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Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction while Embracing Uncertainty

A good product roadmap is one of the most important and influential documents an organization can develop, publish, and continuously update. In fact, this one document can steer an entire organization when it comes to delivering on company strategy.This practical guide teaches you how to create an effective product roadmap, and demonstrates how to use the roadmap to align stakeholders and prioritize ideas and requests. With it, you’ll learn to communicate how your products will make your customers and organization successful.Whether you're a product manager, product owner, business analyst, program manager, project manager, scrum master, lead developer, designer, development manager, entrepreneur, or business owner, this book will show you how to:
  • Articulate an inspiring vision and goals for your product
  • Prioritize ruthlessly and scientifically
  • Protect against pursuing seemingly good ideas without evaluation and prioritization
  • Ensure alignment with stakeholders
  • Inspire loyalty and over­-delivery from your team
  • Get your sales team working with you instead of against you
  • Bring a user­ and buyer-­centric approach to planning and decision-making
  • Anticipate opportunities and stay ahead of the game
  • Publish a comprehensive roadmap without over­committing
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 10/25/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages

The New Global Politics of the Asia-Pacific: Conflict and Cooperation in the Asian Century

Now in its new and fully updated third edition, The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific continues to provide a compelling analysis of a region undergoing dramatic changes. Based on new research and offering fresh interpretation, this edition evaluates the prospects for continuing US dominance in the ‘Asian Century’. Whilst presenting evidence for a multifaceted ‘Beijing Strategy', which aims to counter the US by building an alternative regional order, it also explains Japan’s definitive departure from its limited military role. Providing an introductory guide for the main frameworks needed to understand the region, including realism, liberalism and critical theory, this new edition is reader-friendly, and offers sophisticated competing explanations. Key content includes:
  • Intra-regional conflicts in the South China Sea and the Korean peninsula,
  • The different responses within the Asia-Pacific to the globalization of Western ideas of democracy and political economy,
  • The underappreciated success of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in building a regional identity,
  • The European Union’s soft power in the region.
A highly topical account, which offers an overview of the main actors, institutions and contemporary issues in the Asia-Pacific, the book will be essential reading for undergraduate students of Asian Studies, International Politics, and anyone interested in the region.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 10/30/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 335 pages

Beyond Mind, Beyond Death

This collection contains some of the best spiritual essays, poems, photographs and humor from seven years of the TAT Forum online magazine. These are practical, inspiring and challenging works of spiritual insight for anyone drawn to the silent spaces of life. With selections from over thirty contributors, including: William Samuel, Bob Fergeson, Douglas Harding, Franklin Merrell-Wolff, Art Ticknor, Bart Marshall, Coleman Barks, Bob Cergol and Bernadette Roberts; this book will be a valuable companion in that space where the questions of meaning, identity, ultimate reality and truth arise. Where, as Shakespeare said, "I have immortal longings in me.
Published by: TAT Foundation | Publication date: 11/28/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 294 pages

Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain

Acclaimed for its clear, friendly style, excellent illustrations, leading author team, and compelling theme of exploration, Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain, 4e takes a fresh, contemporary approach to the study of neuroscience, emphasizing the biological basis of behavior. The authors’ passion for the dynamic field of neuroscience is evident on every page, engaging students and helping them master the material. In just a few years, the field of neuroscience has been transformed by exciting new technologies and an explosion of knowledge about the brain. The human genome has been sequenced, sophisticated new methods have been developed for genetic engineering, and new methods have been introduced to enable visualization and stimulation of specific types of nerve cells and connections in the brain. The new Fourth Edition has been fully updated to reflect these and other rapid advances in the field, while honoring its commitment to be student-friendly with striking new illustrations, additional animations, and an unparalleled array of online resources.
Published by: Wolters Kluwer Health | Publication date: 01/23/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1008 pages

Preaching for Discipleship: Preparing Homilies for Christian Initiation

The homily is a primary way that pastors and deacons can communicate how the whole parish community forms the catechumens. Many parishioners are not aware of their role in the Christian initiation process. In Preaching Discipleship: Preparing Homilies for Christian Initiation, Michael E. Connors, CSC, provides homilists and catechists with the tools to evangelize not only the catechumens present, but also to capture the imagination of the parish community so that they too realize their own role in the Christian Initiation process.
Published by: Liturgy Training Publications | Publication date: 04/29/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages

Intermittent Fasting: The Art of Intermittent Fasting: How to Lose Weight, Shed Fat, and Live a Healthier Life

How to use the Power of Fasting to Lose Weight, Burn Fat, and Become A Healthier YouAre you looking for a new way to become healthier and lose weight?Have you tried every conventional diet out there only to find out that they’re nothing more than empty promises? If so, the problem might not be what you are eating, but rather when you are eating it. A new, better kind of fasting is the solution to your weight loss problems, and The Art of Intermittent Fasting is here to help.Intermittent Fasting isn’t some new fad diet—it’s an entirely different way of eating, one that is designed to help you get the most nutrients from the foods you do eat, while also helping keep your total calories down.. Between the two, natural weight loss will follow, easier than ever before. This time, you’ll be working with your body’s natural rhythms, allowing you to start seeing significant progress in as little as one month!Inside The Art of Intermittent Fasting, you will learn:
  • How our modern diet is failing us
  • The truth behind intermittent fasting
  • How to start fasting safely and effectively
  • Benefits to expect
  • Different types of fasts
  • Foods and meal-plans to help make your fast easier
  • Exercises to encourage weight-loss while fasting
  • Combining the ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting
  • FAQ with all your most pressing questions
And more! So, what are you waiting for?Take control of your eating habits and improve the way you look and feel once and for all with just one click!
Publication date: 05/02/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 97 pages

Business and Dynamic Change: The Arrival of Business Architecture

Widely held as the most important Business Architecture book to date, the authors illustrate the discipline's transformation from IT Enterprise Architecture to a business imperative necessary for rapid response to change.Business and Dynamic Change The Arrival of Business Architecture This book represents the collaborative work of the industry's top experts, and thought leaders. As explained in the Foreword by best-selling author Keith Swenson, Chair of the Business Architecture Working Group, "The chapters in this book are from visionaries who see the need for business leaders to define their organizations to be agile and robust in the face of external changes."Swenson adds,"The people making the architecture cannot know the pressures that will be faced. Instead, it must support leaders and executives within the organization to make consistently good decisions on how to adapt their practices. The architecture is not a plan that anticipates all the decisions, instead it embodies a set of core guiding principles that enable decision making."Part One The Big Picture of Architecture* Business Architecture Information Necessity* Business Architecture: Setting the Record Straight* Making Sense of the Architecture Jungle* Converting Decision to Action* Design and Reengineering of Business: An Engineering Approach* Building a Foundation for Business Architecture* How Business Architecture Enables Agility in a Dynamic MarketPart Two Where the Rubber Meets the Road* Linking Architectures for Business Results* Database Reverse Engineering for Business Due Diligence* Heat-mapped Value Streams as the Translation from Strategy to Action* Applying Architecture to Business Transformation and Decision-making: Case Aalto University* Business Architecture for Process-Oriented Learning in Public Administration* Leveraging Architecture Federation to Increase the Value and Use of Architecture* BA Practical Data GovernanceUnderstand that the term "business" used this way is not limited to for-profit enterprises but includes all forms of organizations that have a strategic need to accomplish goals. Pragmatically speaking, business architecture is the conceptual understanding that people have on why particular choices were made in forming the organization in a particular way.This book will help you understand your options and how to relate them to your own organization.Who should read this book?This book will stimulate your thinking about a more complete approach to business architecture. As such, it is imperative reading for executives, managers, business analysts, and IT professionals that require an understanding of the structural relationships of the components of an enterprise.
Published by: Future Strategies Inc., Book Division | Publication date: 12/29/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 97 pages

Buffalo Railroads (Images of Rail)

As a growing city on Lake Erie, Buffalo was considered the second largest railroad hub in the Unites States. Given its location, it saw the effects of westward expansion as the country grew and greatly benefited as a result. Buffalo rapidly became a city of importance as the stockyards, grain, steel, automotive, and other industries began to establish themselves in the area. Drawn by vast amounts of freshwater, inexpensive hydropower, and excellent means of transportation, the Buffalo region grew, and with it, the railroads expanded to support the area and help a young nation prosper. Buffalo earned the name of the Queen City as it became the second-largest city in the state of New York, and it was the railroad that brought the city to prominence.
Published by: Arcadia Publishing | Publication date: 02/14/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages

Essential Medical Genetics (Essentials)

Adopted at Cambridge University Essential Medical Genetics provides students, clinicians, counsellors and scientists with the up-to-date information they need regarding the basic principles underlying medical genetics. It also provides guidance on how to apply current knowledge in clinical contexts, covering a wide variety of topics: from genome structure and function to mutations, screening and risk assessment for inherited disorders. This sixth edition has been substantially updated to include, for instance, the latest information on the Human Genome Project as well as several new molecular genetic and chromosome analysis techniques. In full colour throughout, it includes a number of brand new features, including: a large number of self-assessment questions; 'Essentials' chapter summaries; further reading suggestions; and case study scenarios introducing clinical situations. An invaluable new section gives illustrated practical advice regarding how to choose the best available online genetic databases and also, importantly, how to most easily and most efficiently use them, for a wide range of purposes. Essential Medical Genetics is the perfect resource for a course on medical genetics, and is now accompanied by a regularly updated website and the FREE enhanced Wiley Desktop Edition (upon purchase of the book). The companion website at www.wiley.com/go/tobias features figures from the book in PowerPoint format and a link to the authors' website with regularly updated links to genetic databases and additional self-test questions. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.  
Published by: Wiley-Blackwell | Publication date: 11/15/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 344 pages

Llewellyn's 2019 Witches' Companion: A Guide to Contemporary Living

Live your Craft every day with Llewellyn's Witches' Companion. This indispensable guide will keep you one step ahead of the latest witchy trends, practices, and issues.
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