The book is accompanied by a website that provides solutions to end-of-chapter exercises, a password-protected tutor's file of further exercises with solutions, slides to accompany the book, and other support material.
This book is suitable for all undergraduate computing and information systems, or Software Engineering courses. First year students will find it particulalry helpful for modules on systems development or analysis and design.
--Bill Inmon, Inmon Enterprises
This is the eBook version of the print title. The eBook edition contains the same content as the print edition. You will find instructions in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files.
Business Intelligence Roadmap is a visual guide to developing an effective business intelligence (BI) decision-support application. This book outlines a methodology that takes into account the complexity of developing applications in an integrated BI environment. The authors walk readers through every step of the process--from strategic planning to the selection of new technologies and the evaluation of application releases. The book also serves as a single-source guide to the best practices of BI projects.
Part I steers readers through the six stages of a BI project: justification, planning, business analysis, design, construction, and deployment. Each chapter describes one of sixteen development steps and the major activities, deliverables, roles, and responsibilities. All technical material is clearly expressed in tables, graphs, and diagrams.
Part II provides five matrices that serve as references for the development process charted in Part I. Management tools, such as graphs illustrating the timing and coordination of activities, are included throughout the book. The authors conclude by crystallizing their many years of experience in a list of dos, don'ts, tips, and rules of thumb.
Both the book and the methodology it describes are designed to adapt to the specific needs of individual stakeholders and organizations. The book directs business representatives, business sponsors, project managers, and technicians to the chapters that address their distinct responsibilities. The framework of the book allows organizations to begin at any step and enables projects to be scheduled and managed in a variety of ways.
Business Intelligence Roadmap is a clear and comprehensive guide to negotiating the complexities inherent in the development of valuable business intelligence decision-support applications.
The book is organized into five parts. Part I defines project management with information on project and process specifics and choices, the skills and experience needed, the tools available, and the human resources organization and management that brings it all together. Part II explores software life-cycle management. Part III tackles software engineering processes and the range of processing models devised by several domestic and international organizations.
Part IV reveals the human side of project management with chapters on managing the team, the suppliers, and the customers themselves. Part V wraps up coverage with a look at the technology, techniques, templates, and checklists that can help your project teams meet and exceed their goals. A running case study provides authoritative insight and insider information on the tools and techniques required to ensure product quality, reduce costs, and meet project deadlines.
Praise for the book:
This book presents all aspects of modern project management practices ... includes a wealth of quality templates that practitioners can use to build their own tools. ... equally useful to students and professionals alike.
—Maqbool Patel, PhD, SVP/CTO/Partner, Acuitec
In Enterprise Software Delivery, IBM Distinguished Engineer Alan W. Brown guides decision-makers in understanding these new challenges, choosing today’s best solutions, and successfully anticipating future trends.
Alan presents detailed, actionable techniques for building software supply chains that improve agility and innovation while responding to growing cost pressure. Using real-world case studies, he introduces the modern global software factory, demonstrating how to integrate and leverage global outsourced teams, collaborative application lifecycle management, and cloud-based virtual infrastructures.
Drawing on his extensive experience leading IBM Rational software strategy, and consulting with IBM enterprise customers, Alan illuminates everything from software R&D to metrics. Coverage includesUnderstanding recent dramatic changes in enterprise software delivery requirements and practices Overcoming false assumptions, outdated data and delivery models, and inexperience with strategy, innovation, education, or research Incorporating integrators and partners in centers of excellence that specialize in delivering business value Establishing team-based practices that encourage agility, scalability, and quality Building adaptive software factories that integrate real-time feedback and respond rapidly to change Using virtualized collaborative infrastructure to connect worldwide teams for developing software, assembling solutions, and delivering results Transcending barriers related to geography, organization, skills, and culture
If you’re an enterprise software leader, strategist, or practitioner, this book can help you improve every facet of performance you care about, including agility, quality, predictability, innovation, and value.
'Even though the book is about SAP Plant Maintenance, some of concepts and best practices that Feroz talks about in his book can easily be carried over and applied to any other ERP product implementation.' ---Deepak Kini, Dynamic Lead, Microsoft Consulting Services, India
SAP Plant Maintenance (PM) is a part of the SAP Business Suite, which gives organizations the unique ability to perform their essential business processes with modular software.
Salient features of the book:
Covers all PM sub modules Relevant for all R/3 releases Shows how to make sound design decisions and avoid common pitfalls Delivers functionality that meets internal and external business needs
The only book its kind, SAP Plant Maintenance is a detailed and intuitive guide to understand and configure PM module. Packed with instructions and examples for all PM modules and associated sub modules, this book would enable any beginner or aspiring student in SAP MM to build flexible solutions and designs for any project.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is the core of business information processing. An ERP system is the backbone of most companies' information systems landscape. All major business processes are handled with the help of this system.
Supply chain management (SCM) looks beyond the individual company, taking into account that enterprises are increasingly concentrating on their core competencies, leaving other activities to suppliers. With the growing dependency on the partners, effective supply chains have become as important for a company's success as efficient in-house processes.
This book covers typical business processes and shows how these processes are implemented. Examples are presented using the leading systems on the market – SAP ERP and SAP SCM. In this way, the reader can understand how business processes are actually carried out "in the real world".