A GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN TECHNOLOGY-BASED FIRMS Used effectively, project management can increase a firm s market share, product quality, and customer satisfaction. Though technology-based companies place themselves at a competitive disadvantage if they neglect this strategic tool, many overlook project management s benefits because they see themselves as continuously adapting organizations. In reality, this role makes project management even more vital. Managing Technology-Based Projects imparts the latest approaches and tools essential to lead a successful technology-based project. It outlines the practical integration of project management with four key areas: strategic alignment of projects within the enterprise, the project management process and its organizational support system, invaluable tools and techniques, and the individual and group leadership within a project s organization. Complete with examples of industrial applications, the book includes: Methods for defining key performance indicators and assessing project management process effectiveness Suggestions for fine-tuning and continuous improvement Practical case scenarios, discussion topics, end-of-chapter reviews, and exercises Attention to project management as it applies to a globalized business No one in a managerial role should be without Thamhain s expert advice. This guidebook is your road map to successfully incorporating enterprise project management into technology-based work.
ShaderX2: Shader Programming Tips and Tricks with DirectX 9.0 After the tremendous success of Direct3D ShaderX: Vertex and Pixel Shader Tips
and Tricks, I planned to do another book with an entirely new set of innovative
ideas, techniques, and algorithms. The call for authors led to many proposals from
nearly 80 people who wanted to contribute to the book. Some of these proposals
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This book contains papers on almost all models of processes developed
up to now, which are described on the basis of Generalized
Hets (GHs). These extensions of Petri nets were described in my book
"Generalized Hets" (World Scientific Pub], Co., Singapore, 1991). The
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