Systems Lifecycle Cost-Effectiveness: The Commercial, Design and Human Factors of Systems Engineering


New Book by General Massimo Pica published by Gower

30 January 2014 – London, UK – Gower Publishing in UK has announced the publication of a new book by Massimo Pica, Systems Lifecycle Cost-Effectiveness: The Commercial, Design and Human Factors of Systems Engineering.  This book should be of interest to many in the project management field, especially those engaged in developing new systems or complex system-based projects.

140130-pmwj19-pica-IMAGEAccording to Gower, traditional costing models for new systems and new buildings in industry, defence or government, have tended to focus on the costs of acquisition and implementation, with scant regard for the costs of running the system or decommissioning after use. The pressure to minimize expenditure and provide value for money from reduced resources means that complex projects have to encompass a wide range of often conflicting issues and interests. Systems Lifecycle Cost-Effectiveness shows how to manage the difficulties that can arise.

Optimizing the system lifecycle cost-effectiveness is complex and influenced by many factors. Massimo Pica presents a variety of models for calculating cost, benefits and risk in projects, and explains how the human factors associated with a system’s design and consequent value are as important as the technical costs associated with its construction or creation.

This comprehensive text can be used by students, experienced system engineers, cost analysts and managers to improve their understanding of the wide range of issues involved in the evaluation of system life cycle cost-effectiveness.

Massimo Pica graduated in Chemical Engineering at ‘Sapienza’ University in Rome, Italy. He retired from active service with the rank of Brigadier General in the Corps of Professional Engineers of the Italian Army. Throughout his career Gen. Pica built up significant experience in Project Management, and especially Project Cost Management, as he participated in a number of NATO and international programs for the design, development and production of advanced defence systems. His current activities are in the area of specialist training on Project Management and Economic Engineering. He is a member of European Council of Construction Economics and of International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association.

More information & free chapters on the Systems Lifecycle Cost-Effectiveness can be found at: http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781409462460 

ePUB and ePDF version information available at the above link.

Founded in 1967 and based in the UK, Gower is an independent publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in project management books and resources. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business and project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge topics. Gower’s expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from respected academic institutions and industries worldwide.  Gower’s project management home page can be found at www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement

Source: Gower Publishing

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