Reaching the Pinnacle

Author: Samuel B. Holcman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0615669875
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Genre: Business enterprises

"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 Amazon.com, directly from the author at www.PinnacleBusGrp.com, and other channels. REVIEW COPIES AND INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE

Enterprise Wide Strategic Management

Author: David L. Rainey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521769808
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Enterprise Architecture A to Z

Author: Daniel Minoli
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 142001370X
Release Date: 2008-06-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Driven by the need and desire to reduce costs, organizations are faced with a set of decisions that require analytical scrutiny. Enterprise Architecture A to Z: Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology examines cost-saving trends in architecture planning, administration, and management. To establish a framework for discussion, this book begins by evaluating the role of Enterprise Architecture Planning and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) modeling. It provides an extensive review of the most widely deployed architecture framework models. In particular, the book discusses The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and the Zachman Architectural Framework (ZAF) in detail, as well as formal architecture standards and all four layers of these models: the business architecture, the information architecture, the solution architecture, and the technology architecture. The first part of the text focuses on the upper layers of the architecture framework, while the second part focuses on the technology architecture. In this second section, the author presents an assessment of storage technologies and networking and addresses regulatory and security issues. Additional coverage includes high-speed communication mechanisms such as Ethernet, WAN and Internet communication technologies, broadband communications, and chargeback models. Daniel Minoli has written a number of columns and books on the high-tech industry and has many years of technical hands-on and managerial experience at top financial companies and telecom/networking providers. He brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to these pages. By reviewing the strategies in this book, CIOs, CTOs, and senior managers are empowered by a set of progressive approaches to designing state-of-the-art IT data centers.

Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World

Author: John W. Satzinger
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305465268
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: Computers

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.

Achieving Sustainable Business Excellence

Author: Flevy Lasrado
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319733142
Release Date: 2018-04-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Compiling the best practices of business excellence frameworks around the world, this new book addresses the need for innovative research on sustainable business performance. Using detailed empirical studies, the authors outline the motives and benefits of the implementation of such frameworks in different geographical regions. Comprehensive case studies showcase how the variety of excellence frameworks are manifested in their work cultures, values and beliefs. Academics studying quality management, HRM, and international business will find this book an essential read as it establishes the relevance of human capital in achieving and sustaining global business excellence.

DevOps for Digital Leaders

Author: Aruna Ravichandran
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484218426
Release Date: 2016-11-09
Genre: Computers

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.

Multiple Case Study Analysis

Author: Robert E. Stake
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462512409
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Genre: Psychology

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.

EClinical Trials

Author: Rebecca Daniels Kush
Publisher: CenterWatch
ISBN: UOM:39015061146539
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Medical


Microfinance Handbook

Author: Joanna Ledgerwood
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821384317
Release Date: 1998-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The purpose of the 'Microfinance Handbook' is to bring together in a single source guiding principles and tools that will promote sustainable microfinance and create viable institutions.

Borderless Business

Author: Clarence J. Mann
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275992179
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Does It Matter

Author: Nicholas G. Carr
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422129524
Release Date: 2004-04-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Over the last decade, and even since the bursting of the technology bubble, pundits, consultants, and thought leaders have argued that information technology provides the edge necessary for business success. IT expert Nicholas G. Carr offers a radically different view in this eloquent and explosive book. As IT's power and presence have grown, he argues, its strategic relevance has actually decreased. IT has been transformed from a source of advantage into a commoditized "cost of doing business"--with huge implications for business management. Expanding on Carr's seminal Harvard Business Review article that generated a storm of controversy, Does IT Matter? provides a truly compelling--and unsettling--account of IT's changing business role and its leveling influence on competition. Through astute analysis of historical and contemporary examples, Carr shows that the evolution of IT closely parallels that of earlier technologies such as railroads and electric power. He goes on to lay out a new agenda for IT management, stressing cost control and risk management over innovation and investment. And he examines the broader implications for business strategy and organization as well as for the technology industry. A frame-changing statement on one of the most important business phenomena of our time, Does IT Matter? marks a crucial milepost in the debate about IT's future. An acclaimed business writer and thinker, Nicholas G. Carr is a former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review.

Big Data and Business Analytics

Author: Jay Liebowitz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466565791
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Business & Economics

"The chapters in this volume offer useful case studies, technical roadmaps, lessons learned, and a few prescriptions to ‘do this, avoid that.’" —From the Foreword by Joe LaCugna, Ph.D., Enterprise Analytics and Business Intelligence, Starbucks Coffee Company With the growing barrage of "big data," it becomes vitally important for organizations to make sense of this data and information in a timely and effective way. That’s where analytics come into play. Research shows that organizations that use business analytics to guide their decision making are more productive and experience higher returns on equity. Big Data and Business Analytics helps you quickly grasp the trends and techniques of big data and business analytics to make your organization more competitive. Packed with case studies, this book assembles insights from some of the leading experts and organizations worldwide. Spanning industry, government, not-for-profit organizations, and academia, they share valuable perspectives on big data domains such as cybersecurity, marketing, emergency management, healthcare, finance, and transportation. Understand the trends, potential, and challenges associated with big data and business analytics Get an overview of machine learning, advanced statistical techniques, and other predictive analytics that can help you solve big data issues Learn from VPs of Big Data/Insights & Analytics via case studies of Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, universities, and not-for-profits Big data problems are complex. This book shows you how to go from being data-rich to insight-rich, improving your decision making and creating competitive advantage. Author Jay Liebowitz recently had an article published in The World Financial Review. www.worldfinancialreview.com/?p=1904

The Essential Advisor

Author: Bill Crager
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119260615
Release Date: 2016-05-16
Genre: Business & Economics

"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"--

SSADM Foundation

Author:
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0113308701
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Business

This volume shows how all the techniques and products of a computer development project can be brought together within a complete method - SSADM. The individual products and techniques of SSADM are demonstrated. Information is given on managing SSADM projects, how to customise the method, and it provides a structural model and a product breakdown structure both of which can be used as the basis for planning a computer project.