The Value of Authorship

Writing a book is no easy task. It is an exercise in determination, patience, and discipline.

As November is the national month for three different writing and literacy programs, VMS would like to celebrate the authors on our team.

Rob Stewart, VMS President, has authored three books on the management of value and risk:

VMS’s Technology Director, Ethan Brown, has written two books on software development:

  • Learning JavaScript, 3rd Edition – Covers practical JavaScript programming topics in a clear and approachable manner perfect for beginners, while also going over complex concepts such as functional and asynchronous programming.
  • Web Development with Node and Express – Shows how to build dynamic web applications with Express, a key component of the Node/JavaScript development stack.

VMS’s Chief Operating Officer, Terry Hays, wrote the chapter on value engineering for Maynard’s Industrial Engineering Handbook – Fourth Edition (McGraw-Hill). He has also written training manuals on value engineering that cover construction projects, product designs, manufacturing processes, and administrative systems and procedures.

VMS’s other experts on staff have also authored a variety of white papers and journal articles detailing new ways to improve value engineering and risk management practices.  You can read them here.

We thank our team members for taking the time to share their knowledge and expertise, their papers and books help us all improve our skills and gain a better understanding of our industry.