The AMA Handbook of Project Management

Author: Paul C. Dinsmore,Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814433405

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 9898

A must-read for any project management professional or student. Projects are the life blood of any organization. Revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R)) and the Project Management Professional Exam(R), the fourth edition of The AMA Handbook of Project Management provides readers with a clear overview of a complex discipline. Covering everything from individual projects to programs and strategic alignment, it addresses: Project initiation and planning Communication and interpersonal skills Scheduling, budgeting and meeting business objectives Managing political and resource issues Implementing a PMO Measuring value and competencies. The book compiles essays and advice from the field's top professionals and features new chapters on stakeholder management, agile project management, program management, project governance, knowledge management, and more. Updated with fresh examples, case studies and solutions to specific project management dilemmas, it remains an essential reference to the critical concepts and theories all project managers must master.

Systems Analysis and Design

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118897846

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 8144

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.

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: 889

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.

Techa 2008. Technologies exploitation for the cultural heritage advancement

Atti del convegno e Catalogo delle tecnologie

Author: Filippo Ammirati,Francesca Balzan,Luciana Bordoni,Rosa Caffo,Giovanni Caligo,Francesca Ceccaroni,Riccardo Ginanni Corradini,Mauro Matteini,Maria Mautone,Laura Moltedo,Guglielmo Monti,Endrio Niero,Francesco Saverio Nucci,Marcello Pappagallo,Alessandro Paravicini,Adolfo Pasetti,Francesco M. Sacerdoti,Stella Styliani Fanou,Roberta Tedeschi,Lucrezia Ungaro,Pietro Alessandro Vigato

Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa

ISBN: 8849266995

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

View: 7116

Questo lavoro è frutto dell'evento internazionale TECHA 2008 - Technologies Exploitation for the Cultural Heritage Advancement, dedicato alla presentazione delle nuove tecnologie per la conoscenza, la conservazione e la valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale. Il volume si articola in due sezioni entrambe suddivise nei quattro temi strategici per il patrimonio culturale: Analisi, diagnostica e monitoraggio, Materiali e tecniche di intervento, ICT e Tecnologie sostenibili per il patrimonio culturale. La prima sezione raccoglie le relazioni di esperti nazionali e internazionali che hanno preso parte ai workshop del primo giorno; nella seconda sono presentate 150 schede tecniche di tecnologie innovative proposte da ricercatori e imprenditori di tutta Europa in occasione del Technology Transfer Day. La manifestazione ha favorito la divulgazione delle migliori metodologie e tecnologie esistenti sul mercato e dato vita a momenti di discussione tra i diversi operatori del settore (istituzioni, centri di ricerca, aziende) sulle metodologie, le innovazioni e le problematiche inerenti il restauro e la fruizione del patrimonio culturale. This work is the result of the international event TECHA 2008 - Technologies Exploitation for the Cultural Heritage Advancement, devoted to the presentation of new technologies for the knowledge, conservation and valorization of cultural heritage. The book is divided in two sections both including the four strategic topics for cultural heritage: Analysis, diagnostics and monitoring, Materials and intervention techniques, ICT and Sustainable technologies for cultural heritage. The first section collects lectures of national and international experts attended the workshops of the first day; the second put together 150 technology data sheets presented by European researchers and entrepreneurs during the Technology Transfer Day. The event aimed at promoting the dissemination of the best available techniques and methodologies and at creating fruitful discussion panels among the various experts of the field (public bodies, research centres and companies) on methodologies, innovations and problems pertaining restoration and enjoyment of cultural heritage.

Jew Boy

A Memoir

Author: Alan Kaufman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501714902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 414

View: 3163

Jew Boy is Alan Kaufman's riveting memoir of being raised by a Jewish mother who survived the Holocaust. This pioneering masterpiece, the very first memoir of its kind by a member of the Second Generation is Kaufman's coming-of-age account, by turns hilarious and terrifying, written with irreverent humor and poetic introspection. Throughout the course of his memoir, Kaufman touches on the pain, guilt, and confusion that shape the lives and characters of American-born children of Holocaust survivors. Kaufman struggles to comprehend what it means to be Jewish as he deals with the demons haunting his mother and attempts to escape his wretched home life by devoting himself to high school football. He eventually hitchhikes across the country, coming face-to-face with the phantoms he fled. Taking us from the streets of the Bronx to the highways of America, the kibbutzim and Israeli army to personal rebirth in San Francisco, and finally to a final reckoning in Germany, Jew Boy shines with the universal humanity of a brilliant writer embracing the gift of life. Kaufman's fierce passion will leave no reader untouched.

Power System Analysis and Design

Author: J. Duncan Glover,Thomas Overbye,Mulukutla S. Sarma

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305632133

Category: Computers

Page: 50

View: 8786

Today's readers learn the basic concepts of power systems as they master the tools necessary to apply these skills to real world situations with POWER SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, 6E. This new edition highlights physical concepts while also giving necessary attention to mathematical techniques. The authors develop both theory and modeling from simple beginnings so readers are prepared to readily extend these principles to new and complex situations. Software tools and the latest content throughout this edition aid readers with design issues while reflecting the most recent trends in the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Epithelial Transport

A guide to methods and experimental analysis

Author: N.K. Wills,Luis Reuss,Simon Lewis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400914954

Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 2612

Building from general principles, the authors clearly explain the fundamental role of epithelia in plasma electrolyte and water balance. Emphasis is placed on experimental approaches and methodology. A comprehensive glossary of terms is included.

Logistics Handbook

Author: James F. Robeson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 954

View: 8191

The Logistics Handbook encompasses all of the latest advances in warehousing and distribution. It provides invaluable "how to" problem-solving tools and techniques for all the ever-increasing logistical problems managers face -- making it the most complete and authoritative handbook to date. Special features include: * The most in-depth coverage of a wide range of topics, including information systems, benchmarking, and environmental issues * Contributions found nowhere else from the leading executives, consultants, and academics in the field, such as C. John Langley, James Heskett, and David Anderson * State of the art graphics * Information-packed appendixes of logistics publications and organizations This all-inclusive reference will enable the next generation of managers to thoroughly integrate their logistics operations at all levels -- strategic, structural, functional, and implementation -- into a comprehensive logistics strategy.

The Business of Nursing

Author: American Organization of Nurse Executives

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Medical

Page: 86

View: 3669

The Business of Nursing offers the latest insights and strategies for developing new practice skills and establishing new relationships with colleagues in and outside the nursing department.

Living in Space

A Handbook for Work and Exploration Beyond the Earth's Atmosphere

Author: G. Harry Stine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 159077258X

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 8924

We are the first species with the ability to leave planet Earth and expand the horizons of existence into the infinite realm of the universe. Humanity has been working, learning and building toward this accomplishment throughout history. Those who live and work in space will be no different from their predecessors who left ancient homelands to venture into the unknown wilderness. But to travel and work in space, one must not only know the physical characteristics of the space environment, but also something about the human beings involved. Living in Space explains: -Technology necessary for staying happy, healthy and alive in space. - Effects of acceleration on the human body - The long term affects of living in zero-g conditions - The most harmful forms of ionizing radiation for humans - Nutrition and Sanitation - Basic problems of working in space. The people who go into space to live and work are setting the foundation for humanity’s future.

Strategic Management: Theory: An Integrated Approach

Author: Charles W. L. Hill,Melissa A. Schilling,Gareth R. Jones

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305887778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 9773

This engaging strategy text presents strategic management scholarship in a way that is very accessible to students. Highly respected authors Hill, Schilling, and Jones integrate cutting-edge research on topics including competitive advantage, corporate governance, diversification, strategic leadership, technology and innovation, and corporate social responsibility through both theory and case studies. Based on real-world practices and current thinking in the field, the 12th edition of STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT features an increased emphasis on the changing global economy and its role in strategic management, as well as thought-provoking opening and closing cases that highlight the concepts discussed in each chapter. The appendix walks students through the case analysis process and explains key ratios that managers use to compare the performance of firms. This text is the key reference that should be on every strategic leader's bookshelf. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Oncology Nursing Review

Author: Connie Henke Yarbro,Margaret Hansen Frogge,Michelle Goodman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763716356

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 7376


Database Development and Management

Author: Lee Chao

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420003348

Category: Computers

Page: 607

View: 4550

Today's database professionals must understand how to apply database systems to business processes and how to develop database systems for both business intelligence and Web-based applications. Database Development and Management explains all aspects of database design, access, implementation, application development, and management, as well as data analysis for business intelligence. This self-contained text gives students hands-on projects required for professionally developing and managing databases. It provides detailed instruction via an easy-to-follow, step-by-step case-based approach. Following an introduction to database components, the book uses case studies to illustrate the modeling process, covers table structures and normalization, and analyzes the transformation of a data model to a relational database. It explains the use of SQL in managing database objects and in querying databases, then discusses Transact-SQL and the views, indexes, and cursors that bridge databases and their applications. The book examines three major data-accessing techniques, and then shows how to develop sophisticated applications based upon the material included in previous chapters. It explores the use of databases in network environments, and details the multiple tasks handled by database administrators (DBAs). The text also discusses the OnLine Analytical Processing (OLAP) system, data warehousing, and other analysis tools that support business intelligence and decision making. It concludes with a review of data mining.

A Clockwork Apple

Author: Belinda Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905636174

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 2139

At last - an antithesis to chick-lit. Set in a dystopic Manchester, A Clockwork Apple introduces Alex, an angry young heroine for our times who rages against the middling 'Blytons' and all they stand for. Her gang is all female, the state's control is exercised through addiction therapy, and Alex's solace is in high literature and postmodern deconstructionism!

Windows® 8 Administration Pocket Consultant

Author: William R. Stanek

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0735668868

Category: Computers

Page: 672

View: 6782

Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering computers running Windows 8. Zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information to solve problems and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field. Get fast facts on these essential topics: Configuring and optimizing Windows 8 computers Customizing the desktop and UI Configuring user and computer policies Managing disk drives and file systems Managing devices, drivers, and software Administering data access, availability, resource sharing, and security Configuring and troubleshooting TCP/IP networking Administering TPM and BitLocker Driver Encryption Managing mobile users and remote access


Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide: Exam CWNA-106

Author: David D. Coleman,David A. Westcott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896122

Category: Computers

Page: 912

View: 8173

Prepare with the only official study guide for the CWNA-106 The CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide: Exam CWNA-106 is the officially endorsed CWNA test prep for the leading wireless certification. Expert authors and CWNEs David D. Coleman and David A. Westcott guide readers through the skills and concepts candidates need to know for the exam, using hands-on methods to convey an in-depth understanding of wireless network administration. Readers should have a basic knowledge of Radio Frequency behavior, experience with WLAN hardware peripherals and protocols, and an interest in designing, installing, and managing wireless networks. Wireless technology is taking over the tech industry, and the demand for competent, certified professionals is far outpacing the supply. A CWNA certification denotes advanced-level proficiency in the field, with a complete understanding of wireless LAN components, features, and function—but the only way to pass the exam is to truly understand the material, not just the talking points. The CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide thoroughly covers each exam objective, and includes review questions, assessment tests, and exercises to test your skills. Topics include: Radio Frequency technologies, regulations, and standards 802.11 protocols Network implementation and security 802.11 RF site surveying Readers also get access to a suite of study tools including an electronic test engine with hundreds or practice test questions, electronic flashcards, exercise peripherals, and industry White Papers, which serve as valuable backup references. In preparing for the CWNA-106 exam, the ideal study guide should cover all of the exam topics in depth—CWNA: Certified Wireless Network Administrator Official Study Guide does just that, making it an excellent, comprehensive study guide.

Analysis of Computer Networks

Author: Fayez Gebali

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319156578

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 589

View: 9630

This textbook presents the mathematical theory and techniques necessary for analyzing and modeling high-performance global networks, such as the Internet. The three main building blocks of high-performance networks are links, switching equipment connecting the links together and software employed at the end nodes and intermediate switches. This book provides the basic techniques for modeling and analyzing these last two components. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: Markov chains and queuing analysis, traffic modeling, interconnection networks and switch architectures and buffering strategies.

Design of Roadside Channels with Flexible Linings

Third Edition

Author: U.s. Department of Transportation,Federal Highway Administration

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781508680710

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 156

View: 6487

Flexible linings provide a means of stabilizing roadside channels. Flexible linings are able to conform to changes in channel shape while maintaining overall lining integrity. Long-term flexible linings such as riprap, gravel, or vegetation (reinforced with synthetic mats or unreinforced) are suitable for a range of hydraulic conditions. Unreinforced vegetation and many transitional and temporary linings are suited to hydraulic conditions with moderate shear stresses. Design procedures are given for four major categories of flexible lining: vegetative linings; manufactured linings (RECPs); riprap, cobble, gravel linings; and gabion mattress linings. Design procedures for composite linings, bends, and steep slopes are also provided. The design procedures are based on the concept of maximum permissible tractive force. Methods for determination of hydraulic resistance applied shear stress as well as permissible shear stress for individual linings and lining types are presented. This edition includes updated methodologies for vegetated and manufactured lining design that addresses the wide range of commercial products now on the market. This edition also includes a unified design approach for riprap integrating alternative methods for estimating hydraulic resistance and the steep slope procedures. Other minor updates and corrections have been made. This edition has been prepared using dual units.

Construction Inspection Manual

Author: Blair Tulloch

Publisher: Building News

ISBN: 9781557012579

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 1706

The nationally-accepted guide used by the construction industry to promote more uniform specification writing and inspection procedures features a series of technical checklists covering all the basic elements in a construction project. It also defines roles and allocation of responsibilities among the architect, engineer, contractor, owner and inspector. Includes sample forms and discussions on project coordination and building codes. The CD-ROM contains technical checklists.

Mr. Bach Comes to Call

Teacher's Notes

Author: Classical Kids

Publisher: Childrens Bookstore

ISBN: 9781896449975

Category: Education

Page: 39

View: 2689

After the dramatic send-off of his music into space aboard Voyager II, Mr. Bach, along with his magic orchestra and choir, drops in on a little girl at the piano. Features excerpts some of Bach's most famous works.