This book is intended as a basis for advanced treatment of concepts in project management. In the current scenario where most questions are answered through the internet, the knowledge element in project management has come under the influence of disruptive technologies. In other words, project managers no longer get points for knowing something that is easily available on the internet. This has far-reaching consequences. The present day project managers need to orient themselves to newer benchmarks of what is required for success on the business front. This book deals with a few such advanced concepts in project management. This book is not designed as an elementary primer to the field of project management, rather it is an advanced level treatment on the subject, to be read after the preliminary study has already been completed. The book is designed for practicing project managers, and graduate students in engineering and management, who need to understand the dynamics that are typically encountered in a project-based environment. The content in the book is based on extensive study of literature and training programs. Many of the tools have been developed on the basis of modeling and simulation methods that are specially designed by the author. These were tested at several live projects across the globe. Most of the exercises in the book are actually meant for the reader to perform as they go. The book is not designed with a read-all-and-come-back-later approach, rather it focuses on learning by doing, whereby the reader is expected to do the exercises before reading on. The book will prove useful in self-learning, as well as in classroom teaching and professional training programs. N. S. Gurjar holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay. He is a gold medalist MBA from NITIE, Mumbai and a first class Masters level Degree Holder in Intellectual Property Law from WIPO, Geneva and UniSA, Pretoria. His academic honors include the prestigious NCERT National Talent Search Scholarship and the All India Universal Science Talent Search Awards. He is a pioneer in the field of modeling and simulation-based management consulting in India and has also worked in several sectors including steel, specialty materials, oil, white goods, consumer goods, education, IT, robotics technology, government, and textiles. His functional expertise spans across the areas of management consulting, project management, sales, operations and information systems and IT. He is an empaneled consultant at the National Productivity Council of India for Lean Management under the MSME Scheme. He is also known for his innovative models for Public-Private Partnerships, contracting and government policy development. Mr. Gurjar has been a guest faculty member, teaching Project Management and Supply Chain Management at NITIE. He has published over 15 international papers in several areas including Strategy Management, Business Process Re-engineering, Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, Law, and Education.
Kein Aufwand, dafür Gewinn und obendrauf eine neue Heizung. Das klingt gut. Dachte sich Matthias Heidorn und entwickelte eine Geschäftsidee: Energie-Einspar-Contracting. Und das geht so: Er bietet Großkunden, beispielsweise Unternehmen, Krankenhäusern, Gemeinden, an, für 10 bis 15 Jahre die Haustechnik zu übernehmen. Dann tauscht er veraltete Anlagen aus, setzt innovative Konzepte um, wie etwa den gebündelten Stromeinkauf an der Börse, und verschafft seinen Kunden so um 30 bis 50 Prozent geringere Energiekosten. Zehn Prozent dieser Einsparungen behält der Kunde, der Rest refinanziert die Investition. Klingt vernünftig. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Anna Doubek, Michael Bideller. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brnd/081108de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
This volume deals with numerical simulation of coupled problems in soil mechanics and foundations. It contains analysis of both shallow and deep foundations. Several nonlinear problems are considered including, soil plasticity, cracking, reaching the soil bearing capacity, creep, etc. Dynamic analysis together with stability analysis are also included. Several numerical models of dams are considered together with coupled problems in soil mechanics and foundations. It gives wide range of modelling soil in different parts of the world. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017. Hany Farouk Shehata Shehata is the founder and CEO of the Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt SSIGE. He is a partner and vice-president of EHE-Consulting Group in the Middle East, and managing editor of the Innovative Infrastructure Solutions journal, published by Springer. He worked in the field of civil engineering early, while studying, with Bechtel Egypt Contracting & PM Company, LLC. His professional experience includes working in culverts, small tunnels, pipe installation, earth reinforcement, soil stabilization, and small bridges. He also has been involved in teaching, research, and consulting. His areas of specialization include static and dynamic soil-structure interactions involving buildings, roads, water structures, retaining walls, earth reinforcement, and bridges, as well as, different disciplines of project management and contract administration. He is the author of an Arabic practical book titled Practical Solutions for Different Geotechnical Works: The Practical Engineers Guidelines. He is currently working on a new book titled Soil-Foundation-Superstructure Interaction: Structural Integration. He is the contributor of more than 50 publications in national and international conferences and journals. He served as a co-chair of the GeoChina 2016 International Conference in Shandong, China. He serves also as a co-chair and secretary general of the GeoMEast 2017 International Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. 2016 Outstanding reviewer of the ASCE as selected by the Editorial Board of International Journal of Geomechanics. Prof Rashed, Graduated from Cairo University at 1990; obtained PhD in 1997 from the University of Wales, UK. Prof Rashed is mainly interested in applications of the boundary element method in structural and geotechnical engineering. He is now full professor at Cairo University and the Deputy Secretary General for the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt. Prof Rashed is the main developer of the PLPAK software package which employs the boundary element method in the analysis of buildings and structural foundations (www.be4e.com).
Offshore drilling and constructions require exact knowledge of the geophysical properties of the seabed and sub-seabed, as unexpected objects can slow down or halt projects. This book presents the state-of-the-art in acoustic exploration of the seabed and sub-seabed, from initial designs in the 1980s to commercial contracting and operation of the Acoustic Corer in the last decade. The Acoustic Corer is a high-definition commercial acoustic sub-bottom imaging system, producing an acoustic core within which sub-seabed sedimentary characteristics and discrete buried objects larger than 0.5 m can be identified and mapped. It makes use of the innovative JYG-cross design, inspired by seismic reflection and uses Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) multi-angle scattering in and within the seabed to deliver unprecedented imagery. This book was written by the inventor of these concepts, a known specialist in seabed acoustics, with help from an experienced academic and author. It is intended first and foremost as a how-to guide for offshore industries looking at techniques to make the installation of different types of structures safe and efficient.
Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Controlling, grade: 1,7, , course: International Controlling, language: English, abstract: A few years ago public companies tried to introduce an output-oriented controlling as well as switching from cameralism to double-entry accounting known from the private sector through innovative management tools. Additionally, private companies tried to establish the cost accounting in the public sector. Through the implementation of these innovative controlling tools public companies expected efficiency enhancement, strong customer focus as well as cost- and timesaving. The main reason for it was the public finance deficit and the rapid-changing environment as well as the related customer-focused operations and strategies. Especially in cities and municipalities big budget deficits have been observed. Through the changing of social values the individualization of customer needs towards public companies increased. All these changings and deficits couldnt be solved by a public company without additional external resources. Public companies slowly started to contracting services out and saving on public sector wages. In the same time many public sectors transferred into private ownership of private companies. A precondition for a successful performance of all these goals is the implementation of a controlling system that defines and measures success factors for companies. This implementation in German public companies still exists only in rudimentary form. Responsible for it is the dislike of control of German politics and public companies.
Addressing all major advanced practice nursing competencies, roles, and issues, Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach, 5th Edition provides a clear, comprehensive, and current introduction to APN today. It applies APN core competencies to the major APN roles - including the burgeoning Nurse Practitioner role - and covers topics ranging from the evolution of APN to evidence-based practice, leadership, ethical decision-making, and health policy. This edition includes a new chapter on the international development of APN, new and enhanced illustrations, and a colorful new reader-friendly format for improved readability. From internationally known APN experts Ann Hamric, Charlene Hanson, Mary Fran Tracy, and Eileen OGrady, along with a host of internationally recognized APN contributors, Advanced Practice Nursing introduces you to APN and helps you identify an APN role, develop key competencies for that role, and succeed as an APN. Coverage of APN core competencies defines and describes all competencies, including direct clinical practice, guidance and coaching, consultation, evidence-based practice (EBP), leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Operationalizes and applies APN core competencies to the major APN specialties including the Clinical Nurse Specialist, the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, the Certified Nurse-Midwife, and the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Content on managing APN environments addresses such factors as business planning and reimbursement; marketing, negotiating, and contracting; regulatory, legal, and credentialing requirements; health policy issues; and nursing outcomes and performance improvement research. Unique Exemplar boxes provide real-life scenarios, showing APN competencies in action. In-depth discussions of educational strategies show how nurses develop competencies as they progress into advanced practice. Discussions of APN role development clearly explain the career trajectory that you can anticipate as you transition to advanced practice. EXPANDED international focus includes a NEW International Development of Advanced Practice Nursing chapter that addresses common issues such as the public image and status of APN, dealing with physician resistance, discrepancies in titling, and educational standardization. ENHANCED reader-friendly format includes more headings, tables, and illustrations in lieu of long stretches of unbroken text. REVISED Evidence-Based Practice chapter emphasizes the key competency of evidence-based practice (EBP) and includes a comprehensive history and explanation of the steps of the EBP process. UPDATED Health Policy chapter covers key U.S. initiatives affecting APN including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Institute of Medicines Future of Nursing report, the Consensus Model of APRN Regulation , and how APNs can engage in the political process. ENHANCED Exemplar boxes (case studies), including Day in the Life vignettes of each APN specialty, emphasize innovative practices and coverage of advanced practice roles. Increased interprofessional content emphasizes the subjects of ethics, collaboration, and consultation. Enhanced integration of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) considerations and literature makes this text ideal for DNP programs.