Boost the efficiency and quality of your software projects at every stage with this application-oriented guide to metrics and methods for managing manage software development and maintenance.
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A book about the power of goodness and how positive management can happen. The author Edward M. Marshall champions workers as irreplaceable assets and slams short-term change initiatives that all too often shortchange employees by destroying morale.
No SurprisesProject Management details a simple, commitment-based framework that allows program managers, project managers and team leaders to systematically apply a few rules at multiple levels, releasing them from the "vicious cycle" of project performance mediocrity and leading them towards a cycle of excellent performance. This book is authored by Timm Esque, former project manager and internal performance consultant at Intel Corporation.
The Harvard Business Review paperback series is designed to bring today's managers and professionals the fundamental information they need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. Here are the landmark ideas that have established the Harvard Business Review as required reading for ambitious businesspeople in organizations around the globe. The eight articles in Harvard Business Review on Knowledge Management highlight the leading-edge thinking and practical applications that are defining the field of knowledge management. Includes Peter Drucker's prophetic "The Coming of the New Organization" and Ikujiro Nonaka's "Knowledge-Creating Company."
Ralph Kimball's bestselling The Data Warehouse Toolkit explained how to design data warehouses using the dimensional modeling technique he developed. This perfect complement to that book shows how dimensional design fits in the overall lifecycle of planning, designing, developing and deploying data marts and data warehouses. Based on the real experiences of four leading data warehouse developers and offering timely case studies, this book provides developers with the fine details on how to master each step in the process. It also covers how to design data marts that are well integrated with the overall data warehouse design.
How can the overall technology project management process be improved? If you have ever been involved in any type of systems and technology project in either the public or private sector for an organization large or small, this book is for you. Get guidelines that help you achieve greater success and reduce the risk of problems and failures in projects. With combined costs of failures and overruns totaling in the hundreds of billions of dollars, you can't afford not to read this book.
Learn how to establish a sound "competency" basis for your knowledge management initiatives. gantthead's own George Ball calls it, "One of my personnel development 'bibles.' "
Internet commerce poised to revolutionize the way we do business is quickly becoming a reality, with an exploding number of Internet business sites now being deployed. If you are thinking about taking the Internet commerce plunge, read this book. Written by two of the most experienced practitioners in this burgeoning field, Designing Systems for Internet Commerce will guide you through the business and technical considerations of building fully functioning, secure, and financially successful Internet commerce systems. Both comprehensive and practical, this book explains the fundamental principles of system design, reveals best design practices, and offers reality-based advice on implementation. It explores the common issues and critical questions to ask when planning a system for Internet commerce. In addition, it describes the key technologies relevant to electronic commerce and explains how to apply them using numerous examples. The authors'' special focus is problem solving: They discuss the many potential risks, challenges, and stumbling blocks of Internet commerce systems and how best to deal with them. This information will enable you to anticipate and solve the problems you are likely to face, helping you implement an Internet commerce system that effectively serves the needs of your organization and its customers.
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Software Project Management presents a new management framework uniquely suited to the complexities of modern software development.
This book offers practical advice from veteran consultants who use common sense to get through the toughest project management challenges.