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Practical techniques to help any organization innovate andsucceed
In this groundbreaking book, internationally acclaimed authorsdemonstrate that innovation can be mastered via systematic andreplicable methods. Following careful instructions and guidelines,readers discover how to foster the ingenuity that resides withinall organizations and how it can be most efficiently andeffectively used to create value.

At the core of this book is the Function Analysis Systems Technique(FAST). FAST is a powerful mapping technique that graphicallymodels projects, products, and processes in function terms andidentifies function dependencies. It is an organized structureideally suited to exploring complex issues. Readers start withbasic concepts and then move on to more advanced concepts usingFAST to help their organizations survive and prosper in today'sglobal economy. Topics include:
* Problem-solving techniques
* Function analysis
* Function Analysis Systems Technique (FAST)
* Dimensioning the FAST model
* Attributes and the FAST model
* Enabling innovation
* From competency to capability

Practical examples and case studies are provided throughout thebook to assist the reader in applying the principles of FAST totheir own organizations.

Stimulating Innovation in Products and Services is based on theauthors' many years of experience advising clients in a variety ofindustries, including oil and gas, aerospace, health care, andman-ufacturing. Its practical focus assists all engineers,scientists, and managers who want to foster innovation within theirorganizations. Extensive use of case studies makes this an idealcoursebook for MBA students.

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J. Jerry KAUFMAN is the founder of J. J. Kaufman Associates,Inc., a value management services company. He has more thanthirty-five years' experience working in design engineering, valueengineering, and corporate management in the industrial,electronic, processes, services, and aerospace markets. Mr. Kaufmanis the author of four books, and has also contributed articles forJapanese, European, and U.S. publications on advanced valuemanagement concepts. Internationally recognized as a leader in hisfield, he is a past president of the Society of American ValueEngineers (SAVE) and is the recipient of the Society's Lawrence D.Miles Award.

ROY WOODHEAD, PhD, is Senior Lecturer at Oxford BrookesUniversity, UK, in the fields of innovation management, technologymanagement, and value management. He is a Vice President of SAVEand has been an invited keynote speaker to international valuemanagement conferences. Using action research in conjunction withinnovation techniques, he has worked with companies such as ShellInternational, BP, and Agip to structure decision-making processesand leverage their innovation potential.

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