Engineering, Ethics & Risk
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:40:40 +0000
The recent issue with emissions testing has highlighted a few issues which are very important within the field of systems engineering, and indeed engineering in general. The first is ethics, and is one that is considered important by the various professional bodies representing the engineering professions. For example, to quote from the Institute of Engineering […]Read more...
Exploring risk management
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:37:31 +0000
At UCLse we are interested in managing risk in complex projects. It’s a topic that we cover in many of our courses in Systems Engineering, Technology Management and Project Management. But we are also interested on a practical level since we are part of the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL), responsible for the design and […]Read more...
The importance of measuring the right thing
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:57:03 +0000
Within the world of projects there is a phrase that says “what gets measured gets managed” and whilst such one liners can be used as a lazy justification of poorly thought through management techniques, if we explore the meaning more deeply then I think it reveals some interesting points. The first thing I’d observe is […]Read more...
New Start for Technology Management
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:49:45 +0000
The MSc in Technology Management, recently introduced at UCL by the Technology Management Group at the Department of Space and Climate Physics, accepted its first intake in September. Matt Whyndham, the Programme Tutor, reflects on the start of the programme. The last couple of months witnessed a concerted campaign of activity in TMG, as the […]Read more...
The importance of thinking
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:45:29 +0000
Yesterday I had another opportunity to deliver my course on Developing the Engineering Management Plan for Complex Systems Projects and, in discussion with the delegates, it has once again reinforced for me the importance of thinking in the early stages of projects. It seems that my own experience is echoed by others that too often […]Read more...
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