Teamwork and Project Management (McGraw-Hill's Best: Basic Engineering Series and Tools)

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Teamwork, projects, collaborative problem solving, innovation, and creativity are central to success in engineering, especially in the increasingly global economy. The overall goal of Teamwork and Project Management, Third Edition is to prepare you for these aspects of professional practice in engineering. The approach involves engaging you in activity, reflection, and collaboration to build your knowledge and skills.

Specific goals for readers of Teamwork and Project Management, Third edition include:

• To understand the professional skills aspects of engineering and their role in modern engineering practice.

• To understand the dynamics of team development and interpersonal problem solving.

• To identify strategies for accelerating the development of high-performance teamwork.

• To understand the critical dimensions of project scope, time, cost management, as well as the role of the customer or client.

• To understand and be able to apply the critical technical and professional competencies in project management.

• To explore a variety of best practices including anticipating, preventing, and overcoming barriers to project success.

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JEAN MACGREGOR directs a FIPSE-funded National Communities Dissemination Project at The Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education at the Evergreen State College. She also teaches in the master's of environmental studies program at Evergreen

JAMES L. COOPER is coordinator of the teaching curriculum master's program at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He recently stepped down as editor of the Cooperative Learning and College Teaching newsletter, which he founded with a FIPSE grant awarded to him from 1990-1993.

KARL A. SMITH is Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches modeling, engineering systems, and project management. He has a split appointment with Michigan State University, where he does faculty development work.

PAMELA ROBINSON teaches courses in research methods and social cultural issues in the graduate education department at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She has served as asociate editor of the Cooperative Learning and College Teacher newsletter for the past eight years.

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