Transform data into action for competitive advantage "The knowledge assets of an organization are becoming increasingly important for competitive advantage, and therefore, the way in which knowledge is created, renewed, and communicated is critical. This book provides practical insights into how this may be achieved through the establishment of a Business Intelligence Competency Centre and is a valuable read for 'information professionals.'" --Bill Sturman, Information Architecture Project Manager The Open University, United Kingdom "BI is more than technology and projects. BI must live in the organization--as a BICC. This book helps to make BI tangible and understandable, bringing it to lif...
Going Agile synthesizes definitions, concepts, and practices that would be applicable to an executive, manager, or project manager that wants to be informed about agile. It is designed as an introduction to different agile themes and as a reference on the application of agile practices. It can be a valuable guide for a transition to agile practices and a desk reference for applying agile techniques to a project. The second edition provides an update on the field experiences since the original book as well as a larger print size and color figures.
The Modern Business Intelligence (BI) organization engages the whole organization in the use of BI, has a portfolio of BI software solutions and technologies, and has a virtual Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC). This book examines the results of a global internet survey and telephone interviews to determine how organizations should design a BICC to improve organizational performance.
Insights and guidance for the agile Project Manager Going Agile synthesizes definitions, concepts, and practices that would be applicable to an executive, manager, or project manager that wants to be informed about agile. It is designed as an introduction to different agile themes and as a reference on the application of agile practices. It can be a valuable guide for a transition to agile practices and a desk reference for applying agile techniques to a project. The key topics included in the book are: • The applicability of agile, its benefits, and failures • Description of selected methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP) • The agile techniques and skills needed for an agile coach • Agile practices aligned to the Project Management Body of PMBOK®) Guide Edition 5 knowledge areas • Personal experiences from agile coaches and team members • A glossary of terms used in the book. • Profiles of agile and management experts referenced in the book. It is a useful guide for an agile Project Manager before or after taking the Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam.
La Revolución de la Información permite que toda organización, independientemente del grado de desarrollo o complejidad de su arquitectura de sistemas de información, se convierta en una entidad inteligente dirigida por la información.
A strategic model for identifying, evaluating, and improving information use "Fundamentally changes how you look at the role of information technology and takes it to the leadership level, which is the only way for business performance to be maximized in this global economy." --Ron Milton, Executive Vice President, Computerworld "Information Revolution is truly a must-read for those who generate, support, and make decisions for their respective organizations. By the way, that would be everybody." --Bob Schwartz, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Panasonic Corporation of North America "As this book clearly describes, information management advances both through evolution and intel...
Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.
CIO BEST PRACTICES Enabling Strategic Value with Information Technology SECOND EDITION Anyone working in information technology today feels the opportunities for creating and enabling lasting value. The CIO helps define those opportunities and turn them into realities. Now in a Second Edition, CIO Best Practices is an essential guide offering real-world practices used by CIOs and other IT specialists who have successfully mastered the blend of business and IT responsibilities. Compiled and coauthored by Joe Stenzel, the new edition presents a collection of pioneering and successful senior IT executives—including Jonathan Hujsak, Bill Flemming, Mike Hugos, Karl Schubert, and Gary Cokins—w...
Written for enterprise risk management (ERM) practitioners who recognize ERM?s value to their organization, Enterprise Risk Management: A Methodology for Achieving Strategic Objectives thoroughly examines operational risk management and allows you to leverage ERM methodology in your organization by putting author and ERM authority Gregory Monahan′s Strategic Objectives At Risk (SOAR) methodology to work. A must–read for anyone interested in risk management as a strategic, value–adding tool, this no–nonsense book shows you how to use ERM and SOAR to empower your company to go from stuck to competitive.
Practical-nontechnical-solutions to the problems of business forecasting Written in a nontechnical style, this book provides practical solutions to common business forecasting problems, showing you how to think about business forecasting in the context of uncertainty, randomness and process performance. Addresses the philosophical foundations of forecasting Raises awareness of fundamental issues usually overlooked in pursuit of the perfect forecast Introduces a new way to think about business forecasting, focusing on process efficiency and the elimination of worst practices Provides practical approaches for the non-statistical problems forecasters face Illustrates Forecast Value Added (FVA) Analysis for identifying waste in the forecasting process Couched in the context of uncertainty, randomness, and process performance, this book offers new, innovative ideas for resolving your business forecasting problems.