Value Requirements: Critical Stakeholder Objectives Engineering
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Value Requirements: Critical Stakeholder Objectives Engineering

About the Book

'Value Requirements' will help you analyze and specify the most important requirements for your project, how to quantify success ‘values’, so you can manage them, and how to structure them, so as to reflect your complex reality.

This book will help you with the following work processes: stakeholder analysis, value requirement specification, requirement quality control, requirement prioritization, risk management, clear communication, and systems-level thinking.

It will help you 'set the stage' for design, estimation, contracting, and project management.

The method is based on our advanced planning language, ‘Planguage’, which specializes in values, qualities and costs like no other alternative requirements method.

'Simply the best', for those who must succeed, and cannot afford to fail to deliver real value. 

About the Author

Tom Gilb
Tom Gilb

Tom Gilb has been consulting on management problems, for top management since 1962.  As a result he has developed and refined his own powerful methods for management planning. He has worked for many of these years with his son Kai Gilb. 

These methods are jointly called ‘Planguage’ – a Planning Language. They are unique in helping managers to think quantitatively about the qualitative aspects of their decisions. For example how to quantify ‘engineering productivity’, or general product quality?

Most of the consultancy work is done at the CTO level. Most of it is for technical multinationals, and some financial groups. Most of the work is for planning organizational improvement in productivity and quality (for 10,000 engineers for example). The rest is about big projects (like 1,000 engineers, $100 million).

Tom does not profile himself as a management consultant. In fact he  works at the grass roots of advanced engineering, systems, software, aircraft, IT, telecoms, electronics. 

This often leads to meeting top managers who appreciate his methods, and become clients. There is a well-documented successful spread of his methods at HP, IBM (CMM 4) and Intel (20,000 engineers trained there in his methods). Other interesting famous method-user organizations are Boeing, Citigroup, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Philips,  Ericsson, Nokia, Tata Consultancy, Microsoft, Equinor and many others, smaller and less famous.

Tom has been invited to lecture at dozens of  universities worldwide (including Berkeley, Stanford, London School of Economics, Imperial College). 

He has previously published nine paper books. The 2005 book is ‘Competitive Engineering’.  

He has spent 2 years  (2014-2015) working on his new book ‘Value Planning’, especially for top managers. Published initially on LeanPub 2016.

In 2018-2021 He produced about 20+ books digitally. Most at Leanpub, or Gilb.com

In 2020, long course length videos were made by Oslo Software Architecture (OSWA), based on the SEA Systems Enterprise Architecture book https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb508f8y_d0PqRZKPCVVVxQ,

And many long videos about the books were made by BCS SPA SG such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaBhijqVWYA for the Sustainability Planning book.

and

BCS made: Value Requirements video 22 April 2020, 3 hours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHrwQtG6IMw&list=PLKBhokJ0qd3_wlvr0j85YhmNfNj8ZJ8M-

and many other of my book videos are below this one on that site.

In 2012 he was made Honorary Fellow of the British Computer Society. 

More information, and many publications, at gilb.com.

He lives in Norway and London, and is both Norwegian (as of December 2015) and US Citizen (1940).

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