Developing Information Systems

Author: Tahir Ahmed
Publisher: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
ISBN: 1780172451
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Electronic books

Systems development is the process of creating and maintaining information systems. This practical book provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic and can also be used as a handy reference guide by those already working in the field. It is the only textbook that supports the BCS Certificate in Systems Development.

Human Factors in Information Systems

Author: Jane M. Carey
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 0893916331
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Computers

The 21 chapters in this volume are presentations from the Second Symposium on Human Factors in Management Information Systems (MIS). The goal is to provide IS professionals and academics with a human factors orientation and practical guidelines relating to human factors issues. It is also intended as a textbook for graduate level students. The general introduction serves as a position treatise for the study of human factors in IS. The disciplines of computer science, information systems, human factors engineering, and human computer interaction are explored as contributing fields to human factors in IS.

Practical Guidance for Defining a Smart Grid Modernization Strategy

Author: Marcelino Madrigal
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9781464804113
Release Date: 2015-02-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Smart grids are for everyone but require the vision and investment plans for grid modernization. This document provides some practical elements on how to develop a smart grid vision and investment plan with a focus on the distribution side and also briefly discusses finance and regulatory issues.

Forests Sourcebook

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821371649
Release Date: 2008-04-25
Genre: Nature

The 'Forests Sourcebook' provides practical operations-oriented guidance for forest sector engagement toward the goals of poverty reduction, conservation and economic development. Intended to guide World Bank lending activities and projects, the 'Forests Sourcebook' offers information useful to a broad audience of practitioners, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. The 'Sourcebook was developed in partnership with members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, including the Food and Agriculture Organization. The 'Sourcebook' provides background on key issues, lessons learned, and recommendations for practitioners on a number of topics including private sector engagement, forest governance, sustainable plantation and commercial harvesting, and forest information management systems. Giving insight into the complex interplay between different realms of development work that effect or are affected by forests, the 'Forests Sourcebook' is a valuable tool for any stakeholder involved in development or business projects that could have impact on forests.

Reinventing Government in the Information Age

Author: Richard Heeks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134656288
Release Date: 2002-01-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Will information technology help reinvent government? It might, but only if it is correctly managed. This book provides a new model for management of information age reform, based on international case-studies drawn from the US, UK, mainland Europe, and developing countries. It offers practical guidance and analytical insights and will be of value to practitioners, students, educators and researchers in both public administration and information systems.

Designing Management Information Systems

Author: Johannes Govardus Maria van der Heijden
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199546329
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Computers

Management information systems (MIS) produce the information that managers use to make important strategic decisions. This book covers the essential managerial skills that are necessary to design these systems. In contrast to other books on management information systems, this book takes a decidedly managerial perspective. It focuses on how managers perceive and respond to information, and on their need to use this information to make important decisions. The book considers how systems can be designed to combat 'information overload' experienced by managers, using such techniques as data aggregation and data visualization. Chapters provide an in-depth and practical consideration of these topics, focusing on the use of information systesms for managerial decision making. Designing Management Information Systems covers the topics of key performance indicator monitoring, and of shortlisting and selecting alternatives from a range of options. These are managerial decisions for which MIS are particularly useful, and which managers face on a daily basis. This is the first book offering practical guidance on how systems should be designed to support these decisions. It is written for managers, those studying business, management, and IT, and those developing MIS on behalf of management.

PROCESS MANAGEMENT Practical Guidelines to Successful Implementation

Author: T.S. MALIK
Publisher: Global India Publications
ISBN: 9380228368
Release Date: 2009-12-01

This book covers the broad space of process management in-depth. In this book the topic is viewed from different angles without becoming superficial. It provides a view on the essence of business process modles and prepares the reader for new languages and standards that wil emerge in the future. This book also covers architectures and methodologies, process modelling, process orchestration, process choreographics and properties of processes.

Workflow Modeling

Author: Alec Sharp
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781596931930
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business

This extensively revised second edition of the acclaimed and bestselling book, Workflow Modeling serves as a complete guide to discovering, scoping, assessing, modeling, and redesigning business processes. Providing proven techniques for identifying, modeling, and redesigning business processes, and explaining how to implement workflow improvement, this book helps you define requirements for systems development or systems acquisition.

Implementing NICE Guidance

Author: National Prescribing Centre (Great Britain)
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1857755243
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Medical care

A practical guide for NHS clinicians and managers on how to adopt and monitor national guidance, such as NICE Clinical Guidelines, Technology Appraisals and Referral Advice.

A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning

Author: Anita Cassidy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420048600
Release Date: 1998-05-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Today's technological advances are directly affecting the success of business tomorrow. With recent-- and continual--improvements in technology, many organizations are finding their information systems obsolete, and are having to take a close look at their current Information Systems and answer some tough questions, including: How well are our current Information Systems applications meeting the business needs today? How well can they meet the needs of our business tomorrow? Are we obtaining true value from the investments made in Information Systems? Are we integrating the Information Systems projects that provide the most value to business? What Information Systems mission, objectives, and strategies are necessary to successfully meet the business challenges of the future? A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning helps take the "guess work" out of evaluating current and future Information Systems, and provides the necessary tools for maximizing the investment made in new technology. This invaluable guide shows readers how to take advantage of the latest technology available in Information Systems planning, and how to develop a solid Information Systems plan that is directly linked to their business' goals. In an easy-to-follow, hands-on format, this complete reference describes a process for facilitating communication between business management and the Information Systems functions. Both Information Systems Executives and general business executives will find the information they need to develop a successful, value-added Information Systems plan. Readers will find a step-by-step approach to the process of developing an Information Systems plan that helps them gain a competitive edge well into the future.

Advances in Information Systems Development

Author: Gabor Maygar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387708014
Release Date: 2007-10-26
Genre: Computers

This volume carries the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD). ISD progresses rapidly, continually creating new challenges. Progress in ISD comes from research as well as from practice. The aim of the Conference is to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences between academia and industry, and to stimulate exploration of new solutions.

Making IT Count

Author: Leslie Willcocks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780750648219
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

'Making IT Count: from strategy to implementation' focuses on the practical elements of delivering Information Technology strategy. Studies regularly show that over half of Information Technology strategies are never implemented, or are unsuccessful in delivering the desired results, and that a significant percentage of strategies implemented were never in the original plans. The linkage between strategy development and delivery needs a very clear focus; this is the key topic that the authors address. The book highlights eight major fallacies in managing IT, and eighteen better practices. It then details how to draw up strategy, instigate navigation techniques and make sourcing decisions. Change and delivery are a major focus, as is infrastructure development. Caselets and full length case studies of organizations such as General Electric, Siemens, Colonial Mutual, Charles Schwab, Macquarie Bank, ICI, United Airlines, Norwich Union, Walgreens and Dell and have been included to show how strategies have been successfully implemented and managed. Shows practitioners how to actually carry out, develop and implement an Information Technology strategy Contains "caselets" and full case studies of recent successful implementations of Information Technology strategies by organizationsAuthors combine a wealth of experience and expertise to provide practical guidance to professionals