Project Management and Engineering Research, 2014: Selected by José Luis Ayuso Muñoz, José Luis Yagüe Blanco, Salvador F.

By José Luis Ayuso Muñoz, José Luis Yagüe Blanco, Salvador F. Capuz-Rizo

This quantity positive factors papers from the 18th foreign Congress on venture administration and Engineering, held by means of the collage of Zaragoza in collaboration with the Spanish organization of venture administration and Engineering (AEIPRO). It illustrates the cutting-edge during this rising sector. Readers will learn how to raise the effectiveness of undertaking engineering in addition to the potency of undertaking management.

The papers, written via foreign researchers and execs, hide civil engineering and concrete making plans, product and approach engineering, environmental engineering, strength potency and renewable energies, rural improvement, safety, labor risks and ergonomics, and coaching in venture engineering.

Overall, this e-book contributes to the advance of venture engineering study and complements the move of effects to the activity of venture engineers and undertaking managers worldwide. it is going to entice all execs within the box in addition to researchers and academics considering the learning of destiny professionals.

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Apaolaza and A. Lizarralde Tatikonda MV, Rosenthal SR (2000) Technology novelty, project complexity, and product development project execution success: a deeper look at task uncertainty in product innovation. IEEE Trans Eng Manage 47:74–87 Yin RK (2009) Case study research—design and methods, 4th edn. Sage Publications Inc, Thousand Oaks A Project Monitoring and Control System Using EVM and Monte Carlo Simulation Fernando Acebes, Javier Pajares, José Manuel Galán and Adolfo López-Paredes Abstract Earned Value Management (EVM) tells the project manager whether the project has overruns (costs, delays) or it is running better than planned.

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In 2001 Harold Kerzner (University Baldwin Wallace, and a former professor at the University of Illinois) introduced a maturity model known as K-PMMM. The model has five levels and was applied through a questionnaire-interview that divided the results into various scores and considered the maturity model from the point of view of strategic planning. In the same year, Project Management Solution Software in the United States developed the PMS-PMMM, a maturity model that integrates the five levels proposed by the SEI with nine knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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