studies carried on within an organization to help in decision making or policy formation for RD&E. 

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