This informative volume presents an applications-oriented approach to specification writing and management -- focusing on real-world examples and issues that can be used by all industries, regardless of size or type. Filling a gap in the literature, Specification Writing and Management covers the latest technological developments in the field ... identifies major unsuspected problems in the use of specification ... shows new insight into management-level thinking about specifications within the context of a total system ... supplies case studies of actual problems and their proven solutions ... discusses specification faults, such as inconsistency in the use of words and phrases, and contradictory statements and ideas ... examines the control procedure for procurement specifications ... plus more. Specification Writing and Management is essential reading for all quality control, reliability, standards, and specifications engineers; quality control specialists; federal, state, and local inspection and quality agency personnel; and undergraduate students in quality control and reliability courses. Book jacket.
Scientific Writing Techniques and Project Management in Biotechnology
At what stage in the process do commercial projects go wrong? Some of the worst problems (unrealistic objectives, faulty assumptions, and poorly understood constraints) are 'programmed in' at conception when the bid is written, long before the project manager is brought on board. If the bid is misconceived, no amount of clever project management is going to recover the situation. Involving the designated project manager at the bidding stage is becoming the norm in many commercial organizations. Some make the project manager the bid manager so they can direct all aspects of the project's conception. Getting the bid right is the essence of planning for project success, and is the main theme of this book. However, many project managers are unfamiliar with the pitfalls of competitive bidding and don't know how to balance a compelling sales message against a realistic delivery plan. Bid Writing for Project Managers will guide prospective project managers through the bid-writing lifecycle, providing comprehensive guidelines and numerous tips on how to craft a winning bid and how to set the project up with the best possible chance of success.
Writing and Managing SOPs for GCP is the first book to discuss managing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) from conception to retirement. It recommends approaches that have a direct impact on improving SOP and regulatory compliance. Throughout the text, the book provides a user’s point of view to keep topics focused on the practical aspects of SOPs and SOP management. The idea of specifically calling out approaches to SOP creation and maintenance in an effort to make it easier for users to stay in compliance is a theme found throughout all book chapters. Examples in each chapter provide accurate reflections of real-world experiences to illustrate the discussion. The book also includes an example "SOP of SOPs" along with an associated SOP template.
The author explores a number of related issues and reflects on the growth and claims of management studies. She writes about the relationship between facts and metaphors, stories, and data and how these may be represented in genres.
Writing for Engineering Managers and Engineers
Author: University of Michigan. Engineering Summer Conferences
The present book has been brought into being in view of incessant demand pertaining to the subject Journalism, inherently requires that stories be told in-depth. Many newspapers have cut out long articles even before the Internet. They have followed the example set by television news. They have been hit by the rising price of newsprint, and the renewed emphasis on cost cutting. They are convinced that readers are pressed for time, impatient with detail, and conditioned to ingest the news in pellet-like form. The bulk of broadcast news is reporting in the sense that is used is different rather than journalism. It is epitomized by the two-minute wire service radio bulletin on the hour already a fast disappearing format. In this incisive and well-presented work, the book has synthesized the findings to lay down principles of sound journalism for both those in the industry and the citizens, who rely on the free press as a fundamental element of democracy. First and foremost among these principles is journalism's obligation to the truth. It will immensely benefit students, teachers, mass communicators, theoreticians and practitioners alike. Something usable today, a ready reckoner for years to come and a collector's item for all times. A must read endurable and preservable
Good writing skills and habits are critical for scholarly success. Every article is a story, and employing the techniques of effective storytelling enhances scholars’ abilities to share their insights and ideas, increasing the impact of their research. This book draws on the tools and techniques of storytelling employed in fiction and non-fiction writing to help academic writers enhance the clarity, presentation, and flow of their scholarly work, and provides insights on navigating the writing, reviewing, and coauthoring processes.