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The Four Pillars of Portfolio Management: Organizational Agility, Strategy, Risk, and Resources

1st Edition

Olivier Lazar
October 05, 2018

Portfolio management consists mainly of making decisions about which initiatives to undertake, which initiatives not to pursue, and which resources are to be allocated to which portfolio component. At least, that’s how it is most commonly presented in textbooks and courses. Indeed, it is all of...

Szycher’s Practical Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

1st Edition

Michael Szycher
October 02, 2018

This practical and comprehensive handbook offers step-by-step instruction, guiding entrepreneurs of innovative technology startups all the way from idea to profitability. With its easy-to-follow format aimed at both experienced as well as novice entrepreneurs, this book covers all technical,...

Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective

1st Edition

Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Marek Frankowicz, Jussi Kantola, Pavel Zgaga
October 01, 2018

During the last 60 years the discipline of human factors (HF) has evolved alongside progress in engineering, technology, and business. Contemporary HF is clearly shifting towards addressing the human-centered design paradigm for much larger and complex societal systems, the effectiveness of which...

Designing with Natural Materials

1st Edition

Graham A. Ormondroyd, Angela F. Morris
September 24, 2018

In a world now forced to address the issues of sustainability, environmental impact, and the widespread pollution of land and oceans with manmade materials, alternative resources must be considered for the future of the planet. A vast array of natural materials is available throughout the world...

Systems Thinking in Practice: Applications of the Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork Method

1st Edition

Neville A. Dr. Stanton, Paul Dr. Salmon, Guy H. Dr. Walker
September 18, 2018

This book presents the latest developments of Systems Thinking in Practice to the analysis and design of complex sociotechnical systems. The Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork (EAST) method is applied to micro, meso and macro systems. Written by experts in the field, this text covers a diverse...

Project Management Capability Assessment: Performing ISO 33000-Based Capability Assessments of Project Management

1st Edition

Peter T. Davis, Barry D. Lewis
September 18, 2018

Learn how to perform project management according to international standards of compliance using capability assessment processes. This book compares and contrasts the approach to project management using ISO 21500 against the more direct ISO 33000 Capability Assessment. It shows how to assess...

Systems Engineering for Projects: Achieving Positive Outcomes in a Complex World

1st Edition

Lory Mitchell Wingate
September 14, 2018

Systems engineering has been applied to some of the most important projects of our time, including those that have helped humanity explore the world and the universe, expand our technical abilities, and enhance the quality of human life. Without formal training in systems engineering, the...

Systems Thinker's Toolbox: Tools for Managing Complexity

1st Edition

Joseph Eli Kasser
September 13, 2018

Systems Thinker's Toolbox: Tools for Managing Complexity provides more than 100 tools based on systems thinking and beyond. Each tool is described, and when necessary, examples are provided of how each of them can be used. Some of the simplest tools can be combined into more complex tools. The...

Defense Innovation Handbook: Guidelines, Strategies, and Techniques

1st Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru, Cassie Barlow
September 04, 2018

Innovation is the lifeline of national development. This handbook is a collection of chapters that provide techniques and methodologies for achieving the transfer of defense-targeted science and technology development for general industrial applications. The handbook shows how to translate theory...

Fractional Order Processes: Simulation, Identification, and Control

1st Edition

Seshu Kumar Damarla, Madhusree Kundu
September 04, 2018

The book presents efficient numerical methods for simulation and analysis of physical processes exhibiting fractional order (FO) dynamics. The book introduces FO system identification method to estimate parameters of a mathematical model under consideration from experimental or simulated data. A...

Leading Science and Technology-Based Organizations: Mastering the Fundamentals of Personal, Managerial, and Executive Leadership

1st Edition

Anthony P. Graffeo
August 30, 2018

Although there have been thousands of books written on business leadership and management, including many outstanding contributions by CEOs and academics, very few have specifically addressed the unique challenge of leading and managing technical organizations. Leading Science and Technology-Based...

Engineering Emergence: A Modeling and Simulation Approach

1st Edition

Larry B. Rainey, Mo Jamshidi
August 23, 2018

This book examines the nature of emergence in context of man-made (i.e. engineered) systems, in general, and system of systems engineering applications, specifically. It investigates emergence to interrogate or explore the domain space from a modeling and simulation perspective to facilitate...

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