This chapter includes contents: What is project management? software process models, cost estimation, building software engineering teams, project scheduling and tracking, contents of a project plan, difficulties and risks in project management.
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This chapter is based on the premise that one of the keys to being an effective project manager is building cooperative relationships among different groups of people to complete projects. Project success does not just depend on the performance of the project team.
Chapter 10 - Leadership: Being an effective project manager. This chapter is based on the premise that one of the keys to being an effective project manager is building cooperative relationships among different groups of people to complete projects. Project success does not just depend on the performance of the project team.
The main contents of chapter 11 consist of the following: The five-stage team development model, situational factors affecting team development, building high-performance project teams, managing virtual project teams, project team pitfalls.
Chapter 12 extends the previous two chapters’ discussion of building and managing relations by focusing specifically on issues surrounding working with people from other organizations to complete a project.
Chapter 11 - Managing project teams. The main contents of the chapter consist of the following: The five-stage team development model, situational factors affecting team development, building high-performance project teams, managing virtual project teams, project team pitfalls.
Chapter 12 - Outsourcing: Managing interorganizational relations. This chapter extends the previous two chapters’ discussion of building and managing relations by focusing specifically on issues surrounding working with people from other organizations to complete a project.
Traversing the design and construction process, even for an experienced hand, is
sometimes daunting. When dealing with unfamiliar terminology and professionals
in the fi eld of architecture, engineering, and construction, project owners may need
some guidance along the way and, at times, wish they had a relative in the building
business to provide them with some helpful tips.
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This is called a work breakdown structure. LBMS provides a series of standard
work breakdown structures for strategic planning and applications development.
However, it is important to look for opportunities to customize this for the particular
circumstances of the project and its objectives. The work breakdown structure will
provide a benchmark by which the quality of the project process can be assessed.
The Project Initiation Stage must also define what resources and associated time
commitment are required to carry out the project.
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Project management is a relatively new concept. In the 1950s, a conscious effort was
made to devise specialized tools for managing the complex weapon systems being built
for the Department of Defense. These tools are now widely used in all industries, both
public and private. Project management involves a methodological approach to planning
and guiding project processes from start to finish. It is further defined as a carefully
planned and organized effort to accomplish a specific one-time task, such as constructing
a building or implementing a new computer system. ...
Programs written in this functional style are automati-
cally parallelized and executed on a large cluster of com-
modity machines. The run-time system takes care of the
details of partitioning the input data, scheduling the pro-
gram’s execution across a set of machines, handling ma-
chine failures, and managing the required inter-machine
communication. This allows programmers without any
experience with parallel and distributed systems to eas-
ily utilize the resources of a large distributed system.
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Appendix A: Building an effective marketing plan. This topic will describe: Marketing plans and business plans: meanings, purposes, and audiences; marketing plan outline: situational analysis, market-product focus, marketing program;....
Chapter 1: Creating customer relationships and value through marketing. After reading this chapter you should be able to: Define marketing and identify the diverse factors that influence marketing actions, explain how marketing discovers and satisfies consumer needs, distinguish between marketing mix factors and environmental forces, explain how organizations build strong customer relationships and customer value through marketing.
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Human resources alignment means integrating decisions about people with decisions about the results an organization is trying to obtain. By integrating human resources management (HRM) into the agency planning process, emphasizing human resources (HR) activities that support broad agency mission goals, and building a strong relationship between HR and management, agencies are able to ensure that the management of human resources contributes to mission accomplishment and that managers are held accountable for their HRM decisions.
Your first experience with Visual Studio (VS) 2010 is often installation. As with most
software, VS is rather easy to install; this chapter describes the installation process
and gives you tips to help understand available options. Once installation is complete,
you’ll open VS for the first time and need to know how to navigate the VS environment;
this chapter gives you a high-level view of how VS is organized, how to find the features
you need, and how to work with windows. Finally, you’ll learn how to find the different
application types that VS helps you build.