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Scoping The Amazon

Author : Stephen Nugent
ISBN : 9781315420394
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 49.11 MB
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The Amazon Indian is an icon that straddles the world between the professional anthropologist and the popular media. Presented alternately as the noble primitive, the savior of the environment, and as a savage, dissolute, cannibalistic half-human, it is an image well worth examining. Stephen Nugent does just that, critiquing the claims of authoritativeness inherent in visual images presented by anthropologists of Amazon life in the early 20th century and comparing them with the images found in popular books, movies, and posters. The book depicts the field of anthropology as its own form of culture industry and contrasts it to other similar industries, past and present. For visual anthropologists, ethnographers, Amazon specialists, and popular culture researchers, Nugent's book will be enlightening, entertaining reading.
Category: Social Science

Aws Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide

Author : Joe Baron
ISBN : 9781119139546
Genre : Computers
File Size : 39.18 MB
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Validate your AWS skills. This is your opportunity to take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the AWS cloud. AWS has been the frontrunner in cloud computing products and services, and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide for the Associate exam will get you fully prepared through expert content, and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, access to Sybex’s interactive online learning environment, and much more. This official study guide, written by AWS experts, covers exam concepts, and provides key review on exam topics, including: Mapping Multi-Tier Architectures to AWS Services, such as web/app servers, firewalls, caches and load balancers Understanding managed RDBMS through AWS RDS (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres, Aurora) Understanding Loose Coupling and Stateless Systems Comparing Different Consistency Models in AWS Services Understanding how AWS CloudFront can make your application more cost efficient, faster and secure Implementing Route tables, Access Control Lists, Firewalls, NAT, and DNS Applying AWS Security Features along with traditional Information and Application Security Using Compute, Networking, Storage, and Database AWS services Architecting Large Scale Distributed Systems Understanding of Elasticity and Scalability Concepts Understanding of Network Technologies Relating to AWS Deploying and Managing Services with tools such as CloudFormation, OpsWorks and Elastic Beanstalk. Learn from the AWS subject-matter experts, review with proven study tools, and apply real-world scenarios. If you are looking to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, this guide is what you need for comprehensive content and robust study tools that will help you gain the edge on exam day and throughout your career.
Category: Computers

Delivering Exceptional Project Results

Author : Jamal Moustafaev
ISBN : 9781604270402
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 73.44 MB
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“Leading companies that are positioning themselves for the future rather than the present are asking the project managers to participate in project selection, scoping, and estimation as well as management. Delivering Exceptional Project Results offers a glimpse into the future role of the project manager.” —Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., Best-selling Author, Professor Emeritus, Baldwin-Wallace College “I really enjoyed reading this book. The chapters, full of valuable insights well beyond the typical project management presentations, are introduced with diverse and engaging historic case examples. Executives will find the latter part of the book particularly valuable as new solutions are offered for those seemingly intractable problems within project portfolio management.” —R. Max Wideman, Fellow PMI, AEW Services and Management Consulting “Delivering Exceptional Project Results is a definite must read for any executive, functional director or project manager. The author clearly demonstrates how to deliver successful products and services by employing proper project selection, scoping and management techniques. This book provides you with practical, hands-on tools and techniques that can be deployed on your own projects right away.” —Matt Walters, Director of Technology, Tyze Personal Networks This unique “how to” implementation guide unifies project management, portfolio management, and requirements engineering into one proven, comprehensive best practice framework to help organizations deliver exceptional project results on a consistent basis. It explains best practices for assessing project value, categorizing and prioritizing projects, balancing portfolio mix, determining and managing project pipeline throughput capacity, and aligning strategy to maximize results and minimize risks. Delivering Exceptional Project Results transcends differences in the various “types” of project management, such as traditional or agile, and focuses on economic principles, methodologies, skills, tools, and techniques that can be applied successfully at companies in any industry.It also includes six downloadable templates for documenting project charters, plans, meeting minutes, change requests, status reports, and summary/lessons learned reports — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com
Category: Business & Economics

Essential Steps

Author : Thomas Smart
ISBN : 9781543741957
Genre : Computers
File Size : 65.96 MB
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This book outlines the essential steps a custom web or mobile application project should take before development starts. It demonstrates how you can improve your chances of meeting budgets and deadlines, not to mention the quality expectations of your projects stakeholders. The steps will also support the journey to a more agile approach to digital projects within larger organizations.
Category: Computers

Project Scope Management

Author : Jamal Moustafaev
ISBN : 9781482259483
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 33.82 MB
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Incomplete or missed requirements, omissions, ambiguous product features, lack of user involvement, unrealistic customer expectations, and the proverbial scope creep can result in cost overruns, missed deadlines, poor product quality, and can very well ruin a project. Project Scope Management: A Practical Guide to Requirements for Engineering, Product, Construction, IT and Enterprise Projects describes how to elicit, document, and manage requirements to control project scope creep. It also explains how to manage project stakeholders to minimize the risk of an ever-growing list of user requirements. The book begins by discussing how to collect project requirements and define the project scope. Next, it considers the creation of work breakdown structures and examines the verification and control of the scope. Most of the book is dedicated to explaining how to collect requirements and how to define product and project scope inasmuch as they represent the bulk of the project scope management work undertaken on any project regardless of the industry or the nature of the work involved. The book maintains a focus on practical and sensible tools and techniques rather than academic theories. It examines five different projects and traces their development from a project scope management perspective—from project initiation to the end of the execution and control phases. The types of projects considered include CRM system implementation, mobile number portability, port upgrade, energy-efficient house design, and airport check-in kiosk software. After reading this book, you will learn how to create project charters, high-level scope, detailed requirements specifications, requirements management plans, traceability matrices, and a work breakdown structure for the projects covered.
Category: Business & Economics

Effective Software Project Management

Author : Robert K. Wysocki
ISBN : 9780470446539
Genre : Computers
File Size : 30.76 MB
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Why another book on software project management? For some time, the fields of project management, computer science, and software development have been growing rapidly and concurrently. Effective support for the enterprise demands the merging of these efforts into a coordinated discipline, one that incorporates best practices from both systems development and project management life cycles. Robert K. Wysocki creates that discipline in this book--a ready reference for professionals and consultants as well as a textbook for students of computer information systems and project management. By their very nature, software projects defy a "one size fits all" approach. In these pages you will learn to apply best-practice principles while maintaining the flexibility that's essential for successful software development. Learn how to make the planning process fit the need * Understand how and why software development must be planned on a certainty-to-uncertainty continuum * Categorize your projects on a four-quadrant model * Learn when to use each of the five SDPM strategies--Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, and Extreme * Explore the benefits of each strategic model and what types of projects it supports best * Recognize the activities that go into the Scoping, Planning, Launching, Monitoring/Controlling, and Closing phases of each strategy * Apply this knowledge to the specific projects you manage * Get a clear picture of where you are and how to get where you want to go
Category: Computers

Project Management Pocketbook

Author : Keith Posner
ISBN : 9781908284013
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 27.17 MB
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The Project Management Pocketbook is a practical, step-by-step guide to managing a project through to completion. It looks at each key stage and identifies the management techniques that can be applied. From objective-setting through to implementation, the book stresses the importance of good communication, teamworking and influencing skills. All too often, books on this subject cover the process of project management and not the people aspects. This Pocketbook addresses both. "Project management requires a multitude of skills - from vision and planning, to monitoring, communication, leadership and, of course, delivery. This pocketbook pulls together best practice from these diverse areas into one simple, easy-to-read booklet. Refreshingly, it has been written from a general business perspective (rather than I.T.), and is therefore applicable to anyone managing change."Adrian Guttridge, Vice President UK & Ireland, EDS "A lively guide based on real events that any of us may encounter in our everyday life at work or (as I found out after reading this) at home."Johann de Waal, Director, International SOS Insurance Services Ltd
Category: Self-Help

Agriculture And The Risk Of Crop Loss Due To Flooding In The Amazon River Floodplain Of Peru

Author : Geneva List
ISBN : OCLC:953107006
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"The floodplain of the Amazon river offers much potential for agriculture but it is a risk-filled environment for farmers working the fertile but flood-prone land. The annual flood deposits nutrient-rich sediment from the Andes, which allows for high agricultural productivity during the low water season. While the annual flood provides an essential boost to fertility, the risk of crop loss influences farmers to make production decisions that are safe and may not take advantage of the fertility in a way that maximizes profitability, e.g., selecting low yielding, short duration varieties. In this thesis, I describe agricultural practices in the floodplain, identify the risks to agricultural production with emphasis on rice loss due to flooding, and examine how behavioural characteristics influence flood risk reduction strategies while scoping the opportunities for risk reduction programming for the region. Data were gathered among farmers in four communities along the Amazon river near Iquitos, Peru from household surveys (n=83) on crop loss, perceived risks, coping strategies, willingness to pay for risk reduction programming, and a risk preference experiment. Additional data were gathered from focus groups discussion (n=8), key informant interviews (n=9), and a land elevation survey. Production in the floodplain can be profitable; however, potential crop loss from flooding can be high. There are opportunities for risk reduction - especially through index-based insurance - to assist farmers to make fuller use of the Amazon floodplain." --
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Project Management For The Pharmaceutical Industry

Author : Mr Tony Grundy
ISBN : 9781409459088
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 44.72 MB
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The pharmaceutical industry has encountered major shifts in recent years, both within the industry, and in its external environment. The cost of healthcare rising due to an ageing population, the intensification of regulatory requirements and mergers within the industry have led to an increased need for restructuring, cost reduction and culture change projects. Project management is the key to addressing these needs, and also to effective drug development. Given the costs of development and the critical issue of 'time to market', project management techniques - appropriately used - are a key factor in bringing a drug to market. In this book, Laura Brown and Tony Grundy's pharmaceutical expertise and experience offers the reader a guide to the most relevant project management tools and techniques and how to rigorously apply them in the pharmaceutical industry. The authors cover the technical, strategic and human aspects of project management, including contingency planning, simulation techniques and different project options. Complete with decision-tree diagrams, checklists, exercises and a full glossary, Project Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry provides clinical research, drug development and quality assurance managers or directors with a one-stop reference for successfully managing pharmaceutical projects. The text has been revised for this edition and now includes some additional material on risk management.
Category: Business & Economics

Environmental Impact Assessment

Author : Peter Wathern
ISBN : 9781134897711
Genre : Science
File Size : 41.44 MB
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This comprehensive treatment of environmental impact assessment (EIA) provides an authoritative contemporary review of theory and practice over the past ten years. EIA is viewed as both science and art, reflecting the concern both with technical aspects of appraisal and the effects of EIA on the decision-making process. Adopted in many countries, with different degrees of enthusiasm, since its inception in the early 1970's, EIA is established as a major procedure for assessing the environmental implications of legislation, the implementation of policy and plans and the initiation of development projects. EIA is increasingly an essential part of environmental management
Category: Science