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This comprehensive reference on software development quality assurance addresses all four dimensions of quality: specifications, design, construction and conformance. It focuses on quality from both the micro and macro viewpoint. From a micro view, it details the aspect of building-­in quality at the component level to help ensure that the overall deliverable has ingrained quality. From a macro view, it addresses the organizational-­level activities that provide an environment conducive to fostering quality in the deliverables as well as developing a culture focused on quality in the organization. also explores a process driven approach to quality and provides the information and guidance needed for implementing a process quality model in your organization. It includes best practices and valuable tools and techniques for software developers.

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This thoughtprovoking and inspirational book covers such topics as: developing a solid creative process through Visual Reflection Notebooks and Bring Play to Work; understanding the artists unique identity in relation to the larger culture; building systems of support and collaboration; explaining how an artists needs and passions can lead to innovation and authenticity; using language to inspire visual creativity; responding to the Internet and changing concepts of what is public and private; and accepting digression as a creative necessity. Through the exercises and techniques outlined in Art Without Compromise*, the reader will develop new confidence to pursue individual goals and inspiration to explore new paths, along with motivation to overcome creative blocks. With a revised understanding of the relevance in their own work within the sphere of contemporary culture, the artist will come away with a clearer perspective on his or her past and future work and a critical eye . . .

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Whether you are organising an important event or heading up a large team, running a project can be a daunting process. Spiralling costs and missed deadlines are part of everyday life for many project managers - in fact, more projects fail than succeed! But project management doesn't have to be this way. It is possible to manage projects that consistently meet deadlines and come in within budget. shows you how. Drawing on over 30 years of experience, you’ll discover how to ensure your projects succeed time. In this new edition Barker & Cole have included a section highlighting valuable sources of information in the challenging world of project management, including their inside track on methods, training and professional associations. It’s the ultimate guide to becoming a brilliant project manager.

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Your first 100 days in a new leadership role are critical to the success of your mission, your relationship with your new team, and your career. Turnover is high among new leaders who "didn't work out" and the costs to them and their organizations are dramatic. The solution is for every new leader to have an "onboarding" plan. This updated and revised third edition of the bestseller delivers expert guidance to prepare executives for their new leadership roles, accelerate their results, and reduce turnover. With new chapters and sample action plans, the third edition: The third edition also includes a new 100-­Hour Action Plan for crisis situations, which has been adopted by the American Red Cross. The new edition also explains how to use social media and other communication tools to reach and motivate your stakeholders. Discover the right approach for your new role and engage your new colleagues by fully understanding the unwritten rules of the new context. helps deliver better . . .

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. If you want to understand how companies achieve and sustain competitive success, Michael Porter’s frameworks are the foundation. But while everyone in business may know Porter’s name, many managers misunderstand and misuse his concepts. sets the record straight, providing the first concise, accessible summary of Porter’s revolutionary thinking. Written with Porter’s full cooperation by Joan Magretta, his former editor at, this new book delivers fresh, clear examples to illustrate and update Porter’s ideas. Magretta uses her wide business experience to translate Porter’s powerful insights into practice and to correct the most common misconceptions about them-­for instance, that competition is about being unique, not being the best; that it is a contest over profits, not a battle between rivals; that strategy is about choosing to make some customers unhappy, not being all things to all customers. An added feature is an original Q&A with Porter himself, which includes answers to . . .

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and -- words that most people associate with ego. But in this original, eye-­opening work, authors David Marcum and Steven Smith argue that the upside of ego is as powerful as the downside and answer questions about ego that have been a mystery to most people. In his landmark book, Jim Collins showed that one of two key traits defined leaders who transformed organizations from good to great: humility. But if humility is so powerful, why don't more of us have it? Why does ego allow us to reach good results but never great ones, unless balanced by humility? Why do we need ego to personally succeed, while having it often interferes with the success we pursue? Using five years of exhaustive research, Marcum and Smith provide compelling evidence and matter-­of-­fact answers on striking the balance between ego and humility to reach the next level of leadership. The authors include case studies to illustrate how ego subtly interferes with success but also how ego sparks the drive to . . .

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Most companies treat service as a low-­priority business operation, keeping it out of the spotlight until a customer complains. Then service gets to make a brief appearance – for as long as it takes to calm the customer down and fix whatever foul-­up jeopardized the relationship. In, Frances Frei and Anne Morriss show how, in a volatile economy where the old rules of strategic advantage no longer hold true, service must become a competitive weapon, not a damage-­control function. That means weaving service tightly into every core decision your company makes. The authors reveal a transformed view of service, presenting an operating model built on tough choices organizations must make: • Is it convenience? Friendliness? Flexible choices? Price? • Will you charge customers more? Get them to handle more service tasks themselves? • What will your recruiting, selection, training, and job design practices look like? What about your organizational culture? • For example, what do you need to . . .

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Management Challenges in the 21st Century looks afresh at the future of management thinking and practice. The content revolves around two fundamental issues that are occuring simultaneously: changes in the world economy, and shifts in the practice of management. These developments, especially in developed countries are crucial in exploring and understanding the challenges of the future. This volume focuses on the key questions for all business: What are the new realities? What new policies are required of companies and executives in order to deal with these changes. Facing a whole swathe of issues head-­on in his usual clear-­sighted style, Drucker offers up a prescient and informed analysis that will help every executive to build a proactive strategy for the future.

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In the early 1980s, Springfield Remanufacturing� � Corporation (SRC) in Springfield, Missouri, was a� � near bankrupt division of International Harvester.­� � That's when a green young manager, Jack Stack,­� � took over and turned it around. He didn't know how to� � "manage" a company, but he did know about the� � principal, of athletic competition and democracy:­� � keeping score, having fun, playing fair, providing� � choice, and having a voice. With these principals� � he created his own style of management --­� � open-­book management. The key is to let everyone in on� � financial decisions. At SRC, everyone learns how to� � read a P&L -- even those without a high school� � education know how much the toilet paper they use� � cuts into profits. SRC people have a piece of the� � action and a vote in company matters. Imagine� � having a vote on your bonus and on what businesses the� � company should be in. SRC restored the dignity of� � economic freedom to its people. Stack's� � . . .

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