A Handbook For Systems Engineering, Requirements Engineering, and Software Engineering Using Planguage
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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 managers and systems engineers around the world, this is a handbook for initiating, controlling and delivering complex projects on time and within budget. Competitive Engineering copes explicitly with the rapidly changing environment that is a reality for most of us today.
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.
Benefits of Competitive Engineering
Used and proven by many organizations including HP, Intel, CitiGroup, IBM, Nokia and the US Department of Defense.
Detailed, practical and innovative coverage of key subjects including requirements specification, design evaluation, specification quality control and evolutionary project management.
A complete, proven and meaningful ‘end-to-end’ process for specifying, evaluating, managing and delivering high quality solutions.
Rich in detail and comprehensive in scope, with thought- provoking ideas on every page.
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.
Competitive Engineering is based on decades of practical experience, feedback, and improvement, and it shows. ❜
INTEL CORPORATION, REQUIREMENTS ENGINEERING PRACTICE LEAD, CORPORATE QUALITY NETWORK
Tom Gilb is an independent consultant and author of numerous books, articles and papers. He is recognised as one of the leading ‘thinkers’ within the IT community and has worked with managers and engineers around the world in developing and applying his renowned methods.
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COMPETITIVE ENGINEERING ENCOMPASSES
• Requirements specification
• Design engineering (including design specification and evaluation) • Evolutionary project management
• Project metrics
• Risk management
• Priority management
• Specification quality control