Books

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Book review: How to do Systems Analysis

Book review: How to do Systems Analysis

The strapline on the back of this book is ‘becoming a systems thinker’.  The authors have taken a practical approach to systems analysis describing the fundamentals of systemic thinking including problem definition and problem solving. How to do Systems Analysis covers the six main phases of systems analysis:  determining system goals, establishing a process and…

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Book review: Women in Science, Engineering and Technology: three decades of UK initiatives

Women play an active role today in most occupations, but it hasn’t always been easy, especially in technical fields.  Women in Science, Engineering and Technology is an overview of the UK initiatives since the 1970’s designed to encourage girls and women into non-traditional jobs. The book begins by describing the changing socio-political and economic climate…

Cross-border reading list

Enjoyed the series on managing international projects? Here is some further reading that you might like: Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers, Anthony Mersino (Amacom, 2007) Polyglot Dictionary of Project Management Terms, John Bartlett (PMToday.co.uk) Managing Without Walls: Maximize Success with Virtual, Global, and Cross-cultural Teams, Colleen Garton and Kevin Wegryn (MC Press, 2006) And of…

Collaboration Explained

Collaboration Explained

Today, all kinds of teams, including Agile software development, depend heavily on team and collaborative working. Collaboration Explained by Jean Tabaka aims to present practical ways to encourage a collaborative culture within development teams. Section 1 of the book defines what Tabaka means by collaboration and what the benefits of a collaborative culture look like,…

Book review: Syngress IT Security Project Management Handbook

Book review: Syngress IT Security Project Management Handbook

Network security is an ongoing task and this heavy-weight book tackles it with both a sense of immediacy and a long-term view of strategic IT security planning. Syngress IT Security Project Management Handbook aims to present an operational framework for security planning. It is written in a very accessible style and the pages are clear….