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Managing the Dynamics of New-Product Development Processes merges product-based planning, process modelling, process execution, probabilistic simulations, and simulation based decision-making into one framework called the Dynamic new-Product Development Process. It provides readers with a means of improving the management of product development through enhanced methods and tools that are specifically tailored to the characteristics and challenges of such processes. It calls for a new Product Lifecycle Management paradigm of utilizing the managed product data for management of the product's development process. Within the framework, the methods used are enhanced or modified to fit the new-product development process requirements. Each specific method is exhaustively analyzed, from the basic definition of terms through a description of the state of the art of that topic and its limitations. Then, the method enhancements are illustrated by many examples, and discussed while suggesting further research directions. Finally, the enhanced methods are integrated and demonstrated by a test case. The main two methods described are the design structure matrix (DSM) and Petri nets, which are merged into a novel concept entitled DSM nets. Managing the Dynamics of New Product Development Processes provides algorithms, proofs, and practical examples that can be used for general study of the issues concerned. The main concepts presented are applicable to systems engineering and can be used by practitioners of product development processes, such as designers, product managers, and process managers, as well as developers of process management tools for systems with dynamically changing process structures.
Drawing on their expertise in geography, political science, international relations, and communication studies, McDowell, Steinberg, and Tomasello investigate specific policy problems encountered as international organizations, corporations, and individual users try to "manage" a space that simultaneously contradicts and supports existing institutions and systems of governance, identity, and technology.
A report from the International Monetary Fund.
The Windows 2000 Registry is the repository for all hardware, software, and application configuration settings. Managing the Windows 2000 Registry is the system administrator's guide to maintaining, monitoring, and updating the Registry database. A "must-have" for every 2000 system manager or administrator, it covers what the Registry is and where it lives on disk, available tools, Registry access from programs, and Registry content.
Aimed at helping organizations understand change better and develop improved change strategies.
Every day the newspapers report more corporate mergers and restructuring. Every day thousands of lives are altered by these changes. Most managers and employees, however, do not have the experience to effectively work through such transitions. In Managing Transitions, William Bridges provides a clear understanding of what change does to employees and what employees in transition can do to an organization, and he shows how to minimize the distress and disruptions caused by change.Directed at managers and employees in today's corporations, where change is necessary to revitalize and improve corporate performance, Managing Transitions addresses the fact that it is people who have to carry out the change. It not only talks about what should be done, but also shows how to do it, giving managers practical ways to bring the people "on board." Armed with this new information, managers will look at future changes in a new way, no longer feeling anxious and hopeless, but rather looking at opportunities.Everybody talks about "managing change" and "resistance to change," but Bridges is the first to talk about what is going on inside the people who have to make the change work. He is the first to provide any real sense of the emotional impact of change and what can be done to keep it from disrupting the entire organization. Bridges's years of experience helping organizations and individuals successfully take control of change has proven the need for specific, concrete guidelines for dealing with change. Managing Transitions provides these guidelines.
MySQL is a popular and robust open source database product that supports key subsets of SQL on both Linux and Unix systems. MySQL is free for nonprofit use and costs a small amount for commercial use. Unlike commercial databases, MySQL is affordable and easy to use. This book includes introductions to SQL and to relational database theory. If you plan to use MySQL to build web sites or other Linux or Unix applications, this book teaches you to do that, and it will remain useful as a reference once you understand the basics. Ample tutorial material and examples are included throughout. This book has all you need to take full advantage of this powerful database management system. It takes you through the whole process from installation and configuration to programming interfaces and database administration. This second edition has a greatly enhanced administration chapter that includes information on administrative tools, server configuration, server startup and shutdown, log file management, database backup and restore, and database administration and repair. In addition, a new chapter on security describes data, server, and client-server security, while a chapter on extending MySQL provides an overview of MySQL internals and describes the use of MySQL user-defined functions. If you know C/C++, Java, Perl, PHP, or Python, you can write programs to interact with your MySQL database. In addition, you can embed queries and updates directly in an HTML file so that a web page becomes its own interface to the database. Managing and Using MySQL includes chapters on the programming language interfaces, and it also includes a complete reference section with specific function calls for each language. Also included in the reference section are references to the SQL language, and details of the MySQL system variables, programs, and utilities. New to the second edition is a reference to the internal MySQL tables, which will be of particular interest to those who want to work extensively with MySQL security.
Managing your boss: Isn't that merely manipulation? Corporate cozying up? Not according to John Gabarro and John Kotter. In this handy guidebook, the authors contend that you manage your boss for a very good reason: to do your best on the job--and thereby benefit not only yourself but also your supervisor and your entire company. Your boss depends on you for cooperation, reliability, and honesty. And you depend on him or her for links to the rest of the organization, for setting priorities, and for obtaining critical resources. By managing your boss--clarifying your own and your supervisor's strengths, weaknesses, goals, work styles, and needs--you cultivate a relationship based on mutual respect and understanding. The result? A healthy, productive bond that enables you both to excel. Gabarro and Kotter provide valuable guidelines for building this essential relationship--including strategies for determining how your boss prefers to process information and make decisions, tips for communicating mutual expectations, and tactics for negotiating priorities. Thought provoking and practical, Managing Your Boss enables you to lay the groundwork for one of the most crucial working relationships you'll have in your career.
The third in a 12-title series, A Crash Course for Entrepreneurs, that coaches prospective and new entrepreneurs in managing employees. Many novice entrepreneurs have little more than a brilliant idea and a pocketful of ambition. They may not be born managers. So they want to know "Now what?" This book tells you exactly what you must know, in simple terms, using real-world examples. In a two-hour read, it walks you through the essentials of leading and managing, and gives seasoned advice in a reader-friendly way. Learn what types of leadership there are and when to use your options effectively, how to avoid looking like a beginner, how to make meetings really work, how to manage diversity for rich results, when to coach and when to terminate, what's okay and what's not in the office, how to make your office culture work, how to work really efficiently so you can manage and lead at your best, when to outsource, and how to cut costs and spend wisely. Find out what other critical resources, processes and practices will help ensure your success. Whether your dream business is dog walking or high-tech invention, home-based or web-based, these serial entrepreneurs will save you time and trouble as you manage the people in your new company. About the authors: Collectively, these three young Florida-based serial entrepreneurs have successfully started ten new companies across a broad range of sectors and frameworks, including finance, international sourcing, medical products, innovative dot-com initiatives, and traditional brick-and-mortar companies. Their Internet-based interactive business resource, Expert Business Advice.com, provides an extensive range of tools for entrepreneurs, both aspiring and experienced. Planning templates, articles with fresh new insights, one-on-one advice, references, and syndicated news are just some of the offerings.
Describes seven major ways of learning and shows how each can best be used to maximize self-directed learning Provides a step-by-step guide to assessing previous learning and designing an action plan for future learning Reveals how to expand opportunities for learning and use libraries and the Internet more effectively As the pace of change in the workplace continues to accelerate, individuals are under more pressure to learn new things than ever before. While most people realize they have more to learn, many have trouble translating that anxious need into purposeful action. Managing Your Own Learning demonstrates how to analyze previous learning, design an action plan for future learning, expand opportunities for learning, and use libraries and the Internet effectively to become a lifelong learner. James and Adelaide Davis detail seven major ways of learning: learning new skills, learning from presentations, learning to think, learning to solve problems and make decisions, learning in groups, learning through virtual realities, and learning from experience. They also provide useful guidelines for maximizing results by becoming an effective, active participant in learning. They explain, for example, how learning in a group can be enhanced by knowing how a group works and considering factors such as group size, cohesion, task and process behavior, and participant roles, as well as the things that can go wrong in groups, such as conflict and apathy. For each of the seven ways of learning, the authors tell what is unique about it, how learning actually takes place, and how it can be augmented in each situation. They reveal how the theory behind each way of learning originated, what researchers have learned about it, and what the individual's role is as a participant. And at the end of each chapter, they include a list of ten things that anyone can do to get the most from that particular type of learning. No matter what our previous experiences with learning may have been, we all must become self-directed learners if we are to succeed in this new era. Managing Your Own Learning provides step-by-step, proven advice on how to succeed in the 21st century workplace by becoming a proactive, goal-directed, perpetual learner.
Challenges students with vocabulary exercise, review questions, problem-solving activities, financial check-ups, and template disk activities.
While focusing on the student's role as citizen, student, family member, consumer, and active participant in the business world, Managing Your Personal Finances 6E informs students of their various financial responsibilities. This comprehensive text provides opportunities for self-awareness, expression, and satisfaction in a highly technical and competitive society. Students discover new ways to maximize their earning potential, develop strategies for managing their resources, explore skills for the wise use of credit, and gain insight into the different ways of investing money. Written specifically for high school students, special sections in each chapter hold student interest by focusing on current trends and issues consumers face in the marketplace.
Current and fresh, yet firmly rooted in proven personal financial management techniques, this text features a conversational writing style that is highly readable and understandable. Covers the individual's roles and financial responsibility as a student, citizen, family member, consumer, and employee.
Inform your students of their financial responsibilities as a citizen, student, family member, consumer, and active participant in the business world. The new edition of Managing Your Personal Finances will provide them with opportunities for self-awareness, expression, and satisfaction in a highly technical and competitive society. Discover new ways to maximize earning potential, develop strategies for managing resources, explore skills for the wise use of credit, and gain insight into the different ways of investing money.
[FROM THE BACK COVER] THE YANKEE seemed to be unarmed, but he was determined to kill Will with his bare hands. His fingers locked around Will's throat. He had one knee on Will's chest, pinning him to the ground. Will tried to throw the man off, but the Yankee's weight was too much. He was leaning over Will so that his grimacing face was only a foot away from Will's. Suddenly, the Yankee stiffened, and his mouth opened and blood welled out. Will saw the point of a bayonet protruding an inch or so from the center of the man's chest. He fell to the side as his eyes began to glaze over. Darcy Bennet yanked his bayonet out of the Yankee's body and bent over Will to offer him a hand. "Come on, Cap'n," he said, raising his voice to be heard over the chaos. "Are you all right?" Coughing a little as he dragged air through his abused throat, Will nodded. "Thanks, Darcy," he rasped. He looked around for the dun. "Your horse run off," said Darcy. "Don't know where he got off to-" Suddenly, a thudding sound interrupted Darcy, and the big sergeant stumbled back a step. Will looked at him in horror as Darcy slowly lifted a hand and pressed it to his chest. "Lordy," Darcy gasped in a hollow voice. "I'm hit." Then he fell over backward, a dark bloodstain spreading under the widespread fingers of his hand. "Darcy!" Will yelled as he dropped to his knees next to the sergeant. "Damn it, Darcy-" "Brannon!" Will couldn't believe his ears. He turned his head and saw a familiar figure standing ten feet away. Something had happened to Ransom Fogarty's cap during the battle, uncovering his ginger-colored hair. Smoke curled from the barrel of the rifle in his hands. His ugly freckled face split in a grin as he sneered, "I won't miss with this bayonet, Brannon!"
From the Book Jacket: ENDANGERED IN AMERICA More than 300 kinds of North American anil endangered or threatened - at risk of dyini are taking action to help them, sometimes success. These books present the stories oi animals, and of the efforts to save thei The Spotted Owl The Red Wolf The Black-Footed Ferret The Peregrine Falcon The Sea Otter The Manatee Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.
From the Book jacket: These large, herbivorous marine mammals have calm, inquisitive natures that have endeared them to many. Curious legends are associated with manatees and dugongs, and they are central to many cultural traditions around the world. These remarkable animals are at risk throughout most of their range, from hunting, collisions with water craft, entanglement in fishing gear, habitat alteration, and disease. This up-to-date study examines their origins, life cycles, and present distribution, and discusses the problems facing conservationists in their efforts to protect these gentle giants. Discover the world's animals and the physical world in the World Life Library from Voyageur Press. This highly acclaimed series brings you the latest research from leading naturalists, along with stunning color photographs of your favorite animals and of our fascinating natural world.
Now a Scribner Classic, this landmark publication and 1965 bestseller chronicles the author's harrowing childhood of violent crime and poverty in Harlem--and has been widely celebrated as a classic of American literature by the lions of the literary world, including Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer. One of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time, Manchild in the Promised Land is the thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem. It has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s. When first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem--the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and numbers runners; the police; the violence, sex, and humor. The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the struggles of urban youth are as deeply felt today as they were in Brown's time, but also because the book is affirmative and inspiring and still rings true today.
A war hero and the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Sergeant Raymond Shaw is keeping a deadly secret--even from himself. During his time as a prisoner of war in North Korea, he was brainwashed by his Communist captors and transformed into a deadly weapon--a sleeper assassin, programmed to kill without question or mercy at his captors' signal. Now he's been returned to the United States with a covert mission: to kill a candidate for US President.Shaw's former commanding officer, Major Bennett Marco, is the only one who knows his secret. And he must untangle a complex thread of lies, betrayal, and murder to uncover the truth of a conspiracy that goes all the way to the top of the US government--before it's too late. This compelling military psychological thriller is the basis for the 1962 adaptation starring Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury--and it will have you on the edge of your seat until the end.ABOUT THE AUTHORRichard Condon (1915-1996) is a political novelist from New York who wrote over 26 satirical thrillers throughout a prolific career--dealing with themes of political corruption, greed, and abuse of power. Before his career as a novelist, Condon served in the US Merchant Marines and later became a Hollywood publicist, agent, and advertising writer.Condon's best-selling works include The Manchurian Candidate and the Prizzi series, dealing with the life of a crime family in New York. The Manchurian Candidate was made into a movie twice, once in 1962 and again in 2004. The 1962 movie starred Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury, who was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her role.
The Manchurian Myth: Nationalism, Resistance and Collaboration During the Manchurian Crisis, 1931-1933by Rana Mitter
This book examines the impact of one of the most crucial events in twentieth-century international history, the Japanese occupation of Northeast China, or Manchuria, in the years 1931-1933.
In 1891, the British public was horrified to learn that Sherlock Holmes had perished in a deadly struggle with archcriminal Professor Moriarty. Then, to its amazement, he reappeared two years later. Nothing has been known of those missing years until Jamyang Norbu's discovery, in a rusting tin box in Darjeeling, a carefully wrapped manuscript.
Set in the Parisian intellectual society at the end of World War II, The Mandarins is the emotional odyssey of a woman torn between her inner desires and her public life.
Gay men in search of a hip, honest guidebook to dating have been out of luck, until now. This is the hilarious, definitive gay man's guide to finding Mr. Right.
Peter F. Hamilton's groundbreaking Mandel Files series concludes with The Nano Flower, a tour de force of unbridled imagination and cutting-edge scientific speculation. Greg Mandel is a psychic detective whose skills have been augmented by powerful but dangerous biotechnology. Those abilities have won him success and almost killed him many times over. Little wonder that he has settled down to the life of a gentleman farmer. But Greg's former employer, the mighty tech company Event Horizon, needs him once more. After Royan, hacker-genius and husband to company owner Julia Evans, mysteriously vanishes, a business rival suddenly boasts an incredible new technology. Has Royan been kidnapped and forced to work for his captors, or is the truth far stranger? The answer may lie in a gift of flowers received by Julia--flowers with DNA like nothing on Earth. Greg already has his hands full with corporate killers and other unsavory characters. Is he going to have to add aliens to the list? The Greg Mandel trilogy--which also includes Mindstar Rising and A Quantum Murder, available in Volume 1--set a new standard for science fiction when it first appeared in the 1990s. The Nano Flower is every bit as gripping today--and even more timely.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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