Project Management for Healthcare

Author: David Shirley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439819548

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

View: 3105

As a growing number of healthcare organizations implement project management principles to improve cost and service efficiencies, they are in desperate need of resources that illustrate the project management needs of today’s healthcare professional. Project Management for Healthcare fills this need. Using easy-to-follow language, it explains how the time-tested principles of project management can help maximize limited resources and ensure the highest possible quality of care. Exploring the discipline of project management from the perspective of the healthcare environment, the book dissects the project process and provides the tools and techniques required to successfully plan, execute, and control any healthcare-based project. From identifying stakeholders to constructing a project plan, it covers the spectrum of project planning activities. Complete with chapter summaries, exercises, hints, review questions, and case studies, it illustrates applications across a range of healthcare settings. Explains how to utilize the project plan to execute projects within budget, schedule, and quality objectives Covers program management as it relates to healthcare Addresses the interaction between healthcare and information technology Presents best practices from the pharmaceutical and medical equipment industries—that can easily be adapted to any healthcare setting Because most healthcare personnel will inevitably have to work with program management and need to interact with pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, the book provides an inside look at the processes and best practices used to bring products to market in these industries. Explaining how to adapt these processes to drive down costs and improve the quality of care in any healthcare setting, the book includes a case study of a medical facility that illustrates the proper application of the tools and techniques needed to manage healthcare projects effectively and efficiently.

Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success

The Sustainability Wheel

Author: Richard Maltzman,David Shirley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498703291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 8768

Business sustainability is the management of environmental, social, and financial demands to ensure responsible, ethical, and ongoing success. Businesses appear to have not only bought into integrating sustainability into their business plans, but have started profiting from it. This book helps project, program, and portfolio managers to integrate sustainability thinking into their projects. It contains tools that enable you to baseline present sustainability efforts and analyze the gaps between the baseline and the strategy. In Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success: The Sustainability Wheel, the authors present advice on how enterprises can attain higher levels of sustainability and sustained project success. The book introduces a new tool called the Sustainability WheelTM that tells you where you are and what you need to improve. The Sustainability Wheel identifies six interrelated dimensions of sustainability integration: Respect – the sustainability philosophy of the organization Reflect – how that philosophy is conveyed internally Connect – how external stakeholders view the organization Detect – how the organization identifies, analyzes, and responds to sustainability threats Reject – how the organization eliminates inefficiency and waste Project – how the organization identifies, develops, and measures opportunities and converts them to projects and programs aligned with its central mission The book contains a set of questions designed to measure your organization’s sustainability in each dimension. Armed with this valuable feedback, you can determine priorities for sustainability improvement, validate that present sustainability efforts are within your organization’s mission/vision, and provide a mechanism to integrate sustainability into everyday operations. This can lead your organization to key benefits such as improved innovation, reduced waste, higher morale, and simply better-executed projects that are more fully in line with the enterprise goals. Watch a video about the book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfPSPvCg6QY

The AMA Handbook of Project Management

Author: Paul C. Dinsmore,Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814433405

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 8046

A must-read for any project management professional or student. Projects are the life blood of any organization. Revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R)) and the Project Management Professional Exam(R), the fourth edition of The AMA Handbook of Project Management provides readers with a clear overview of a complex discipline. Covering everything from individual projects to programs and strategic alignment, it addresses: Project initiation and planning Communication and interpersonal skills Scheduling, budgeting and meeting business objectives Managing political and resource issues Implementing a PMO Measuring value and competencies. The book compiles essays and advice from the field's top professionals and features new chapters on stakeholder management, agile project management, program management, project governance, knowledge management, and more. Updated with fresh examples, case studies and solutions to specific project management dilemmas, it remains an essential reference to the critical concepts and theories all project managers must master.

Ethics and Project Management

Author: Ralph L. Kliem, PMP

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439852618

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 4519

Ethics plays a critical role in project management, but all too often, its importance is overlooked. This benign neglect can result in serious consequences to individuals and organizations, ranging from tarnished reputations to civil and criminal liability. Ethics and Project Management demonstrates the importance of making ethics a key consideration in managing projects and describes the impacts that occur when ethical transgressions arise. Providing the tools necessary for project managers to avoid an ethical lapse that can put themselves and their organization at risk, this volume: Defines ethics and places it within the project management context Discusses the contents of the Project Management Institute’s code of ethics Enables project managers to recognize the trends that precipitate ethical dilemmas on a project Demonstrates how ethical concerns permeate the entire project life cycle Provides tips on establishing a governance protocol to ensure ethical compliance Explores legal issues that arise from unethical behavior Examines how ethical concerns on a project can have global implications, and how to operate in international settings with cultural differences Each chapter ends with a Getting Started Checklist, facilitating immediate application of the concepts discussed and making it easy for project managers to determine whether they are in compliance with ethical standards. Providing a solid roadmap for the ethical health of a project, this volume is essential reading for all those concerned with avoiding the disastrous consequences of a cavalier approach to ethics. Praise for the book: ... a great desktop reference for any project manager. It is a must-have title to complete any project management library and I recommend it to both new and highly experienced project managers. —Gregg D. Richie, PMP, MCTS, CNP, Managing Principal, P8, LLC

Communicating Project Management

A Participatory Rhetoric for Development Teams

Author: Benjamin Lauren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351694790

Category: Self-Help

Page: 180

View: 3321

Communicating Project Management argues that the communication practices of project managers have necessarily become participatory, made up of complex strategies and processes solidly grounded in rhetorical concepts. The book draws on case studies across organizational contexts and combines individual experiences to investigate how project management relies on communication as teams develop products, services, and internal processes. The case studies also provide examples of how project managers can be understood and studied as writers, further arguing project managers must approach communication as designed experience that must be intentionally inclusive. Author Benjamin Lauren illustrates to readers how teams work together to manage projects through complex coordinative communication practices, and highlights how project managers are constantly learning and evolving by analyzing where they succeed and fail. He concludes that technical and professional communicators have a pivotal role in supporting and facilitating participative approaches to communicating project management.

Green Project Management

Author: Richard Maltzman,David Shirley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466554088

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 1305

Winner of PMI’s 2011 David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award Detailing cutting-edge green techniques and methods, this book teaches project managers how to maximize resources and get the most out of limited budgets. It supplies proven techniques and best practices in green project management, including risk and opportunity assessments. With illustrative case studies and insights from acknowledged leaders in green project management, the text: Explains how to tap into green incentives, including grants, rebates, and tax credits Includes case studies that illustrate how to integrate green techniques and methods to generate cost savings and maximize resources Provides green techniques that take little time to implement, can benefit all types of projects, and can generate immediate savings to your project’s bottom line Praise for: A first-of-its-kind book ... a must-read for senior executives as well as project managers. —Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., Senior Executive Director for Project Management at The International Institute for Learning ... an impressive piece of work. —Jean Binder, PMP, MBA, award-winning author (David I. Cleland Literature Award, 2008) This important book defines the green field and sets out the steps for those who want to be ahead of the crowd... —Dr. David Hillson, PMP, FAPM, FIRM, MCMI, Director of Risk Doctor & Partners ... an incredible call to arms to increase your project greenality for a better world, or a bigger pay check, if you’re still cynical on this topic. —Bas de Baar, ProjectShrink.com ... an excellent job of making the reader aware of how much influence a single project manager, let alone an entire discipline, can have on improving our environment. —Professor Schwalbe, Department of Business Administration, Augsburg College

Management Obligations for Health and Safety

Author: Gregory W. Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439862796

Category: Law

Page: 186

View: 4188

In recent years, the safety management field has placed leadership and commitment at the center of effective workplace health and safety programs. At the same time, personal liability for workplace health and safety has increased, resulting in poor outcomes for individual managers. Discussing the minimum expectations that courts and tribunals have of managers, Management Obligations for Health and Safety examines the relationship between those expectations and effective safety performance. The book looks at safety management from the perspective of management obligations. What expectations are placed on managers at all levels of an organization to ensure that the workplace and systems of work are safe, and how are these expectations considered and analyzed by courts and public inquiries? As importantly, the book explores how management actions in relation to these obligations and expectations influence, positively or negatively, the safety performance of an organization. With examples drawn from legal and quasi-legal processes, one of the more enlightening and thought-provoking features of this book is the extensive use of cross examination taken from various proceedings. No one person reacts the same to finding him- or herself responsible for managing the aftermath of a death at work, or having to deal with the immediate pressure of being subject to interviews and investigation by safety regulators (much less the drawn-out experience of the legal process), but one of the most constant reactions is "Why didn’t anybody tell me about this?" Stressing the importance of safety culture, this book details the true nature of the expectations that are placed on managers by virtue of their obligation to provide a safe workplace.

Project Health Assessment

Author: Paul S. Royer, PMP

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 148225283X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

View: 5162

Project managers, sponsors, team members, and involved stakeholders know when things aren’t going well. A frequent first indication is a missing or errant process. Project Health Assessment presents an innovative approach for assessing project processes through a set of ten critical success factors based on PMI’s PMBOK® Guide knowledge areas. The findings from such assessments can help project managers reduce project risk, improve stakeholder satisfaction, and increase the likelihood of project success, as demonstrated by 30+ assessments done over 15 years of putting this approach into practice. Project Health Assessment breaks down each PMBOK® Guide knowledge area into its process steps, inputs, and outputs and then creates critical success factor questions that evaluate its effectiveness and potential risk. These questions can be used by project managers to establish sufficient project processes or by external entities to evaluate a project and assess its overall risk The book illustrates critical success factor points through numerous case studies, including a step-by-step example of how to conduct a project health assessment from engagement acquisition through startup, initial assessment, and periodic follow-up assessments. The book provides several downloadable document, spreadsheet, and scheduling templates that practitioners can customize and use in their projects. Using these tools, you can avoid or minimize the cost of failed projects to your organization.

Process Safety Management

Leveraging Networks and Communities of Practice for Continuous Improvement

Author: Chitram Lutchman,Douglas Evans,Rohanie Maharaj,Ramesh Sharma

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466553634

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

View: 2813

The continued prevalence of major incidents (most recently the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill) and preponderance of workplace fatalities and injuries as well as Process Safety Management (PSM) Incidents, globally, begs the question: why do incidents continue to occur in today’s technologically advanced era? More importantly, with 80-85 percent of incidents being repeated, the more obvious questions are: Why do organizations fail to learn from prior incidents internal to the business? Why do organizations fail to learn from their peers and other same industry players? Why do organizations fail to learn from the incidents and experiences of other industries? Process Safety Management: Leveraging Networks and Communities of Practice for Continuous Improvement provides a road map organizations can use to identify and setup critical networks for preventing catastrophic incidents and for sharing knowledge in an organized manner within the organization to enhance business performance. The book helps organizations establish centers of excellence by activating networks for generating best practices and practical solutions to workplace business, and safety challenges. The book covers the full range of activation of networks including identifying members, defining goals and objectives, and prioritizing work through leadership and stewardship of networks. It addresses all elements of effective safety management and includes simple, easy-to-follow processes that bring about lasting changes to workplace safety. It also highlights the health and safety needs of both Generation X and Generation Y who currently inherit the workplace but are very different in learning behaviors and experience levels. In a thin margins business environment characterized by scarce resources, operational discipline and excellence drives stakeholder confidence and corporate performance. Detailing the practical application of tested principles and practices, this book provides a simple path forward for organizations to recognize the benefits of networks and to proactively establish and support them within organizations to generate continuous and sustained improvement in work practices, procedures, and business performance.

BYOD for Healthcare

Author: Jessica Keyes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482219824

Category: Medical

Page: 454

View: 1753

With 70 percent of organizations already adopting bring your own device (BYOD) and Gartner expecting this number to increase to 90 percent by the end of 2014, it is not a question of if, or when, it’s a question of will you be ready. BYOD for Healthcare provides authoritative guidance to help you thrive during the healthcare BYOD (hBYOD) revolution. Jessica Keyes, president of New Art Technologies, Inc., professor at the University of Liverpool, and former managing director of R&D for the New York Stock Exchange, supplies an understanding of these new end users, their demands, and the strategic and tactical ramifications of these demands. Maintaining a focus on the healthcare industry, the book considers the broad range of technical considerations, including selection, connectivity, training, support, and security. It examines the integration of BYOD to current health IT, legal, regulatory, and ethical issues. It also covers risk assessment and mitigation strategies for an hBYOD environment that are in line with medical laws, regulations, ethics, and the HIPAA and HITECH Acts. The text discusses BYOD security and provides time-saving guidance on how to configure your hBYOD environment. It also considers how BYOD impacts resource management, certification of EMR/EHR software, health informatics, and health information exchange. The book covers content and data management, risk assessment, and performance measurement and management. It includes a set of Quick Start guides with tips for assessing costs, cloud integration, and legal issues. It also contains a robust appendix with information on everything from security settings for Apple iOS devices to a sample employee mobile device agreement.

Lean Leadership for Healthcare

Approaches to Lean Transformation

Author: Ronald Bercaw

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 148221847X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 1090

Healthcare organizations that have already applied Lean thinking to their processes, with the diligence of effective management and strong leadership support, are now realizing the benefits of their efforts. And, many of those benefits surpass what was thought possible just a few years ago. To be successful, these organizations had to provide the leadership to arrive at their future state. Written by a Shingo Prize-winning author and Lean sensei, Lean Leadership for Healthcare: Approaches to Lean Transformation explains how to apply Lean improvement to both clinical and non-clinical processes. It presents valuable lessons learned by the author over the years of leading improvements in this complex industry and lays out a clear roadmap for initiating your Lean improvements. Illustrating the leadership behaviors required to achieve sustainable success, the book is ideal for leaders in the healthcare industry looking to initiate Lean improvements to clinical and non-clinical processes. It reviews the fundamentals of Lean and explains how to link a strategy of continuous improvement to corporate strategy to achieve operational excellence. It also describes how to mitigate the risk of failure when undergoing large-scale corporate change—including what can go wrong and how to prevent these failures. The book includes case studies that share the time-tested insights of healthcare team members and leaders. It outlines a management system for sustaining your Lean improvements and provides the Lean leadership approaches, thoughts, and visual tools you’ll need to guide your organization along the path toward world-class healthcare performance.

Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health, Second Edition

Author: Sven E. Jørgensen,Liu Xu,Robert Costanza

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439858519

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 498

View: 5694

Continuing in the tradition of its bestselling predecessor, the Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health, Second Edition brings together world-class editors and contributors who have been at the forefront of ecosystem health assessment research for decades, to provide a sound approach to environmental management and sustainable development. Significantly updated and expanded, this authoritative resource details a proven framework for selecting, evaluating, and validating ecological indicators for ecosystem health assessment. It guides readers through the application of this framework to a wide range of ecosystems, including wetlands, estuaries, coastal zones, lakes, forests, marine ecosystems, lagoons, agricultural systems, landscapes, and rivers. The text synthesizes material from a variety of books, journals, and private research, to consider biodiversity, energy needs, ecological economics, and natural capital in the measurement of ecological health. Organized for ease of reference, the first part of the handbook provides the required theoretical background. It presents a complete overview of all relevant ecological indicators—including thermodynamics, resilience estimates, exergy, and emergy indicators. The second part focuses on how to effectively apply the ecological indicators to a number of important ecosystems. It includes many examples and case studies that clearly illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of each method for specific applications. Offering first-hand insight and practical guidance from practitioners in the field, this complete resource supplies the tools and the well-rounded understanding required to diagnose the health of virtually any ecosystem with much improved accuracy.

Management Engineering

A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering in Health Care

Author: Jean Ann Larson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466579919

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

View: 6257

Increasing costs and higher utilization of resources make the role of process improvement more important than ever in the health care industry. Management Engineering: A Guide to Best Practices for Industrial Engineering in Health Care provides an overview of the practice of industrial engineering (management engineering) in the health care industry. Explaining how to maximize the unique skills of management engineers in a health care setting, the book provides guidance on tried and true techniques that can be implemented easily in most organizations. Filled with tools and documents to help readers communicate more effectively, it includes many examples and case studies that illustrate the proper application of these tools and techniques. Containing the contributions of accomplished healthcare process engineers and process improvement professionals, the book examines Lean, Six Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies utilized by management engineers. Illustrating the various roles an industrial engineer might take on in health care, it provides readers with the practical understanding required to make the most of time-tested performance improvement tools in the health care industry. Suitable for IE students and practicing industrial engineers considering a move into the health care industry, or current healthcare industrial engineers wishing to expand their practice, the text can be used as a reference to explore individual topics, as each of the chapters stands on its own. Also, senior healthcare executives will find that the book provides insights into how the practice of management engineering can provide sustainable improvements in their organizations. To get a good overview of how your organization can best benefit from the efforts of industrial engineers, this book is a must-read.

Accident/Incident Prevention Techniques, Second Edition

Author: Charles D. Reese

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439855099

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 624

View: 2449

Published more than ten years ago, the first edition of Accident/Incident Prevention Techniques provided clear, comprehensive guidance on how to mitigate the cost, in personnel and to the bottom line, of accidents/incidents in the workplace. Significantly revised and updated, this Second Edition takes its place as the A to Z hands-on guide to the responsibilities, principles, tools, and techniques involved in accident investigative planning and preparation. Written by safety expert Charles D. Reese, the book details tried and true techniques that have been used by the occupational safety and health community for many years. It also presents the best theoretical methods to help those responsible for occupational safety develop the best prevention initiative for them and their workforce. Based on the premise that all businesses and industries must face the reality that occupational accidents and illnesses will transpire and the results of these events will have a negative impact on the company’s bottom line, the book provides practical examples, easy-to-implement processes, numerous illustrations, and usable forms throughout. See What’s New in the Second Edition Topics such as safety culture and behavior-based safety Expanded coverage of some topics such as analysis tools and accident investigation Updated statistical data, sources, and contacts Updated changes in regulations and compliance Relevance with current trends and issues in accident prevention By investigating the various methods and equipment used in system safety applications, the book covers a myriad of accident/incident prevention techniques and supplies the illustrations and tools that allow readers to begin to develop and build a safety and health program in their workplace. The author draws on his more than 30 years of experience to supply a template for the development of an effective safety and health program.

Security Management for Occupational Safety

Author: Michael Land

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466561211

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 1373

How far would or should you go to feel secure? While everyone wants safety and security, the measures to achieve it are often viewed of as intrusive, unwanted, a hassle, and limiting to personal and professional freedoms. Yet, when an incident occurs, we can never have enough security. Security Management for Occupational Safety provides a framework through which occupational safety practitioners can critically examine their organizational environments and make them safer while assuming a best possible relationship between obtrusion and necessity. This book examines the diverse factors involved in occupational management—planning, people, budget, information, and preparedness—to present an accurately balanced picture of safety functions. It uses a critical thinking approach to interpreting data as a tool for providing more effective occupational safety management. The book discusses core security management competencies of planning, organizing, staffing, and leading while providing a process to critically analyze those functions. It stresses the benefits of using a methodical critical thinking process in building a comprehensive safety management system, addressing information security, cyber security, energy-sector security, chemical security, and general security management utilizing a critical thinking framework. The author doesn’t focus on how to secure, guard, or protect. While there are commonalities in many aspects of occupational risks and hazards, all are going to be unique. Instead, he guides you through each stage of critical thinking, emphasizing the ability to articulate the differing aspects of business and security management by reasoning through complex problems in the changing organizational landscape. The book not only provides fundamental concepts in security but it also creates informed, critical, and creative security managers who communicate effectively in their environment and make informed well-thought-out judgments to tailor a security program to fit a specific organization.

Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Safety and Security

Author: Anna Doro-on

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439853428

Category: Political Science

Page: 431

View: 6346

One of the seventeen critical infrastructures vital to the security of the United States, the water supply system remains largely unprotected from the threat of terrorism, including possible revenge by Al Qaeda over the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Recognizing and identifying prospective events of terrorism against the water infrastructure is critical to the protection of the nation, as the consequences triggered by a terrorist attack on the water supply would be devastating. Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure: Safety and Security provides a unique quantitative risk assessment methodology for protection and security against terrorist contamination, vandalism, attacks against dams, and other threats to water supply systems. Focusing on the human safety, environmental, and economic consequences triggered by potential terrorist attacks and other threats, the book presents: The development of an integrated approach of risk assessment based upon the cumulative prospect theory The qualitative/quantitative processes and models for security and safe facility operations as required by EPA, DHS, and other governmental and regulatory agencies The application of an integrated model to the risk assessment of surface water, dams, wells, wastewater treatment facilities, reservoirs, and aqueducts of large urban regions The development of intelligence analysis incorporating risk assessment for terrorism prevention Finally, the book presents the legal and regulatory requirements and policy related to the protection and security of water infrastructure from terrorism and natural hazards to both human health and the environment. By analyzing potential terrorist risks against the water supply, strategic improvements in U.S. water infrastructure security may be achieved, including changes in policy, incorporation of intrusion detection technology, increased surveillance, and increased intelligence. More information can be found on the author's website.

Financial Management Strategies for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations

Tools, Techniques, Checklists and Case Studies

Author: David Edward Marcinko,Hope Rachel Hertico

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466558741

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

View: 1604

In this book, a world-class editorial advisory board and an independent team of contributors draw on their experience in operations, leadership, and Lean managerial decision making to share helpful insights on the valuation of hospitals in today’s changing reimbursement and regulatory environments. Using language that is easy to understand, Financial Management Strategies for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations: Tools, Techniques, Checklists and Case Studies integrates prose, managerial applications, and regulatory policies with real-world case studies, models, checklists, reports, charts, tables, and diagrams. It has a natural flow, starting with costs and revenues, progressing to clinic and technology, and finishing with institutional and professional benchmarking. The book is organized into three sections: Costs and Revenues: Fundamental Principles Clinic and Technology: Contemporary Issues Institutional and Professional Benchmarking: Advanced Applications The text uses healthcare financial management case studies to illustrate Lean management and operation strategies that are essential for healthcare facility administrators, comptrollers, physician-executives, and consulting business advisors. Discussing the advancement of financial management and health economic principles in healthcare, the book includes coverage of the financial features of electronic medical records, financial and clinical features of hospital information systems, entity cost reduction models, the financial future of mental health programs, and hospital revenue enhancements.

10 Essentials for High Performance Quality in the 21st Century

Author: Diomidis H. Stamatis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439876010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 8768

As a society, we tend to reward problem solvers, rather than those who prevent problems at their source. In other words, we focus on after-the-fact occurrences (appraisal activities) instead of trying to eliminate these occurrences (preventing activities). Discussing and evaluating the core requirements of quality efficiency and improvement, 10 Essentials for High Performance Quality in the 21st Century proposes an approach to help shift the paradigm of quality from appraisal mode to preventing mode. Identifying 10 steps readers can follow to optimize the quality of products and improve customer satisfaction, the book explains the rationale behind each of the steps in separate chapters. It addresses specific quality issues in six different sectors of the economy and provides statistics, tables, and figures from various organizations that support the need for a paradigm shift. Outlining a systematic process to guide your organization along the path toward improvement, the book covers risk and quality, multicultural management, empowerment, error analysis, team building, advanced quality planning, and quality operating systems. The accompanying CD provides tips and tools to help you implement all the necessary improvement initiatives under the umbrella of quality.

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery for Engineering Systems Health Management

Author: Ashok N. Srivastava,Jiawei Han

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439841780

Category: Computers

Page: 502

View: 571

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery for Engineering Systems Health Management presents state-of-the-art tools and techniques for automatically detecting, diagnosing, and predicting the effects of adverse events in an engineered system. With contributions from many top authorities on the subject, this volume is the first to bring together the two areas of machine learning and systems health management. Divided into three parts, the book explains how the fundamental algorithms and methods of both physics-based and data-driven approaches effectively address systems health management. The first part of the text describes data-driven methods for anomaly detection, diagnosis, and prognosis of massive data streams and associated performance metrics. It also illustrates the analysis of text reports using novel machine learning approaches that help detect and discriminate between failure modes. The second part focuses on physics-based methods for diagnostics and prognostics, exploring how these methods adapt to observed data. It covers physics-based, data-driven, and hybrid approaches to studying damage propagation and prognostics in composite materials and solid rocket motors. The third part discusses the use of machine learning and physics-based approaches in distributed data centers, aircraft engines, and embedded real-time software systems. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the field, this book shows how various machine learning and knowledge discovery techniques are used in the analysis of complex engineering systems. It emphasizes the importance of these techniques in managing the intricate interactions within and between the systems to maintain a high degree of reliability.