Author: David Loshin
The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement offers a comprehensive look at data quality for business and IT, encompassing people, process, and technology. It shares the fundamentals for understanding the impacts of poor data quality, and guides practitioners and managers alike in socializing, gaining sponsorship for, planning, and establishing a data quality program. It demonstrates how to institute and run a data quality program, from first thoughts and justifications to maintenance and ongoing metrics. It includes an in-depth look at the use of data quality tools, including business case templates, and tools for analysis, reporting, and strategic planning. This book is recommended for data management practitioners, including database analysts, information analysts, data administrators, data architects, enterprise architects, data warehouse engineers, and systems analysts, and their managers. Offers a comprehensive look at data quality for business and IT, encompassing people, process, and technology. Shows how to institute and run a data quality program, from first thoughts and justifications to maintenance and ongoing metrics. Includes an in-depth look at the use of data quality tools, including business case templates, and tools for analysis, reporting, and strategic planning.
Author: Irene Didinsky
Publisher: Project Management Institute
Programs serve as a crucial link between strategy and the execution of business results and organizations implement them to achieve strategic goals. Although the practice of program management has evolved in lockstep with the project management profession, the root causes of program failure remain. In this step-by-step guide, Irene Didinsky offers a standardized approach to program management, closing the knowledge gaps and variations that currently exist across organizations and industries. For the first time, Practitioner's Guide to Program Management walks the reader through all the key components of effective program management. Using a case study example of an actual process improvement program, Didinsky discusses the qualities of excellence in program leadership, the importance of organizational strategy alignment throughout the program life cycle, how a program realizes benefits, and how to manage conflicting priorities of stakeholders. This comprehensive resource also includes an historical overview of the professionalization of the field, outlines the logistics of forming a program management community of practice, and concludes with a glossary of terms. With this desktop manual in their hands, practitioners can expect to thrive and guarantee the success of their programs.
Author: General Assembly, Luke Miller
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Sell a hamburger. Run an airline. Build a website. No matter how simple or complicated your business is, there's one thing that determines if it's a success or not: the customer. THE PRACTITIONER'S GUIDE TO USER EXPERIENCE breaks down the essence of what it takes to meet a customer's needs and shows you how to apply these principles while working in tech. From finding your inspiration to creating prototypes, this book pulls from case studies, research, and personal experience to give you the tools and tactics you need to survive in the fast-paced world of UX design.
Author: Robert L. Rhodes, Salvador Hector Ochoa, Samuel O. Ortiz
Publisher: Guilford Press
This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach and hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English language learners and culturally diverse students in K-12 settings. It meets a crucial need among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools. Provided are research-based, step-by-step procedures for conducting effective interviews with students, parents, and teachers; making the best use of interpreters; addressing special issues in the prereferral process; and conducting accurate, unbiased assessments of academic achievement, intellectual functioning, language proficiency, and acculturation. Among the book's special features are reproducible worksheets, questionnaires, and checklists--including several in both English and Spanish--in a ready-to-use, large-size format. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.
Author: Elisa Morgera, Matthias Buck, Elsa Tsioumani
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
The 2010 Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing in Perspective analyses the implications of this innovative environmental treaty for different areas of international law, and its implementation challenges in various regions and from the perspectives of various stakeholders.
Author: Christopher Jon Sprigman
This public domain book is an open and compatible implementation of the Uniform System of Citation.
Author: Takeji Yamashita
An in-depth account of the operation of all Japanese stock exchanges, both the equities and bond markets, comparing them with the Euromarkets and describing the extent to which Japanese companies rely on foreign markets for their funding.
Author: Wilfried Lemahieu, Seppe vanden Broucke, Bart Baesens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Introductory, theory-practice balanced text teaching the fundamentals of databases to advanced undergraduates or graduate students in information systems or computer science.
Author: William Augustus Ward, Barry J. Deren
Publisher: World Bank Publications
'The Economics of Project Analysis: A Practitioner's Guide' is written for project practitioners, for instructors in agricultural project economic analysis, and for students of that subject. This guide extends and complements the discussion of project and policy economics contained in the second edition of 'Economic Analysis of Agricultural Projects', by J. Price Gittinger--referred to throughout this volume as Gittinger (1982). ISBN10:0-8213-1751-2 ISBN13:978-0-8213-1751-8
Author: Stephen Jack Cullen
Publisher: Hog and Dice Productions
“If you already live in Dublin and are looking to get into the Occult community, or if you’re already an Occult practitioner wanting to visit Dublin then you should probably read this book. If you’re neither of those things, kindly get lost."A fictional guide to the streets of Dublin, their promise and their pitfalls in the Urban Fantasy genre.
Author: Albert R. Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This all-inclusive and comprehensive practical desktop resource includes 104 original chapters, each specially written by the most prominent and experienced medical, public health, psychology, social work, criminal justice, and public policy practitioners, researchers, and professors in the United States and Canada. This is the only interdisciplinary volume available for locating and applying evidence-based assessment measures, treatment plans, and interventions.
Author: Tetsurō Watsuji
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
This is an annotated translation of Shamon Dogen, one of the most important works of Japanese philosophy of the 20th century. In it Watsuji Tetsuro, one of Japans greatest philosophical minds of the modern age, applies his acumen to one of the greatest philosophical minds of Japans medieval past. Dogen Kigen.
Author: Ineke H.M. Crezee, Eva N.S. Ng
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
This book is based on the very popular international publication (Crezee, 2013) and has been supplemented with Chinese glossaries. Just like the 2013 textbook, this practical resource will allow interpreters and translators to quickly read up on healthcare settings, familiarizing themselves with anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and frequently encountered conditions, diagnostic tests and treatment options. It is an exceptionally useful and easily accessible handbook, in particular for English-speaking patients, Chinese-speaking doctors, and first language Chinese-speaking students in healthcare related programs. This book includes special comments on the medical system in some English- and Chinese-speaking countries and gives concrete examples of patient expectations for hospital stays or physician visits. Also included is information regarding the establishment of some health interpreting services, the nature of Chinese medical terminology and specific culture-related concepts to be aware of.
Author: Gail Guthrie Valaskakis, Eric Guimond, Madeleine Dion Stout
Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
First Nations peoples believe the eagle flies with a female wing and a male wing, showing the importance of balance between the feminine and the masculine in all aspects of individual and community experiences. Centuries of colonization, however, have devalued the traditional roles of First Nations women, causing a great gender imbalance that limits the abilities of men, women, and their communities in achieving self-actualization.Restoring the Balance brings to light the work First Nations women have performed, and continue to perform, in cultural continuity and community development. It illustrates the challenges and successes they have had in the areas of law, politics, education, community healing, language, and art, while suggesting significant options for sustained improvement of individual, family, and community well-being. Written by fifteen Aboriginal scholars, activists, and community leaders, Restoring the Balance combines life histories and biographical accounts with historical and critical analyses grounded in traditional thought and approaches. It is a powerful and important book.
Author: Thomas Schultz, Gemma Nedjati-Gilani, Archana Venkataraman, Lauren O'Donnell, Eleftheria Panagiotaki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume contains the proceedings from two closely related workshops: Computational Diffusion MRI (CDMRI’13) and Mathematical Methods from Brain Connectivity (MMBC’13), held under the auspices of the 16th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, which took place in Nagoya, Japan, September 2013. Inside, readers will find contributions ranging from mathematical foundations and novel methods for the validation of inferring large-scale connectivity from neuroimaging data to the statistical analysis of the data, accelerated methods for data acquisition, and the most recent developments on mathematical diffusion modeling. This volume offers a valuable starting point for anyone interested in learning computational diffusion MRI and mathematical methods for brain connectivity as well as offers new perspectives and insights on current research challenges for those currently in the field. It will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in computer science, MR physics, and applied mathematics.