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The Resource Flexibility in engineering design, Richard de Neufville and Stefan Scholtes

Flexibility in engineering design, Richard de Neufville and Stefan Scholtes

Label
Flexibility in engineering design
Title
Flexibility in engineering design
Statement of responsibility
Richard de Neufville and Stefan Scholtes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Project teams can improve results by recognizing that the future is inevitably uncertain and that by creating flexible designs they can adapt to eventualities. This approach enables them to take advantage of new opportunities and avoid harmful losses. Designers of complex, long-lasting projects--such as communication networks, power plants, or hospitals--must learn to abandon fixed specifications and narrow forecasts. They need to avoid the "flaw of averages," the conceptual pitfall that traps so many designs in underperformance. Failure to allow for changing circumstances risks leaving significant value untapped. This book is a guide for creating and implementing value-enhancing flexibility in design. It will be an essential resource for all participants in the development and operation of technological systems: designers, managers, financial analysts, investors, regulators, and academics. The book provides a high-level overview of why flexibility in design is needed to deliver significantly increased value. It describes in detail methods to identify, select, and implement useful flexibility. The book is unique in that it explicitly recognizes that future outcomes are uncertain. It thus presents forecasting, analysis, and evaluation tools especially suited to this reality. Appendixes provide expanded explanations of concepts and analytic tools
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Neufville, Richard
Dewey number
620/.0042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA174
LC item number
.N496 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Scholtes, Stefan
Series statement
Engineering systems
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  • Engineering design
  • Modularity (Engineering)
  • Engineering economy
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Manufacturing industries
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Engineering design
  • Engineering economy
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Modularity (Engineering)
Label
Flexibility in engineering design, Richard de Neufville and Stefan Scholtes
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-287) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
High-level overview -- Methods of analysis
Control code
773036015
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 293 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262303569
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 8292
  • 9780262303569
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773036015
Label
Flexibility in engineering design, Richard de Neufville and Stefan Scholtes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-287) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
High-level overview -- Methods of analysis
Control code
773036015
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 293 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262303569
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 8292
  • 9780262303569
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773036015

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