This book describes the object-oriented (OO) paradigm, a development
strategy based on the concept that systems should be built from a collection
of reusable components called objects. Instead of separating data and
functionality, as is done in the structured paradigm, objects encompass
both. While the object-oriented paradigm sounds similar to the structured
paradigm, as you will see in this book, it is actually quite different.
Media skills play an increasingly important role in the gathering and sharing of ideas and information. At the core of
media mastery are the same fundamental capacities as are required “offline” in traditional print forms: an ability to
produce clear communications and an ability to access, understand, and evaluate complex materials and messages.
Media mastery also calls upon some skills unique to the online environment, ranging from being able to conduct
digital-based research to exchanging and debating ideas in online discussions to interacting with new text forms.
Learn the fundamentals, practices and models of intellectual capital management with this essential resource. Providing a business-oriented, critical review of the definitions, practices, tools and models that are available today, its approach enables you to understand and retain the cutting-edge issues in the emerging field of intellectual capital management.
Almost every computer science and computer engineering curriculum now includes a
required team-based software development project. In some cases, the project is only one
semester or quarter in length, but a year-long team-based software development project is
fast becoming the norm.
A rigid, change-resistant process will also tend to produce mediocre products. Customers may
get what they first ask for, but is it what they really want once they see the product begin to
emerge? By gathering all the requirements up front and having them set in stone with little
chance of change, the product is condemned to be only as good as the initial idea, instead of
being the best it could be once the team knows more about the possibilities.
Many users of the Waterfall experience these shortcomings again and again, but it seems like
such a logical approach,...
Despite tight economic conditions, organizations have been and will continue to increase their
focus on benefits realization (in addition to cost and time) as a project and program success
metric. Research conducted with senior project management leaders on PMI’s Global Executive
Council found that the most important skill for managing today’s complex projects and programs
is the ability to align the team to the vision of the project and design the project’s organizational
structure to align people and project objectives.
These components are generally the same whether one is assessing traditional or eCommerce opportunities. Generally, the development of the business case team requires that the business model already be defined to an appropriate level of detail (depends on stage of opportunity assessment). The team will need to understand the particulars of the business model in detail. The bulk of the team’s effort, however is in building the financial model and obtaining the data.
This three-day, instructor-led course teaches the skills necessary to design a
secure network infrastructure. Topics include assembling the design team,
modeling threats, and analyzing security risks in order to derive business
requirements for securing computers in a networked environment. The course
encourages decision-making skills through an interactive tool that simulates
real-life scenarios that the target audience may encounter. Students are given
the task of collecting the information and sorting through the details to resolve
the given security requirement....
This module summarizes the topics covered in the previous modules and
presents a framework for creating an Active Directory infrastructure. The
module offers strategies for forming a design team and analyzing the business
and administrative model of an organization. The module also presents
guidelines for making design choices that satisfy the business requirements of
an organization. The elements of designing an Active Directory structure are
The security architecture should be developed by both the network design and the IT security teams. It is typically integrated
into the existing enterprise network and is dependent on the IT services that are offered through the network infrastructure.
The access and security requirements of each IT service should be deﬁned before the network is divided into modules with
clearly identiﬁed trust levels. Each module can be treated separately and assigned a different security model.
The spokes depicted in the diagram are only examples of possible specialty
capabilities that may be needed.
Spokes are not limited only to specialty areas. If core internal audit resources
are required in various geographies or to team with an existing audit unit, a
hub and spokes model ensures responsiveness, quality and consistency while
eliminating or controlling audit costs.
The Hub and Spokes Resource Model, combined with the Flexible Spending
Account previously discussed, provide internal audit access to the right skill sets
on an as needed basis.
It also outlines analytic developments that could help convert raw data into information useful for decisionmakers. The research reported here was sponsored by the Air Education and Training Command (AETC/CV) and HQ Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel (AF/DP) and conducted within the Manpower, Personnel, and Training Program of RAND Project AIR FORCE (PAF) at the RAND Corporation. Earlier, PAF explored the requirements of a technical training schoolhouse model to address pipeline capacity.