Project Management

Project Management June 25, 2019

Benefits of test driven development for automation applications

Test driven development (TDD) is potentially useful for automation applications by eliminating the separate task of creating requirements and specifications by incorporating requirements into the test protocols.

By Duane Grob
Project Management May 16, 2018

Learn from others’ mistakes in automation integration project management

Think Again: Minimize risk and maximize rewards of control system integration projects with this advice.

By Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering
Project Management February 27, 2018

Company upgrades DCS platform to improve bottom line

Schneider Electric helped Dow Corning upgrade its distributed control systems (DCSs) to help Dow Corning's Carrollton, Ken., plant reduce its capital expenditure by 50%.

By Schneider Electric
Project Management October 16, 2017

Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 9-15: Digital twins, system integrators and IIoT, time-sensitive networking, more

Articles about digital twins, system integrators and the IIoT, time-sensitive networking benefits, an integrated Industrie 4.0 network, and system integrator advice were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 9-15. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Project Management October 13, 2017

Six traits for excellent engineers

Engineers who aspire to be great have common traits such as good communication skills, a heightened curiosity about their profession, and good analytical and mathematical abilities.

By Jessica Potts, TopEngineer
Project Management October 1, 2017

Benefits of using UML in agile development

Unified modeling language (UML) diagrams are designed to help clarify project requirements at the front end of agile development by providing a visual understanding of how a project should look and function.

By Brian Fenn
Project Management September 22, 2017

Effective process change management tips for the IIoT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has made some major strides for the last few years, but making it viable and easy to use on the plant floor requires a lot of planning and some culture change for companies.

By Chris Vavra
Project Management August 29, 2017

Eight steps to get ready for ERP

In a successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) project, the CEO understands the ERP business case and allocates resources at the proper level to ensure that it is a success.

By Ultra Consultants
Project Management May 24, 2017

Improving reliability with outsourced maintenance strategy

Plant maintenance is a highly skilled operation that requires considerable resources for unexpected repairs and long-term planning for preventative maintenance programs.

By Claudia Proeger
Project Management April 13, 2017

In case you didn’t notice: DCS and automation upgrade examples

The April issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on DCS modernization, automation methods used in a distillery, and updating hardware and software for an automated mobile warehouse.

By Jack Smith