After the Y2K Fireworks focuses on the business and technical aspects of surviving the year 2000 problem - from an author conversant with both business (particularly financial) and computer professionals. More companies than not will fail to prevent the problems arising from this potential programming disaster. After the Y2K Fireworks addresses this part of the market - putting the problem in perspective and examining all the various organizational and technical issues required to rebuild.
A Composite Approach for Projects and Organizations
Author: Bhuvan Unhelkar
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
The Art of Agile Practice: A Composite Approach for Projects and Organizations presents a consistent, integrated, and strategic approach to achieving "Agility" in your business. Transcending beyond Agile as a software development method, it covers the gamut of methods in an organization-including business processes, governance standards, project ma
This book explains how AI and Machine Learning can be applied to help businesses solve problems, support critical thinking and ultimately create customer value and increase profit. By considering business strategies, business process modeling, quality assurance, cybersecurity, governance and big data and focusing on functions, processes, and people’s behaviors it helps businesses take a truly holistic approach to business optimization. It contains practical examples that make it easy to understand the concepts and apply them. It is written for practitioners (consultants, senior executives, decision-makers) dealing with real-life business problems on a daily basis, who are keen to develop systematic strategies for the application of AI/ML/BD technologies to business automation and optimization, as well as researchers who want to explore the industrial applications of AI and higher-level students.
With the majority of IT projects being delivered late, over budget, or cancelled altogether, it is clear that traditional project management methodologies do not provide an effective framework for today's IT projects. It is evident that a new Return-on-Investment (ROI) oriented approach is required that focuses on the ROI of a project fro
A practical approach to enhancing quality in software models usingUML Version 2.0 "Despite its increasing usage, many companies are not taking thebest advantage of UML and, occasionally, individuals haveexperienced frustration in applying its standards. Perhaps this isbecause they have not yet read this book!" -From the Foreword by Prof. Brian Henderson-Sellers This book presents a practical checklist approach to enhancing thequality of software models created with the Unified ModelingLanguage (UML) Version 2.0. The foundation for quality is set bythe discussion on the nature and creation of UML models. This isfollowed by a demonstration of how to apply verification andvalidation checks to these models with three foci: syntacticalcorrectness, semantic meaningfulness, and aesthetic symmetry. Thequality work is carried out within three distinct yet relatedmodeling spaces: * Model of problem space (MOPS) * Model of solution space (MOSS) * Model of background space (MOBS) Readers can then choose a specific quality approach according totheir roles in their projects. Verification and validation checks are also organized according tothese three modeling spaces, making it easier for the reader tofocus on the appropriate diagrams and quality checks correspondingto their modeling space. In addition, a major element of thispublication is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Objectives, and Traps(SWOT) analysis. This analysis is performed on each UML diagram,enabling readers to fully comprehend these diagrams, theiradvantages and limitations, and the way in which they can be usedin practical projects for modeling. A consistent case study of the Lucky Insurance System is providedthroughout the chapters to illustrate the creation of good qualityUML diagrams, followed by application of quality checks to them.With its emphasis on quality in UML-based projects, this book is anessential resource for all quality professionals, including qualityanalysts, process consultants, quality managers, test designers,and testers.
To avoid serious bottlenecks, components of the Internet and of intranets-such as servers, browsers, and the access networks-must be properly designed, implemented, managed, and monitored. Beginning with the basics, Intranet Performance Management sets forth the standards, methods, and tools that can simplify and unify systems and network management, avoid the seemingly inherent problems associated with them, and contain costs. In this book, world reknowned expert Kornel Terplan addresses: Proactive server, browser, and access network monitoring Managing and authoring home page content Traffic management and load balancing in the access networks Reviewing and evaluating usage statistics using log files These tasks-essential to the success of an intranet-require the active and diligent work of the management team. Effective performance of these tasks allows for the use of inexpensive browsers, facilitates education, and improves Internet culture and scalability.
Agile is a set of values, principles, techniques, and frameworks for the adaptable, incremental, and efficient delivery of work. Big Data is a rapidly growing field that encompasses crucial aspects of data such as its volume, velocity, variety, and veracity. This book outlines a strategic approach to Big Data that will render a business Agile. It discusses the important competencies required to streamline and focus on the analytics and presents a roadmap for implementing such analytics in business.
With its promise of high speed Internet access, Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) techniques are now making their way out of the laboratory and into the general consumer market. This creates the need for telecommunications professionals to have not just an awareness of the technology, but an in-depth understanding of its workings, its potential, and its applications. ADSL: Standards, Implementation, and Architecture provides this knowledge with a detailed treatment of current ADSL standards along with overviews of the implementation, marketing, and architectural issues involved in the rollout of ADSL technology. Beginning with an overview of analog and digital communication-including the difficulties of using existing lines for new services-the author discusses the various types of xDSL transmission methods, the specific transmission, equipment, and hardware requirements of ADSL, and devotes considerable attention to the protocols-ATM, Ethernet, and TCP/IP-used in conjunction with ADSL. The final chapter pulls together all of the aspects of ADSL to address software architecture issues, such as nesting protocols, coordinating signaling control with data processes, special real-time issues, and strategies for the migration to ADSL and beyond. As a collection of topics, ADSL: Standards, Implementation, and Architecture explains why and how ADSL will take its place within the family of data transmission protocols used around the world. It serves as a primary resource for telecommunications professionals who need to know more about ADSL and how they can use it. It also provides technical managers and manufacturers with the ideal reference for an overview of the technology and how it might be applicable to their needs.
Bhuvan Unhelkar takes you on an all-encompassing voyage of environmental sustainability and Green IT. Sharing invaluable insights gained during two battle-tested decades in the information and communication technologies industry, he provides a comprehensive examination of the wide-ranging aspects of Green IT-from switching-off monitors, virtualizin
This book presents the analysis, design, documentation, and quality of software solutions based on the OMG UML v2.5. Notably it covers 14 different modelling constructs including use case diagrams, activity diagrams, business-level class diagrams, corresponding interaction diagrams and state machine diagrams. It presents the use of UML in creating a Model of the Problem Space (MOPS), Model of the Solution Space (MOSS) and Model of the Architectural Space (MOAS). The book touches important areas of contemporary software engineering ranging from how a software engineer needs to invariably work in an Agile development environment through to the techniques to model a Cloud-based solution.