Systems Analysis and Design

Author: Alan Dennis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470228548
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Computers

The 4th edition of Systems Analysis and Design continues to offer a hands-on approach to SA&D 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, 4th edition, students will leave the course with experience that is a rich foundation for further work as a systems analyst.

Extraordinary Influence

Author: Tim Irwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119464440
Release Date: 2018-02-27
Genre: Business & Economics

The age-old question for every leader—how do we bring out the best in those we lead? Anyone who has run a company, raised a family, lead an army, or coached a team struggles to find the key to help others excel and realize their potential. It is surprising how often we resort to criticism vs. an approach that actually results in a better worker and a better person. What if we could speak Words of Life that transform those under our influence and ignite fires of intrinsic motivation? What if those we lead found great purpose in what they do and worked at their jobs with all their heart? Isn’t that what leaders, parents and teachers really want? Ultimately, don’t we hope to foster intrinsic motivation so that the individuals we lead become better employees, better students or better athletes? Recent discoveries of brain science and the wisdom of top CEO’s that Dr. Tim Irwin interviewed for this book give us the answers we’ve long sought. In most organizations, the methods used to provide feedback to employees such as performance appraisal or multi-rater feedback systems, in fact, accomplish the exact opposite of what we intend. We inadvertently speak Words of Death. Brain science tells us that these methods tend to engage a natural “negativity bias” that is hardwired in us all. Science in recent years discovered that affirmation sets in motion huge positive changes in the brain. It releases certain neuro chemicals associated with well-being and higher performance. Amazingly, criticism creates just the opposite neural reaction. The most primitive part of the brain goes into hyper defense mode, compromising our performance, torpedoing our motivation and limiting access to our higher-order strengths. How do we redirect employees who are out-of-line without engaging our natural “negativity bias?” Leaders must forever ban the term, “Constructive Criticism.” Brain science tells us that we can establish a connection between the employee’s work and his or her aspirations. This book calls for a new approach to align workers with an organization’s mission, strategy and goals, called Alliance Feedback.

Complex Systems Concurrent Engineering

Author: Geilson Loureiro
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846289767
Release Date: 2007-08-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Power System Analysis and Design

Author: J. Duncan Glover
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305632134
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Computers

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.

Proceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Archaeometry 13th 16th May 2008 Siena Italy

Author: Isabella Turbanti-Memmi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642146783
Release Date: 2011-01-15
Genre: Science

The book contains the Proceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Archaeometry, 12th May 2008, Siena, Italy. The aim of the Symposium is to promote the development and use of scientific techniques in order to extract archaeological and historical information from cultural heritage and the paleoenvironment. It involves all Natural Sciences and all types of objects and materials related with human activity. Papers deal with the development and/or application of scientific techniques for extracting information related to human activities of the past, including the biological nature of man himself and the environment in which he lived. Topics include: Field Archaeology and Intergrated Site Studies; Archaeo-chronometry including recent developments in Radiocarbon Dating; Human - Environment Interactions including Geoarchaeology, Palaeoclimate studies, Landscape Archaeology, Environmental reconstructions, etc.; Bioarchaeology; Food preparation and consumption in Antiquity; the Technology and Provenance of Stone, Plaster, Pigments;Ceramics, Glazes, Glass and Vitreous Materials, Metals and Metallurgical Ceramics; and Micro/nano diagnostic techniques.

Doing Projects

Author: Jamal Khan
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 0761816267
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Business & Economics

The task of growing investment and consumption in underdeveloped countries requires a multidisciplinary effort. Doing Projects focuses on one aspect of this intersection of politics and public investment: the development project. Of interest to policy makers as well as students of economics and international politics, this book is a much-needed glimpse into the reality of economic projects.

Epithelial Transport

Author: N.K. Wills
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0412434008
Release Date: 1996-07-31
Genre: Science

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.

Windows 8 Administration Pocket Consultant

Author: William R. Stanek
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780735668867
Release Date: 2012-09-13
Genre: Computers

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

Mobile Communication and Power Engineering

Author: Vinu Das
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642358647
Release Date: 2013-01-17
Genre: Computers

This book comprises the refereed proceedings of the International Conference, AIM/CCPE 2012, held in Bangalore, India, in April 2012. The papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focus on the various aspects of research and development activities in computer science, information technology, computational engineering, mobile communication, control and instrumentation, communication system, power electronics and power engineering.

Analysis of Computer Networks

Author: Fayez Gebali
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319156576
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Strategic Management Theory An Integrated Approach

Author: Charles W. L. Hill
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305887770
Release Date: 2016-01-18
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Turing s Vision

Author: Chris Bernhardt
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262034548
Release Date: 2016-05-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In 1936, when he was just twenty-four years old, Alan Turing wrote a remarkable paper in which he outlined the theory of computation, laying out the ideas that underlie all modern computers. This groundbreaking and powerful theory now forms the basis of computer science. In Turing's Vision, Chris Bernhardt explains the theory, Turing's most important contribution, for the general reader. Bernhardt argues that the strength of Turing's theory is its simplicity, and that, explained in a straightforward manner, it is eminently understandable by the nonspecialist. As Marvin Minsky writes, "The sheer simplicity of the theory's foundation and extraordinary short path from this foundation to its logical and surprising conclusions give the theory a mathematical beauty that alone guarantees it a permanent place in computer theory." Bernhardt begins with the foundation and systematically builds to the surprising conclusions. He also views Turing's theory in the context of mathematical history, other views of computation (including those of Alonzo Church), Turing's later work, and the birth of the modern computer. In the paper, "On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem," Turing thinks carefully about how humans perform computation, breaking it down into a sequence of steps, and then constructs theoretical machines capable of performing each step. Turing wanted to show that there were problems that were beyond any computer's ability to solve; in particular, he wanted to find a decision problem that he could prove was undecidable. To explain Turing's ideas, Bernhardt examines three well-known decision problems to explore the concept of undecidability; investigates theoretical computing machines, including Turing machines; explains universal machines; and proves that certain problems are undecidable, including Turing's problem concerning computable numbers.

Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8

Author: Daniel L. Williams
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781849684699
Release Date: 2012-08-22
Genre: Computers

This book is written in simple, easy to understand format with lots of screenshots and step-by-step explanations. If you are a Project manager or a consultant, who wants to master the core concepts of Primavera P6 and the new features associated with version 8, then this is the best guide for you. This book assumes that you have a fundamental knowledge of working in the Primavera P6 environment.

Welcome to Obamaland

Author: James Delingpole
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781596980983
Release Date: 2009-02-09
Genre: Political Science

If the election of Barack Obama fills you with dread rather than elation, you're not alone; in fact, pull up a chair next to James Delingpole who has seen this all before and knows exactly where America is heading: into a morass of sprawling government that will slowly start suffocating our economy, our liberties, and our culture. You might as well call it socialism, he says, because that's what it is. In Britain it came in under the smiling face of Tony Blair and has left the British bulldog castrated, whimpering, and sick; in America it's coming under the vibrant, youthful guise of Barack Obama. But the result will be the same: the brave, independent American eagle will become the American turkey, oven-basted by the nanny state of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid.

Construction Inspection Manual

Author: Blair Tulloch
Publisher: Building News
ISBN: 1557012571
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.