The Practitioner's Guide To Product Management

Author: Jock Busuttil

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349406758

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Product management has never been a more necessary or in-demand discipline for both technology startups and more established companies. Through technology, we have the means to enrich our work and leisure time in ways people, even just a few years ago, could only have dreamed about. It is easier, cheaper and quicker than it ever has been before to create technology products in both software and hardware. Everything is continually changing and the pace of innovation is perpetually increasing - just look at 3D printing. Product management is the art, science and skill of bringing a successful product to life. In The Practitioner's Guide To Product Management, Jock Busuttil looks what product managers do, how the role came to be, how it's still continuing to evolve, and why it's such good news that there's no prescribed route to becoming one. Busuttil also delves into examples of the good, the bad and the ill-advised products to consider why they succeeded and failed and give you the inside track on avoiding all the common product management pitfalls. The book examines the fine line between success and failure and reveals nine ways you can increase your product's chances of success. If you're new to product management and wondering what it's all about or if you're a product manager shooting for professional success, this book will give you the inside track on starting, developing, and then selling a new product.
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The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement

Author: David Loshin

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080920344

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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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.
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The Practitioner's Guide to Defense of EPL Claims

Author: Ellis B. Murov

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590313954

Category: Law

Page: 360

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Employment Practices Liability insurance is a relatively recent phenomenon on the propert-casualty insurance industry. The Practitioners Guide to Defense of EPL Claims is a new guide by the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section that covers punitive damages, investigating EPLI-covered claims, emotional injury, and litigation of EPLI claims.
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Practitioners Guide to Requirements Management, 2nd Edition

Defining and Managing Requirements Using Agile, Waterfall, or Hybrid Life Cycles

Author: Elizabeth Larson,Richard Larson

Publisher: Watermark Learning

ISBN: 1467581771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

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The new, Second Edition of the Practitioner's Guide to Requirements Management by Elizabeth Larson and Richard Larson is now available in both paperback and Kindle editions! Planning of requirements activities is essential for success, regardless of the project life cycle followed. The new, second edition of this realistic guide offers a step-by-step approach, and explains how to manage requirements without creating a mountain of paperwork. It has been expanded with more coverage of Agile life cycles and contains a 40-page realistic case study to help apply the concepts.
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The Product Manager's Reference and Survival Guide

Author: Steven Haines

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071806296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1128

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Three E-Books in One The Product Manager's Desk Reference Whether a business sells tangible goods or services, product management holds a critical position in the organization's pursuit of profits. Because traditional departmental roles continually evolve, and because the business climate is so competitive, the job of product manager has become exceedingly critical—yet it remains very complex. The Product Manager's Desk Reference is the first book to lay down a comprehensive body of knowledge for this critical function, and it is the only book that can effectively guide product managers so that they can establish and build a successful career in product management. Here, product management expert and practitioner Steven Haines clearly illustrates the entire product life cycle, from beginning to end. This outstanding work is packed with an array of best practices and helpful hints which are critical to the efficient management of products. The Product Manager's Survival Guide The Product Manager's Survival Guide provides best practices, practical on-the-job advice, and a step-by-step blueprint for succeeding in Product Management. Whatever your level of experience--whether you're a novice product manager or seasoned Product Management leader--you’ll find everything you need to make consistent positive impacts on your business. With this practical guide in your hands, you have the most powerful tool available for increasing your productivity quickly and dramatically--in a way that is noticeable and measurable. Managing Product Management Does your company use Product Management to its fullest potential? In Managing Product Management, Steven Haines lays the groundwork for moving Product Management out of a supporting role and establishing it as a vital, strategic partner with other business functions. He provides a solid, implementable framework that takes you step-by-step through a process that will transform your company in profound ways. Design and support cross-functional product teams to steer a product line and deliver agreed-upon business results Institute a governing model that sustains Product Management in its dynamic role
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The Practitioner's Guide To User Experience Design

Author: Luke Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349406782

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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The core mission of User Experience (UX) design is to craft digital experiences that not only empower but delight users, and we've never had a better set of tools for doing so. Not only is there strong demand in digital product development for people with UX skills, but technology is evolving so rapidly and in such interesting ways that the work affords constant opportunities to innovate and let your creativity run. But how do you get into UX Design? Do you have to know how to write code? Or do you need a degree in design? And what exactly is UX? Does it refer to the process or the result? In The Practitioner's Guide To User Experience Luke Miller answers all of these questions and draws on his own experience and examples of specific projects to walk you through the methods used by designers to craft user experiences. These include: *Techniques of user research, including conducting user interviews and surveys and creating personas to represent the range of users you're appealing to, as well as performing competitive analysis of rival products. *A core set of methods for crafting well designed routes of navigation through sites and apps, called user flows *Creating the layouts and designing the interface elements of pages, from initial sketching and creating a rough site map, through the drawing of more detailed page designs, generally called wireframes, and on to making moving prototypes. *User testing - everything from rough sketches to fully functioning prototypes to interpreting the results of tests and making recommendations for any changes to products. The best UX comes from learning by doing and understanding how creative, fun and satisfying the work can be. Adding UX expertise to your mix of skills will make you more marketable, a knowledge of UX principles and practices and will enrich your work in any part of digital product creation.
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Capacity Management - A Practitioner Guide

Author: Adam Grummitt

Publisher: Van Haren

ISBN: 9087535864

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 7533

Capacity Management is described in most key ITSM frameworks: ITIL, ISO 20000 Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and the Application Service Library (ASL) all note the importance of Capacity Management. This major title meets the need for an in-depth practical guide to this critical process. Written and reviewed by some of the world s most respected experts in this field it shows how Capacity Management best practice can support provision of a consistent, acceptable service level at a known and controlled cost. Practical advice covers the essential control of two balances: Supply versus demand and resources versus cost. In times of mean, frugal economic measures, it is essential to focus on those practices that are effective and yield practical results. In enlightened times of sustainability, it is also a requirement to find solutions that satisfy the criteria for 'greenness'. This excellent title shows how Capacity Management works not only within an IT environment but also why it is pivotal in meeting high profile business demands. Aligns with ISO/IEC 20000 and ITIL®ISO/IEC lists a set of required capacity management deliverablesITIL outlines what should be done in capacity managementthis book starts to describe how to do itCovers details of what capacity management is all about:what is capacity managementwhy do it benefits and cost-benefit analysishow to do it data-flows and activitieswho does it roles and perspectivesimplementation, maintenance, improvement, toolsProvides comprehensive templates and checklists:objectives, interfaces and data-flows, sub-practices and activitiesmetrics, application sizing parameters, data for modellingdeliverables, reports, CMMI levels, KPIs, risk matrixsample capacity plan
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Financial Risk Management

A Practitioner's Guide to Managing Market and Credit Risk

Author: Steve L. Allen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118231643

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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A top risk management practitioner addresses the essentialaspects of modern financial risk management In the Second Edition of Financial Risk Management +Website, market risk expert Steve Allen offers an insider'sview of this discipline and covers the strategies, principles, andmeasurement techniques necessary to manage and measure financialrisk. Fully revised to reflect today's dynamic environment and thelessons to be learned from the 2008 global financial crisis, thisreliable resource provides a comprehensive overview of the entirefield of risk management. Allen explores real-world issues such as proper mark-to-marketvaluation of trading positions and determination of needed reservesagainst valuation uncertainty, the structuring of limits to controlrisk taking, and a review of mathematical models and how they cancontribute to risk control. Along the way, he shares valuablelessons that will help to develop an intuitive feel for market riskmeasurement and reporting. Presents key insights on how risks can be isolated, quantified,and managed from a top risk management practitioner Offers up-to-date examples of managing market and creditrisk Provides an overview and comparison of the various derivativeinstruments and their use in risk hedging Companion Website contains supplementary materials that allowyou to continue to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closingthe book Focusing on the management of those risks that can besuccessfully quantified, the Second Edition of FinancialRisk Management + Websiteis the definitive source for managingmarket and credit risk.
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The Rational Unified Process Made Easy

A Practitioner's Guide to the RUP

Author: Per Kroll,Philippe Kruchten

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321166098

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 9511

The authors explain the underlying software development principles behind theRUP, and guide readers in its application in their organization.
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Industrial Products

A Guide to the International Marketing Economics Model

Author: Erdener Kaynak,Hans Jansson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136585850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 2167

Author Jansson merges different perspectives and ideas into a powerful theory on international marketing of industrial products, mainly modern approaches from marketing, organization theory, and institutional economic theory. He combines micro and macro approaches, which is rarely done in marketing and economics. Industrial Products illustrates this new framework with a detailed account of the experiences of thirteen West-European Transnational Corporations in industrial markets in South East Asia.
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