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Practical Project Management for Engineers

Practical Project Management for Engineers

By (author): Nehal Patel
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781630815851

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This exciting new resource guides readers through a step-by-step process on how to deliver quality, robust products and services while strengthening teams and customer relationships. Drawing on the author’s extensive knowledge in aerospace and defense contracting, Practical Project Management for Engineers shares real world examples to recover schedule, cost and performance, explaining the tools, techniques, and methodologies to ensure success. It compares NASA, Department of Defense (DoD), and Project Management Institute (PMI) processes and provides best practices that work in the real world to deliver quality products on time and on budget.


This book applies the Pareto Principle, which focuses on the 20% of the material that contributes to the majority (80%) of success to help engineering managers to move a project from contract award to delivery while increasing productivity tenfold. This book is a “how-to” manual for those struggling to get their projects under control as well as for new project managers looking who need a holistic view of project management.

Introduction; Scope Management; Requirements Analysis; Communication; Configuration Management; Schedule Management; Resource Management; Earned Value Systems; Procurement; Risk Analysis.
  • Nehal Patel

    is currently a senior program manager at a multibillion-dollar aerospace and defense company. She received her B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and M.S. in systems engineering and leadership programs from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. She is also PMP certified from the Project Management Institute (PMI).


Review by: Janet Grondin, Director of Emerging Space Capabilities, Stellar Solutions, Inc. - April 5, 2019

Whether you are new to project management or a veteran PM, you absolutely need to have your own copy of Practical Project Management for Engineers! You will learn up-to-date, actionable information to up your game on any project!

Review by: Jack Conrad, Raytheon (Ret.) - March 22, 2019

Finally! The book I wish I had when I took on the job as Program Manager. If you manage project managers, buy this book for them all. This is a book not only for the engineer newly appointed as a project manager, but also for engineers to understand the thinking of their project manager. This is a MUST READ. Why did I have to learn all this the hard way? I wish I could have found all this information in one very readable volume. The Tales From the Trenches chapter demonstrates how all this relates to the everyday life of the project manager. This book needs to be on your desk.

Review by: Fred Brown, Graduate Director Systems Engineering Leadership Program, Loyola Marymount University (Ret.) - March 22, 2019

Patel's book is exactly what it claims to be: a practical guide to project management. It's covers all critical areas and is a particularly good resource for new and mildly experienced project managers - easy to read and understand.. The background research is very strong - covers all the critical areas with solid references included. The 'Tales from the Trenches' really help see the applications to real-world programs.

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