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Making Things Happen

Author : Scott Berkun
ISBN : 0596555393
Genre : Computers
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In the updated edition of this critically acclaimed and bestselling book, Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a collection of essays on field-tested philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects. Each essay distills complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice, and the new edition now adds more value for leaders and managers of projects everywhere. Based on his nine years of experience as a program manager for Internet Explorer, and lead program manager for Windows and MSN, Berkun explains to technical and non-technical readers alike what it takes to get through a large software or web development project. Making Things Happen doesn't cite specific methods, but focuses on philosophy and strategy. Unlike other project management books, Berkun offers personal essays in a comfortable style and easy tone that emulate the relationship of a wise project manager who gives good, entertaining and passionate advice to those who ask. Topics in this new edition include: How to make things happen Making good decisions Specifications and requirements Ideas and what to do with them How not to annoy people Leadership and trust The truth about making dates What to do when things go wrong Complete with a new forward from the author and a discussion guide for forming reading groups/teams, Making Things Happen offers in-depth exercises to help you apply lessons from the book to your job. It is inspiring, funny, honest, and compelling, and definitely the one book that you and your team need to have within arm's reach throughout the life of your project. Coming from the rare perspective of someone who fought difficult battles on Microsoft's biggest projects and taught project design and management for MSTE, Microsoft's internal best practices group, this is valuable advice indeed. It will serve you well with your current work, and on future projects to come.

Making Things Happen

Author : James Woodward
ISBN : 0198035330
Genre : Science
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In Making Things Happen, James Woodward develops a new and ambitious comprehensive theory of causation and explanation that draws on literature from a variety of disciplines and which applies to a wide variety of claims in science and everyday life. His theory is a manipulationist account, proposing that causal and explanatory relationships are relationships that are potentially exploitable for purposes of manipulation and control. This account has its roots in the commonsense idea that causes are means for bringing about effects; but it also draws on a long tradition of work in experimental design, econometrics, and statistics. Woodward shows how these ideas may be generalized to other areas of science from the social scientific and biomedical contexts for which they were originally designed. He also provides philosophical foundations for the manipulationist approach, drawing out its implications, comparing it with alternative approaches, and defending it from common criticisms. In doing so, he shows how the manipulationist account both illuminates important features of successful causal explanation in the natural and social sciences, and avoids the counterexamples and difficulties that infect alternative approaches, from the deductive-nomological model onwards. Making Things Happen will interest philosophers working in the philosophy of science, the philosophy of social science, and metaphysics, and as well as anyone interested in causation, explanation, and scientific methodology.

Implementation

Author : Anita Pankake
ISBN : 9781317920632
Genre : Education
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This book shows school leaders how to put programs and change efforts into action; facilitate and coordinate tasks; monitor progress; and support those responsible for carrying out projects and plans.

101 Commonsense Rules For Making Things Happen

Author : John R. Brinkerhoff
ISBN : 0811724190
Genre : Business & Economics
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Covers basic and advanced project-planning concepts and includes models, charts, and other planning tools.

The Science Of Making Things Happen

Author : Kim Marcille Romaner
ISBN : 9781577318545
Genre : Self-Help
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Entrepreneur, speaker, and consultant Kim Romaner has spent years researching the latest advances in science and technology and then working with colleagues and clients to apply those discoveries in practical — and profitable — ways. In these pages, she reveals five principles from recent and little-known scientific discoveries that you can use right now to accomplish your dreams, whether those dreams are focused on career, relationships, fitness, creative projects, or business endeavors. You’ll learn how to wield the power of quantum, neurological, and biological mechanisms already in play to change your life as if by magic. The big lesson of this book is that the universe is designed to turn the possibilities you choose into realities, and Kim guides you through the cutting-edge science of amplifying those possibilities and achieving your goals.

Proactivity At Work

Author : Sharon K. Parker
ISBN : 9781317752578
Genre : Psychology
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As organizations grow increasingly complex and unpredictable, the topic of proactivity at work has become of great importance for contemporary workplaces. Proactivity drives performance and innovation of teams and organizations and boosts individuals’ well-being and careers. When individuals are proactive, they use their initiative at work to bring about a better future. They scan for opportunities, persist until change is achieved, and take charge to prevent problems’ future reoccurrence. In this book, leading scholars on proactivity from across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia explore how, why, and when individuals are motivated to initiate change within their organizations or themselves and examine the consequences of various forms of proactivity at work. Individual chapters explore specific concepts of proactivity, such as proactive voice, job crafting, and career proactivity, as well as highlight individual processes and organizational dynamics that underlie successful proactivity at work. By providing insights on key advances and future directions for proactivity theory, research, and practice, Proactivity at Work synthesizes what we already know and identifies what we still need to learn about making things happen at work. This book is relevant to all those involved or interested in Work Psychology and Business, including Human Resource Management scholars.

Poetry Poets Readers

Author : Peter Robinson
ISBN : 0199251134
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'Robinson's critical senses are fine-tuned... this results in some bracing analyses of poems, and the ways of happening they embody... His criticism insists on the really important questions to which only the best poety is equal. This is to reclaim for poetry the seriousness and centrality it demands.' -Peter MacDonald, Times Literary SupplementWritten by an award-winning poet, Peter Robinson's book offers a model for relationships between poetry, poets, and readers, and considers the work of Shakespeare, Keats, Yeats, Auden, Bishop, and Muldoon, along with explorations of such matters as questions in poems, facts in fictions, and literary value.

Making Things Happen For The Lord

Author : Pamela Powell Tawbush
ISBN : 9781619966345
Genre : Religion
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Making Things Happen is a "Survival Manual" for those who desire to abound in the work of the Lord. The church contains many types of personalities, which creates a challenge for those who desire to "Make Things Happen" for the Lord. As we attempt to walk in the fullness of God and carry on the works of Jesus, keeping unity within the Church can be a challenging endeavor. Having an understanding of what to expect will be the key to survival. Realizing and having an understanding that there are generally three types of people who make up the Church world will equip leaders and laymen with the tools to excel. The Lord's will is that we have the strength and wisdom to keep peace and harmony within the Church, as we face the challenge of working with Those Who Make Things Happen - Those Who Watch Things Happen - and Those Who Wonder What Happened! Pamela Powell Tawbush and her husband Stanley pioneered the ministry of RESTORATION in Northport, Alabama in 1992. Together, they believe in the Balance of the Word and the Holy Spirit, and believe it is that Balance which makes up the infallible TRUTH. While in the ministry of RESTORATION, they have traveled and preached the message that it is the will of God to "Take Back What the Devil Has Stolen." Pamela holds an Associate Degree in Business from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Ashford University. Pamela is a life-long learner and believes that it is the perfect will of God for Christians to continue to learn, grow and change to become the servant God desires. She is a proud mother of four and has nine grandchildren. Pamela moved from Alabama in 1997 and presently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her family.

Making Things Happen

Author : Gerald Frost
ISBN : 9781849548953
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Before he was forty, Nigel Vinson - inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and farmer - had achieved what many struggle to achieve in a lifetime. He had created and built up a successful company based on his own ideas, floated it on the stock exchange and made more than enough money to never have to work again. But, instead of retiring, Vinson forged a unique career in British public life as he sought to find answers to the daunting political and economic problems confronting Britain. This was partly achieved through the wider application of ideas he had developed when running his own business, but also by helping, funding and cooperating with others he judged capable of making a contribution to the country's recovery. We have it on the authority of Margaret Thatcher herself that Thatcherism would never have happened without the Centre for Policy Studies - the think tank Vinson helped her establish. This biography tells the story of a man whose influence, both direct and indirect, has been considerably greater than is widely realised. He is a man who saw through the fashionable shibboleths of his day but was often ahead of the trend; a man whose 'do as you would be done by' moral philosophy, enormously practical nature and infectious enthusiasm have been fundamental to his continued success. Nigel Vinson is a man who has made things happen - and he continues to do so to this day.

Exercising Influence

Author : B. Kim Barnes
ISBN : 9781118047156
Genre : Business & Economics
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