Solution: Lead your team in a different way. Think of your project team differently from how you think
of your department. Reduce your role to that of monitor. Watch the budget and the schedule, and ensure
that your team comes through; be available to solve problems that your team wants you to solve. For
some projects, you may need to work on the same level as your team because of deadline pressures,
lack of people on your team, or unexpected problems and delays. But step in only if your team needs
you, not because you assume that’s always the best way to proceed.
This was the period of significant technology advancement such as the first
automatic plain-paper copier by Xerox in 1959, and the rapid development of
computer technology. Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft. This facilitated the
emergence of several project management software companies including Oracle in
1977. An example of a project undertaken during this phase is the Apollo project
initiated in 1960 with the objective of sending man to the moon.
The common methodology in this dissertation, especially the analysis of the divergence be-
tween resource allocations and the official concept of corporate strategy, helped to formulate
and justify the specific research and to familiarize us with the case study company. Since the
coding scheme used during this first exploratory phase included specific marks for all re-
source allocations that had been influenced by external actors, first insights into the direct
effects of external involvement on strategy formation could also be generated.
By stating that all isolators and equipment bases shall be of the same
manufacturer and shall be supplied to the mechanical contractor, the
consulting engineer has placed the responsibility on a single source
who will be concerned with the vibration transmission from all
mechanical equipment in the building, rather than only those which
Global GDP growth is projected to fall from the 5% achieved in the pre-recession year of 2007 and
the stimulus-laden year of 2010 to a projected 3% in 2012. There is simply less growth to go around
today. That means organizations have to be better than ever just to be as successful as they once were.
We see some evidence of how this is impacting projects from our own Economic Pulse Survey. Results
from the most recent survey show that both the percent of project cancellations as well as the percent
of professional development cancellations held at relatively high levels...
Another piece of legislation designed to increase the number of individuals voluntarily
returning to their country of origin is Section 9 of the 2002 Act. Under Section 9, families
whose claims have failed and who do not take active steps toward voluntary return can have
their support terminated (and only the children will be provided with support).
For a valve having a bonnet, the disk is the third primary principal pressure boundary.
The disk provides the capability for permitting and prohibiting fluid flow. With the disk
closed, full system pressure is applied across the disk if the outlet side is depressurized.
For this reason, the disk is a pressure-retaining part. Disks are typically forged and, in
some designs, hard-surfaced to provide good wear characteristics. A fine surface finish
of the seating area of a disk is necessary for good sealing when the valve is closed.
Error analysis was first introduced by Fries (1945) and Lado (1957) who
have calimed that foreign or second language learners’ errors could be
predicted on the basis of the differences between the learners native and
second languages. They have also suggested that where the aspects of the
target language are similar to those of the learners’ native language, learning
will be easy; otherwise, it will be difficult and second language learners are
expected to make errors.
We begin our sample construction with a list of the top 75 countries in the world based on GDP at the
end of 2001.
This list is matched with countries identified as having a fund industry in publications of
either the Investment Company Institute (ICI) or Fédération Européenne des Fonds et Sociétés
The asset size for the countries not listed in the ICI and FEFSI data sources
is gathered through web-based sources and discussions with industry experts. We are able to obtain a
sample of 55 countries with data on the relative size of the...
Effective cost management can be accessed from administrative expense ratio. Negative
relationship between administrative expense ratio and mutual growth are confirmed as expected. This
implies AMCs with higher effective cost management have higher growth. Positive relationship
between funds growth and management fees is as expected but not statistically significant. Negative
relationship between size of the AMCs and mutual fund growth is found. Effect from size is different
from what the model expects.
There is no single set of “best practices” for risk management in investment companies, but
from studies, reports, and other literature relating to risk management generally, as well as the
considerable experience of those involved in risk management and risk oversight in the fund
industry, some common themes emerge. Regardless of how a fund group’s risk management
function is organized and implemented, the following recurring themes may serve as a backdrop
to the fund board’s consideration of risk management processes....
The difference between the transport footprint of London and that of St Albans is striking. The
average resident’s transport footprint in St Albans is 55% bigger than the London average. Public
transport, low levels of car ownership and policies to discourage large, polluting cars are behind
London’s lower transport footprint. Within London most commuting is by public transport. High
levels of commuting from St Albans (particularly by car rather than public transport) into London
are partially to blame for St Albans’ high transport footprint. Some...
The Company on behalf of a sub-fund may enter into transactions in over-the-counter markets, which will expose the sub-fund to the
credit of its counterparties and their ability to satisfy the terms of such contracts.
For example, the Company on behalf of the sub-fund may enter into repurchase agreements, forward contracts, options and swap
arrangements or other derivative techniques, each of which expose the sub-fund to the risk that the counterparty may default on its
obligations to perform under the relevant contract.
AMCs are, at times, weighed down by the
number of schemes they offer or are under
management (in some instances they
are more than 200). This may result in a
negative impact on the operational efficiency
and profitability of the AMCs. The NFO
boom that happened a few years ago has
left behind a proliferation of schemes, some
with overlapping objectives and investments.
Yet, each scheme brings with it operational
costs driven by regulatory, compliance and
Tetracycline was introduced in the middle of the twentieth century and was used widely for the relief of nausea associated with
morning sickness. In 1963, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning against the use of tetracycline as an antibiot-
ic for young children and pregnant women due to irreversible dental staining. Tetracycline affects the teeth during the formation
period, ranging from the embryo in the second trimester of pregnancy to the eighth year of the child’s life.
Over the last ten years or so, interest in outdoor ambient
air pollution monitoring has tended to move away from
carbon monoxide and towards other pollutants such as NOx
and particulate matter. This is due to the limited direct health
impacts associated with exposure to modest amounts of
carbon monoxide. There has also been a gerneral decrease in
the ambient concentrations of carbon monoxide measured in
recent years as a result of improved vehicle technology.
With the recent introduction of Oracle Big Data Appliance and Oracle Big Data Connectors,
Oracle is the first vendor to offer a complete and integrated solution to address the full spectrum
of enterprise big data requirements. Oracle’s big data strategy is centered on the idea that you can
evolve your current enterprise data architecture to incorporate big data and deliver business
value. By evolving your current enterprise architecture, you can leverage the proven reliability,
flexibility and performance of your Oracle systems to address your big data requirements. ...
To overcome the limitations of conventional storage, Oracle Exadata Storage Servers use a
massively parallel architecture to dramatically increase data bandwidth between the database
server and storage. Innovative technologies such as Exadata Smart Scan, Exadata Smart Flash
Cache, and Hybrid Columnar Compression enable Exadata to deliver extreme performance for
everything from data warehousing to online transaction processing to mixed workloads.
Of the current attacks on Web applications, those based
on script injection are by far the most prominent. For ex-
ample, script injection is used in cross-site scripting 
and Web application worms [2, 24].
A script injection vulnerability may be present when-
ever a Web application includes data of uncertain origin
in its Web pages; a third-party comment on a blog page
is an example of such untrusted data.
A well-deﬁned collection of objects is known as a set. This concept, in
its complete generality, is of great importance in mathematics since all
of mathematics can be developed by starting from it.
The various pieces of furniture in a given room form a set. So do
the books in a given library, or the integers between 1 and 1,000,000, or
all the ideas that mankind has had, or the human beings alive between
one billion B.C. and ten billion A.D. These examples are all examples
of ﬁnite sets, that is, sets having a ﬁnite number of elements.