This book provides drills accompanied by useful tips and understandable instructions with easy to follow diagrams. Sections include: Practical Warm Ups, Drills with the Ball, Drills with Rods and Cones, Running Technique, Plyometric Exercises and more.
Published by Reedswain Inc. on 07/23/2019
Book details: 136 pages.
"The Japanese samurai Musashi wrote: 'One can win with the long sword, and one can win with the short sword. Whatever the weapon, there is a time and situation in which it is appropriate.' "Similarly, we have the long RUP and the short RUP, and all sizes in between. RUP is not a rigid, static recipe, and it evolves with the field and the practitioners, as demonstrated in this new book full of wisdom to illustrate further the liveliness of a process adopted by so many organizations around the world. Bravo!" --Philippe Kruchten, Professor, University of British Columbia "The Unified Process and its practices have had, and continue to have, a great impact on the software industry. This book is a refreshing new look at some of the principles underlying the Unified Process. It is full of practical guidance for people who want to start, or increase, their adoption of proven practices. No matter where you are today in terms of software maturity, you can start improving tomorrow." --Ivar Jacobson, Ivar Jacobson Consulting "Kroll and MacIsaac have written a must-have book. It is well organized with new principles for software development. I encounter many books I consider valuable; I consider this one indispensable, especially as it includes over 20 concrete best practices. If you are interested in making your software development shop a better one, read this book!" --Ricardo R. Garcia, President, Global Rational User Group Council, www.rational-ug.org/index.php "Agile software development is real, it works, and it's here to stay. Now is the time to come up to speed on agile best practices for the Unified Process, and this book provides a great starting point." --Scott W. Ambler, practice leader, Agile Modeling "IBM and the global economy have become increasingly dependent on software over the last decade, and our industry has evolved some discriminating best practices. Per and Bruce have captured the principles and practices of success in this concise book; a must for executives, project managers, and practitioners. These ideas are progressive, but they strike the right balance between agility and governance and will form the foundation for successful systems and software developers for a long time." --Walker Royce, Vice President, IBM Software Services-Rational "Finally, the RUP is presented in digestible, byte-size pieces. Kroll and MacIsaac effectively describe a set of practices that can be adopted in a low-ceremony, ad hoc fashion, suited to the culture of the more agile project team, while allowing them to understand how to scale their process as needed." --Dean Leffingwell, author and software business advisor and executive "This text fills an important gap in the knowledge-base of our industry: providing agile practices in the proven, scalable framework of the Unified Process. With each practice able to be throttled to the unique context of a development organization, Kroll and MacIsaac provide software teams with the ability to balance agility and discipline as appropriate for their specific needs." --Brian G. Lyons, CTO, Number Six Software, Inc. In Agility and Discipline Made Easy , Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Open Unified Process (OpenUP) experts Per Kroll and Bruce MacIsaac share twenty well-defined best practices that you and your team can start adopting today to improve the agility, predictability, speed, and cost of software development. Kroll and MacIsaac outline proven principles for software development, and supply a number of supporting practices for each. You'll learn what problems each practice addresses and how you can best leverage RUP and OpenUP (an open-source version of the Unified Process) to make the practice work for you. You'll find proactive, prescriptive guidance on how to adopt the practices with minimal risk and implement as much or as little of RUP or OpenUP as you want. Learn how to apply sample practices from the Unified Process so you can Execute your project in iterations Embrace and manage change Test your own code Describe requirements from the user perspective Architect with components and services Model key perspectives Whether you are interested in agile or disciplined development using RUP, OpenUP, or other agile processes, this book will help you reduce the anxiety and cost associated with software improvement by providing an easy, non-intrusive path toward improved results--without overwhelming you and your team.
Published by Pearson Education on 05/19/2006
Book details: 480 pages.
m-Business technology enables you to achieve extraordinary organizational agility Ñ and deliver unprecedented value to customers wherever they are. In Business Agility, Internet Week columnist Nicholas D. Evans draws upon real case studies to illuminate today's best m-Business strategies and tactics, and offers a complete step-by-step blueprint for execution: planning, process models, architecture, implementation, and much more.
Published by FT Press on 07/23/2019
Book details: 247 pages.
* *Helps organization achieve the speed of agility without sacrificing the discipline of process *For quick learning and easy reference, the margins contain a "fast track" summary of the material *Forewords by Grady Booch, Alistair Cockburn, and Watts Humphrey!
Published by Addison-Wesley Professional on 07/23/2019
Book details: 266 pages.
The relentless pursuit of industrial efficiency no longer yields the profits it once did because it requires a level of business predictability that no longer exists. Instead, the Internet and global video and telecom systems provide a massive and continuous flow of data that causes the whole world to behave like a giant stock market, with all the volatility and uncertainty that goes along with such markets. Responsiveness now trumps efficiency. By being responsive to the evolving needs and desires of specific groups of customers, companies can wrap their products and services in a tailored blanket of value-added services to consistently earn an additional four percent or more gross margin than they would otherwise earn for the product or service alone. This customer and market specialization is the most promising and the most sustainable source of profits in our fluid, real-time economy. Part of the Microsoft Executive Leadership Series, Business Agility discusses the three fundamental process loops that drive an agile enterprise and how they work together to deliver the responsiveness that generates profits in a high-change economy. Providing strategies for innovative and pragmatic use of people, process, and technology to drive operations in an agile enterprise, this book reveals the principles of the agile enterprise, backed by real-world case studies from the author's own experience. Michael Hugos is a speaker, writer, and practitioner in IT and business agility, and agile system development methods. He writes a column for Computerworld and a blog titled "Doing Business in Real Time" for CIO magazine.
Published by John Wiley and Sons on 03/04/2009
Book details: 208 pages.
Provides practical advice and guidance to show managers and leadership development professionals how they can bring greater agility to their everyday initiatives through five levels of leadership agility development.
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 07/23/2019
Book details: 322 pages.
Address the #1 Success Factor in SOA Implementations: Effective, Business-Driven Governance Inadequate governance might be the most widespread root cause of SOA failure. In SOA Governance, a team of IBM’s leading SOA governance experts share hard-won best practices for governing IT in any service-oriented environment. The authors begin by introducing a comprehensive SOA governance model that has worked in the field. They define what must be governed, identify key stakeholders, and review the relationship of SOA governance to existing governance bodies as well as governance frameworks like COBIT. Next, they walk you through SOA governance assessment and planning, identifying and fixing gaps, setting goals and objectives, and establishing workable roadmaps and governance deliverables. Finally, the authors detail the build-out of the SOA governance model with a case study. The authors illuminate the unique issues associated with applying IT governance to a services model, including the challenges of compliance auditing when service behavior is inherently unpredictable. They also show why services governance requires a more organizational, business-centric focus than “conventional” IT governance. Coverage includes Understanding the problems SOA governance needs to solve Establishing and governing service production lines that automate SOA development activities Identifying reusable elements of your existing IT governance model and prioritizing improvements Establishing SOA authority chains, roles, responsibilities, policies, standards, mechanisms, procedures, and metrics Implementing service versioning and granularity Refining SOA governance frameworks to maintain their vitality as business and IT strategies change
Published by Pearson Education on 12/19/2008
Book details: 416 pages.
World-class experts and seasoned practitioners give deep and holistic insights on agility, preparing executives for leading under uncertainty.
Published on 03/15/2018
Book details: 416 pages.
The origins of CEE-SET go back to the end of the 1990s, when the Polish Inf- mation Processing Society together with other partners organized the Software Engineering Education Symposium, SEES 1998, sponsored by CEPIS, and the Polish Conference on Software Engineering, KKIO 1999 (the latter has become anannualevent). AfewyearslaterKKIOchangedtoaninternationalconference on Software Engineering Techniques, SET 2006, sponsored by Technical C- mittee 2 (Software: Theory and Practice) of the International Federation for Information Processing, IFIP [http: //www. i?p. org/]. In 2007 the conference got a new name: second IFIP TC2 Central and East-European Conference on So- ware Engineering Techniques, CEE-SET 2007. It took place in Poznan, Poland, and lasted for three days, from October 10 to 12, 2007 (the details are on the conference web page http: //www. cee-set. org/2007). The conference aim was to bring together software engineering researchers and practitioners, mainly from Central and East-European countries (but not only), and allow them to share their ideasandexperience. Thespecialtopicfor2007was"BalancingAgilityand Formalism in Software Engineering. " The conference was technically sponsored by: - IFIP Technical Committee 2, Software: Theory and Practice - Gesellschaft fu ]r Informatik, Special Interest Group Software Engineering - John von Neumann Computer Society (NJSZT), Hungary - Lithuanian Computer Society - Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee for Informatics - Polish Information Processing Society - Slovak Society for Computer Science Financial support was provided by IBM Software Laboratory in Krakow, MicrosoftResearch, MicrosoftPolska, PolishInformationProcessingSociety, and the XPrince Consortium. The conference program consisted of 3 keynote speeches given by Scott W.
Published by Springer Science & Business Media on 08/13/2008
Book details: 305 pages.
This book provides a conceptual framework for systemic flexibility and business agility, drawing on a basis of research/case applications in various types of flexibility and agility in business. The selected papers address a variety of issues concerning the theme of systemic flexibility and business agility and are organized into following five parts: (i) Systemic and Strategic Flexibility; (ii) Information and Business Agility; (iii) Flexibility, Innovation and Business Excellence; (iv) Flexibility in Value and Supply Chains; and(v) Financial Flexibility and Mergers & Acquisitions. Flexibility and agility in business are emerging as key dimensions of business excellence that encompass the requirements of both choice and speed. The two concepts, flexibility and agility, have been used in multiple ways and often interchangeably, both in literature and in practice. The growing need for flexibility/agility in business can be seen from reactive as well as proactive perspectives. A business enterprise is expected to possess reactive flexibility/ agility (as adaptability and responsiveness) in order to cope with the changing and uncertain business environment. It may also endeavor to intentionally generate flexibility/agility as a strategic change in a variety of ways, such as leadership change, reengineering, innovation in products and processes, use of information and communication technology, and learning orientation.
Published by Springer on 12/16/2014
Book details: 416 pages.