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Engineering Management Reviews
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     ISSN (Print) 2326-5876 - ISSN (Online) 2326-5884
     Published by Science and Engineering Publishing Company Homepage  [46 journals]
  • A Unique4Ps-Based Approach to Teaching Introductory Software Engineering

    • Abstract: A Unique4Ps-Based Approach to Teaching Introductory Software Engineering
      Pages 8-22
      Author Lili HaiKathleen P. Greenber
      Project-based learning environments are often used in the teaching of higher level software engineering courses because of their value in providing students with first-hand experience in the software engineering process; however, adapting this approach for use in the introductory course poses a number of challenges. This paper introduces a teaching methodology which exposes students who have only one software engineering course in 4-year curriculum to a special and stimulating learning environment. The method is based on the concept of the Four Ps in software engineering: people, project, product and process. Compared with using assignments and team-projects in the traditional way, the method requires all students in one class to participate in a single customized real-life project. The project is complicated and large enough to expose students to many key software development disciplines that are harder to teach through small projects; in addition, it gives students the opportunity to participate in project management. By adopting the Unified Software Development Process, the method provides a learning environment that makes it possible for computing students to efficiently learn as much fundamental software engineering knowledge and skills as is possible in one introductory software engineering course. This paper studies the learning elements of this course, including core topics in each of the four Ps, and discusses the method of actively and flexibly using these elements to design the learning environment.
      PubDate: 2014-3
       
  • Study of the Application of Knowledge Base through New Product Development
           in the System Integration Industry – Comparison of Case Studies
           based on different product newness

    • Abstract: Study of the Application of Knowledge Base through New Product Development in the System Integration Industry – Comparison of Case Studies based on different product newness
      Pages 1-7
      Author Yen-Ling LiuMin-Sun WuangJen-Lung Ka
      The system integration industry involves hundreds of enterprises. In this highly competitive environment, new product development becomes crucial to profitability and competitive advantage. New product development involves several activities, each involving different problems. Enterprises use Knowledge Base (KB) to identify effective solutions to the problems occurring at each stage. Producing system integration products involves both design and customization, and therefore each case is unique. Products at different stages of the development process involve different issues. Additionally there is different application from KB. This study takes different degrees of product newness as a focus for examining both new and upgrade products as variable factor, as well as the issues and support involved in new product development. Six cases are used to analyze KB (Knowledge Base) application. The study shows that enterprises should seek different degrees of support from KB and suppliers when facing different technical and non-technical problems. Regarding technical issues, for really new products it is argument setting of KB application; for upgrade products it is argument setting of KB application. Regarding non-technical issues, for really new products these refer to planned applications of KB; for upgrade products these refer to planned applications of KB.
      PubDate: 2014-3
       
  • The countermeasures to the management of government investment projects

    • Abstract: The countermeasures to the management of government investment projects
      Pages 73-76
      Author Yanqing ZhaoHaijiang Ji
      From the perspective of the construction and management of government investment projects and based on the current development situation of Chinese construction market, this paper conducted an in-depth analysis on misbehaviors in the process of government investment projects management, such as misappropriated funds for construction, loose execution of bidding system, disorderly competition of construction market, nonstandard engineering alteration. Countermeasures like strengthening institutional building of government investment projects management were also put forward as reference for relevant departments.
      PubDate: 2014-0
       
  • Technology Strategy in the Solar and Wind Renewable Energy Industries

    • Abstract: Technology Strategy in the Solar and Wind Renewable Energy Industries
      Pages 51-72
      Author Toufic MezherYu-Kuang LinSteve GriffithsI-Tsung Tsa
      The renewable energy industry has been transformed enormously in the past decade especially after many countries started adopting incentives and mechanisms to increase renewable energy technologies deployment, especially in solar and wind. This has created intense competitive environment among companies at the global level. This paper will look into the different technology strategies that solar and wind energy companies are adopting to stay competitive both economically and technologically. It will investigate how these companies are creating value, capturing value, and delivering value. In addition, the factors, both internal and external, that drive the success for these companies are identified. Five case studies including solar and wind companies from around the world were carried out in order to understand their technologies strategies. Based on this, effective technology strategies to create, capture, and deliver value in the solar and wind renewable industries are identified.
      PubDate: 2014-0
       
  • Transparent Authentication Methodology in Electronic Education

    • Abstract: Transparent Authentication Methodology in Electronic Education
      Pages 23-32
      Author Gary B. WillsRichard M. CrowderDavid ArglesNawfal F. Fadhe
      In the context of on-line assessment in Electronic-learning, a problem arises when a student taking an exam may wish to cheat by handing over personal credentials to someone to take their place in an exam; another problem is that there is no method for signing digital content as it is being produced in a computerized environment. Our proposed solution is to digitally sign the participant’s work by embedding voice samples in the transcript paper at regular intervals. In this investigation, we have demonstrated that a transparent steganographic methodology will provide a innovative & novel solution for achieving continuous authentication in an online educational environment by successful insertion and extraction of audio digital signatures.
      PubDate: 2014-0
       
  • Results of International Partnerships: Modernization of Engineering
           Education in the Light of the Bologna Declaration

    • Abstract: Results of International Partnerships: Modernization of Engineering Education in the Light of the Bologna Declaration
      Pages 33-40
      Author Boris KrukOlga ZhuravlevaElena StrukovaEkaterina Metelev
      This paper describes transition of educational process in Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Information Sciences to Bologna-style higher education system based on two main cycles (Bachelor and Master). It considers basic problems of creation of modern educational technologies in higher school and issues of organizational, technical and methodical maintenance of training process. The paper presents the model of electronic dean's office with various subsystems. The authors of this paper discuss alterations in subject – object relations between a teacher and a student in new educational paradigm, when students direct their own learning-cognitive activity. When implementing new pedagogical technologies, such as distance learning, teachers have to face the problem of creation of educational environment allowing students to control such kind of activity. Deficiency of communication during study can cause inability to create favorable psychological climate and comfortable conditions for learning. Lack of communication activity can also lead to decrease of interest in learning up to complete vanish of motivation to study through the new technologies. New educational environment brings about new learning situations and relations. In the article results of the marketing research in Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Information sciences are given. Research task was to reveal causes of consumers’ behavior on the distance learning services market, understanding the nature of this behavior, definition of distance learning advancement effective channels and of ways of motivation of potential consumers by means of marketing communications.
      PubDate: 2014-0
       
  • Research on the Behavior Process Oriented Accident Modeling Technique for
           Complex System

    • Abstract: Research on the Behavior Process Oriented Accident Modeling Technique for Complex System
      Pages 41-50
      Author Xiaolei LJin WangZhihua Che
      The complex system has the features of high complexity of behavior process, diversity of operational environment and multi-factor coupling of human, equipment and environment, which brings huge challenge to the safety assessment. Through analyzing the domestic and foreign accident-causing theories and accident modeling methods, the current study result and their deficiencies are revealed, and on the basis of the accident characteristic analysis of behavior process of complex system, multi-view based behavior process accident modeling method for complex system is proposed. Through modeling analysis, the factors causing the accident, combination of these factors and evolution path of accident are analyzed and then the safety state space of complex system to realize the precaution and control of accident is established. Finally, through case study, the applicability of this method is verified.
      PubDate: 2014-0
       
 
 
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