Reaching the Pinnacle

Author: Samuel B. Holcman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615669878

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 268

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"Reaching the Pinnacle: A Methodology of Business Understanding, Technology Planning, and Change (Implementing and Managing Enterprise Architecture)" by Samuel B. Holcman explains the detailed process of building an enterprise architecture. Samuel B. Holcman brings his strategic business plans to business and technology professionals with "Reaching the Pinnacle: A Methodology of Business Understanding, Technology Planning, and Change (Implementing and Managing Enterprise Architecture)." In order to bring a method to the madness that can often be today's business structure, Holcman uses "Reaching the Pinnacle" to introduce the process of building an enterprise architecture. Holcman uses his 40 years of experience as a leading trainer and consultant in enterprise architecture in writing "Reaching the Pinnacle." He explains enterprise architecture as the rethinking of how business planning and information technology work together in order to achieve strategic goals. "Reaching the Pinnacle" explains how an organization and its important departments can achieve their goals through a series of project initiatives. Holcman offers a simple, easy-to-understand way to implement an enterprise architecture project into one's organization. "While the approach is not quick - it may take up to a few years to transform an organization - my methodology provides an effective means for moving the organization from its as-is state to its desired state in an iterative manner," says Holcman. Holcman's methods and approach have been used by numerous Fortune 500 companies and have led him to be the top consultant on the topic. He believes the 'for practitioners, by practitioners' approach of "Reaching the Pinnacle" will make the book a crucial resource among business and technology personnel everywhere. "Reaching the Pinnacle: A Methodology of Business Understanding, Technology Planning, and Change (Implementing and Managing Enterprise Architecture)" is available for sale online at, directly from the author at, and other channels. REVIEW COPIES AND INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE

Enterprise-Wide Strategic Management

Achieving Sustainable Success Through Leadership, Strategies, and Value Creation

Author: David L. Rainey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521769809

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 511

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A fresh, holistic approach to strategic management in the modern business environment.

21st Century Technologies Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future

Promises and Perils of a Dynamic Future

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264163530


Page: 176

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This book reviews the extraordinary promise of technological advances over the next twenty years or so, and assesses some of the key issues -- economic, social, environmental, ethical -- that decision-makers in government, business and society will face in the decades ahead.

Decision Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 152251838X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2314

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The implementation of effective decision making protocols is crucial in any organizational environment in modern society. Emerging advancements in technology and analytics have optimized uses and applications of decision making systems. Decision Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a compendium of the latest academic material on the control, support, usage, and strategies for implementing efficient decision making systems across a variety of industries and fields. Featuring comprehensive coverage on numerous perspectives, such as data visualization, pattern analysis, and predictive analytics, this multi-volume book is an essential reference source for researchers, academics, professionals, managers, students, and practitioners interested in the maintenance and optimization of decision management processes.

Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World

Author: John W. Satzinger,Robert B. Jackson,Stephen D. Burd

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305465261

Category: Computers

Page: 512

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Refined and streamlined, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A CHANGING WORLD, 7E helps students develop the conceptual, technical, and managerial foundations for systems analysis design and implementation as well as project management principles for systems development. Using case driven techniques, the succinct 14-chapter text focuses on content that is key for success in today's market. The authors' highly effective presentation teaches both traditional (structured) and object-oriented (OO) approaches to systems analysis and design. The book highlights use cases, use diagrams, and use case descriptions required for a modeling approach, while demonstrating their application to traditional, web development, object-oriented, and service-oriented architecture approaches. The Seventh Edition's refined sequence of topics makes it easier to read and understand than ever. Regrouped analysis and design chapters provide more flexibility in course organization. Additionally, the text's running cases have been completely updated and now include a stronger focus on connectivity in applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Multiple Case Study Analysis

Author: Robert E. Stake

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462512402

Category: Psychology

Page: 342

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Examining situational complexity is a vital part of social and behavioral science research. This engaging text provides an effective process for studying multiple cases--such as sets of teachers, staff development sessions, or clinics operating in different locations--within one complex program. The process also can be used to investigate broadly occurring phenomena without programmatic links, such as leadership or sibling rivalry. Readers learn to design, analyze, and report studies that balance common issues across the group of cases with the unique features and context of each case. Three actual case reports from a transnational early childhood program illustrate the author's approach, and helpful reproducible worksheets facilitate multicase recording and analysis.

Encyclical on Climate Change & Inequality

On Care for Our Common Home

Author: Francis I

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612195288

Category: Catholic Church

Page: 165

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With an exclusive introduction by the acclaimed Harvard historian Naomi Oreskes, this is the complete text of the landmark encyclical letter by Pope Francis that has 'rocked the international community' (Time). The only secular edition of the Pope's remarks, the Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality is an essential document of our times - as significant a contribution to the movement for environmental justice and human rights as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was 55 years ago.

The Whale and the Reactor

A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology

Author: Langdon Winner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226902098

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

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"The questions he poses about the relationship between technical change and political power are pressing ones that can no longer be ignored, and identifying them is perhaps the most a nascent 'philosophy of technology' can expect to achieve at the present time."—David Dickson, New York Times Book Review "The Whale and the Reactor is the philosopher's equivalent of superb public history. In its pages an analytically trained mind confronts some of the most pressing political issues of our day."—Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Isis

The Essential Advisor

Building Value in the Investor-Advisor Relationship

Author: Bill Crager,Jay Hummel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119260612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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"In the future, financial advisors will grow their businesses successfully only if clients can learn what they do, understand how to hire them, and gain access to them in a more affordable/scalable way. A new world is here, and continues to evolve: clients expect more hands on interaction, demand greater transparency, and desire around-the-clock access and service. This book is focused on advisors. It is about trying to help advisors more effectively position their firms and practices to maximize the opportunities created by a changing consumer population. Said simply, many advisors are confused about clients' demands in this quickly evolving financial advice industry. Many clients are equally confused about the choice between using a "robo advisor" or hiring a personal one. This book will help advisors articulate their value proposition in the future, provide a roadmap for how they should manage their firm or practice to deliver on promises made to clients (practice management component) and show advisors how the consumer perceives the service from top advisors to maximize a firm's future value"--

DevOps for Digital Leaders

Reignite Business with a Modern DevOps-Enabled Software Factory

Author: Aruna Ravichandran,Kieran Taylor,Peter Waterhouse

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484218426

Category: Computers

Page: 173

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Learn to design, implement, measure, and improve DevOps programs that are tailored to your organization. This concise guide assists leaders who are accountable for the rapid development of high-quality software applications. In DevOps for Digital Leaders, deep collective experience on both sides of the dev–ops divide informs the global thought leadership and penetrating insights of the authors, all three of whom are cross-portfolio DevOps leaders at CA Technologies. Aruna Ravichandran, Kieran Taylor, and Peter Waterhouse analyze the organizational benefits, costs, freedoms, and constraints of DevOps. They chart the coordinated strategy of organizational change, metrics, lean thinking, and investment that an enterprise must undertake to realize the full potential of DevOps and reach the sweet spot where accelerating code deployments drive increasing customer satisfaction, revenue, and profitability. Digital leaders are charged to bridge the dev–ops disconnect if their organizations are to survive and flourish in a business world increasingly differentiated by the degree to which dynamic application software development harmonizes with operational resilience and reliability. This short book applies the DevOps perspective to the competitive challenge, faced by every high-performance IT organization today, of integrating and automating open source, cloud, and enterprise tools, processes, and techniques across the software development life cycle from requirements to release. What You Will Learn: Remove dependencies and constraints so that parallel practices can accelerate the development of defect-free software Automate continuous delivery across the software life cycle to eliminate release bottlenecks, manual labor waste, and technical debt accumulation Generate virtualized production-style testing of applications through real-time behavioral analytics Adopt agile practices so operations teams can support developer productivity with automated feedback, streamline infrastructure monitoring, spot and resolve operations issues before they impact production, and improve customer experience Identify the DevOps metrics appropriate to your organization and integrate DevOps with your existing best practices and investment Who This Book Is For: IT leaders in large companies and government agencies who have any level of responsibility for the rapid development of high-quality software applications. The secondary readership is members of development and operations teams, security professionals, and service managers.

Global Opportunities for Entrepreneurial Growth

Coopetition and Knowledge Dynamics within and across Firms

Author: Stavros Sindakis,Panagiotis Theodorou

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178714951X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

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This book investigates, compares, and contrasts the theoretical and practical elements of business concepts and models that are acclimated to the dynamic changes of our modern era. Furthermore, it describes and analyzes the current cooperative interactions among firms, and evaluates the contribution of knowledge dynamics in coopetition.

The Blended Learning Book

Best Practices, Proven Methodologies, and Lessons Learned

Author: Josh Bersin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787976453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The Blended Learning Book is your user?s manual for implementing blended learning. It gives you a guidebook to combining the latest technologies with traditional training models to create high-impact programs that drive superior business results (not just reduce costs). Filled with real-world examples and case studies from organizations such as Accenture, BI, Cisco, FedEx, Kinko?s, Grant-Thornton, IBM, Novell, the U.S. Navy, Verizon, and more, e-learning veteran Josh Bersin zeros in on What Works -- in all shapes and sizes of training departments from a variety of industries.

Methods of IT Project Management

Author: Jeffrey L. Brewer,Kevin C. Dittman

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557536635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 563

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Designed for graduate, advanced undergraduate, and practitioner project management courses with an information technology focus, Methods of IT Project Management is built around the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The text provides students with all of the concepts, techniques, and methods found in the leading project management reference books, while also conveying practical knowledge that can immediately be applied in real-world settings. Unlike other books in this field, the material is organized according to the sequence of the project management life cycle from initial overview, through initiation, execution, and control, to close out. Following this life cycle, as opposed to covering the material by knowledge area, allows students to simultaneously learn project management concepts and methods at the same time as they develop skills they can use immediately during and upon completion of the course. The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading certification in this field. To help students prepare, the authors have dedicated an appendix to practice study questions and give helpful advice on preparing for and passing the PMP exam. At the end of each chapter, the text provides one or more mini-cases based on the theme of a running case study that extends through the entire book. The mini-cases provide additional opportunities for students to apply project management concepts and techniques, and they are ideal for stimulating class discussions and debates. In addition, these cases also present thought-provoking scenarios to challenge the more advanced student. This replaces the 1st Edition by Prentice Hall (ISBN# 978-0132367257).

Advanced Teaching Methods for the Technology Classroom

Author: Petrina, Stephen

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599043394

Category: Education

Page: 412

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"This book provides a comprehensive, critical approach to meeting the new challenges of technology in the classroom. It gathers together research on technology methods, principles, and content, acting as a reference source for proven and innovative methods. It presents an introduction to teaching educational technology, design, and engineering and contains strategies for innovation in technology education"--Provided by publisher.

Borderless Business

Managing the Far-flung Enterprise

Author: Clarence J. Mann,Klaus Götz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275992170

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

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A comprehensive guide to managing the global enterprise--from leading cross-cultural teams to analyzing country risk to navigating legal minefields.

Developing Senior Navy Leaders

Requirements for Flag Officer Expertise Today and in the Future

Author: Lawrence M. Hanser,Louis W. Miller,Herbert J. Shukiar,Bruce Newsome

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833045210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Could U.S. Navy officers be better prepared to become flag officers? This study examines the kinds of expertise required for successful performance in Navy flag billets, and whether recent pools of officers possess this experience. The authors also examine Navy trends over the past decade to identify the types of expertise likely to become more important for Navy leaders in the future.

Successful Health and Safety Management

Author: Great Britain. Health and Safety Executive

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717612765

Category: Industrial hygiene

Page: 98

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Provides guidance for directors, managers, health and safety professionals and employee representatives who want to improve health and safety in their organisations. Contents: Effective health and safety policies; Organising for health and safety; Planning and implementing; Measuring performance; Auditing and reviewing performance.

Strategic Marketing Management in Asia

Case Studies and Lessons across Industries

Author: Syed Saad Andaleeb,Khalid Hasan

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786357453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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With a view to continue the current growth momentum, excel in all phases of business, and create future leadership in Asia and across the globe, there is a felt need to develop a deep understanding of the Asian business environment, and how to create effective marketing strategies that will help growing their businesses.