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A Practical Guide to Information Systems Process Improvement

A Practical Guide to Information Systems Process Improvement

  • Author: Anita Cassidy,Keith Guggenberger
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1420025678
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 286
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When you invest in expensive technology and systems, you want to get the most out of them. Process improvement has been used for years as an effective strategy to reduce costs, shorten cycle times, improve quality, and increase user satisfaction in other areas of business such as Quality, Manufacturing, and Engineering. While there are many books available on process improvement and process re-engineering, few of them address the unique processes within information systems as clearly and succinctly as A Practical Guide to Information Systems Improvement. Process Improvement for IS Tailored specifically for IS processes, A Practical Guide to Information Systems Process Improvement provides a step-by-step method for creating a world class Information System organization. The authors introduce process management and highlight its application to information systems. The book outlines a practical, complete, and easy-to-understand method for improving or re-engineering the processes within the Information Systems organization — simplifying process improvement so that you can begin to use it immediately. Avoid common pitfalls and mistakes The evolving business environment puts new demands on your Information Systems. E-commerce, changing technology, ERP, and globalization are just a few of the areas that will benefit from process improvement. This easy-to-follow guide includes a corresponding process model for each step that serves as a starting point for process improvement effort. It provides a checklist to ensure your new process meets all the requirements for its particular purpose and identifies pitfalls and mistakes to avoid.

A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning, Second Edition

A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning, Second Edition

  • Author: Anita Cassidy
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1420031082
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 400
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The foundation of a successful information systems strategic plan is the recognition that business direction and requirements must drive the IS strategy and computing architecture. A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning, Second Edition outlines a systematic approach to guide you through the development of an effective IS plan that is formulated from your company's business plan. This volume outlines a quick and easy approach with concepts, techniques, and templates for analyzing, organizing, communicating, and implementing an IS strategy. This approach unites an organization in a collaborative effort resulting in a solid direction that has the support of the entire organization. Establishing this direction cultivates the support of management, enabling necessary strategic IS investments. With a new look at the role of IS governance in strategic planning, this second edition reflects advances in technology and provides an improved and thorough planning methodology. The strategic planning process outlined in this book has been supplemented by lessons learned from applying the process in numerous companies, cultures, and environments.

A Practical Guide to Reducing IT Costs

A Practical Guide to Reducing IT Costs

  • Author: Anita Cassidy,Dan Cassidy
  • Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
  • ISBN: 1604270330
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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This text provides a toolkit of innovative ideas to assess and decrease costs in an organization. It outlines a compilation of practical advice based on interviews and comments from more than 60 CIOs and IT leaders and includes many other proven ideas that will successfully reduce IT costs.

A Practical Guide to Managing Information Security

A Practical Guide to Managing Information Security

  • Author: Steve Purser
  • Publisher: Artech House
  • ISBN: 9781580537032
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 259
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This groundbreaking book helps you master the management of information security, concentrating on the recognition and resolution of the practical issues of developing and implementing IT security for the enterprise. Drawing upon the authors' wealth of valuable experience in high-risk commercial environments, the work focuses on the need to align the information security process as a whole with the requirements of the modern enterprise, which involves empowering business managers to manage information security-related risk. Throughout, the book places emphasis on the use of simple, pragmatic risk management as a tool for decision-making. The first book to cover the strategic issues of IT security, it helps you to: understand the difference between more theoretical treatments of information security and operational reality; learn how information security risk can be measured and subsequently managed; define and execute an information security strategy design and implement a security architecture; and ensure that limited resources are used optimally. Illustrated by practical examples, this topical volume reveals the current problem areas in IT security deployment and management. Moreover, it offers guidelines for writing scalable and flexible procedures for developing an IT security strategy and monitoring its implementation. You discover an approach for reducing complexity and risk, and find tips for building a successful team and managing communications issues within the organization. This essential resource provides practical insight into contradictions in the current approach to securing enterprise-wide IT infrastructures, recognizes the need to continually challenge dated concepts, demonstrates the necessity of using appropriate risk management techniques, and evaluates whether or not a given risk is acceptable in pursuit of future business opportunities.

Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination

Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination

17th International Conference, SPICE 2017, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, October 4–5, 2017, Proceedings

  • Author: Antonia Mas,Antoni Mesquida,Rory V. O'Connor,Terry Rout,Alec Dorling
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319673831
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 530
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination, SPICE 2017, held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in October 2017. The 34 full papers presented together with 4 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 65 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: SPI in agile approaches; SPI in small settings; SPI and assessment; SPI and models; SPI and functional safety; SPI in various settings; SPI and gamification; SPI case studies; strategic and knowledge issues in SPI; education issues in SPI.

A Practical Guide to Business Process Re-engineering

A Practical Guide to Business Process Re-engineering

  • Author: Mike Robson,Philip Ullah
  • Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780566075773
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 159
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Most managers will by now have some understanding of Business Process Re-Engineering and the immense benefits it is capable of bringing. Here at last is a detailed guide to realizing those benefits. The authors begin with a warning to think carefully about whether the BPR approach is suitable for your particular organization. They go on to show how it can be planned and implemented in a systematic way. With the aid of examples and illustrations they take the reader through the various stages involved, introducing both the principles and the techniques that apply. Finally they explain how to ensure sustained improvement by managing the changes achieved.

APICS, the Performance Advantage

APICS, the Performance Advantage

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Inventory control
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CMMII Distilled

CMMII Distilled

A Practical Introduction to Integrated Process Improvement

  • Author: Dennis M. Ahern,Aaron Clouse,Richard Turner
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 9780132702393
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 288
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CMMI® (Capability Maturity Model® Integration) is an integrated, extensible framework for improving process capability and quality across an organization. It has become a cornerstone in the implementation of continuous improvement for both industry and governments around the world. Rich in both detail and guidance for a wide set of organizational domains, the CMMI Product Suite continues to evolve and expand. Updated for CMMI Version 1.2, this third edition of CMMI® Distilled again provides a concise and readable introduction to the model, as well as straightforward, no-nonsense information on integrated, continuous process improvement. The book now also includes practical advice on how to use CMMI in tandem with other approaches, including Six Sigma and Lean, as well as new and expanded guidance on preparing for, managing, and using appraisals. Written so that readers unfamiliar with model-based process improvement will understand how to get started with CMMI, the book offers insights for those more experienced as well. It can help battle-scarred process improvement veterans, and experienced suppliers and acquirers of both systems and services, perform more effectively. CMMI® Distilled is especially appropriate for executives and managers who need to understand why continuous improvement is valuable, why CMMI is a tool of choice, and how to maximize the return on their efforts and investments. Engineers of all kinds (systems, hardware, software, and quality, as well as acquisition personnel and service providers) will find ideas on how to perform better. The three authors, all involved with CMMI since its inception, bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to this book. They highlight the pitfalls and shortcuts that are all too often learned by costly experience, and they provide a context for understanding why the use of CMMI continues to grow around the world.

A Practical Approach to Software Quality

A Practical Approach to Software Quality

  • Author: Gerard O'Regan
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780387953212
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 289
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A brief but comprehensive introduction to the field and pragmatic guidance on the implementation of a sound quality system in the organization. It provides an enhanced knowledge of software inspections, metrics, process involvement, assessment of organization, problem solving, customer satisfaction surveys, the CMM, SPICE, and formal methods. Sample material on software inspections, metrics, and customer satisfaction can be adapted by readers to their respective organizations. In addition, readers will gain a detailed understanding of the principles of software quality management and software process improvement. Concepts can then be readily applied to assist improvement programs within organizations.

Decision Management Systems

Decision Management Systems

A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics

  • Author: James Taylor
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 0132884445
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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"A very rich book sprinkled with real-life examples as well as battle-tested advice.” —Pierre Haren, VP ILOG, IBM "James does a thorough job of explaining Decision Management Systems as enablers of a formidable business transformation.” —Deepak Advani, Vice President, Business Analytics Products and SPSS, IBM Build Systems That Work Actively to Help You Maximize Growth and Profits Most companies rely on operational systems that are largely passive. But what if you could make your systems active participants in optimizing your business? What if your systems could act intelligently on their own? Learn, not just report? Empower users to take action instead of simply escalating their problems? Evolve without massive IT investments? Decision Management Systems can do all that and more. In this book, the field’s leading expert demonstrates how to use them to drive unprecedented levels of business value. James Taylor shows how to integrate operational and analytic technologies to create systems that are more agile, more analytic, and more adaptive. Through actual case studies, you’ll learn how to combine technologies such as predictive analytics, optimization, and business rules—improving customer service, reducing fraud, managing risk, increasing agility, and driving growth. Both a practical how-to guide and a framework for planning, Decision Management Systems focuses on mainstream business challenges. Coverage includes Understanding how Decision Management Systems can transform your business Planning your systems “with the decision in mind” Identifying, modeling, and prioritizing the decisions you need to optimize Designing and implementing robust decision services Monitoring your ongoing decision-making and learning how to improve it Proven enablers of effective Decision Management Systems: people, process, and technology Identifying and overcoming obstacles that can derail your Decision Management Systems initiative