Language : English
Published : 2012
Pages : 768
Mastering the Requirements Process
The definitive guide to the software requirements process, now updated for the needs of today’s business analysts at all experience levels * *Walks step-by-step through the entire requirements process, introducing Volere, the authors’ detailed, proven model. *Teaches powerful new ‘Thinking Above the Line’ techniques for identifying the real business problem to be solved, and communicating it to all project participants. *Presents extensive new coverage, including new ways to integrate innovation and agility into requirements. One of the most crucial tasks in software development is identifying and specifying requirements: in other words, clarifying what the customer or user really needs. As development teams have learned the hard way, this is no small undertaking. It can only be managed with a clearly defined process. In Mastering the Requirements Process, Third Edition, Suzanne and James Robertson present Volere, their detailed, start-to-finish model for successfully developing and communicating requirements. Over decades, the Robertsons have helped hundreds of companies improve their requirements processes. In this new edition, they’ve reflected all the new lessons they’ve learned, refining their processes to work even more effectively in today’s agile and fast-changing environments. This edition’s coverage includes: * *Comprehensive techniques for uncovering the true business problem – including advanced ‘Thinking Above the Line’ approaches. *Four views of the problem domain: making it easier to understand the problem and communicate the solution. *Detailed linkages showing connections among deliverables through every stage of development. *Updated guidance on connecting stakeholders via the requirements process. *Better ways to develop requirements for agile projects. *How to incorporate innovation when discovering requirements
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The bestselling guide to Exchange Server, fully updated for the newest version Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is touted as a solution for lowering the total cost of ownership, whether deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Like the earlier editions, this comprehensive guide covers every aspect of installing, configuring, and managing this multifaceted collaboration system. It offers Windows systems administrators and consultants a complete tutorial and reference, ideal for anyone installing Exchange Server for the first time or those migrating from an earlier Exchange Server version. Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is a messaging system that allows for access to e-mail, voicemail, and calendars from a variety of devices and any location, making it ideal for the enterprise With more than 21,000 copies of earlier editions sold, this comprehensive guide offers systems administrators and consultants both a tutorial and a reference guide for installing and managing Exchange Server 2013 A team of Microsoft Certified Masters walks you step by step through planning and design, installation, administration and management, maintenance, and more Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 is the complete reference for planning, installing, and maintaining the most popular e-mail server product available.
Since the publication of the first edition in 1982, the goal of Simulation Modeling and Analysis has always been to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, and technically correct treatment of all important aspects of a simulation study. The book strives to make this material understandable by the use of intuition and numerous figures, examples, and problems. It is equally well suited for use in university courses, simulation practice, and self study. The book is widely regarded as the “bible” of simulation and now has more than 100,000 copies in print. The book can serve as the primary text for a variety of courses; for example: a first course in simulation at the junior, senior, or beginning-graduate-student level in engineering, manufacturing, business, or computer science (Chaps. 1 through 4, and parts of Chaps. 5 through 9). At the end of such a course, the students will be prepared to carry out complete and effective simulation studies, and to take advanced simulation courses. A second course in simulation for graduate students in any of the above disciplines (most of Chaps. 5 through 12). After completing this course, the student should be familiar with the more advanced methodological issues involved in a simulation study, and should be prepared to understand and conduct simulation research. An introduction to simulation as part of a general course in operations research or management science (part of Chaps. 1, 3, 5, 6, and 9).
About the Author
Averill M. Law is President of Averill M. Law & Associates, Inc. (Tucson, AZ), a company specializing in simulation training, consulting, and software. He was previously Professor of Decision Sciences at the University of Arizona and Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a Ph.D. and an M.S. in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.A. in mathematics from California State University-Long Beach, and a B.S. in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Law has been a simulation consultant to organizations such as Accenture, Boeing, Booz Allen & Hamilton, ConocoPhillips, Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, Federal Express, Ford, Hewlett-Packard, Kimberly-Clark, M&M/Mars, Monsanto, Sandia National Labs, Swedish Defense Material Administration, U.S. Marine Corps, and Xerox. He has presented more than 550 simulation and statistics short courses in 20 countries, including onsite seminars for ALCOA, AT&T, Boeing, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, CSX, GE, GM, IBM, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Los Alamos National Lab, Missile Defense Agency, Motorola, NASA, National Security Agency, Northrop Grumman, 3M, Time Warner, UPS, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and Whirlpool. He is the developer of the ExpertFit distribution-fitting software, which automates the selection of simulation input probability distributions. ExpertFit is used by more than 3000 organizations worldwide. He also developed the videotapes “Simulation of Manufacturing Systems” and “How to Conduct a Successful Simulation Study.” Dr. Law is the author (or coauthor) of three books and numerous papers on simulation, operations research, statistics, manufacturing, and communications networks. His article “Statistical Analysis of Simulation Output Data” was the first invited feature paper on simulation to appear in a major research journal. His series of papers on the simulation of manufacturing systems won the 1988 Institute of Industrial Engineers’ best publication award. He was awarded the 2009 INFORMS Simulation Society’s Lifetime Professional Achievement Award for his simulation seminars and book. During his academic career, the Office of Naval Research supported his simulation research for 8 consecutive years. He wrote a regular column on simulation for “Industrial Engineering” during 1990 and 1991.
NoSQL database usage is growing at a stunning 50% per year, as organizations discover NoSQL’s potential to address even the most challenging Big Data and real-time database problems. Every NoSQL database is different, but one is the most popular by far: MongoDB. Now, in just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn how to leverage MongoDB’s immense power. Each short, easy lesson builds on all that’s come before, teaching NoSQL concepts and MongoDB techniques from the ground up. Sams Teach Yourself NoSQL with MongoDB in 24 Hours covers all this, and much more: * Learning how NoSQL is different, when to use it, and when to use traditional RDBMSes instead* Designing and implementing MongoDB databases of diverse types and sizes* Storing and interacting with data via Java, PHP, Python, and Node.js/Mongoose* Choosing the right NoSQL distribution model for your application* Installing and configuring MongoDB* Designing MongoDB data models, including collections, indexes, and GridFS* Balancing consistency, performance, and durability* Leveraging the immense power of Map-Reduce* Administering, monitoring, securing, backing up, and repairing MongoDB databases* Mastering advanced techniques such as sharding and replication* Optimizing performance
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Computers are ubiquitous throughout all life-cycle stages of engineering, from conceptual design to manufacturing maintenance, repair and replacement. It is essential for all engineers to be aware of the knowledge behind computer-based tools and techniques they are likely to encounter. The computational technology, which allows engineers to carry out design, modelling, visualisation, manufacturing, construction and management of products and infrastructure is known as Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE). Engineering Informatics: Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Engineering, 2nd Edition provides the foundation knowledge of computing that is essential for all engineers. This knowledge is independent of hardware and software characteristics and thus, it is expected to remain valid throughout an engineering career. This Second Edition is enhanced with treatment of new areas such as network science and the computational complexity of distributed systems. It provides extensive coverage of almost all aspects of Computer-Aided Engineering, outlining general concepts such as fundamental logic, definition of engineering tasks and computational complexity. Every chapter revised and expanded following more than ten years of experience teaching courses on the basis of the first edition. It covers numerous representation frameworks and reasoning strategies. It considers the benefits of increased computational power, parallel computing and cloud computing. It offers many practical engineering examples and exercises, with lecture notes available for many of the topics/chapters from the ASCE Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology, Global Centre of Excellence in Computing, providing a valuable resource for lecturers. It is accompanied by a website hosting updates and solutions. Engineering Informatics: Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Engineering, 2nd Edition provides essential knowledge on computing theory in engineering contexts for students, researchers and practising engineers.
About the Author
Benny Raphael, National University of Singapore, Singapore Benny Raphael is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore. His main areas of research include Computer-aided engineering, Optimization and Machine learning. Ian Smith, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland Ian Smith is Professor and Head of the Applied Computing and Mechanics Laboratory within the Civil Engineering Institute in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering at EPFL. He has also been active in consulting related to monitoring structures, applications of information technology, structural design, evaluation and repair of existing structures and accident analysis in Europe, North America and Japan. He was elected to the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2004 and received the Computing in Civil Engineering Award from the Amercian Society of Civil Engineers in 2005. HE is Editor of the”Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics”, and Associate Editor of “Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing”.