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Challenge the Ordinary

Challenge the Ordinary

By: Linda D. Henman

Publisher: Career Press

Publication Date: 19-MAY-2014

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Challenge the Ordinary will help managers and executives at all levels: *Avoid the traps of traditional strategy formulation and decision-making. *Discover what a leader can do to build a culture that defines ‘legacy.’ *Find out what leaders must do to attract, retain, and develop stars. *Identify a clear path for organizational success. ...

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The Basics of Line Balancing and JIT Kitting

The Basics of Line Balancing and JIT Kitting

By: Beverly Townsend

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 20-APR-2012

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Accessible to the Lean novice and shop floor employee, this book explores line balancing and the pre-assembly of components into a finished product in a just-in-time fashion (JIT Kitting). It explains how to make proper use time studies, develop yamazumi charts, discover and eliminate waste, balance your line, and create new standard work content for the shop floor. It facilitates a clear understanding of the seven deadly wastes as well as what you need to do to eliminate them from your facility. ...

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Ethics and Project Management

Ethics and Project Management

By: PMP, Kliem

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 14-OCT-2011

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Written for project managers who may encounter ethical dilemmas, this book considers typical and atypical ethical issues that may occur in each phase of the project life cycle. Exploring the consequences of those issues and challenges on project performance, it examines the contents of the Project Management Institute’s code of ethics. The text covers key laws and regulations and explains how to: balance the right level of control, promote progress of projects, and ensure lapses in ethical behavior are not encouraged or permitted. ...

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New Horizons in Standardized Work: Techniques for Manufacturing and Business Process Improvement

New Horizons in Standardized Work: Techniques for Manufacturing and Business Process Improvement

By: Timothy Martin; Jeffrey Bell

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2011

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This all-inclusive guide facilitates an understanding of standardized work principles and the logic behind their development. In a step-by-step format, it discusses the relationship of the work period and the takt time, as well as the importance of the three main worker interface levels in job design. It includes an array of examples that demonstrate how the concepts discussed can be applied across a wide range of industries—including health care, construction, business processes, and food services. ...

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Courage to Execute: What elite U.S. military units can teach business about leadership and team performance

Courage to Execute: What elite U.S. military units can teach business about leadership and team performance

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 28-JAN-2014

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How to build a culture of high performance within your organization The U.S. military in general, and its many elite organizations in particular, possesses a culture of high performance. Courage to Execute outlines the six basic principles that operate at the foundation of high performance, which include leadership, organization, communication, knowledge, experience, and discipline, known together as LOCKED. When all are practiced effectively, teamwork emerges. But the most elusive quality that exists at the heart of all elite military teams, the element that organizations and businesses...

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Managing All-in-One For Dummies

Managing All-in-One For Dummies

By: Consumer Dummies

Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 21-JAN-2014

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Your all-encompassing guide to managing people, projects, and teams Being a manager can be an intimidating and challenging task. Managing involves teaching new skills to employees, helping land a new customer, accomplishing an important assignment, increasing performance, and much more. The process of management can be very challenging at times, but it can also bring you a sense of fulfillment that you never imagined possible. Managing All-In-One For Dummies is the practical, plain-English guide that covers all the basics of business management, helping you to navigate today's most...

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Functional Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications

Functional Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications

By: J Kilner; S Skinner; S Irvine; P Edwards

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-SEP-2012

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Global demand for low cost, efficient and sustainable energy production is ever increasing. Driven by recent discoveries and innovation in the science and technology of materials, applications based on functional materials are becoming increasingly important. Functional materials for sustainable energy applications provides an essential guide to the development and application of these materials in sustainable energy production. Part one reviews functional materials for solar power, including silicon-based, thin-film, and dye sensitized photovoltaic solar cells, thermophotovoltaic device...

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Seven Trends in Corporate Training and Development: Strategies to Align Goals with Employee Needs

Seven Trends in Corporate Training and Development: Strategies to Align Goals with Employee Needs

By: Ibraiz Tarique

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 12-MAY-2014

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Understand, anticipate, master, and leverage the seven powerful trends that are transforming workplace training and development! In Seven Trends in Corporate Training and Development, pioneering innovator Ibraiz Tarique offers actionable thought leadership on all seven trends, helping you address the new challenges they present, and leverage new opportunities they offer. Tarique focuses on strategic directions for training and development, while offering tangible and specific recommendations for addressing and anticipating all seven trends. His example-rich, best-practice coverage...

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The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, 3rd Edition

The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, 3rd Edition

By: Ralph Brislin

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 22-MAR-2014

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The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third Edition teaches today’s security officers the most important aspects of performing the job of a security officer professionally and effectively. Training is the most important element in becoming a professional security officer, but it is also often overlooked or underutilized. This straightforward, easy-to-follow, and well-organized text covers the essentials that security officers need as they face issues of growing technology and an emphasis on proactiveness and vigilance. The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third...

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Optimizing Decision Making in the Apparel Supply Chain Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Optimizing Decision Making in the Apparel Supply Chain Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

By: W. K. Wong; Z. X. Guo; S Leung

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2013

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Practitioners in apparel manufacturing and retailing enterprises in the fashion industry, ranging from senior to front line management, constantly face complex and critical decisions. There has been growing interest in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to enhance this process, and a number of AI techniques have already been successfully applied to apparel production and retailing. Optimizing decision making in the apparel supply chain using artificial intelligence (AI): From production to retail provides detailed coverage of these techniques, outlining how they are used...

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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

By: G Welty

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2013

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Quality assurance is necessary to maintain quality and services in the pharmaceutical and life science industries. Quality assurance demonstrates that the logic and practice of problem solving can integrate both program efficacy and regulatory compliance. This title is divided into three parts; the first part discusses the process by which a problem in regulated industry is identified, for example a manufacturing deviation that leads to an adulterated drug product, and reviews the decision-making steps involved in remedying the problem. The second part delves into the staff training...

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The Funding of Biopharmaceutical Research and Development

The Funding of Biopharmaceutical Research and Development

By: D. R. Williams

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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The funding of biopharmaceutical research and development provides a comprehensive critical review of the funding of research and development (R&D) in the human biopharmaceutical market sector. It addresses both private and public funding sources available in the US and internationally. The biopharmaceutical market is among the most research-intensive market sectors globally. Clinical researchers face a multitude of public and private funding options with respect to bringing their idea or innovation to market. These funding options are continually changing and complex, and are expected to...

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Trade Secret Theft, Industrial Espionage, and the China Threat

Trade Secret Theft, Industrial Espionage, and the China Threat

By: Carl Roper

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 10-DEC-2013

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This book provides an overview of economic espionage as practiced by a range of nations from around the world—focusing on the mass scale in which information is being taken for China's growth and development. It supplies an understanding of how the economy of a nation can prosper or suffer, depending on whether that nation is protecting its intellectual property, or whether it is stealing such property for its own use. The text concludes by outlining specific measures that corporations and their employees can practice to protect information and assets, both at home and abroad. ...

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Beyond Knowledge Management: What Every Leader Should Know

Beyond Knowledge Management: What Every Leader Should Know

By: Jay Liebowitz

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 11-NOV-2011

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This concise and easy-to-read book examines 10 areas where Knowledge Management can help an organization gain a competitive advantage. Each chapter opens with an introduction to one of these promising areas, followed by case studies from industry, government, and not-for-profits. The case studies demonstrate how leaders at organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company, e-Bay, PricewaterhouseCoopers, University of Maryland University College, Northrop Grumman, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have used the concepts discussed to improve decision making. ...

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Antipatterns: Managing Software Organizations and People, Second Edition

Antipatterns: Managing Software Organizations and People, Second Edition

By: Colin Neill; Philip Laplante; Joanna DeFranco

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 13-DEC-2011

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Using real and hypothetical case studies, this book illustrates poor management approaches, unpleasant work environments, and bad manager traits that lead to failure. For each antipattern, the text describes the situation and symptoms, gives examples, and offers a refactoring solution. The authors provide real-world anecdotes that illustrate key concepts. They also include thought-provoking exercises that describe a situation and ask which antipatterns are present, as well as how to refactor the situation. Coverage includes leadership principles, environmental antipatterns, group patterns,...

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Moodle Course Design Best Practices

Moodle Course Design Best Practices

By: Susan Smith Nash; Michelle Moore

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 17-APR-2014

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Learn the best practices to design and develop interactive and highly effective Moodle courses Explore Moodle’s course development features like themes, social media plugins and archiving content Bring together instructional materials, social interaction, and student management functions in your courses An easy-to-follow guide to help you create or update your Moodle course In Detail Moodle is an open source Learning Management System used to create interactive learning-oriented courses and sites. Moodle is commonly used by teachers, trainers, and course creators to...

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Rough Cuts
User Story Mapping

User Story Mapping

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2014

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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How do you build a product that delights users? You must first know who your users are and how they plan to use what you’re building. With this practical book, you'll explore the often-misunderstood practice of user story mapping, and learn how it can help keep your team stay focused on users and their experience throughout the development process....

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Managing Risk and Security in Outsourcing IT Services: Onshore, Offshore and the Cloud

Managing Risk and Security in Outsourcing IT Services: Onshore, Offshore and the Cloud

By: Frank Siepmann

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 09-DEC-2013

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This book explains how to address the risks that can arise from outsourcing or adopting cloud technology. Providing you with an understanding of the fundamentals, it supplies authoritative guidance and examples on how to tailor the right risk approach for your organization. Covering onshore, offshore, and cloud services, it provides concrete examples and illustrative case studies that describe the specifics of what to do and what not to do across a variety of implementation scenarios. This book provides the fundamental understanding and guidance readers need to keep information, processes,...

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The Organizational Alignment Handbook: A Catalyst for Performance Acceleration

The Organizational Alignment Handbook: A Catalyst for Performance Acceleration

By: H Harrington; Frank Voehl

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 09-NOV-2011

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The management skills your organization currently possesses might be effective today, but are they the skills needed to meet strategic objectives in the future? This book outlines a step-by-step approach for achieving organization-wide alignment of processes, applications, and systems, and to ensure acceptance of the results by all stakeholders. It includes examples of organizations implementing the strategies discussed as well as a review of the activities you need to follow to minimize the time it takes to reach current and future performance objectives. ...

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Discrimination Law Issues for the Safety Professional

Discrimination Law Issues for the Safety Professional

By: Thomas Schneid

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-DEC-2011

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Written for safety professionals, this book provides general knowledge of the various laws and regulations that offer protection to employees and individuals against discrimination in the workplace. It takes a proactive approach to identifying situations where potential discrimination against an employee or individual may occur, and provides guidance on how to take immediate action to address the potential discriminatory situation. The book discusses new laws and amendments to existing laws, and illustrates the filing process for claims. Chapters cover the Americans with Disabilities Act,...