Contenders or Pretenders? Expanded Coverage

July 2, 2008
Read Our Expanded Coverage, Including the System Integrator’s View

The websites below offer many resources for both managers and their subordinates.

Project Management Institute. Much of the management in process industries is project management. The Project Management Institute is the world's leading source for project management information. Their certification programs are recognized globally.

American Society for Engineering Management, The Society is a professional organization dedicated to the science and art of engineering management. On its website are links to organization chapters, books, journals and other training materials.

IEEE Engineering Management Society. Although this organization focuses on management in the areas of electrical and electronic engineering, it also has relevant info for process engineering managers. The organization puts out a host of useful publications and also sponsors a number of conferences.

Additional resources on

Building a 21st-Century Renaissance Engineer
By Creating a College from Scratch, We Can Approach Education in a Whole New Way That Will Best Serve the Engineers of the New Millennium

The Human Aspects of Process Automation
Maurice Wilkins, Chairman of the World Batch Forum, focuses on batch management, automation and integration in this "special to the web" monthly column for

Management Lessons from the U.S. Navy
After spending a little time on the Dark Side, Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt learned that if a company wants to succeed, it has to care about subordinates, make the tough decisions, and share the wealth.

Skills Shift to Software
Engineers Must Now Keep Up with a Lot of Microsoft Hot Fixes and Software Patches to Solve Vulnerabilities

Panel Seeks Ways to Attract and Retain Workforce
Discussing Ways to Address the Global Scarcity of Engineering and Technical Talent

Brewing a Recipe for Collaborative Success
Coors has found that embracing the human element can short circuit organizational drag. Add information literacy skills and the five disciplines of learning organizations to the mix and you have a recipe for success.

The Ladies of the Club
The few. The proud. The women on your engineering team. CONTROL Managing Editor Nancy Bartels interviews successful women engineers working as CEOs, entrepreneurs, team leaders and industry authors.

Contenders or Pretenders?
Both leaders and followers need to cultivate their skills to create a successful process automation environment.