Une méthode de développement de systèmes intégrée à la transformation des processus d’affaires: voilà ce que propose cet ouvrage réalisé à l’intention des futurs analystes de système. De l'étude préliminaire à la réalisation technique, en passant par la conception du nouveau processus et celle du nouveau système d'information, il montre comment les diverses activités d’un projet doivent être menées et les principaux outils qui peuvent être utilisés. Favorisant un apprentissage par mises en situation, l’ouvrage comporte de nombreux exemples concrets et des diagrammes adoptant le standard UML (Unified Modeling Language). Des annexes détaillées sont également consacrées aux outils et aux techniques clés, par exemple les outils de collecte d’information, les outils de modélisation et de documentation de processus et de systèmes, les concepts de bases de données, les méthodes de normalisation et le paramétrage de progiciels. Souvent entend-on dire que la seule constante de notre époque est le changement. Cet adage est d’autant plus vrai dans le domaine des technologies de l’information. Aussi, cette quatrième édition tient-elle compte des multiples changements qui ont marqué le développement de systèmes d’information, notamment l’importance grandissante des progiciels et l’intégration du commerce électronique aux activités des entreprises.
This text is designed to help managers who have to deal with a complex environment, and who are often presented with "ready-made" solutions as to how to best organize their firm, to best use information technology. The book presents a simple and attractive framework within which managers can analyze their firm's environment and characteristics, and reflect on the most appropriate way - for them - to "put the puzzle together." It provides the manager and student with an integrated conceptual but pragmatic framework to analyze their situation. Courses examining the role of Information Technology in emerging organizational forms will find a well-grounded conceptual framework, illustrated with in-depth case studies. The book draws from the latest research in industrial organization, strategy, information technology, organizational theory, and leadership. It examines the individual puzzle pieces that have to be put together - strategy, structure, information technology, and leadership, and present the cases of three firms that were equally successful in putting these pieces together, while choosing pieces with dramatically different forms and adjusting them in radically different ways.The three in-depth cases included in the book are international:Oticon is a Danish firm with close to 1500 employees and is a world leader in the manufacture of hearing aids. Li & Fung is another, fist established in Canton and is an international trading company.Progressive Insurance which is the third largest insurance company in the US.
What can you do today to live the life you want—to be happier? How to put an end to self-criticism? How would your life be different if you believed in yourself? Suzanne Rivard addresses these questions, bringing you fifteen strategies to feel happier about yourself and the world around you. These strategies represent a balanced approach to promoting internal peace and harmony within you, creating the life you deserve. Inside you’ll discover how to break free from negative thinking; transform emotional pain; change the way you see yourself; live a life you value and enjoy; commit yourself to what you care about; and deepen your relationships. “Offers its readers personal, step-by-step procedures on how to define what you are looking for and how to communicate it. Suzanne takes you on a little road trip based on her family and worldly experiences in order to illustrate the life lessons she is promoting. It is a fun, gentle read that will offer its readers a simplified path to a more productive and happier you.”—William Porter, DAc “A short read and a great message; the information in this book can help you unlock the life you want.” —Jamie Fehr, hypnotherapist, facilitator, and speaker
This new volume in the "Advances in Management Information Systems" series presents the latest cutting-edge knowledge in IT outsourcing. As part of the growing business trend to outsourcing various operations, IT outsourcing both determines the governance of a vital organizational function and influences the processes of exploitation and exploration in all other functions of an enterprise. In keeping with the mission of the "AMIS" series, the editors of this volume have framed the domain of research and practice broadly. "Information Technology Outsourcing" provides leading edge research on both the variety of decisions regarding the outsourcing of IS services and the management of the relationship with service suppliers.
Strategic Knowledge Management Technology applies the knowledge-based view of the firm, which builds on the resource-based theory. The value shop is identified as the typical value configuration for knowledge firms. This book applies a stages of growth model for knowledge management technology, where firms develop from the person-to-tools strategy, via the person-to-person strategy and the person-to-documents strategy, to the person-to-systems strategy. The case of law firms is extensively explored. IS/IT strategy for knowledge management is developed within the framework of the Y model.
The governance of seas and oceans, defined as all forms of social participation in decision-making on the marine environment, is here mainly from a legal perspective view with the Law of the Sea as a determinant. The book presents the main aspects of maritime law and the history of its construction. The exploitation of living resources, minerals and marine energy reserves, maritime transport, marine ecosystems disturbance by a vessel traffic constantly increasing, are included.
"SAP R/3 Reporting" shows how to deliver effective reports for every area of the enterprise. It's the first book to focus specifically on SAP R/3 reporting. Curran begins by introducing SAP R/3's key information systems, data resources, and business processes. Next, he reviews specific reports for financials, logistics, HR, asset management, and shows how to build reports that are readable, accurate, and timely. Finally, Curran introduces ActiveSheets, third-party software that streamlines reporting by working through Microsoft Excel. A working ActiveSheets demo is included on CD-ROM.
Business Process Change
Author: Paul Harmon
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Business Process Change, 3rd Edition provides a balanced view of the field of business process change. Bestselling author Paul Harmon offers concepts, methods, cases for all aspects and phases of successful business process improvement. Updated and added for this edition is new material on the development of business models and business process architecture development, on integrating decision management models and business rules, on service processes and on dynamic case management, and on integrating various approaches in a broad business process management approach. New to this edition: How to develop business models and business process architecture How to integrate decision management models and business rules New material on service processes and on dynamic case management Learn to integrate various approaches in a broad business process management approach Extensive revision and update addresses Business Process Management Systems, and the integration of process redesign and Six Sigma Learn how all the different process elements fit together in this best first book on business process, now completely updated Tailor the presented methodology, which is based on best practices, to your organization’s specific needs Understand the human aspects of process redesign Benefit from all new detailed case studies showing how these methods are implemented
Author: Erik Larson, Clifford Gray
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
The new edition of the classic bestseller that launched the data warehousing industry covers new approaches and technologies, many of which have been pioneered by Inmon himself In addition to explaining the fundamentals of data warehouse systems, the book covers new topics such as methods for handling unstructured data in a data warehouse and storing data across multiple storage media Discusses the pros and cons of relational versus multidimensional design and how to measure return on investment in planning data warehouse projects Covers advanced topics, including data monitoring and testing Although the book includes an extra 100 pages worth of valuable content, the price has actually been reduced from $65 to $55
A Practical Guide to SysML
Author: Sanford Friedenthal, Alan Moore, Rick Steiner
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
A Practical Guide to SysML, Third Edition, fully updated for SysML version 1.4, provides a comprehensive and practical guide for modeling systems with SysML. With their unique perspective as leading contributors to the language, Friedenthal, Moore, and Steiner provide a full description of the language along with a quick reference guide and practical examples to help you use SysML. The book begins with guidance on the most commonly used features to help you get started quickly. Part 1 explains the benefits of a model-based approach, providing an overview of the language and how to apply SysML to model systems. Part 2 includes a comprehensive description of SysML that provides a detailed understanding that can serve as a foundation for modeling with SysML, and as a reference for practitioners. Part 3 includes methods for applying model-based systems engineering using SysML to specify and design systems, and how these methods can help manage complexity. Part 4 deals with topics related to transitioning MBSE practice into your organization, including integration of the system model with other engineering models, and strategies for adoption of MBSE. Learn how and why to deploy MBSE in your organization with an introduction to systems and model-based systems engineering Use SysML to describe systems with this general overview and a detailed description of the Systems Modeling Language Review practical examples of MBSE methodologies to understand their application to specifying and designing a system Includes comprehensive modeling notation tables as an appendix that can be used as a standalone reference
Jointly published with INRA, Paris. Pesticide resistance is becoming more frequent and widespread with more than 500 insect species known to have become resistant to synthetic insecticides. On the other hand, consumers increasingly demand agricultural products without any pesticide residues. This book, for the first time, shows the alternative: solely physical methods for plant protection by means of thermal, electromagnetic, mechanical and vacuum processes. A glossary rounds up this extremely valuable book.