Leading Processes To Lead Companies Lean Six Sigma

Autore: Gabriele Arcidiacono
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 8847024927
Grandezza: 41,94 MB
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This Minibook is a brief guide for Green Belt during a Lean Six Sigma project management or for Kaizen Leader during a process improvement activity. Through both its theoretical concepts and practical examples it is a pocket book for a quick consultancy. Authors idea comes from companies needs in order to analyze information useful to know in depth different kind of processes. The set of Six Sigma tools are explained through Minitab 16, the last release of the most widely used statistical software.

A History Of Managing For Quality

Autore: Joseph M. Juran
Editore: Asq Press
ISBN:
Grandezza: 57,35 MB
Formato: PDF
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Engineer, manager, executive, author and lecturer, Dr. Joseph M. Juran compiles the first-ever international history on managing for quality. Focusing on the elements of quality management common to all industries, this volume illustrates the immense effect that quality, and its evolution, has had on civilization over the centuries. Juran brings together a richly diverse group of authors, each one a renowned authority in the field of quality management. Each of the 17 stand-alone chapters describes how managing for quality evolved in a specific geographical area and during a specific time frame of human history. Juran summarizes this historical profile with a final chapter that identifies and traces worldwide trends, derives lessons learned over history, and suggests likely directions in managing for quality for the next century.

Cultural Policy And Urban Regeneration

Autore: Franco Bianchini
Editore: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719045769
Grandezza: 28,14 MB
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The Enterprise And Scrum

Autore: Ken Schwaber
Editore: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 0735663572
Grandezza: 39,47 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3606
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It’s time to extend the benefits of Scrum—greater agility, higher-quality products, and lower costs—from individual teams to your entire enterprise. However, with Scrum’s lack of prescribed rules, the friction of change can be challenging as people struggle to break from old project management habits. In this book, agile-process revolution leader Ken Schwaber takes you through change management—for your organizational and interpersonal processes—explaining how to successfully adopt Scrum across your entire organization. A cofounder of Scrum, Ken draws from decades of experience, answering your questions through case studies of proven practices and processes. With them, you’ll learn how to adopt—and adapt—Scrum in the enterprise. And gain profound levels of transparency into your development processes. Discover how to: Evaluate the benefits of adopting Scrum in any size organization Initiate an enterprise transition project Implement a single, prioritized Product Backlog Organize effective Scrum teams using a top-down approach Adapt and apply solutions for integrating engineering practices across multiple teams Shorten release times by managing high-value increments Refine your Scrum practices and help reduce the length of Sprints

The Management Of Innovation

Autore: Tom Burns
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198288786
Grandezza: 65,42 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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First published in 1961, The Management of Innovation is one of the most influential books of organization theory and industrial sociology ever written. The central theme of the book is the relationship between an organization and its environment - particularly technological and market innovations. Based on first-class scholarship and engagingly written, the book presents the authors' now famous and ubiquitous classicifications of mechanistic" and "organic" systems. For this it hasbecome justly famous, but the book is also a penetrating study of social systems within organizations and organizational dynamics."

The Philosophy Of Manufactures

Autore: Andrew Ure
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 47,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Value Of Arts For Business

Autore: Giovanni Schiuma
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139496654
Grandezza: 21,18 MB
Formato: PDF
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The traditional view of the relationship between business and the arts is very much a one-way affair: organisations may endorse, fund or publicise the arts but the arts have nothing to offer from a business perspective. The Value of Arts for Business challenges this view by showing how the arts, in the form of Arts-based Initiatives (ABIs), can be used to enhance value-creation capacity and boost business performance. The book introduces and explains three models that show how organisations can successfully implement and manage ABIs. Firstly, the Arts Value Matrix enables managers to see how organisational value-drivers are affected by ABIs. Secondly, the Arts Benefits Constellation shows how to assess the benefits of using ABIs. Finally, the Arts Value Map shows how ABIs can be integrated and aligned with organisational strategy and operations. These models lay the foundations for a new research area exploring the links between arts and business.

Psychology And Adult Learning

Autore: Mark Tennant
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134190859
Grandezza: 24,78 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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The third edition of this popular book examines the role of psychology in informing adult education practice and has been fully updated to reflect the effect of changes in the structure of society, globalisation, technology and the impact of postmodernism. It explores the traditions of key psychological theories and discusses issues and problems in applying them to an understanding of adult learning and development. It also examines the formation of identities and places increased emphasis on what it means to be a lifelong learner. Dealing with adult learning in a variety of contexts, the topics considered include: humanistic psychology self directed learners psychoanalytic approaches the formation of identities development of intelligence learning styles behaviourism group dynamics and group facilitators critical awareness.

Design Real

Autore: Konstantin Grcic
Editore:
ISBN: 9783865607461
Grandezza: 68,63 MB
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Published to accompany the ground breaking presentation of contemporary design at the Serpentine Gallery London (November 2009 - February 2010), curated by the influential German product designer Konstantin Grcic. Grcic's selection for Design Real focuses on 'real' items all conceived in the last decade: mass-produced products that have a practical function in everyday life. 'What interests me about industrial design is how these things are made, in what material, and how this has affected their language and their quality,' explains Grcic. 'Some objects are very technically-driven; the function really determines the object. Other objects have much more of a signature or an authorship; you see the handwriting of the designer who made it and that's what makes it so special.' The publication presents a wide range of products with different styles and functions, from furniture and household products to technical and industrial innovations. With objects from well-known designers, such as a chair by Jasper Morrison, luggage by Ross Lovegrove and waterproof shoes by Zaha Hadid, as well as products by anonymous designers, including a wheel-shaped water container, a municipal recycling bin and a Volvo tail light, the exhibition provides new perspectives from which to look at the material world around us, encouraging new insights into design. English text.