Agile Career Development

Author: Mary Ann Bopp
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0137042981
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Agile Career Development from the Author: Mary Ann Bopp. Supercharge Performance by Linking Employee-Driven Career Development with Business Goals How do you make career development work for both the employee and the business? IBM® has done it by tightly linking employee-driven career development programs with corporate goals. In Agile Career Development , three of IBM’s leading HR innovators show how IBM has accomplished this by illustrating various lessons and approaches that can be applied to other organizations as well. This book is for every HR professional, learning or training manager, executive, strategist, and any other business leader who wants to create a high performing organization. “In the 21st century, there will be an increasing competitive need for any company to operate as a globally integrated enterprise that can effectively develop and then tap the skills and capabilities of its workforce anywhere in the world. In IBM, we have worked to enable a workforce that is adaptive, flexible, and capable of responding to changes in the marketplace and the needs of our clients. Agile Career Development shows how focusing on career development opportunities and guidance for employees is a key factor in our business strategy and a major source of value for IBM employees. This book can be used as a guide to any organization that is seeking to find practical ways to develop the talent of its workforce.” –J. Randall MacDonald, Senior Vice President, IBM Human Resources “This book highlights tried and true best practices developed at a company known the world over for active dedication to their workforce. Mary Ann, Diana, and Sheila have captured the key issues that will enhance and streamline your career development program and, subsequently, increase employee engagement, retention, and productivity. I particularly like their practical, real-life understanding of the barriers to most career development programs and the manageable framework to bring career growth to life. They also teach us how to make a business case for career development–critical in creating the foundation for a sustainable program. This includes a good blend of benefits both for the individual employee and the organization as a whole. I only wish I had this book available to me years ago when I was managing a career development program!” –Jim Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., author of Implementing the Four Levels of Transferring Learning to Behavior

Being Agile

Author: Leslie Ekas
Publisher: IBM Press
ISBN: 0133375633
Size: 13.93 MB
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Being Agile from the Author: Leslie Ekas. Break the Old, Waterfall Habits that Hinder Agile Success: Drive Rapid Value and Continuous Improvement When agile teams don’t get immediate results, it’s tempting for them to fall back into old habits that make success even less likely. In Being Agile, Leslie Ekas and Scott Will present eleven powerful techniques for rapidly gaining substantial value from agile, making agile methods stick, and launching a “virtuous circle” of continuous improvement. Drawing on their experience helping more than 100 teams transition to agile, the authors review its key principles, identify corresponding practices, and offer breakthrough approaches for implementing them. Using their techniques, you can break typical waterfall patterns and go beyond merely “doing agile” to actually thinking and being agile. Ekas and Will help you clear away silos, improve stakeholder interaction, eliminate waste and waterfall-style inefficiencies, and lead the agile transition far more successfully. Each of their eleven principles can stand on its own: when you combine them, they become even more valuable. Coverage includes Building “whole teams” that cut across silos and work together throughout a product’s lifecycle Engaging product stakeholders earlier and far more effectively Overcoming inefficient “waterations” and “big batch” waterfall thinking Getting past the curse of multi-tasking Eliminating dangerous technical and project debt Repeatedly deploying “release-ready” software in real user environments Delivering what customers really need, not what you think they need Fixing the root causes of problems so they don’t recur Learning from experience: mastering continuous improvement Assessing whether you’re just “doing agile” or actually “being agile” Being Agile will be indispensable for all software professionals now adopting agile; for coaches, managers, engineers, and team members who want to get more value from it and for students discovering it for the first time.

Author: Martin Ford
Publisher: Nash Format
ISBN: 6177279732
Size: 45.17 MB
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from the Author: Martin Ford. У книжці футуролога з Массачусетського технологічного інституту Мартіна Форда йдеться про штучний інтелект і роботехніку, чиї можливості вже перевершують всяку уяву, руйнують стереотипи і конкурують з людським мозком. Автор скрупульозно досліджує технологічні інновації і моделює недалеке майбутнє, коли машини замінять людей і заживуть своїм життям. Ця книжка похитне віру читачів у абсолютну доцільність роботизації і спонукає задуматися над майбутнім людства.

Author: Ben Horowitz
Publisher: Nash Format
ISBN: 617727921X
Size: 42.55 MB
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from the Author: Ben Horowitz. Бізнес-гуру, інвестор Кремнієвої долини, американський підприємець Бен Горовіц написав відверту книгу про бізнес, не подібну до сотні видань штибу «Як створити власну справу і досягнути успіху». Автор не пропонує готових рецептів успіху й аргументовано пояснює, чому таких рецептів не існує. Горовіц розповідає, що в бізнесі, як і в житті, передусім потрібно розмежовувати своє сприйняття і факти, особисте та професійне, і тоді навіть рішення звільнити кращого товариша ні для кого не стане катастрофою. Навіть якщо під вашим керівництвом працює найталановитіший працівник, який здобув визнання у професійних колах, саме ви вирішуєте, чи потрібен його нестерпний характер і великий талант вашій компанії. Увесь свій досвід керування людьми, боротьбу з їхніми інтригами, пошуки найкращих фахівців Бен Горовіц подає як інструкцію до дії, зрозумілу кожному. Бізнес-дійсність — нещадна, наче життя у гетто, про яке співають часто цитовані автором репери. А ваші шанси виграти дорівнюють шансам програти. Тому ця книга не для тих, хто шукає легких відповідей, а для тих, хто знає: запитань завжди більше, ніж відповідей, а перемагають у бізнесі тільки найвідважніші.

Author: Чарлз Дахіґґ
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171212083
Size: 28.11 MB
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from the Author: Чарлз Дахіґґ. • Понад 60 тижнів у списку бестселерів The New York Times • Входить до довгого списку рейтингу Financial Times Як звички впливают на життя? Як, змінивши лише один шаблон поведінки, різні люди змогли досягти успіху: стати директором, придбати будинок, пробігти марафон? В основу цієї книжки лягли інтерв’ю із трьома сотнями науковців і директорів підприємств, дослідження, проведені в десятках компаній. Проаналізувавши все це, автор зрозумів, як кожна людина може контролювати свої звички, щоб досягти успіху. Дізнавшись, як створюються та руйнуються звички, ви зможете перебудувати шаблони поведінки, як собі забажаєте. Ви зрозумієте, як змусити себе не палити, менше їсти, займатися спортом, не кричати на близьких, ефективніше працювати.

Opting In

Author: Ed Brill
Publisher: IBM Press
ISBN: 0133258963
Size: 68.40 MB
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Opting In from the Author: Ed Brill. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Winning social business techniques for product managers, marketers, and business leaders! • How product managers at IBM are using social business to transform markets and build vibrant global communities • New best practices for promoting engagement, transparency, and agility • A deeply personal case study: handbook, roadmap, autobiography, and inspiration Does “social business” work? IBM has proven unequivocally: it does. In Opting In, IBM executive Ed Brill candidly shares best practices, challenges, and results from his social business journey, and shows how his team used it to transform existing products into thriving business lines. This deeply personal extended case study offers you a detailed roadmap for achieving and profiting from deep customer engagement. Brill shares his 15+ years of product management experience at IBM and describes how these techniques and experiences have developed a vibrant marketplace of social business customers worldwide. You’ll learn how to use social business tools to strengthen customer intimacy, extend global reach, accelerate product lifecycles, and improve organizational effectiveness. You’ll also discover how social business can help you enhance your personal brand—so you can build your career as you improve your business performance. With a Foreword by Marcia Conner, Author and Principal Analyst at SensifyWork. Using today’s social business tools and approaches, product and brand managers can bring new products and services to market faster, identify new opportunities for innovation, and anticipate changing market conditions before competitors do. In Opting In, IBM’s Ed Brill demonstrates how product managers can fully embrace social business and leverage the powerful opportunities it offers. Brill explains why social business is not a fad, not “just people wasting time on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube,” and not just for marketers. He shows how to drive real value from crowdsourcing, interactivity, and immediacy, and from relational links across your organization’s full set of content and networks. Drawing on his extensive experience at IBM, Brill explores powerful new ways to apply social business throughout product, service, and brand management. Using actual IBM examples, he offers candid advice for optimizing products by infusing them with the three core characteristics of social business: engagement, transparency, and agility. Drive breakthrough product, service, and brand performance through: Engagement: Optimize productivity and efficiency by deeply connecting customers, employees, suppliers, partners, influencers…maybe even competitors Transparency: Demolish boundaries to information, experts, and assets—thereby improving alignment, knowledge, and confidence Agility: Use information and insight to anticipate/address evolving opportunities, make faster decisions, and become more responsive

Ibm Rational Unified Process Reference And Certification Guide

Author: Ahmad K. Shuja
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132704293
Size: 10.93 MB
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Ibm Rational Unified Process Reference And Certification Guide from the Author: Ahmad K. Shuja. The Only Official RUP® Certification Prep Guide and Compact RUP Reference The IBM® Rational Unified Process® has become the de facto industry-standard process for large-scale enterprise software development. The IBM Certified Solution Designer - IBM Rational Unified Process V7.0 certification provides a powerful way for solutions developers to demonstrate their proficiency with RUP. The first and only official RUP certification guide, this book fully reflects the latest versions of the Rational Unified Process and of the IBM RUP exam. Authored by two leading RUP implementers, it draws on extensive contributions and careful reviews by the IBM RUP process leader and RUP certification manager. This book covers every facet of RUP usage. It has been carefully organized to help you prepare for your exam quickly and efficiently--and to provide a handy, compact reference you can rely on for years to come. Coverage includes A full section on RUP exam preparation and a 52-question practice exam Core RUP concepts, the new RUP process architecture, and key principles of business-driven development RUP’s architecture-centric approach to iterative development: practical issues and scenarios Patterns for successful RUP project implementation–and “anti-patterns” to avoid The Unified Method Architecture (UMA): basic content and process elements RUP content disciplines, in depth: Business Modeling, Requirements, Analysis and Design, Implementation, Test, Deployment, Project Management, Change and Configuration Management, and Environment Essential RUP work products, roles, and tasks RUP phases, activities, and milestones RUP tailoring and tools for your organization--including introductions to IBM Rational Method Composer (RMC) and MyRUP

Agile Testing

Author: John Watkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139479547
Size: 20.69 MB
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Agile Testing from the Author: John Watkins. In an IT world in which there are differently sized projects, with different applications, differently skilled practitioners, and on-site, off-site, and off-shored development teams, it is impossible for there to be a one-size-fits-all agile development and testing approach. This book provides practical guidance for professionals, practitioners, and researchers faced with creating and rolling out their own agile testing processes. In addition to descriptions of the prominent agile methods, the book provides twenty real-world case studies of practitioners using agile methods and draws upon their experiences to propose your own agile method; whether yours is a small, medium, large, off-site, or even off-shore project, this book provides personalized guidance on the agile best practices from which to choose to create your own effective and efficient agile method.

Spring 4 And Hibernate 4 Agile Java Design And Development

Author: Amritendu De
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
ISBN: 9780071845113
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Spring 4 And Hibernate 4 Agile Java Design And Development from the Author: Amritendu De. Design and develop Java-based, data-driven applications using Spring and Hibernate technology Spring 4 and Hibernate 4: Agile Java Design and Development covers real-world applications for developing a multi-tiered, object-oriented Java system using Spring 4 and Hibernate 4. An accessible reference for working with almost any data modeling scenario, the book considers examples of all data modeling relationships with their many variations, then covers designing, developing, and unit testing each scenario with Spring and Hibernate. With each lesson, this practical guide develops the user interface along with the presentation tier, then develops the business service tier, the data access tier, and the resource tier with the test-driven development agile approach. Covers v4 of Spring and Hibernate which have backward compatibility with earlier versions The valuable data modeling techniques presented are not available in the specification for Spring or Hibernate Ready-to-use code from the book is available for download

Software Development For Small Teams

Author: Gary Pollice
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321199508
Size: 64.73 MB
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Software Development For Small Teams from the Author: Gary Pollice. I highly recommend this book for anyone who's ever tried to implement RUP on a small project. Pollice and company have demystified and effectively scaled the process while ensuring that its essence hasn't been compromised. A must-have for any RUPster's library! Chris Soskin, Process Engineering Consultant, Toyota Motor SalesDo you want to improve the process on your next project? Perhaps you'd like to combine the best practices from the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and from agile methodologies (such as Extreme Programming). If so, buy this book! Software Development for Small Teams describes an entire software development project, from the initial customer contact through delivery of the software. Through a case study, it describes how one small, distributed team designed and applied a successful process. But this is not a perfect case study. The story includes what worked and what didn't, and describes how the team might change its process for the next project. The authors encourage you to assess their results and to use the lessons learned on your next project. Key topics covered include: Achieving a balance between people, process, and tools; recognizing that software develo