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:
- Value Optimization for Project and Performance Management – Details how to apply value optimization techniques to project and performance management.
- Risk Management for Design and Construction – Introduces risk as a central pillar of project management and shows how a project manager can be prepared for dealing with uncertainty.
- The Fundamentals of Value Methodology – Provides a basic understanding of the theory and techniques of Value Methodology. This text is essentially an update of the “Value Optimization” book, originally published by John Wiley & Sons, the rights to which were transferred back to Rob last year.
VMS’s Technology Director, Ethan Brown, has written two books on software development:
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.