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Performance Measurement and Management for Engineers by Marco Giorgino, Giovanni Azzone, Michela Arnaboldi

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Chapter 1

Introduction

Large infrastructural projects, technology and product development, manufacturing reconfiguration, and cloud computing conversion are just a few examples of activities that are now carried out in enterprises with increasing frequency. These activities are usually managed by engineers from various disciplines, yet they widely impact overall financial performance, exposure, and company value. In this context, it is mandatory to have managers who are capable of measuring weak signals from operations and projects; understanding their wider financial impact considering internal and external stakeholders; and then knowing, as a consequence, the impact on the enterprise value.

Keywords

present value; decision making; internal accountability; ...

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