Bite-sized steps to achieve long-term growth in your church. Effective techniques for creating sensitive change at a comfortable pace, especially for pastors of "traditional" churches.
Bite-Sized Steps to Achieve Long-Term Growth in Your Church
Author: Thom S. Rainer
Publisher: B & H Publishing Group
A Practical, Start-to-Finish Approach to Managing, Evolving, and Transforming Legacy IT Systems For every IT executive, manager, architect, program leader, project leader, and lead analyst “Richard and Kevin introduce us to a reality that’s often neglected in our industry: the problem of evolving legacy systems, a domain they call ‘Brownfield development.’ The authors identify the root of the problem as that of complexity, and offer an approach that focuses on the fundamentals of abstraction and efficient communication to nibble at this problem of transformation bit by bit. As the old saying goes, the way you eat the elephant is one bite at a time. Richard and Kevin bring us to the table with knife and fork and other tools, and show us a way to devour this elephant in the room.” Grady Booch, IBM Fellow, co-creator of UML “Most organizations in the 21st century have an existing, complex systems landscape. It is time that the IT industry face up to the reality of the situation and the need for new development methods and tools that address it. This book describes a new approach to the development of future systems: a structured approach that recognizes the challenges of ‘Brownfield’ development, is based on engineering principles, and is supported by appropriate tooling.” Chris Winter, CEng CITP FBCS FIET, IBM Fellow, Member of the IBM Academy of Technology Most conventional approaches to IT development assume that you’re building entirely new systems. Today, “Greenfield” development is a rarity. Nearly every project exists in the context of existing, complex system landscapes--often poorly documented and poorly understood. Now, two of IBM’s most experienced senior architects offer a new approach that is fully optimized for the unique realities of “Brownfield” development. Richard Hopkins and Kevin Jenkins explain why accumulated business and IT complexity is the root cause of large-scale project failure and show how to overcome that complexity “one bite of the elephant at a time.” You’ll learn how to manage every phase of the Brownfield project, leveraging breakthrough collaboration, communication, and visualization tools--including Web 2.0, semantic software engineering, model-driven development and architecture, and even virtual worlds. This book will help you reengineer new flexibility and agility into your IT environment…integrate more effectively with partners…prepare for emerging business challenges… improve system reuse and value…reduce project failure rates…meet any business or IT challenge that requires the evolution or transformation of legacy systems. · System complexity: understand it, and harness it Go beyond the comforting illusion of your high-level architecture diagrams · How conventional development techniques actually make things worse Why traditional decomposition and abstraction don’t work--and what to do instead · Reliably reengineer your IT in line with your business priorities New ways to understand, communicate, visualize, collaborate, and solve complex IT problems · Cut the elephant down to size, one step at a time Master all four phases of a Brownfield project: survey, engineer, accept, and deploy
Moving from Greenfield Development to Brownfield
Author: Richard Hopkins,Kevin Jenkins
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Category: Business & Economics
52 Weekly Lessons in Leadership
Author: Brian Klemmer
Der bewegende Bericht vom preisgekrönten Umweltschützer Lawrence Anthony über seine Elefantenherde in der Wildnis Südafrikas. In Lawrence Anthonys Naturschutzreservat hatten fast hundert Jahre keine Elefanten mehr gelebt. Eines Tages erfuhr er von einer heimatlosen und bedrohten Herde, die er bei sich aufnahm. Er entwickelte eine enge Beziehung zu den sanften Riesen, die sein Leben für immer veränderten.
Mein Leben mit den sanften Riesen und was sie mir beibrachten
Author: Anthony Lawrence,Graham Spence
Publisher: MVG Verlag
With an English Translation; Also Some Specimens of the Author's Own Temne Compositions and Translations
Author: Christian Friedrich Schlenker
Category: Folklore, Temne
Author: Christian Friedrich Schlenker
Lessons for leaders on resolving the ongoing struggle between instinct and the creative mind Kings, heads of government, and corporate executives lead thousands of people and manage endless resources, but may not have mastery over themselves. Often leaders know that right action is important, but have little (if any) understanding of what prevents them from acting in accordance with their intentions. In this important book, leadership expert Richard Daft portrays this dilemma as a struggle between instinct (elephant) and intention (the executive) using the most current research on the intentional vs. the habitual mind to explain how this phenomenon occurs. Based on current research and real-life examples Offers leaders a method for directing themselves more productively Written by an expert in leadership, organizational performance, and change management Through real-life examples and recent studies in psychology, management and Eastern spirituality Daft provides guidance to all of us who struggle finding our own balance and cultivating the behavior of others.
A Leader's Guide for Building Inner Excellence
Author: Richard L. Daft
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A woman yearns for self-assurance to be a woman of dreams, of song and poetry. The feel of life, buried by over socialisation and domestication processes, oppressed by the surrounding culture and dealing with a problem without a name, is lifted in the process of dreaming, singing songs and reciting poetry. That is the woman Wanjira becomes when she narrates stories. She reclaims her dreams through her stories. She reclaims her wellness, hope, independence and strength. You see the sparkle in her eyes when she talks abut dances, courtship, beauty, children, love, courage, determination, joy, and womanhood. Reclaiming My Dreams: Stories by Wanjira wa Rukenya is thus, an individual artist's work. It goes a long way in helping students appreciate the narrative genre and understand the creative role of individual artists. This understanding demystifies the idea that anybody and everybody in the African society is a storyteller; an assertion that has belittled the artistry of African Oral Literature. The book makes us appreciate our cultural heritage. Students of literature in Secondary Schools and in higher institutions of learning will find this book useful.
Oral Narratives by Wanjira Wa Rukenya
Author: Kabira, Wanjiku Mukabi,Waita, Njogu
Publisher: University of Nairobi Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Elephants stand in your way of personal improvement. Therefore, you must eat the elephant, never to appear again. Achieve Impact Performance!
Author: Lee A. Hord
Publisher: Infinity Publishing (PA)
Lizzie lebt mit ihren Eltern und ihrem jüngeren Bruder in Dresden, als der Zweite Weltkrieg ausbricht. Während ihr Vater an die Front muss, nimmt Lizzies Mutter eine Stelle im Dresdner Zoo an. Das Elefantenmädchen Marlene schließt sie sofort ins Herz. Als die Stadt 1944 von den Aliierten bombardiert wird, flieht die Familie – mit Marlene im Schlepptau. Die Flucht ist beschwerlich und stets begleitet von Hunger und Angst. Alle sind am Ende ihrer Kräfte. Aber dann treffen sie Peter, einen kanadischen Piloten, der ihnen seine Hilfe anbietet. Doch können sie ihm, dem Feind, vertrauen?
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Aladin Verlag GmbH
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Trial and error is always a difficult way to learn. In his fifty lessons about life, Kermit writes to his two children about what he has learned during his time on this planet. These insightful, practical and useful messages can be used by anyone who seeks to avoid life’s pitfalls; while at the same time learning how you can become a better parent, friend and teacher for your own children.
Lessons and observations on life
Author: Kermit M. Burley
Dr. Guido Majno has returned to the original sources--Greece, Rome, Egypt, India, and China--to unravel the history of the ancient art of healing. Using documents as varied as personal letters, buried artifacts, and early treatises, he has reconstructed ancient experiments in a modern laboratory and compared ancient remedies with today's methods. "Stimulating, well-written, and handsomely illustrated".--Theodore Rosebury, Natural History. Illustrated in full color and halftones.
Man and Wound in the Ancient World
Author: Guido Majno
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Margaret Cromarty was a nurse who suffered a catastrophic stroke aged just 43, which left her with Locked-In Syndrome. Still paralysed even now, with the aid of an on-screen keyboard she has written this unflinching account of her treatment. It describes the frustrations of being fully aware but ignored as a person by carers unable to communicate effectively, and the painfully slow steps towards rehabilitation.It contains vital lessons for health professionals caring for victims of stroke, and for families and friends of patients. 'I learned later that the doctors expected that I would die. They made a poor attempt at concealing this expectation. They discussed me over me. I was dismayed at the negative vibes they exuded each time they came to see me. I felt that they had written me off already. Of course they can have had little idea of how their behaviour affected me. I just lay there, seemingly unresponsive, just existing, unable to enlighten them as to what was going on inside my head.' - Margaret Cromarty.
It Couldn't Happen to Me : One Woman's Story of Surviving a Brain-stem Stroke
Author: Margaret Cromarty
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing