Systemic Change Management

Author: G. Roth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113741202X
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Weaving together prescriptions with a series of cases, Systemic Change Management describes the value and how-to of a systemic or enterprise approach to organizational change. Each capability presented here promotes change, but when used together create synergies that magnify their individual impact within and between collaborating organizations.

Integrating Program Management And Systems Engineering

Author: Eric Rebentisch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119258928
Size: 45.94 MB
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Integrate critical roles to improve overall performance in complex engineering projects Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering shows how organizations can become more effective, more efficient, and more responsive, and enjoy better performance outcomes. The discussion begins with an overview of key concepts, and details the challenges faced by System Engineering and Program Management practitioners every day. The practical framework that follows describes how the roles can be integrated successfully to streamline project workflow, with a catalog of tools for assessing and deploying best practices. Case studies detail how real-world companies have successfully implemented the framework to improve cost, schedule, and technical performance, and coverage of risk management throughout helps you ensure the success of your organization's own integration strategy. Available course outlines and PowerPoint slides bring this book directly into the academic or corporate classroom, and the discussion's practical emphasis provides a direct path to implementation. The integration of management and technical work paves the way for smoother projects and more positive outcomes. This book describes the integrated goal, and provides a clear framework for successful transition. Overcome challenges and improve cost, schedule, and technical performance Assess current capabilities and build to the level your organization needs Manage risk throughout all stages of integration and performance improvement Deploy best practices for teams and systems using the most effective tools Complex engineering systems are prone to budget slips, scheduling errors, and a variety of challenges that affect the final outcome. These challenges are a sign of failure on the part of both management and technical, but can be overcome by integrating the roles into a cohesive unit focused on delivering a high-value product. Integrating Program Management with Systems Engineering provides a practical route to better performance for your organization as a whole.

Entrepreneurship Centres

Author: Gideon Maas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319478923
Size: 59.55 MB
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Focusing on the role entrepreneurship centres can play within the UK and other countries; this edited volume explores the effective construction of viable and sustainable entrepreneurship centres. It questions how these Higher Education Centres contribute to enterprise and entrepreneurship curriculum enhancement, research, and support to entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Centres responds to the renewed focus on Higher Education Institutions to play a meaningful role in socio-economic development and the need for such centres to act as an equal component to the traditional roles of teaching and research within universities. With case studies from the UK, Africa, Europe, and Canada, this collection contributes to the debate on whether entrepreneurship centres can and should play an important role in entrepreneurship activities within HEIs.

Management Information Systems

Author: Kenneth C. Laudon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780130330666
Size: 34.84 MB
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M̀anagement Information Systems' contains a wealth of pedagogical features to facilitate student comprehension, helping to review and reinforce key concepts, as well as promoting problem-solving skills.

Managing Social Change And Social Policy In Greater China

Author: Ka-Ho Mok
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134575149
Size: 36.61 MB
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East Asia is at the heart of the global economic transformation, and the countries of the region are witnessing rapidly changing labour markets, alongside the pressure to cut production costs and lower taxes in order to become successful ‘competition states’. These changes have resulted in increased welfare demands which governments, organizations and agencies across the region have had to address. This book examines welfare regimes in the Greater China region, encompassing mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. In so doing, it explores the ways in which the rapid growth and internationalisation of the economy across Greater China is presenting new social policy challenges that governments, social welfare organizations and agencies in the region are having to respond to. Rather than simply describing and categorising welfare systems, the contributors to this volume add to our understanding of how one of the major economic transformations of the contemporary era in East Asia is shaping welfare provision in the region. In turn, in this context of economic change, they examine the new strategies and measures that have been adopted in order to reduce the heavy burden on the state in terms of welfare provision, whilst also attempting to diversify funding and provision sources to meet the pressing welfare needs. Based upon extensive fieldwork by leading scholars of social policy, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Asian social policy, comparative development and social policy, social welfare and Chinese studies.

Journey To Excellence

Author: Kathleen Jennison Goonan
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873897358
Size: 26.68 MB
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Daily Report

Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service
Publisher:
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Banking System Restructuring In Kazakhstan

Author: Mr. David S. Hoelscher
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1451897715
Size: 29.72 MB
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This paper reviews financial restructuring in Kazakhstan, and the condition of the financial system in the period following independence. The authorities’ efforts to redress financial sector weaknesses fall into two phases: The first phase addressed the immediate crises in the banking system by slowing bank licensing, tightening prudential regulations, and dealing with large nonperforming loans. The next phase saw reforms to regulatory and institutional structures. The paper shows that, by the end of 1997, substantial reforms in the structure of the financial system had been accomplished and a major financial collapse avoided. However, the banking system had not begun to play an active role in financial intermediation.

Pragmatic Application Of Service Management

Author: Suzanne Van Hove
Publisher: IT Governance Ltd
ISBN: 1849288763
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Create a more robust service management system using the best of ITIL®, ISO 20000-1, COBIT® and CMMI®-SVC. Although ITIL’s popularity as a framework for IT service management (ITSM) continues to increase, a number of organisations have realised that its approach is sometimes not quite enough on its own. Many are already working towards compliance with ISO 20000-1 — the international standard for ITSM — but, with the likes of COBIT 5 and CMMI-SVC to consider as well, it can be difficult to determine the best route to take. Until now, there has been little guidance on how to merge these frameworks in order to produce a robust enterprise philosophy for service delivery. Pragmatic Application of Service Management – The Five Anchor Approach provides that guidance. Product overview Completely updated by service management gurus Suzanne D. Van Hove and Mark Thomas, the second edition of Pragmatic Application of Service Management – The Five Anchor Approach provides comprehensive guidance on creating an integrated system based on COBIT 5, ISO 20000, ITIL and CMMI-SVC. This practical book enables service managers to immediately adapt and deploy the guidance, and quickly improve their ITSM function. It now features a short chapter on applying the ‘five anchors’ approach to integrating service management frameworks in very small enterprises (VSEs), and contains four new ‘caselets’ (short case studies). Packed with instructive illustrations, helpful tables and the authors’ very own five anchor approach, this book is ideal for anyone considering adopting, adapting or merging COBIT5, ISO/IEC 20000, ITIL and CMMI-SVC. Better ITSM through integrated best practice Written by service management gurus Suzanne D. Van Hove and Mark Thomas, Pragmatic Application of Service Management – The Five Anchors Approach presents a holistic view of service management, and provides a unique mapping to assist service management practitioners in their information gathering. Contents 1. Why This Book 2. COBIT, ISO/IEC 20000, ITIL and CMMI-SVC 3. Addressing VSEs 4. The Five Anchors 5. Caselet #1 – Governance 6. Caselet #2 – Resource Optimization 7. Caselet #3 – Risk Management 8. Caselet #4 – Achieve Business Outcomes 9. Caselet #5 – Compliance & Improvement 10. Caselet #6 - Strategic Alignment 11. Caselet #7 – Security, Compliance & Risk 12. Caselet #8 - Value-based Portfolio 13. Caselet #9 – Strategy Choice & Market Conditions 14. Caselet #10 – Plan & Use Resources Appendix A– The Map About the authors Dr Suzanne D. Van Hove owns and manages SED-IT, a small service management consulting and training company. She has worked in multiple professional verticals leading or coaching service management initiatives. She has also written and delivered accredited courseware for ITIL® and ISO/IEC 20000, as well as multiple workshops and seminars, both nationally and internationally. She is the current chair for INCITS GIT1 – the US national mirror of JTC1/SC40, the Special Committee for Service Management. She also leads the US mirror for JTC1/SC7/WG24. Dr Van Hove is an adjunct professor at Indiana University, Kelley School of Business and has served on the board of directors of itSMF USA as the knowledge management director. In recognition of her contributions to the service management community, Dr Van Hove was the 2013 recipient of the itSMF USA Lifetime Achievement Award. An opera aficionado and avid rosebush gardener, Dr Van Hove resides in Louisville, KY, USA. Mark Thomas is the founder and president of Escoute Consulting, an IT governance consultancy focusing on helping enterprises realise benefits through risk and resource optimisation. As a nationally known ITIL and COBIT expert with more than 20 years of professional experience, Mark’s background spans leadership roles from data centre chief information officer (CIO) to management and IT consulting. Mark has led large teams in outsourced IT arrangements, conducted project management office (PMO), service management and governance activities for major project teams, and managed enterprise applications implementations across multiple industries. Mark has an array of industry experience in the healthcare, finance, manufacturing, services, high technology and government verticals. When he’s not travelling, Mark lives with his family in the Kansas City, MO, area and claims to be a ‘certified’ barbeque judge in his spare time.