Competitive Engineering: A Handbook For Systems Engineering, Requirements Engineering, and Software Engineering Using Planguage (Google eBook)

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Jul 15, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 480 pages
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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.

* 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
  

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Contents

The Purpose of Planguage
1
Why?
35
What systems do
81
How Good?
109
How to Quantify
137
Costs of Solutions
165
How to Solve the Requirements Problem
185
How to know how well you specified
221
How to understand strategies
261
How to Manage Project Benefits and Costs
291
Planguage Concept Glossary
321
Further Reading
445
Indices
449
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Gilb is an independent consultant who includes many of the world's largest companies amongst his clients.

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