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Call for Authors – TEMSBOK



The IEEE TEMS Board of Directors approved the development of a Body of Knowledge dedicated to Technology and Engineering Management, to be published by end of 2021. 

The value that a Body of Knowledge provides is a set of benefits for engineers and entrepreneurs leading initiatives and projects as well as to the members of the institutes that represent the vision and objectives of the Professional organizations including: 

a) A common set of updated good practices and guides for the profession
b) A reference guide for entrepreneurs 
c) A basis for future official formal certification programs 
d) The opportunity to summarize extensive literature on the Management field to publish reference documentation for supporting new initiatives and business based on technology. 

The initiative is being managed by a steering group of selected professionals, a group of more than thirty-five reviewers and a set of authors who are leaders in their field.


The structure of the TEMSBOK is organized in Knowledge Areas TEMSBOK Knowledge areas: 

  • Market research and Business analysis 
  • Strategy and Change Management 
  • Leadership 
  • Managing Innovation 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Project Management 
  • Digital disruptions 
  • Digital Transformation 
  • Data science 
  • Ethics copyrights and legal issues 
  • Acronyms 

Every knowledge area contains several chapters and sections that include basic information, benefits, use cases examples, good practices and references for further study. 

Sections will be leaded by experts in the field that will consolidate contents form authors.


The sample list of Sections is summarized as follows

1) Market research and Business analysis
Section 1.1: Market Requirement Analysis
Section 1.2: Business Analysis Governance planning
Section 1.3: Financial analysis, evaluation and control
Section 1.4: Risk analysis of market opportunities
Section 1.5: Business plan, OKR, Vision and objectives registers

2) Strategy and Change Management
Section 2.1: Strategic planning
Section 22: Strategic models
Section 2.3: Technology adoption
Section 2.4: New product and services, vision and communication
Section 2.5: Project strategic management

3) Leadership
Section 3.1: Leading and managing working groups
Section 3.2: Optimizing group creation and evolution
Section 3.3: The evolving organization
Section 3.4: Leading Agile organizations and working groups
Section 3.5: Enterprise Agile governance
4) Managing innovation
Section 4.1: Innovation in Engineering and technology Management
Section 4.2: Open innovation
Section 4.3: Planning development stages
Section 4.4: Research policies and innovation
Section 4.5: Integration of new Technologies

5 Entrepreneurship
Section 5.1: Marketing plans for new products and services
Section 5.2: Risk analysis and challenges for entrepreneurs
Section 5.3: Procurement and collaboration
Section 5.4: Virtual group co-development, ecosystems
Section 5.5: Policies, international support and sources for funding projects

6) Project Management
Section 6.1: Projects, Portfolios and Programs, economic constraints and
Section 6.2: Integration management and control of change
Section 6.3: Project plan structure
Section 6.4: Managing Scope, cost, time, quality and resources
Section 6.5: What is the gain of using existing Project Management Body of

7) Digital disruptions
Section 7.1: Smart cities and eco systems
Section 7.2 : Internet of Things, Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0
Section 7.3: Biotechnologies
Section 7.4 : Wireless 5G
Section 7.5: Blockchain Distributed Ledgers and Cybersecurity

8) Digital Transformation
Section 8.1: Big Data, Cloud and Edge computing Open transparent data
infrastructure and ecosystems
Section 8.2: Digital reality, Digital Twins
Section 8.3: AI fundamentals, ethics, and Management
Section 8.4: Human – Machine shared knowledge
Section 8.5: Standards for Digital transformation architecture and

9) Data science
Section 9.1: Analytics and representation, Data and information
Section 9.2: Statistics applications
Section 9.3: Machine learning
Section 9.4: Data management
Section 9.5: Open data platforms, Context management, Data sovereignty
10) Ethics copyrights and legal issues
Section 10.1: Professional code of conducts
Section 10.2: Managing contracts and suppliers

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Identifying and Implementing Successful Projects, and Systems

Integrating Technology for Capability and Productivity

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