Missing the forest for the trees

The strong tendency of technical and technology professionals, including engineers, is to focus on the details of a system or product without seeing the big picture. In fact, these professionals often don't want to see the big picture because their focus is producing a product that meets higher and higher product requirements. Experience in this industry suggests that project engineers and technicians get caught up in task and technical details; indeed, that is their job. But the focus on internal product components and performance sometimes leads to overdesigning products to meet requirements beyond customer or system need. This is especially true in today's economy because technology development has produced higher and higher performing components that may be inconsistent with slower developing client needs.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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