Project managers, technical leads, and Windows programmers throughout the industry share an important concern--how to get their development schedules under control. Rapid Development addresses that concern head-on with philosophy, techniques, and tools that help shrink and control development schedules and keep projects moving. The style is friendly and conversational--and the content is impressive.
Since attaining independence in 1965 Singapore has experienced exceptionally rapid growth, low inflation, and a healthy balance of payments. This paper reviews Singapore's economic development from a long-term perspective and examines some of the factors that have contributed to the sustained rapid growth
Rapid Training Development Professionals who develop training courses know that during the challenging developmental phase of the five-part Instructional Systems Design—Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation—the actual learning materials are created. The development phase is at the very heart of building a successful training program. They also know that creating learning materials can be an extremely time-consuming process. Rapid Training Development offers a much-needed resource that outlines rapid approaches and handy techniques for creating effective learning materials that get results. Written by George M. Piskurich, a leader in organizational learning, this vital book is a hands-on guide for developing training courses that can be delivered in a variety of ways—in the classroom, on-the-job-training, asynchronous and synchronous e-learning, structured mentoring or the newest mobile technologies. The book is filled with practical tips, guidelines, and shortcuts that are targeted to each of the various training delivery systems. Rapid Training Development explains what is (and what isn't) course development and provides a wealth of general rapid course development techniques and suggestions for all types of course development. Filled with illustrative examples, the book shows how various rapid development techniques can be applied in real-life training development situations. The author explores the use of various techniques for rapid course development such as self-directed learning and performance tools. The book also includes the most current delivery system approaches such as e-learning and popular mobile technologies—podcasting and PDA-based learning. Rapid Training Development is a hands-on guide for doing it faster, doing it easier, and doing it right.
Rapid One-of-a-kind Product Development discusses research in the development of new enabling technologies for small and medium companies. Scientific advancements presented include a novel product data modelling scheme to model product design, manufacturability and knowledge under a common data object; customised product development in a distributed environment; and new adaptive scheduling methods for the optimal production of a wide variety of customised products, taking into consideration all of the possible changes from customers and the uncertainties in manufacturing. The book also includes research towards a computer aided customer interface, which allows customer requirements and changes to be processed and integrated with technical designs in real time; adaptive and concurrent CAD methods and algorithms; and product modelling and system integration technologies. The reader will learn how to: • translate customer requirements to technical attributes; • develop new and innovative products to meet customer requirements and expectations; • evaluate and optimise a project design; • design production systems and use them efficiently; and • manage a variety of customised products. Rapid One-of-a-kind Product Development demonstrates how to develop new methods, tools and algorithms to address the problems in a mass customisation environment. It is a valuable source of information for researchers and engineers in the fields of design and manufacturing.
Through the exercises in this book, you will learn how to use C# with Visual Studio .NET 2005, SQL Server 2005, and LLBLGen Pro, a leading O/R Mapper, to rapidly develop database-driven applications. You'll gain an understanding of the benefits of using these technologies and see the complete process from start to finish, including scanning the database schema, generating code, adding business logic, and building the user interface. We'll also cover validation, transactions, performance tuning, multi-threading, and ClickOnce deployment. While there are books, websites, and documentation that cover all of these technologies individually, this book will demonstrate how they can be used together as a rapid and robust solution.
Focusing on CASE, this work features CASE workshops which provide a hands-on approach to mastering CASE applications. The book explains how to use CASE to develop productive and inexpensive software for a company.