Titanic Lessons For It Projects

Author: Mark Kozak-Holland
Editor: Multi-Media Publications Inc.
ISBN: 1895186269
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Author Mark Kozak-Holland shows how the lessons learned from the Titanic disaster can be applied to IT projects today. Entertaining and full of intriguing historical details, the book helps project managers and IT executives see the impact of decisions similar to the ones that they make every day. (Computer Books)

Titanic Lessons For It Projects First Edition

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Avoiding Project Disaster

Author: Mark Kozak-Holland
Editor: Multi-Media Publications Inc.
ISBN: 1895186730
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Imagine you are in one of Titanic?s lifeboats just sighted by the rescue ship Carpathia. As you look back at the wreckage site, you wonder how such a disaster could have happened. What were the causes? How could things have gone so badly wrong? Why did she founder? No one had expected it.Titanic?s maiden voyage was a disaster waiting to happen as a result of the compromises made in the project that constructed the ship. This book explores how modern executives can take lessons from a nuts-and-bolts construction project like Titanic and use those lessons to ensure the right approach to developing online business solutions. Looking at this historical project as a model will prove to be incisive as it cuts away the layers of IT jargon and complexity.Avoiding Project Disaster is about delivering IT projects in a world where being on time and on budget is not enough. You also need to be online ? up and running around the clock for the benefit of your customers and partners. This book will help you successfully maneuver through the ice floes of IT management in an industry with a notoriously high project failure rate.

Titanic Lessons In Project Leadership

Author: Ranjit Sidhu
Editor: Multi-Media Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781554891207
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In Titanic Lessons in Project Leadership we see how "small" and easily overlooked behavioral and communication issues can aggregate through a project to become seemingly unthinkable errors. It is critical that project managers and leaders have the skills to deal effectively with people issues. You need to be just as comfortable managing conflict and motivating your team as you are with planning your work and conducting a risk analysis. When faced with challenging deadlines and the pressures that go with managing projects, it is easy just to focus on getting the task done. This is most likely at the expense of having those difficult conversations with upset stakeholders and disgruntled customers; the people who ultimately determine whether the project is a success or failure. This book focuses on the people aspects of the Titanic story; the key stakeholders, power dynamics, underlying perceptions, communication, leadership and team interactions. Ranjit Sidhu draws on this tragic tale to focus on the "behind the scenes" aspects of human communication and leadership to guide you in the right direction for making that vital difference to your current projects. Combining contemporary management theory with her own insights and extensive project management experience, Ranjit offers practical guidance and lessons from history that will help you gain a deeper understanding of how leaders and teams can operate at their very best.

Project Management Blunders

Author: Mark Kozak-Holland
Editor: Multi-Media Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781554891221
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White Star's initiative to build its new Olympic-class ships can be described as a text book project. It started off very well in the initiation and planning phases: the project team had a very good understanding of the business and customer needs, a solid vision, a superlative business case, the right supplier partnerships, good stakeholder relationships, and a healthy balance of proven and emerging technologies. By the end of the design phase, however, decisions were made that compromised safety features. The architects assumed that the aggregated effect of the reduced safety features and advanced technologies would still protect the ships. By the end of the fitting-out phase, all key stakeholders believed that the ships could never founder. The belief in Titanic's invincibility grew through the sea trials and into the maiden voyage. Everyone-from the captain and crew to the 53 millionaires on board-believed this. Why else would the wealthy and powerful have filled the hold and safes with cars and riches, and come aboard on a potentially treacherous route? Fundamentally, they believed that man had conquered nature and there was little risk. This book reveals the project management blunders that doomed Titanic while it was still being built-mistakes that you can avoid repeating in your own projects. Filled with photos and copies of actual documents from the project, this book walks you through a case study in project management failure.

Managing Smaller Projects

Author: Mike Watson
Editor: Multi-Media Publications Inc.
ISBN: 1895186854
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So called "small projects" can have potentially alarming consequences if they go wrong, but their control is often left to chance. The solution is to adapt tried and tested project management techniques.This book provides a low overhead, highly practical way of looking after small projects. It covers all the essential skills: from project start-up, to managing risk, quality, and change, through to controlling the project and implementing a simple control system. It cuts through the jargon of project management and provides a framework that is as useful to those lacking formal training, as it is to those who are skilled project managers and want to control smaller projects without the burden of bureaucracy. This is the new North American edition of a best-selling U.K. title.

Keep Your Eyes On The Horizon Business Lessons From Unsinkable Titanic

Author: Ade Asefeso
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1291965521
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During our study of the Titanic catastrophe it became clear to us that the leadership lessons from the Titanic clearly apply to businesses today as much as they did to the ships at this iconic event more than 100 years ago. This book will draw parallels between the Titanic catastrophe and today’s contemporary business world. As our reader will hopefully see, there are many lessons to be learned by today’s business practitioners.

Titanic

Author: D. E. Bristow
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THE DEFINITIVE EXPLORATION OF THE MYTHS SURROUNDING THE TITANIC DISASTER.

The Basics Of Project Evaluation And Lessons Learned

Author: Willis H. Thomas
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482204541
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For some organizations, Lessons Learned (LL) is an informal process of discussing and recording project experiences during the closure phase. For others, LL is a formal process that occurs at the end of each phase of a project. Regardless of when they are performed, if you are a project team member, chances are you will soon be required to present

The Last Log Of The Titanic

Author: David G. Brown
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071374569
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Nearly nine decades after the event, the sinking of the Titanic continues to command more attention than any other twentieth-century catatrophe. Yet most of what is commonly believed about that fateful night in 1912 is, at best, a body of myth and legend nurtured by the ship's owners and surviving officers and kept alive by generations of authors and moviemakers. That, at least, is the thesis presented in this compellingly bold, thoroughly plausible contrarian reconstruction of the last hours of the pride of the White Star Line. The new but no-less harrowing Titanic story that Captain David G. Brown unfolds is one involving a tragic chain of errors on the part of the well-meaning crew, the pernicious influence of the ship's haughty owner, who was aboard for the maiden trip, and a fatal overconfidence in the infallibility of early twentieth-century technology. Among the most startling facts to emerge are that the Titanic did not collide with an iceberg but instead ran aground on a submerged ice shelf, resulting in damage not to the ship's sides but to the bottom of her hull. First Officer Murdoch never gave the infamous CRASH STOP ("reverse engines") order; rather, he ordered ALL STOP, allowing him to execute a nearly successful S-curve maneuver around the berg. The iceberg did not materialize unheralded from an ice-free sea; the Titanic was likely steaming at 22 1/2 knots through scattered ice, with no extra lookouts posted, for two hours or more before the fatal encounter. Visibility was not poor that night, and the only signs of haze or distortion were those produced by the ice field itself as the Titanic approached. Most startling of all, however, is evidence that the ship might have stayed afloat long enough to permit the rescue of all passengers and crew if Captain Smith, at the behest of his employer, Bruce Ismay, had not given the order to resume steaming. Offering a radically new interpretation of the facts surrounding the most famous shipwreck in history, The Last Log of the Titanic is certain to ignite a storm of controversy.

Risk And Exploration Earth Sea And Stars

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Guide For Using Sos Titanic In The Classroom

Author: Susan Brennan
Editor: Teacher Created Resources
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Fifteen-year-old Barry O'Neill, traveling from Ireland to America on the maiden voyage of the "Titanic, " finds his life endangered when the ship hits an iceberg and begins to sink. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Final Cut Pro 4

Author: Diana Weynand
Editor: Peachpit Press
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A guide to Final Cut Pro 4 discusses the basics of video editing, along with instructions on advanced techniques, covering such topics as marking and editing clips, inserting and adjusting edits, and creating transitions.

The Titanic

Author: Geoff Tibballs
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ISBN: 9781858682914
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Factory And Industrial Management

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Mini Lessons For Literature Circles

Author: Harvey Daniels
Editor: Heinemann
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Harvey Daniels' Literature Circles introduced tens of thousands of teachers to the power of student-led book discussions. Nancy Steineke's Reading and Writing Together showed how a teacher can nurture friendship and collaboration among young readers. Now, Daniels and Steineke team up to focus on one crucial element of the Literature Circle model; the short, teacher-directed lessons that begin, guide and follow-up every successful book club meeting. Mini-lessons are the secret to book clubs that click. Each of these forty-five short, focused, and practical lessons includes Nancy and Harvey's actual classroom language and is formatted to help busy teachers with point-by-point answers to the questions they most frequently ask. How can I: steer my students toward deeper comprehension? get kids interested in each others' ideas? make sure kids choose just-right books? help students schedule their reading and meeting time? deal with kids who don't do the reading? get kids to pay more attention to literary style and structure? help special education and ELL students to participate actively in book clubs? get kids to expand their repertoire of reading strategies? make sure groups are on-task when I'm not looking over their shoulder? introduce writing tools (including role sheets) that support student discussion?. help shy or dominating members get the right amount of "airtime?" give grades for book clubs without ruining the fun? use scientific research to justify the classroom time I spend on literature circles? Each mini-lesson spells out everything from the time and materials needed to word-by-word instructions for students. The authors even warn "what could go wrong," helping teachers to avoid predictable management problems. With abundant student examples, reproducible forms, photographs of kids in action, and recommended reading lists, Mini-lessons for Literature Circles helps you deepen student book discussions, create lifelong readers, and build a respectful classroom community.

Managing Software Projects

Author: Lois Zells
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Discusses systems life cycle, work breakdowns and topics as how to estimate, develop the optimal plan, calculate project costs, assign work and track time, costs and resources; gives guidance on how to evaluate and select software packages; product evaluations include Harvard Project manager, Superproject Expert, Project Workbench, Timeline, Microsoft project, Viewpoint, and Primavera Project Planner.

Lessons Of Romanticism

Author: Professor Thomas Pfau
Editor: Library
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Explores how the Romantic period gave birth to a seductive cognitive cultural program that retains far reaching implications for contemporary views on individuality and relationships between the individual and larger groups of identification. Established