Visual Basic 2015 in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself by James Foxall In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you''ll learn how to build complete, reliable, and modern Windows applications with Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2015. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on what you''ve already learned, giving you a strong foundation for success with every aspect of VB 2015 development. Notes present interesting pieces of information. Tips offer advice or teach an easier way to do something. Cautions advise you about potential problems and help you steer clear of disaster. Learn How To Master VB 2015 by building a complete feature-rich application Navigate VB 2015 and discover its new shortcuts Work with objects, collections, and events Build attractive, highly-functional user interfaces Make the most of forms, controls, modules, and procedures Efficiently store data and program databases Make decisions in code Use powerful object-oriented techniques Work with graphics and text files Manipulate filesystems and the Registry Add email support Create efficient modules and reusable procedures Interact effectively with users Write code to preview and print documents Debug with VB 2015''s improved breakpoint features Distribute your software Download all examples and source code presented in this book from informit.com/title/9780672337451 as they become available. Who Should Read This Book Those who have little or no programming experience or who might be picking up Visual Basic as a second language. Bug Alert Description: Changing the startup form's name in a VB WinForms app does not update the "Startup form" #4517 Explanation: In the latest Visual Basic update on GitHub, Microsoft accidentally introduced a significant bug that you should be aware of. In the Visual Basic project properties dialog on one of the tabs (Application), is a drop down box for selecting the "startup object". This can be either a Main method or a System.Windows.Forms instance (or System.Windows.Window for WPF). When you do a rename on a form (say from the code editor in source or from the solution explorer) currently set as the startup form the rename doesn't cascade to the startup object project property cause the project to enter an invalid state where the user must now manually reset this project property from the now nonexistent Form to the new name. This is a huge annoyance. The fix for the bug (until Microsoft addresses) can be found here: http://www.jamesfoxall.com/teach-visual-basic-2015-errata/
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Publication Date: 2015-08-05
Neural Network Programming with Java - Second Edition by Alan M. F. Souza; Fabio M. SoaresCreate and unleash the power of neural networks by implementing professional Java codeAbout This Book- Learn to build amazing projects using neural networks including forecasting the weather and pattern recognition- Explore the Java multi-platform feature to run your personal neural networks everywhere- This step-by-step guide will help you solve real-world problems and links neural network theory to their applicationWho This Book Is ForThis book is for Java developers who want to know how to develop smarter applications using the power of neural networks. Those who deal with a lot of complex data and want to use it efficiently in their day-to-day apps will find this book quite useful. Some basic experience with statistical computations is expected.What You Will Learn- Develop an understanding of neural networks and how they can be fitted- Explore the learning process of neural networks- Build neural network applications with Java using hands-on examples- Discover the power of neural network's unsupervised learning process to extract the intrinsic knowledge hidden behind the data- Apply the code generated in practical examples, including weather forecasting and pattern recognition- Understand how to make the best choice of learning parameters to ensure you have a more effective application- Select and split data sets into training, test, and validation, and explore validation strategiesIn DetailWant to discover the current state-of-art in the field of neural networks that will let you understand and design new strategies to apply to more complex problems? This book takes you on a complete walkthrough of the process of developing basic to advanced practical examples based on neural networks with Java, giving you everything you need to stand out.You will first learn the basics of neural networks and their process of learning. We then focus on what Perceptrons are and their features. Next, you will implement self-organizing maps using practical examples. Further on, you will learn about some of the applications that are presented in this book such as weather forecasting, disease diagnosis, customer profiling, generalization, extreme machine learning, and characters recognition (OCR). Finally, you will learn methods to optimize and adapt neural networks in real time.All the examples generated in the book are provided in the form of illustrative source code, which merges object-oriented programming (OOP) concepts and neural network features to enhance your learning experience.Style and approachThis book takes you on a steady learning curve, teaching you the important concepts while being rich in examples. You'll be able to relate to the examples in the book while implementing neural networks in your day-to-day applications.
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Publication Date: 2017-03-14
Build Supercomputers with Raspberry Pi 3 by Carlos R. MorrisonA step-by-step guide that will enhance your skills in creating powerful systems to solve complex issuesAbout This Book- Carlos R. Morrison from NASA will teach you to build a supercomputer with Raspberry Pi 3- Deepen your understanding of setting up host nodes, configuring networks, and automating mountable drives- Learn various math, physics, and engineering applications to solve complex problemsWho This Book Is ForThis book targets hobbyists and enthusiasts who want to explore building supercomputers with microcomputers. Researchers will also find this book useful. Prior programming knowledge is necessary; knowledge of supercomputers is not.What You Will Learn- Understand the concept of the Message Passing Interface (MPI)- Understand node networking.- Configure nodes so that they can communicate with each other via the network switch- Build a Raspberry Pi3 supercomputer.- Test the supercluster- Use the supercomputer to calculate MPI p codes.- Learn various practical supercomputer applicationsIn DetailAuthor Carlos R. Morrison (Staff Scientist, NASA) will empower the uninitiated reader to quickly assemble and operate a Pi3 supercomputer in the shortest possible time. The lifeblood of a supercomputer, the MPI code, is introduced early, and sample MPI code provides additional practice opportunities for you to test the effectiveness of your creation. You will learn how to configure various nodes and switches so that they can effectively communicate with each other. By the end of this book, you will have successfully built a supercomputer and the various applications related to it.Style and approachA progressive guide that will start off with serial coding and MPI concepts, moving towards configuring a complete supercluster, and solving real world problems
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Publication Date: 2017-03-23
Scratch by Example by Eduardo VliegThis is a book about learning the Scratch language so that you can use it in teaching and other instructional situations. The book explains the visual nature of the language, showing you how to write programs by dragging and dropping visual blocks representing common compute operations. Scratch is visual language that even young children can master. and makes computer programming as easy as dragging and dropping graphical blocks that represent programming commands, eliminating the traditional stumbling blocks of typing and syntax errors. With a drag-and-drop interface that runs in any web browser, and on devices from iPads to PCs to Macs to Microsoft Surface tablets, Scratch is an easily accessible way to enter the world of computer programming. This book teaches how to use Scratch in a fun and simple way that relies on examples and learning by doing. Progressing from simple three-block scripts that move a character across the screen to complex projects that involve motion, sound, and user input, this book: Imparts a thorough understanding of the Scratch interface. Shows how to create a range of Scratch projects, including simple games. Builds a solid foundation for future programming in other languages What You Will Learn Navigate the Scratch interface Create sprites and backdrops Learn programming skills good in all languages Program simple games and animations Share programs with friends worldwide Who This Book Is For Scratch for Absolute Beginners is intended for complete beginners to the world of computer programming and the Scratch language. Learning to program in Scratch is an easy and fun way for anybody seven years and older to learn about computer programming. Scratch's drag-and-drop interface in a web browser makes the book easy and accessible to young children and adults alike.
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Publication Date: 2016-09-13
Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionals by Margareta Nelke; Charlotte HåkanssonInformation professionals should be able to take a proactive role as a strategic partner in their organization's competitive intelligence. Their role needs to focus on the "outside-in" approach, based on their organization's strategic needs and objectives. Competitive Intelligence for Information Professionals explores the role of strategic information and intelligence in organizations, and assesses the values and needs of intelligence in organizations. The book provides guidance on how to work strategically with competitive intelligence, methods for monitoring and analysis and a process-oriented approach. Chapters include discussions on how news monitoring and competitive intelligence interact and how this offers opportunities for cooperation between different departments. Cases from the authors' own experiences when working with competitive intelligence in international corporations are also included. Competitive intelligence (CI) is a new area for Information professionals Offers perspectives on a new trend within the library and information sector Provides a comprehensive approach to CI
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Publication Date: 2015-01-27
Disruptive Business Analytics by Thomas Dinsmore; Oliver VagnerLearn all you need to know about seven key innovations disrupting business analytics today. These innovations--the open source business model, cloud analytics, the Hadoop ecosystem, Spark and in-memory analytics, streaming analytics, Deep Learning, and self-service analytics--are radically changing how businesses use data for competitive advantage. Taken together, they are disrupting the business analytics value chain, creating new opportunities. Enterprises who seize the opportunity will thrive and prosper, while others struggle and decline: disrupt or be disrupted. Disruptive Business Analytics provides strategies to profit from disruption. It shows you how to organize for insight, build and provision an open source stack, how to practice lean data warehousing, and how to assimilate disruptive innovations into an organization. Through a short history of business analytics and a detailed survey of products and services, analytics authority Thomas W. Dinsmore provides a practical explanation of the most compelling innovations available today. What You'll Learn Discover how the open source business model works and how to make it work for you See how cloud computing completely changes the economics of analytics Harness the power of Hadoop and its ecosystem Find out why Apache Spark is everywhere Discover the potential of streaming and real-time analytics Learn what Deep Learning can do and why it matters See how self-service analytics can change the way organizations do business Who This Book Is For Corporate actors at all levels of responsibility for analytics: analysts, CIOs, CTOs, strategic decision makers, managers, systems architects, technical marketers, product developers, IT personnel, and consultants.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-08-28
Networking Essentials by Jeffrey S. Beasley; Piyasat NilkaewThoroughly updated to reflect the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 exam, Networking Essentials, Fourth Edition is a practical, up-to-date, and hands-on guide to the basics of networking. Written from the viewpoint of a working network administrator, it requires absolutely no experience with either network concepts or day-to-day network management. Networking Essentials, Fourth Edition guides readers from an entry-level knowledge in computer networks to advanced concepts in Ethernet and TCP/IP networks; routing protocols and router configuration; local, campus, and wide area network configuration; network security; wireless networking; optical networks; Voice over IP; the network server; and Linux networking. This new edition includes expanded coverage of mobile and cellular communications; configuring static routing with RIPv2, OSPF, EIGRP, and IS-IS; physical security, access control, and biometric access control; cloud computing and virtualization; and codes and standards. Clear goals are outlined for each chapter, and every concept is introduced in easy to understand language that explains how and why networking technologies are used. Each chapter is packed with real-world examples and practical exercises that reinforce all concepts and guide you through using them to configure, analyze, and fix networks. Key Pedagogical Features NET-CHALLENGE SIMULATION SOFTWARE provides hands-on experience with entering router and switch commands, setting up functions, and configuring interfaces and protocols WIRESHARK NETWORK PROTOCOL ANALYZER presents techniques and examples of data traffic analysis throughout PROVEN TOOLS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE LEARNING AND NETWORK+ PREP, including chapter outlines, summaries, and Network+ objectives WORKING EXAMPLES IN EVERY CHAPTER to reinforce key concepts and promote mastery KEY TERM DEFINITIONS, LISTINGS, AND EXTENSIVE GLOSSARY to help you master the language of networking QUESTIONS, PROBLEMS, AND CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS to help you deepen your understanding CD-ROM includes Net-Challenge Simulation Software, including seven hands-on labs and the Wireshark Network Protocol Analyzer Software examples. Shelving Category: Networking Covers: CompTIA Network+
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Publication Date: 2016-01-07
Learning Network Forensics by Samir DattIdentify and safeguard your network against both internal and external threats, hackers, and malware attacksAbout This Book- Lay your hands on physical and virtual evidence to understand the sort of crime committed by capturing and analyzing network traffic- Connect the dots by understanding web proxies, firewalls, and routers to close in on your suspect- A hands-on guide to help you solve your case with malware forensic methods and network behaviorsWho This Book Is ForIf you are a network administrator, system administrator, information security, or forensics professional and wish to learn network forensic to track the intrusions through network-based evidence, then this book is for you. Basic knowledge of Linux and networking concepts is expected.What You Will Learn- Understand Internetworking, sources of network-based evidence and other basic technical fundamentals, including the tools that will be used throughout the book- Acquire evidence using traffic acquisition software and know how to manage and handle the evidence- Perform packet analysis by capturing and collecting data, along with content analysis- Locate wireless devices, as well as capturing and analyzing wireless traffic data packets- Implement protocol analysis and content matching; acquire evidence from NIDS/NIPS- Act upon the data and evidence gathered by being able to connect the dots and draw links between various events- Apply logging and interfaces, along with analyzing web proxies and understanding encrypted web traffic- Use IOCs (Indicators of Compromise) and build real-world forensic solutions, dealing with malwareIn DetailWe live in a highly networked world. Every digital device-phone, tablet, or computer is connected to each other, in one way or another. In this new age of connected networks, there is network crime. Network forensics is the brave new frontier of digital investigation and information security professionals to extend their abilities to catch miscreants on the network.The book starts with an introduction to the world of network forensics and investigations. You will begin by getting an understanding of how to gather both physical and virtual evidence, intercepting and analyzing network data, wireless data packets, investigating intrusions, and so on. You will further explore the technology, tools, and investigating methods using malware forensics, network tunneling, and behaviors. By the end of the book, you will gain a complete understanding of how to successfully close a case.Style and approachAn easy-to-follow book filled with real-world case studies and applications. Each topic is explained along with all the practical tools and software needed, allowing the reader to use a completely hands-on approach.
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Publication Date: 2016-02-29
Elementary Information Security by Richard E. SmithAn ideal text for introductory information security courses, the second edition of Elementary Information Security provides a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand introduction to the complex world of cybersecurity and technology. Thoroughly updated with recently reported cybersecurity incidents, this essential text enables students to gain direct experience by analyzing security problems and practicing simulated security activities. Emphasizing learning through experience, Elementary Information Security, Second Edition addresses technologies and cryptographic topics progressing from individual computers to more complex Internet-based systems.
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Publication Date: 2015-03-08
Windows to Go by Joli BallewFind out how to use, manage, deploy, and secure Windows To Go, the ultimate mobile edition of Windows 10, designed to boot directly from a USB stick. This book shows you how to use your Windows To Go drive to work at home and on the move and access local and network resources from anywhere. Readers responsible for deploying Windows To Go drives will also learn how to plan for, provision, deploy, and manage Windows To Go devices in the workplace in order to create an effective mobility solution for their users. A Windows To Go drive can be booted on any PC that meets the Windows 7 or later certification requirements, regardless of the operating system running on that PC. What You'll Learn: Understand how Windows To Go differs from a typical Windows installation on a desktop Meet the necessary hardware and software requirements for Windows To Go Boot your Windows To Go drive Use Windows To Go, at home and on the road Plan and deploy Windows To Go in the workplace Secure and protect Windows To Go drives Who This Book Is For: End users and IT professionals
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-08-08
Securing the Internet of Things by Shancang Li; Lida Xu; Theo TryfonasSecuring the Internet of Things provides network and cybersecurity researchers and practitioners with both the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to know regarding security in the Internet of Things (IoT). This booming field, moving from strictly research to the marketplace, is advancing rapidly, yet security issues abound. This book explains the fundamental concepts of IoT security, describing practical solutions that account for resource limitations at IoT end-node, hybrid network architecture, communication protocols, and application characteristics. Highlighting the most important potential IoT security risks and threats, the book covers both the general theory and practical implications for people working in security in the Internet of Things. Helps researchers and practitioners understand the security architecture in IoT and the state-of-the-art in IoT security countermeasures Explores how the threats in IoT are different from traditional ad hoc or infrastructural networks Provides a comprehensive discussion on the security challenges and solutions in RFID, WSNs, and IoT Contributed material by Dr. Imed Romdhani
SharePoint 2016 User's Guide by Tony SmithLearn how to make the most of SharePoint 2016 and its wide range of capabilities to support your information management, collaboration, and business process management needs. Whether you are using SharePoint as an intranet or business solution platform, you will learn how to use the resources (such as lists, libraries, and sites) and services (such as search, workflow, and social) that make up these environments. In the fifth edition of this bestselling book, author Tony Smith walks you through the components and capabilities that make up a SharePoint 2016 environment. He provides step-by-step instructions for using and managing these elements, as well as recommendations for how to get the best out of them. What You Will Learn Create and use common SharePoint resources like lists, libraries, sites, pages and web parts Understand when and how workflows and information management policies can be used to automate process Learn how to take advantage of records retention, management, and disposition Make the most of SharePoint search services Take advantage of social capabilities to create social solutions Who This Book Is For Whether you have not yet used SharePoint at all, have used previous versions, have just started using the basic features, or have been using it for a long of time, this book provides the skills you need to work efficiently with the capabilities SharePoint 2016 provides.
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Publication Date: 2016-11-23
Infrastructure As Code (IAC) Cookbook by Stephane Jourdan; Pierre PomesOver 90 practical, actionable recipes to automate, test, and manage your infrastructure quickly and effectivelyAbout This Book- Bring down your delivery timeline from days to hours by treating your server configurations and VMs as code, just like you would with software code.- Take your existing knowledge and skill set with your existing tools (Puppet, Chef, or Docker) to the next level and solve IT infrastructure challenges.- Use practical recipes to use code to provision and deploy servers and applications and have greater control of your infrastructure.Who This Book Is ForThis book is for DevOps engineers and developers working in cross-functional teams or operations and would now switch to IAC to manage complex infrastructures.What You Will Learn- Provision local and remote development environments with Vagrant- Automate production infrastructures with Terraform, Ansible and Cloud-init on AWS, OpenStack, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean, and more- Manage and test automated systems using Chef and Puppet- Build, ship, and debug optimized Docker containers- Explore the best practices to automate and test everything from cloud infrastructures to operating system configurationIn DetailInfrastructure as Code (IAC) is a key aspect of the DevOps movement, and this book will show you how to transform the way you work with your infrastructure-by treating it as software.This book is dedicated to helping you discover the essentials of infrastructure automation and its related practices; the over 90 organized practical solutions will demonstrate how to work with some of the very best tools and cloud solutions.You will learn how to deploy repeatable infrastructures and services on AWS, OpenStack, Google Cloud, and Digital Ocean. You will see both Ansible and Terraform in action, manipulate the best bits from cloud-init to easily bootstrap instances, and simulate consistent environments locally or remotely using Vagrant. You will discover how to automate and test a range of system tasks using Chef or Puppet. You will also build, test, and debug various Docker containers having developers' interests in mind.This book will help you to use the right tools, techniques, and approaches to deliver working solutions for today's modern infrastructure challenges.Style and approachThis is a recipe-based book that allows you to venture into some of the most cutting-edge practices and techniques about IAC and solve immediate problems when trying to implement them.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-02-17
Beyond Cybersecurity by James M. Kaplan; Tucker Bailey; Derek O'Halloran; Alan Marcus; Chris RezekMove beyond cybersecurity to take protection of your digital business to the next level Beyond Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Digital Business arms your company against devastating online security breaches by providing you with the information and guidance you need to avoid catastrophic data compromise. Based upon highly-regarded risk assessment analysis, this critical text is founded upon proprietary research, client experience, and interviews with over 200 executives, regulators, and security experts, offering you a well-rounded, thoroughly researched resource that presents its findings in an organized, approachable style. Members of the global economy have spent years and tens of billions of dollars fighting cyber threats--but attacks remain an immense concern in the world of online business. The threat of data compromise that can lead to the leak of important financial and personal details can make consumers suspicious of the digital economy, and cause a nosedive in their trust and confidence in online business models. Understand the critical issue of cyber-attacks, and how they are both a social and a business issue that could slow the pace of innovation while wreaking financial havoc Consider how step-change capability improvements can create more resilient organizations Discuss how increased collaboration within the cybersecurity industry could improve alignment on a broad range of policy issues Explore how the active engagement of top-level business and public leaders can achieve progress toward cyber-resiliency Beyond Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Digital Business is an essential resource for business leaders who want to protect their organizations against cyber-attacks.
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Publication Date: 2015-04-03
Defensive Security Handbook by Lee Brotherston; Amanda BerlinDespite the increase of high-profile hacks, record-breaking data leaks, and ransomware attacks, many organizations don't have the budget to establish or outsource an information security (InfoSec) program, forcing them to learn on the job. For companies obliged to improvise, this pragmatic guide provides a security-101 handbook with steps, tools, processes, and ideas to help you drive maximum-security improvement at little or no cost. Each chapter in this book provides step-by-step instructions for dealing with a specific issue, including breaches and disasters, compliance, network infrastructure and password management, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing, among others. Network engineers, system administrators, and security professionals will learn tools and techniques to help improve security in sensible, manageable chunks. Learn fundamentals of starting or redesigning an InfoSec program Create a base set of policies, standards, and procedures Plan and design incident response, disaster recovery, compliance, and physical security Bolster Microsoft and Unix systems, network infrastructure, and password management Use segmentation practices and designs to compartmentalize your network Explore automated process and tools for vulnerability management Securely develop code to reduce exploitable errors Understand basic penetration testing concepts through purple teaming Delve into IDS, IPS, SOC, logging, and monitoring
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Publication Date: 2017-04-21
The Lean IT Field Guide by Michael A. Orzen; Thomas A. PaiderHow many IT books have you read that are long on theory and short on practical application? They are interesting, but not very impactful. They provide a framework from which to think and understand, but lack a process from which to act. Addressing this urgent need for the IT community, The Lean IT Field Guideexplains how to initiate, execute, and sustain a lean IT transformation. Illuminating a clear path to lean IT, the authors integrate more than two decades of combined experience to provide you with a proven method for creating and sustaining a true lean IT workplace. This field guide not only highlights the organizational techniques of more agile and lean processes, but also the leadership work required to help management adopt these new approaches. Based on proven methods from different industries, including banking, manufacturing, insurance, food and beverage, and logistics, the book details a clear model that covers all the components you need to achieve and sustain a favorable work environment and culture in support of lean IT. Filled with anecdotes and case studies from actual businesses, the book includes pictures, templates, and examples that illustrate the application of the lean methods discussed.
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Publication Date: 2015-10-26
Revive by Jason Albanese; Brian ManningGAME-CHANGING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: USE DIGITAL STRATEGIES, CHANNELS, AND PLATFORMS TO TRANSFORM ENTERPRISES TO COMPETE IN THE DIGITAL AGE Move from "reactive digital" to "transformative digital" Use digital capabilities to fundamentally change the way you lead, direct, and structure organizations and teams Stay focused on the "moving target" of digital best practices, and accelerate your progress towards digital maturity REVIVE will help you build a core business model for creating your own digital disruptions--so you can deepen customer engagement, achieve unprecedented immediacy and efficiency, and dominate tomorrow''s markets. Packed with proven strategies, in-the-trenches techniques, and cutting-edge case studies, it will help you change the game before the game changes you. It''s no longer enough to buy software, or even cloud services. To fully leverage the benefits of digital, you must transform your teams, processes, and how you think about your business. Jason Albanese and Brian Manning have helped dozens of top enterprises do all this. Revive shares the lessons they''ve learned, and gives you a complete, end-to-end methodology that works. You''ll learn how to use digital to rapidly move the dial on short-term profitability. But that''s just the start. Revive will position you for long-term market leadership, by helping you capture new value from digital wherever great opportunities arise. Most companies have only gone "skin deep" with digital--and they''ve only garnered a fraction of the value they could be earning. In Revive, two world-renowned digital business advisors show how to drive a full-scale digital transformation that breaks down organizational barriers, cuts costs, accelerates product/service delivery, and dramatically improves customer engagement. Centric Digital co-founders Jason Albanese and Brian Manning draw on immense experience helping Fortune® 1000 companies succeed with digital strategies, platforms, and channels. They present data-backed insights into the ways midsize and large organizations are stuck hiring, managing, organizing, and leading in obsolete "analog" ways. Next, they offer proven, practical recommendations for fundamentally changing those behaviors to leverage the nearly boundless opportunities of digital. Their complete Digital Transformation Methodology guides you through benchmarking your digital maturity, envisioning strategy, roadmapping your transformation, and implementing the capabilities you need to execute. Revive''s multiple case studies show exactly how executives are applying these ideas to go far beyond incremental improvements, and change the game. If that''s what you want, Revive is your roadmap. WHY TRADITIONAL COMPANIES ARE FAILING AT DIGITAL--AND HOW YOU CAN SUCCEED Overcoming strategic, operational, technical, and market-related causes of failure BENCHMARK, ENVISION, ROADMAP, AND BUILD Quickly moving from where you are to where you want to be LINKING YOUR AGILE AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATIONS Helping your agile and digital transformations enable and support each other PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE, NEAR AND FAR Ensuring your readiness for the next decade''s technology revolutions
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-11-17
From Computing to Computational Thinking by Paul S. WangComputational Thinking (CT) involves fundamental concepts and reasoning, distilled from computer science and other computational sciences, which become powerful general mental tools for solving problems, increasing efficiency, reducing complexity, designing procedures, or interacting with humans and machines. An easy-to-understand guidebook, From Computing to Computational Thinking gives you the tools for understanding and using CT. It does not assume experience or knowledge of programming or of a programming language, but explains concepts and methods for CT with clarity and depth. Successful applications in diverse disciplines have shown the power of CT in problem solving. The book uses puzzles, games, and everyday examples as starting points for discussion and for connecting abstract thinking patterns to real-life situations. It provides an interesting and thought-provoking way to gain general knowledge about modern computing and the concepts and thinking processes underlying modern digital technologies.
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Publication Date: 2015-10-05
Agile and Business Analysis by Lynda Girvan; Debra PaulAdopting an Agile approach can revolutionize the way business analysts work. It enables clearer vision and success measure definitions, better stakeholder engagement and a greater understanding of customer needs, amongst other benefits. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Agile methodologies and explains these in the context of business analysis. It is ideal for business analysts wanting to learn Agile practices, working in an Agile environment, or undertaking Agile certifications.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-02-27
Data Science for Dummies by Lillian Pierson; Jake Porway (Foreword by)Your ticket to breaking into the field of data science! Jobs in data science are projected to outpace the number of people with data science skills-making those with the knowledge to fill a data science position a hot commodity in the coming years. Data Science For Dummies is the perfect starting point for IT professionals and students interested in making sense of an organization's massive data sets and applying their findings to real-world business scenarios. From uncovering rich data sources to managing large amounts of data within hardware and software limitations, ensuring consistency in reporting, merging various data sources, and beyond, you'll develop the know-how you need to effectively interpret data and tell a story that can be understood by anyone in your organization. Provides a background in data science fundamentals and preparing your data for analysis Details different data visualization techniques that can be used to showcase and summarize your data Explains both supervised and unsupervised machine learning, including regression, model validation, and clustering techniques Includes coverage of big data processing tools like MapReduce, Hadoop, Dremel, Storm, and Spark It's a big, big data world out there-let Data Science For Dummies help you harness its power and gain a competitive edge for your organization.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-02-21
The Art of Business Value by Mark Schwartz; Gene Kim (Foreword by)Do you really understand what business value is? Information technology can and should deliver business value. But the Agile literature has paid scant attention to what business value means--and how to know whether or not you are delivering it. This problem becomes ever more critical as you push value delivery toward autonomous teams and away from requirements "tossed over the wall" by business stakeholders. An empowered team needs to understand its goal!Playful and thought-provoking, The Art of Business Value explores what business value means, why it matters, and how it should affect your software development and delivery practices. More than any other IT delivery approach, DevOps (and Agile thinking in general) makes business value a central concern. This book examines the role of business value in software and makes a compelling case for why a clear understanding of business value will change the way you deliver software.This book will make you think deeply about not only what it means to deliver value but also the relationship of the IT organization to the rest of the enterprise. It will give you the language to discuss value with the business, methods to cut through bureaucracy, and strategies for incorporating Agile teams and culture into the enterprise. Most of all, this book will startle you into new ways of thinking about the cutting-edge of Agile practice and where it may lead.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-04-07
Troubleshooting System Center Configuration Manager by Peter Egerton; Gerry HampsonTroubleshoot all the aspects of your Configuration Manager installation, from basic easy checks to the advanced log files and serious issuesAbout This Book- Learn to troubleshoot Configuration Manager 2012 based versions of Microsoft System Center- Understand the usability of tools and find resolutions to all the issues of Configuration Manager- A step-by-step practical guide with the necessary screenshots and examplesWho This Book Is ForIf you are new to Configuration Manager or have experience with it, and are interested in identifying, diagnosing and resolving the System Center Configuration Manager administration issues then this book is for you.What You Will Learn- Fix your clients and install them correctly- Understand how your Configuration Manager hierarchy works- Extend your error information- Troubleshoot Configuration Manager roles- Know your options when faced with problems- Prevent future problems occurringIn DetailMicrosoft System Center Configuration Manager is the most popular enterprise client management solution in the world with some of the best features available. Troubleshooting this product, however, is not always as simple as you might want, not least getting to know the hundreds of log files and understanding how the various components work.The book starts with discussing the most commonly used tools for troubleshooting the variety of problems that can be seen in Configuration Manager. It then moves to providing a high level view of the available log files, their locations, what they relate to and what they typically contain. Next, we will look at how we can fully utilize and extend all the available information from the console monitoring pane through to the status messages and down into error logging with some further reaches into WMI, SQL, registry and the file structure. You will then learn what the common error codes mean, how to make sense of the less common ones and what they actually mean with respect to Configuration Manager. Further to this, you will pick up widely acknowledged best practices both from a proactive stance when carrying out your daily administrative tasks and also from a reactive position when the green lights start to turn red right down to a complete failure situation. By the end of the book, you will be competent enough to identify and diagnose the root causes of System Center Configuration Manager administration issues and resolving them.Style and approachAn easy to follow yet practical guide that will advise you on what tools and information you have available to troubleshoot with, if you can extend that information and what to look for solving the issues.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-03-28
System Center Configuration Manager Reporting Unleashed by Kerrie Meyler; Garth Jones; Dan TollMicrosoft System Center Configuration Manager's SQL Server database contains valuable information about your users, computers, hardware, operating systems, applications, compliance status, and much more. Microsoft has provided excellent tools for extracting this information in meaningful ways, including SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Data Tools Business Intelligence (SSDT-BI). System Center Configuration Manager Reporting Unleashed shows you how to make the most of these tools. World-renowned System Center reporting guru Garth Jones and his expert coauthors guide you through all facets of custom reporting with System Center. You'll walk through installing and configuring SSRS, using SQL views to find the data you need, writing SQL queries, creating basic and advanced reports, and using role-based administration to securely deliver those reports to the correct individuals. Jones brings together reliable, comprehensive, and up-to-date System Center reporting techniques you'll find in no other book or website. Using this guide, you can consistently retrieve the right information to solve immediate problems and quickly respond to management concerns. Detailed information on how to... * Install and configure SQL SSRS for optimal System Center reporting and easier troubleshooting * Understand the data stored in the ConfigMgr site database * Efficiently retrieve ConfigMgr data by writing SQL queries in SQL Server Management Studio * Learn best practices for developing and designing System Center reports * Create report templates, customize content with report parameters, and embed charts * Customize logos, color palettes, and other report elements for your own organization * Construct advanced drillthroughs to provide deeper understanding * Strengthen report security by integrating ConfigMgr role-based administration into SQL queries * Leverage reporting to measure KPIs and gain a better understanding of your environment * Tailor your reports to the needs of end-users or management * Foreword by Wally Mead, Principal Program Manager, Cireson The only book entirely dedicated to Configuration Manager reporting, this guide complements Meyler's System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed, offering far more in-depth coverage of reporting than the single chapter in that book. Most of the content in this new guide will be equally valuable in both System Center 2016 and 2012 environments.
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Publication Date: 2016-04-26
Learning Puppet 4 by Jo RhettIf you’re a system administrator, developer, or site reliability engineer responsible for handling hundreds or even thousands of nodes in your network, the Puppet configuration management tool will make your job a whole lot easier. This practical guide shows you what Puppet does, how it works, and how it can provide significant value to your organization. Through hands-on tutorials, DevOps engineer Jo Rhett demonstrates how Puppet manages complex and distributed components to ensure service availability. You’ll learn how to secure configuration consistency across servers, clients, your router, and even that computer in your pocket by setting up your own testing environment. Learn exactly what Puppet is, why it was created, and what problems it solves Tailor Puppet to your infrastructure with a design that meets your specific needs Write declarative Puppet policies to produce consistency in your systems Build, test, and publish your own Puppet modules Manage network devices such as routers and switches with puppet device and integrated Puppet agents Scale Puppet servers for high availability and performance Explore web dashboards and orchestration tools that supplement and complement Puppet
Oracle SQL Developer by Ajith NarayananLearn Database design, development,and administration using the feature-rich SQL Developer 4.1 interfaceAbout This Book- Explore all the SQL Developer 4.1 features useful for Oracle database developers, architects, and administrators- Understand how this free tool from Oracle has evolved over the years and has become a complete tool that makes life easy for Oracle and third-party database users- The author, Ajith Narayanan, has a total of 10+ years of work experience as an Oracle [APPS] DBAWho This Book Is ForThis book is intended for Oracle developers who are responsible for database management. You are expected to have programming knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL, and must be familiar with basic Oracle database concepts.What You Will Learn- Install and navigate through all the advanced features of SQL Developer that were introduced in version 4.1- Browse, create, edit, and delete (drop) database objects- Use the SQL worksheet to run SQL statements and scripts, edit and debug PL/SQL code, manipulate and export (unload) data- Carry out all DBA-related activities such as exporting/importing, tuning, and analyzing database performance issues- Quickly analyze, create, and edit the data model using data modeler- Extend the SQL developer capabilities by exploring the APEX related pages, enabling and working with RESTful services- Use the available reports and create new custom reports with custom scripts- Grasp how to connect to third-party databases and work smoothly with themIn DetailAt times, DBAs support 100s of databases at work. In such scenarios, using a command-line tool like putty adds to the difficulty, while SQL Developer makes the life of a developer, DBA, or DB architect easier by providing a graphical user interface equipped with features that can bolster and enhance the user experience and boost efficiency. Features such as DBA panel, Reports, Data Modeler, and Data Miner are just a few examples of its rich features, and its support for APEX, REST Services, timesten, and third-party database drivers demonstrate its extensibility.You may be a newbie to databases or a seasoned database expert, either way this book will help you understand the database structure and the different types of objects that organize enterprise data in an efficient manner. This book introduces the features of the SQL Developer 4.1 tool in an incremental fashion, starting with installing them, making the database connections, and using the different panels. By sequentially walking through the steps in each chapter, you will quickly master SQL Developer 4.1.Style and approachThis book follows a step-by-step approach and is in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Screenshots , and detailed explanations of the basic and advanced features of SQL Developer 4.1 that will make your work and life easy.
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Publication Date: 2016-01-30
Getting Started with SQL by Thomas NieldBusinesses are gathering data today at exponential rates and yet few people know how to access it meaningfully. If you’re a business or IT professional, this short hands-on guide teaches you how to pull and transform data with SQL in significant ways. You will quickly master the fundamentals of SQL and learn how to create your own databases. Author Thomas Nield provides exercises throughout the book to help you practice your newfound SQL skills at home, without having to use a database server environment. Not only will you learn how to use key SQL statements to find and manipulate your data, but you’ll also discover how to efficiently design and manage databases to meet your needs. You’ll also learn how to: Explore relational databases, including lightweight and centralized models Use SQLite and SQLiteStudio to create lightweight databases in minutes Query and transform data in meaningful ways by using SELECT, WHERE, GROUP BY, and ORDER BY Join tables to get a more complete view of your business data Build your own tables and centralized databases by using normalized design principles Manage data by learning how to INSERT, DELETE, and UPDATE records
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Publication Date: 2016-02-28
Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Developer's Guide - Second Edition by Saurabh K. GuptaMaster the advanced concepts of PL/SQL for professional-level certification and learn the new capabilities of Oracle Database 12c About This Book Learn advanced application development features of Oracle Database 12c and prepare for the 1Z0-146 examination Build robust and secure applications in Oracle PL/SQL using the best practices Packed with feature demonstrations and illustrations that will help you learn and understand the enhanced capabilities of Oracle Database 12c Who This Book Is For This book is for Oracle developers responsible for database management. Readers are expected to have basic knowledge of Oracle Database and the fundamentals of PL/SQL programming. Certification aspirants can use this book to prepare for 1Z0-146 examination in order to be an Oracle Certified Professional in Advanced PL/SQL. What You Will Learn Learn and understand the key SQL and PL/SQL features of Oracle Database 12c Understand the new Multitenant architecture and Database In-Memory option of Oracle Database 12c Know more about the advanced concepts of the Oracle PL/SQL language such as external procedures, securing data using Virtual Private Database (VPD), SecureFiles, and PL/SQL code tracing and profiling Implement Virtual Private Databases to prevent unauthorized data access Trace, analyze, profile, and debug PL/SQL code while developing database applications Integrate the new application development features of Oracle Database 12c with the current concepts Discover techniques to analyze and maintain PL/SQL code Get acquainted with the best practices of writing PL/SQL code and develop secure applications In Detail Oracle Database is one of the most popular databases and allows users to make efficient use of their resources and to enhance service levels while reducing the IT costs incurred. Oracle Database is sometimes compared with Microsoft SQL Server, however, Oracle Database clearly supersedes SQL server in terms of high availability and addressing planned and unplanned downtime. Oracle PL/SQL provides a rich platform for application developers to code and build scalable database applications and introduces multiple new features and enhancements to improve development experience. Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Developer's Guide, Second Edition is a handy technical reference for seasoned professionals in the database development space. This book starts with a refresher of fundamental concepts of PL/SQL, such as anonymous block, subprograms, and exceptions, and prepares you for the upcoming advanced concepts. The next chapter introduces you to the new features of Oracle Database 12c, not limited to PL/SQL. In this chapter, you will understand some of the most talked about features such as Multitenant and Database In-Memory. Moving forward, each chapter introduces advanced concepts with the help of demonstrations, and provides you with the latest update from Oracle Database 12c context. This helps you to visualize the pre- and post-applications of a feature over the database releases. By the end of this book, you will have become an expert in PL/SQL programming and will be able to implement advanced concepts of PL/SQL for efficient management of Oracle Database. Style and approach The book follows the structure of the Oracle Certification examination but doesn't restrict itself to the exam objectives. Advanced concepts have been explained in an easy-to-understand style, supported with feature demonstrations and case illustrations."
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Publication Date: 2016-02-15
Exam Ref 70-761 Querying Data with Transact-SQL by Itzik Ben-GanPrepare for Microsoft Exam 70-761-and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of SQL Server 2016 Transact-SQL data management, queries, and database programming. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: * Filter, sort, join, aggregate, and modify data * Use subqueries, table expressions, grouping sets, and pivoting * Query temporal and non-relational data, and output XML or JSON * Create views, user-defined functions, and stored procedures * Implement error handling, transactions, data types, and nulls This Microsoft Exam Ref: * Organizes its coverage by exam objectives * Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you * Assumes you have experience working with SQL Server as a database administrator, system engineer, or developer * Includes downloadable sample database and code for SQL Server 2016 SP1 (or later) and Azure SQL Database Querying Data with Transact-SQL About the Exam Exam 70-761 focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and query data and to program databases with Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2016. About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam earns you credit toward a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification that demonstrates your mastery of essential skills for building and implementing on-premises and cloud-based databases across organizations. Exam 70-762 (Developing SQL Databases) is also required for MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development certification. See full details at: microsoft.com/learning
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Publication Date: 2017-03-31
Exam Ref 70-762 Developing SQL Databases by Louis Davidson; Stacia Misner VargaPrepare for Microsoft Exam 70-762, Developing SQL Databases -and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of skills for building and implementing databases across organizations. Designed for database professionals who build and implement databases across organizations and who ensure high levels of data availability, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: * Design and implement database objects * Implement programmability objects * Manage database concurrency * Optimize database objects and SQL infrastructure This Microsoft Exam Ref: * Organizes its coverage by exam objectives * Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you * Assumes you have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Transact-SQL, and relational databases About the Exam Exam 70-762 focuses on skills and knowledge for building and implementing databases across organizations and ensuring high levels of data availability. About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam earns you credit toward a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification that demonstrates your mastery of modern database development. Exam 70-761 (Querying Data with Transact-SQL) is also required for MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development. See full details at: microsoft.com/learning
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Publication Date: 2017-01-17
SQL Server 2016 Developer's Guide by Dejan Sarka; Milos Radivojevic; William DurkinGet the most out of the rich development capabilities of SQL Server 2016 to build efficient database applications for your organizationAbout This Book- Utilize the new enhancements in Transact-SQL and security features in SQL Server 2016 to build efficient database applications- Work with temporal tables to get information about data stored in the table at any point in time- A detailed guide to SQL Server 2016, introducing you to multiple new features and enhancements to improve your overall development experienceWho This Book Is ForThis book is for database developers and solution architects who plan to use the new SQL Server 2016 features for developing efficient database applications. It is also ideal for experienced SQL Server developers who want to switch to SQL Server 2016 for its rich development capabilities. Some understanding of the basic database concepts and Transact-SQL language is assumed.What You Will Learn- Explore the new development features introduced in SQL Server 2016- Identify opportunities for In-Memory OLTP technology, significantly enhanced in SQL Server 2016- Use columnstore indexes to get significant storage and performance improvements- Extend database design solutions using temporal tables- Exchange JSON data between applications and SQL Server in a more efficient way- Migrate historical data transparently and securely to Microsoft Azure by using Stretch Database- Use the new security features to encrypt or to have more granular control over access to rows in a table- Simplify performance troubleshooting with Query Store- Discover the potential of R's integration with SQL ServerIn DetailMicrosoft SQL Server 2016 is considered the biggest leap in the data platform history of the Microsoft, in the ongoing era of Big Data and data science. Compared to its predecessors, SQL Server 2016 offers developers a unique opportunity to leverage the advanced features and build applications that are robust, scalable, and easy to administer.This book introduces you to new features of SQL Server 2016 which will open a completely new set of possibilities for you as a developer. It prepares you for the more advanced topics by starting with a quick introduction to SQL Server 2016's new features and a recapitulation of the possibilities you may have already explored with previous versions of SQL Server. The next part introduces you to small delights in the Transact-SQL language and then switches to a completely new technology inside SQL Server - JSON support. We also take a look at the Stretch database, security enhancements, and temporal tables.The last chapters concentrate on implementing advanced topics, including Query Store, columnstore indexes, and In-Memory OLTP. You will finally be introduced to R and how to use the R language with Transact-SQL for data exploration and analysis.By the end of this book, you will have the required information to design efficient, high-performance database applications without any hassle.Style and approachThis book is a detailed guide to mastering the development features offered by SQL Server 2016, with a unique learn-as-you-do approach. All the concepts are explained in a very easy-to-understand manner and are supplemented with examples to ensure that you-the developer-are able to take that next step in building more powerful, robust applications for your organization with ease.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-03-22
SAS 9. 4 SQL Procedure User's Guide, Fourth Edition by S. A. S. SAS (Created by)Describes the basics of using the SQL procedure and provides comprehensive reference information. The usage information includes retrieving data from single and multiple tables; selecting specific data from tables; subsetting, ordering, and summarizing data; updating tables; combining tables to create new tables and useful reports; performing queries on database management system (DBMS) tables; using PROC SQL with the SAS macro facility; and debugging and optimizing PROC SQL code. The reference information includes statements, dictionary components, and system options.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-01-06
How to Manage Complex Programs by Tom KendrickProgram manager--it's one of the most challenging jobs you can have. Overseeing and coordinating multiple project teams and thousands of activities may seem a Herculean task, but it's easier with the right tools in hand. Successful program management begins with a good command of project management processes, but these are never sufficient. Once a program exceeds a certain scale, project processes become unwieldy. To see a program successfully through to completion, you must break the work down into simpler, smaller pieces and organize it into interdependent tasks. Complete with diagrams, graphs, and real-life examples, How to Manage Complex Programs explains the ins and outs of program management and provides concrete and effective techniques for structuring deliverables, workflow, and staffing. You'll learn to: Decompose complex deliverables into manageable chunks Develop coherent plans for component projects Handle cross-project dependencies Organize program staff and project leaders into a high-performing team And more Yes, program management is challenging. But with these proven strategies, it can also be highly rewarding--for you and for your organization.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-05-25
Project Management the Agile Way by John C. GoodpastureWidely acclaimed as one of the top Agile books and a recommended resource for the PMI-ACP Exam in its first edition, Project Management the Agile Way by popular demand has been updated and redesigned. This second edition is in modular format to facilitate training and advanced course instruction, and provides new coverage of Agile, such as hybrid agile methods, the latest public sector practices, and a chapter dedicated to transitioning to agile. It discusses the "grand bargain" between project management and business, the shift in dominance from plans to product, and from input to output, and introduces new concepts such as return on benefit.
Experienced practitioners and students that want to learn how to make agile work effectively in the enterprise should read this book.
Individuals preparing for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) examination, and training providers developing courses, will find this second edition quite helpful.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
Digital Project Management by Taylor OlsonThe digital world is growing and changing at a rate that can seem overwhelming to those project managers who have to keep up with it to build customer-facing solutions and applications. It's rare for project managers working in this field to be provided with much direction or a process by which to carry out a project, and there has been next to nothing available specific to these types of projects in the literary marketplace.
Digital Project Management: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Launch was developed to fill this gap by providing the knowledge, best practices and proven steps to consistently managing these types of project successfully from end-to-end now, and in the future with just minor adjustments to adapt to changes in technology.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
Project Management for Information Professionals by Margot NoteAimed at practitioners, this handbook imparts guidance on project management techniques in the cultural heritage sector. Information professionals often direct complex endeavors with limited project management training or resources. Project Management for Information Professionals demystifies the tools and processes essential to successful project management and advises on how to manage the interpersonal dynamics and organizational culture that influence the effectiveness of these methods. With this book, readers will gain the knowledge to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close projects. offers guidance based on real-world experience prepares readers without prior project management knowledge or experience provides lean, easy-to-read, and jargon-free instructions aimed at information professionals working in libraries, archives, museums
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-11-03
Project Management Analytics by Harjit SinghTo manage projects, you must not only control schedules and costs: you must also manage growing operational uncertainty. Today's powerful analytics tools and methods can help you do all of this far more successfully. In Project Management Analytics , Harjit Singh shows how to bring greater evidence-based clarity and rationality to all your key decisions throughout the full project lifecycle. Singh identifies the components and characteristics of a good project decision and shows how to improve decisions by using predictive, prescriptive, statistical, and other methods. You'll learn how to mitigate risks by identifying meaningful historical patterns and trends; optimize allocation and use of scarce resources within project constraints; automate data-driven decision-making processes based on huge data sets; and effectively handle multiple interrelated decision criteria. Singh also helps you integrate analytics into the project management methods you already use, combining today's best analytical techniques with proven approaches such as PMI PMBOK® and Lean Six Sigma. Project managers can no longer rely on vague impressions or seat-of-the-pants intuition. Fortunately, you don't have to. With Project Management Analytics , you can use facts, evidence, and knowledge--and get far better results. Achieve efficient, reliable, consistent, and fact-based project decision-making Systematically bring data and objective analysis to key project decisions Avoid "garbage in, garbage out" Properly collect, store, analyze, and interpret your project-related data Optimize multi-criteria decisions in large group environments Use the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to improve complex real-world decisions Streamline projects the way you streamline other business processes Leverage data-driven Lean Six Sigma to manage projects more effectively
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-11-22
Project Management Basics by Melanie McBrideLearn step-by-step instructions for managing any project in a clean sequence of five classic phases--initiating, planning, executing, releasing, and closing. This book sets out clearly and engagingly which tasks need to be done and when, how, and why they need to be done. Each chapter on one of the five phases walks you through all the steps in that phase's workflow, which are laid out in a checklist attached to the chapter. The checklists are graphically supplemented by flow charts and swim lane diagrams. The master checklist serves as a map and tool for project managers to use in the real world to run projects and keep them on track. Senior project manager and PM mentor Melanie McBride understands the predicament of beginning and junior project managers: "You're at the edge of a tornado, bombarded by overly excited people offering you a Mission Impossible. Everywhere you look there are cool shiny things swirling around your head--the earnest coworker telling you to go agile, the software package promising a turnkey collaboration solution, the PMO with an arm-long list of required processes. So how do you avoid getting whacked in the head by that airborne Mac truck of a customer commit? Oh, and what exactly do you need to do to get those flying monkeys to shut up?" Project Management Basics slips the spinning project manager into the eye of the storm where things are quiet and it's easy to figure out what to do next using the author's detailed checklists and hard-headed advice. She shows that project management doesn't have to be "a chaotic hot mess, leaving you with an egg-beater hairdo." With McBride's book and checklists in hand, even first-time project managers can pull off controlled, flying-monkey-free projects. What You Will Learn See the essential duties of a project manager Master the project management life cycle in five phases Discover the what, when, how, and why of PM tasks presented in detailed steps Leverage checklists for optimum efficiency and throughput Adapt workflow controls to low-PM organizations Enhance PM with vogue methodologies without obscuring the basics Who This Book Is For Beginning and junior project managers seeking a concise, authoritative guide to the basics of project management, together with checklists, flow charts, and swim lane diagrams for immediate use in real-world projects.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-08-12
Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide by Greg HorineSucceed as a project manager, even if you've never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated with more insights from the front lines, including agile approaches, dealing with security and privacy priorities, and leading remote/virtual teams, along with the latest on Microsoft Project and PMI standards and certifications and a special bonus chapter on preparing for the PMP certification. This book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple project management could be? This is today's best beginner's guide to modern project management... simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task you'll need to perform! Here's a small sample of what you'll learn: * Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs * Lead projects, don't just "manage" them * Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make * Learn from troubled, successful, and "recovered" projects * Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project * Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS) * Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk * Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management * Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality * Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations * Organize and lead high-performance project teams * Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects * Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices * Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives * Get started with agile and "critical chain" project management * Gain key insights that will accelerate your learning curve * Know how to respond to real-life situations, not just what they teach you in school
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-02-06
Collaboration Tools for Project Managers by Elizabeth HarrinIn Collaboration Tools for Project Managers, Elizabeth Harrin builds upon her 2010 book, Social Media for Project Managers, by providing the latest information, success stories, and an easy-to-follow guide to implementing online collaboration tools and helping to overcome obstacles. In order to communicate faster, work virtually with people across the globe, and get better business results, project teams should explore how online collaboration tools can deliver project success and improve business value.
Ecommerce Analytics by Judah PhillipsToday's Complete, Focused, Up-to-Date Guide to Analytics for Ecommerce Profit from analytics throughout the entire customer experience and lifecycle Make the most of all the fast-changing data sources now available to you For all ecommerce executives, strategists, entrepreneurs, marketers, analysts, and data scientists Ecommerce Analytics is the only complete single-source guide to analytics for your ecommerce business. It brings together all the knowledge and skills you need to solve your unique problems, and transform your data into better decisions and customer experiences. Judah Phillips shows how to use analysis to improve ecommerce marketing and advertising, understand customer behavior, increase conversion rates, strengthen loyalty, optimize merchandising and product mix, streamline transactions, optimize product mix, and accurately attribute sales. Drawing on extensive experience leading large-scale analytics programs, he also offers expert guidance on building successful analytical teams; surfacing high-value insights via dashboards and visualization; and managing data governance, security, and privacy. Here are the answers you need to make the most of analytics in ecommerce: throughout your organization, across your entire customer lifecycle.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-04-04
The Complete Guide to B2B Marketing by Kim Ann KingTo succeed at B2B marketing today, you must excel across all areas: from getting your message out, to generating demand, to enabling sales teams. New technologies and new techniques make excellence possible. Now, top B2B marketer Kim Ann King brings together all the best practices and tools you need to make excellence real. In The Complete Guide to B2B Marketing , King helps you succeed by focusing on the three pillars of cutting-edge B2B marketing: automation, personalization, and experimentation. Drawing on her pioneering experience at companies like Akamai and Open Market, King shows how to: Systematically assess your context and customer, via personas, profiles, and other powerful techniques Choose among today's panoply of marketing options, tools, and techniques Build a more agile B2B marketing organization, and link its goals more tightly to strategy More accurately estimate marketing spend and ROI Systematically optimize demand generation and many other key functions Leverage higher-value approaches to web/mobile, SEO, and customer community-building Gain more value from corporate standards and your creative services vendors Discover what worked and what didn't, and use this knowledge to improve more quickly You'll find comprehensive, actionable resources, including best-practices checklists for every tactic, vendor checklists for evaluating new marketing technologies, a complete corporate marketing plan outline, and a start-to-finish marketing communications case study. If you're a B2B marketer, you'll find The Complete Guide to B2B Marketing invaluable - whatever your company's size, product, service, or industry.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-04-20
Starting an Online Business All-In-One for Dummies by Shannon Belew; Joel EladStart a successful online business-and be your own boss! Being an online entrepreneur means more than just building a website-and this book breaks down everything you need to know to be successful. Inside, you'll get plain-English explanations and easy-to-follow instruction on online business basics, legal and accounting issues, website design, Internet security, boosting sales, e-commerce, and so much more. While the ideas and concepts behind starting an online business are tried and true, the tools available to entrepreneurs change and evolve quickly-and often. Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies gets you up to speed on the best new tools, resources, and communities, and shows you how to best leverage them to up your chances of success. Discover your niche and create a business plan Design your website and storefront Increase your reach and market with social media Choose the best web host for your needs If you're a budding entrepreneur with dreams of running your own online business, this book has everything you need to get started and grow your company to extraordinary heights!
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-01-17
Digital Marketing Strategy by Simon KingsnorthThe modern marketer needs to learn how to employ strategic thinking alongside the use of digital media to deliver measurable and accountable business success. Digital Marketing Strategy covers the essential elements of achieving exactly this by guiding you through every step of creating your perfect digital marketing strategy. It contains analysis of the essential techniques and platforms of digital marketing including social media, content marketing, SEO, user experience, personalization, display advertising and CRM, as well as the broader aspects of implementation including planning, integration with overall company aims and presenting to decision makers. Simon Kingsnorth brings digital marketing strategy to life through best practice case studies, illustrations, checklists and summaries, to give you insightful and practical guidance. Rather than presenting a restrictive 'one size fits all' model, this book gives you the tools to tailor-make your own strategy according to your unique business needs and demonstrates how an integrated and holistic approach to marketing leads to greater success. Digital Marketing Strategy is also supported by a wealth of online resources, including budget and strategy templates, lecture slides and a bonus chapter.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
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