The AMA Handbook of Project Management

Author: Paul C. Dinsmore,Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814438679

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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An essential resource presenting state-of-the-art theory and process of project management, The AMA Handbook of Project Management has long been considered the authoritative guide. Managing complex projects can stretch you to the limits. But with a book full of experts coaching you each step of the way, you’ll never be baffled, blocked, or misdirected again. Packed with essays and insights from the field's top professionals, The AMA Handbook of Project Management is the resource professionals and students rely on for its practical guidance and big picture overview of the entire field: scheduling and budgeting, engaging stakeholders, measuring performance, managing multiple projects, resolving conflicts, using agile practices, and more. Whether you need advice keeping projects on track or help preparing for certification, this new edition explains every principle, process, and development. Revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), the fifth editionincludes new information on how to: Close the strategy-implementation gap Tap the power of digital transformation Navigate M&A environments Revise your methods for nonprofit settings Keep pace with your evolving role And more Packed with models, case studies, and in-depth solutions, this trusted guide helps you master the discipline, overcome obstacles, and fast track your projects and career.
Posted in Business & Economics

Oracle Web Services Manager

Author: Sitaraman Lakshminarayanan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1847193846

Category: Computers

Page: 231

View: 5035

Securing your Web Services
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Construction Scheduling

Principles and Practices

Author: Jay S. Newitt

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133002993

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 7520

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This text is a comprehensive, stand alone reference for project management scheduling. It features a unique combination of principles/fundamentals of scheduling and project management along with practical applications and tutorials of the 4 most common scheduling software programs–Microsoft Project, Primavera Project Planner (P3), SureTrak, P6 Project Manager and Contractor. Having scheduling information and software instructions in one book obviates the need for two texts, and the exercises and examples in the scheduling portion are tied to the same exercises in the software portions.
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Reconstructing Project Management

Author: Peter W. G. Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118536916

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 2703

This hugely informative and wide-ranging analysis on the management of projects, past, present and future, is written both for practitioners and scholars. Beginning with a history of the discipline’s development, Reconstructing Project Management provides an extensive commentary on its practices and theoretical underpinnings, and concludes with proposals to improve its relevancy and value. Written not without a hint of attitude, this is by no means simply another project management textbook. The thesis of the book is that ‘it all depends on how you define the subject’; that much of our present thinking about project management as traditionally defined is sometimes boring, conceptually weak, and of limited application, whereas in reality it can be exciting, challenging and enormously important. The book draws on leading scholarship and case studies to explore this thesis. The book is divided into three major parts. Following an Introduction setting the scene, Part 1 covers the origins of modern project management – how the discipline has come to be what it is typically said to be; how it has been constructed – and the limitations of this traditional model. Part 2 presents an enlarged view of the discipline and then deconstructs this into its principal elements. Part 3 then reconstructs these elements to address the challenges facing society, and the implications for the discipline, in the years ahead. A final section reprises the sweep of the discipline’s development and summarises the principal insights from the book. This thoughtful commentary on project (and program, and portfolio) management as it has developed and has been practiced over the last 60-plus years, and as it may be over the next 20 to 40, draws on examples from many industry sectors around the world. It is a seminal work, required reading for everyone interested in projects and their management.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Information Systems Development

Towards a Service Provision Society

Author: George Angelos Papadopoulos,Wita Wojtkowski,Gregory Wojtkowski,Stanislaw Wrycza,Jože Zupancic

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038784810X

Category: Computers

Page: 974

View: 2625

This volume constitutes the published proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Systems Development. They present the latest and greatest concepts, approaches, and techniques of systems development - a notoriously transitional field.
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Systems Analysis and Design

Author: Alan Dennis,Barbara Haley Wixom,Roberta M. Roth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118897846

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 9858

The 6th Edition of Systems Analysis and Design continues to offer a hands-on approach to SAD while focusing on the core set of skills that all analysts must possess. Building on their experience as professional systems analysts and award-winning teachers, authors Dennis, Wixom, and Roth capture the experience of developing and analyzing systems in a way that students can understand and apply. With Systems Analysis and Design, 6th Edition, students will leave the course with experience that is a rich foundation for further work as a systems analyst.
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Operations Management

Author: Jay Heizer,Barry Render

Publisher: Pearson Education (Us)

ISBN: 9780135107218

Category:

Page: 894

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For the core course in Operations Management.Operations Management offers students and professors the largest and most diverse problems sets in the industry, as well as providing solved problems and step-by-step worked examples to help students learn outside of the classroom. A briefer version is also available called Principles of Operations Management, 8e.
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Integrated Cost-Schedule Risk Analysis

Author: David Hulett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317115309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 1928

Project managers tend to believe their cost estimates - whether they have exceeded budgets in the past or not. It is dangerous to accept the engineering cost estimates, which are often optimistic or unrealistic. Though cost estimates incorporate contingency reserves below-the-line, these estimates of reserves often do not benefit from a rigorous assessment of risk to project costs. Risks to cost come from multiple sources including uncertain project duration, which is often ignored in cost risk analyses. In short, experience shows that cost estimating on projects is rarely successful - cost overruns routinely occur. There are effective ways to estimate the impact on the cost of complex projects from project risks of all types, including traditional cost-type risks and the indirect but often substantial impact from risks usually thought of as affecting project schedules. Integrated cost-schedule risk anlaysis helps us determine how likely the project will go over budget with the current plan, how much contingency reserve is required to achieve a desired level of certainty, and which risks are most important so the project manager can mitigate them and achieve a better result. Integrated Cost-Schedule Risk Analysis provides solutions for these and other challenges. This book follows on from David Hulett's highly-praised Practical Schedule Risk Analysis. It focuses on the way that schedule risk can generate cost risk, and how to handle this relationship. It also applies the Risk Driver Method to the analysis so that you can clearly and transparently identify the key risks, rather than just the most risky cost line items. With detailed worked examples and over 70 illustrations, Integrated Cost-Schedule Risk Analysis offers the definitive guide to this critically important aspect of project management from surely the world's leading commentator.
Posted in Business & Economics

Storm Water Discharges

Regulatory Compliance and Best Management Practices

Author: Mark S. Dennison

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566701983

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 3574

Filled with tables, checklists, worksheets, and sample plans, Storm Water Discharges is a unique, nontechnical guide to the full spectrum of storm water issues. Written in a language accessible to everyone, this guide offers a practical, nuts-and-bolts approach to compliance with EPA's complex storm water discharge requirements. In addition to a step-by-step treatment of regulatory requirements, the book also focuses on the technological aspects of compliance, from storm water sampling to estimating discharge flow rates and volumes. Its coverage of the storm water permit process is comprehensive and includes the types of permits in existence, how to submit a permit, and technical guidance on the sampling and monitoring requirements needed to obtain a permit. This is an excellent guide for all firms - and individuals within firms - required by law to meet strict discharge requirements.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Public Private Partnerships in Education

New Actors and Modes of Governance in a Globalizing World

Author: Susan Robertson,Karen Mundy,Antoni Verger

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857930699

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 8860

'Far from simply being a form of cost sharing between the "state" and the "market," PPP has been celebrated by some, and condemned by others, as the champion of change in the new millennium. This book has been written by the best minds in education policy, political economy, and development studies. They convincingly argue that public private partnership represents a new mode of governance that ranges from covert support of the private sector (vouchers, subsidies) to overt collaboration with corporate actors in the rapidly growing education industry. The analyses are simply brilliant and indispensable for understanding how and why this particular best/worst practice went global.' – Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Columbia University, New York, US This insightful book brings together both academics and researchers from a variety of international organizations and aid agencies to explore the complexities of public private partnerships (PPPs) as a resurgent, hybrid mode of educational governance that operates across scales, from the community to the global. The contributors expertly study the different types of partnership arrangements and thoroughly critique the value of PPPs. Some chapters explore how PPPs, as a policy idea, have been constructed in transnational agendas for educational development and circulated globally, whilst other chapters explores the role and implications of PPPs in developing countries, providing arguments for and against an expanding reliance on PPPs in national educational systems. The theoretical framing of the book draws upon leading theories of international relations to develop a unique perspective on the global governance of education. It will prove insightful for both scholars and policymakers in public policy and education.
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The Second World War

Author: Antony Beevor

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316084077

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 1681

A masterful and comprehensive chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor. Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War. In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August 14th, 1945 and the war's aftermath, Beevor describes the conflict and its global reach--one that included every major power. The result is a dramatic and breathtaking single-volume history that provides a remarkably intimate account of the war that, more than any other, still commands attention and an audience. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's grand and provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on this complex, tragic, and endlessly fascinating period in world history, and confirms once more that he is a military historian of the first rank.
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DNA Barcoding in Marine Perspectives

Assessment and Conservation of Biodiversity

Author: Subrata Trivedi,Abid Ali Ansari,Sankar K. Ghosh,Hasibur Rehman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319418408

Category: Science

Page: 330

View: 511

More than two third area of our planet is covered by oceans and assessment of marine biodiversity is a challenging task. With the increasing global population, there is a tendency to exploit marine recourses for food, energy and other requirements. This puts pressure on the fragile marine environment and necessitates sustainable conservation efforts. Marine species identification using traditional taxonomical methods are often burdened with taxonomic controversies. Here in this book we will discuss the comparatively new concept of DNA barcoding and its significance in marine perspective. This molecular technique can be useful in the assessment of cryptic species which is widespread in marine environment and linking the different life cycle stages to the adult which is difficult to accomplish in the marine ecosystem. Other advantages of DNA barcoding include authentication and safety assessment of seafood, wildlife forensics, conservation genetics and detection of invasive alien species (IAS). Global DNA barcoding efforts in the marine habitat include MarBOL, CeDAMar, CMarZ, SHARK-BOL, etc. DNA barcoding of different marine groups ranging from the microbes to mammals is to be revealed. In conjugation with newer and faster techniques like high throughput sequencing, DNA barcoding is serving as an effective modern tool in marine biodiversity assessment and conservation.
Posted in Science

Expert Oracle Practices

Oracle Database Administration from the Oak Table

Author: Pete Finnigan,Alex Gorbachev,Tim Gorman,Charles Hooper,Jonathan Lewis,Niall Litchfield,Robyn Sands,Joze Senegacnik,Riyaj Shamsudeen,Jeremiah Wilton,Graham Wood,Connie Green,Karen Morton,Randolf Geist,Uri Shaft,Melanie Caffrey,Andrew Morton,Tom Green,Paul Wilton,Joe Lewis

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430226692

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 8309

This book is an anthology of effective database management techniques representing the collective wisdom of the OakTable Network. With an emphasis upon performance—but also branching into security, national language, and other issues—the book helps you deliver the most value for your company’s investment in Oracle Database technologies. You’ll learn to effectively plan for and monitor performance, to troubleshoot systematically when things go wrong, and to manage your database rather than letting it manage you.
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A Face Like Glass

Author: Frances Hardinge

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350782

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 496

View: 8192

In the underground city of Caverna, the world’s most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare—wines that remove memories, cheeses that make you hallucinate, and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer, even as they slit your throat. On the surface, the people of Caverna seem ordinary, except for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow. Expressions must be learned, and only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person to express (or fake) joy, despair, or fear—at a steep price. Into this dark and distrustful world comes Neverfell, a girl with no memory of her past and a face so terrifying to those around her that she must wear a mask at all times. Neverfell's expressions are as varied and dynamic as those of the most skilled Facesmiths, except hers are entirely genuine. And that makes her very dangerous indeed . . .
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Total Supply Chain Management

Author: Ron Basu,J. Nevan Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136354115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 4920

The latest book from a successful author team, this essential handbook provides the basic concepts, tools and techniques to support a supply chain excellence initiative. The book shows how to add value to an organisation through the optimum use of resources and supply chain elements and through the provision of improved customer satisfaction. Resources are defined as all available resources, whether owned or borrowed along the complete supply chain, from the supplier's supplier, through to the customer's customer. Specific supply chain issues and opportunities related to service industries, e-Supply Chain and emerging markets like India are key features of this book.
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Complex Systems Concurrent Engineering

Collaboration, Technology Innovation and Sustainability

Author: Geilson Loureiro,Richard Curran

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846289769

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 831

View: 794

This volume features the proceedings of the 14th ISPE Conference on Concurrent Engineering, held in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, on the 16th – 20th of July 2007. It highlights the application of concurrent engineering to the development of complex systems.
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Construction Contracting

A Practical Guide to Company Management

Author: Richard H. Clough,Glenn A. Sears,S. Keoki Sears,Robert O. Segner,Jerald L. Rounds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119019974

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 688

View: 406

The definitive contracting reference for the construction industry, updated and expanded Construction Contracting, the industry's leading professional reference for five decades, has been updated to reflect current practices, business methods, management techniques, codes, and regulations. A cornerstone of the construction library, this text presents the hard-to-find information essential to successfully managing a construction company, applicable to building, heavy civil, high-tech, and industrial construction endeavors alike. A wealth of coverage on the basics of owning a construction business provides readers with a useful "checkup" on the state of their company, and in-depth exploration of the logistics, scheduling, administration, and legal aspects relevant to construction provide valuable guidance on important facets of the business operations. This updated edition contains new coverage of modern delivery methods, technology, and project management. The field of construction contracting comprises the entire set of skills, knowledge, and conceptual tools needed to successfully own or manage a construction company, as well as to undertake any actual project. This book gives readers complete, up-to-date information in all of these areas, with expert guidance toward best practices. Learn techniques for accurate cost estimating and effective bidding Understand construction contracts, surety bonds, and insurance Explore project time and cost management, with safety considerations Examine relevant labor law and labor relations techniques Between codes, standards, laws, and regulations, the construction industry presents many different areas with which the manager needs to be up to date, on top of actually doing the day-to-day running of the business. This book provides it all under one cover – for the project side and the business side, Construction Contracting is a complete working resource in the field or office.
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Strategic Management

A Competitive Advantage Approach, Concepts and Cases

Author: Fred R. David

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133444797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 696

View: 2338

For undergraduate and graduate courses in strategy. In today's economy, gaining and sustaining a competitive advantage is harder than ever. Strategic Management captures the complexity of the current business environment and delivers the latest skills and concepts with unrivaled clarity, helping students develop their own cutting-edge strategy through skill-developing exercises. The Fifteenth Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised with current research and concepts. This edition includes 29 new cases and end-of- chapter material, including added exercises and review questions. MyManagementLab for Strategic Management is a total learning package. MyManagementLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that truly engages students in learning. It helps students better prepare for class, quizzes, and exams—resulting in better performance in the course—and provides educators a dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class progress. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning with MyManagementLab: Inspire the exchange of new ideas and foster intriguing discussions with the abundant resources found in MyManagementLab. Guide Student's Learning: Proven pedagogy, exercise sets, and end—of-chapter material are all geared towards ensuring students grasp the concepts. Show Concepts in Action: 29 new case studies have been added to this edition to maximize effectiveness in applying strategic management through case analysis. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab search for ISBN-10: 0133768767/ISBN-13: 9780133768763. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133444791/ISBN-13: 9780133444797 and ISBN-10: 0133451836/ISBN-13: 9780133451832. MyLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.
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Systems Analysis and Design Methods

Author: Jeffrey L. Whitten,Lonnie D. Bentley,Kevin C. Dittman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: System analysis

Page: 780

View: 4659

This work aims to balance the coverage of concepts, techniques and their applications, provide the most examples of system analysis and design deliverables available, and balance the coverage of classical methods and emerging methods.
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Getting Started with Processing.py

Making Interactive Graphics with Python's Processing Mode

Author: Allison Parrish,Ben Fry,Casey Reas

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1457186799

Category: Computers

Page: 242

View: 7340

Processing opened up the world of programming to artists, designers, educators, and beginners. The Processing.py Python implementation of Processing reinterprets it for today's web. This short book gently introduces the core concepts of computer programming and working with Processing. Written by the co-founders of the Processing project, Reas and Fry, along with co-author Allison Parrish, Getting Started with Processing.py is your fast track to using Python's Processing mode.
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