Fifty-six authors provide analytical reflections on how Singapore has been transformed from a colony into a thriving, modern, independent republic.
Author: Kernial Singh Sandhu
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Category: Political Science
Fifty-six authors provide analytical reflections on how Singapore has been transformed from a colony into a thriving, modern, independent republic. It offers the most comprehensive evaluation of the achievements of the government and people of Singapore to date. An outline of the colonial context is followed by evaluations of government policy and practice; restructuring of the economy and accompanying social changes; concomitant modifications in the cultural matrix, and the way Singapore is responding to the information revolution and the changing international environment.
1 INTRODUCTION The Role of Success in Singapore's National Identity
TERENCE CHONG THE SINGAPORE STORY AS A ... Publications such as Management of Success: The Moulding of Modern Singapore; Singapore: The
Struggle for ...
Author: Terence Chong
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian
Category: Political Science
Rev. ed. of: Management of success, the moulding of modern Singapore.
G. Gurr, S.D. Wratten, Steve Wratten. Chapter 9 Success in Biological Control of
Soil-dwelling Insects by Pathogens and Nematodes T.A. Jackson1, S.B. Alves2
and R.M. Pereira3 1AgResearch, POBox60, Lincoln, New Zealand ...
Author: G. Gurr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
As well as examining successful biological control programmes this book analyses why the majority of attempts fail. Off-target and other negative effects of biological control are also dealt with. Chapters contributed by leading international researchers and practitioners in all areas of biological control afford the book a breadth of coverage and depth of analysis not possible with a single author volume. Combined with the use of other experts to review chapters and editorial oversight to ensure thematic integrity of the volume, this book provides the most authoritative analysis of biological control published. Key aspects addressed include how success may be measured, how successful biological control has been to date and how may it be made more successful in the future. With extensive use of contemporary examples, photographs, figures and tables this book will be invaluable to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as being a `must' for all involved in making biological control successful.
As a Project Manager and in senior executive positions, he has focused on what
makes Projects and Project • Managers successful. He is now President of
Project Management International, a consulting firm focused on Project
Author: Philip R. Moncrief
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Business & Economics
Project Management is a broad subject and there have been many excellent books written on the subject. Some are encyclopedic in content. This book is not. Project Managers have little free time and they don’t generally spend it reading books on Project Management. Project Management – The Secrets of Success is a book of important topics and guidelines for the Project Manager - a book that can be read while traveling or referred to as an issue arises. Project Management is THE critical skill in the engineering and construction world. Most Presidents and senior managers of engineering and construction companies are former project managers. Even in the Owner organizations, excellent project managers position themselves for senior management roles. Why? Because managing a project is fundamentally business management – starting, staffing, running and shutting down a business - excellent preparation for company management. Project Management can be boiled down to 10 Project Management Commandments. Following these ten commandments alone will not make a Project Manager successful; but, poor performance in any of these areas usually results in failure. 1. Safety – first, last and always 2. Contract – know it – follow it 3. Quality – good jobs have high quality 4. Schedule – no excuses 5. Basic Project Data – verify, then use 6. Be Completion Driven 7. Quantities – manage them 8. Money – guard it – ours or the Client’s 9. Lead – clearly show the way 10. Client Relationship – you have the responsibility Project Management – The Secrets of Success expands each of these topics in detail. The book is not a primer on Project Management; it builds on the knowledge of experienced Project Managers and provides them guidelines and coaching to improve project performance. Project Management – The Secrets of Success also discusses the skills necessary to become an excellent Project manager. They include: · Leadership - giving proper direction and following progress on a detailed level. · Insight – being able to understand the status and direction of a project from limited data – relying on experience and intuition to root out problems. · Consensus building - seeking alignment from your team and with your Client. Getting all needed input before making decisions. · Communication skills including oral reporting, written communications and presentation skills. · Building excellent Client relationships. · Project risk - how to recognize it and how to mitigate it. · How to keep a project on schedule. · Project costs - understanding them in detail and monitoring and correcting poor cost performance. · Knowledge of contracts - what the key issues are and how to roll down the prime contract terms to subcontractors and vendors. · Understanding construction and being able to drive engineering, design and procurement to support the field. · Knowing and championing Safety - in design and in execution. · Being an outspoken advocate for Quality. Every experienced Project Manager will benefit from the lessons of Project Management - The Secrets of Success.
Designing, Managing, and Monitoring Conservation and Development Projects
Nick Salafsky, Richard A. Margoluis. Purpose ... and all other conservation and
development projects is to be able to measure the success of project
Author: Nick Salafsky
Publisher: Island Press
Measures of Success is a practical, hands-on guide to designing, managing, and measuring the impacts of community-oriented conservation and development projects. It presents a simple, clear, logical, and yet comprehensive approach to developing and implementing effective programs, and can help conservation and development practitioners use principles of adaptive management to test assumptions about their projects and learn from the results.The book presents a systematic approach to improving the focus, effectiveness, and efficiency of projects, with specific guidelines and advice on:designing a realistic conceptual framework based on local site conditions developing clearly defined goals, objectives, and activities creating a monitoring plan that can be used to assess whether goals and objectives are being met integrating social and biological science techniques to collect the most relevant and useful data in the most cost-effective way using the information obtained through the monitoring plan to modify the project and learn from the resultThe text is developed in eight chapters that follow the structure of a planning process from conception to completion, with the chapters linked by four scenarios that serve as teaching case studies throughout the book. Examples from these scenarios illustrate the processes and tools discussed, and each scenario case study is presented in its entirety in an appendix to the volume. The approach has been developed and field tested by practitioners working in many different projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and their experience and input ensure that the guide is both practical and useful.Measures of Success is the only work of its kind currently available, and represents an invaluable resource for field-based practitioners, project managers, and local community leaders, as well as for international NGO staff, college and university teachers and students, researchers, and government officials.
Management. The significance of intensive customer acquisition and contact was
shown in the previous chapter. ... Customer Relation Management (CRM) is a
new focus in the strategy of successful management, to which the relations ...
Author: Bernd Schneider
Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag
Dr. Dr. Schneider analyses the opportunities, economic problems and internal weak points of middle-sized enterprises, especially from the point of view and the experience of a practitioner on the basis of enterprise analyses and interviews. Success factors of the SME are high flexibility, innovation, reliability, motivation of employees and customer loyalty as well as customer specific goods and services, which are last but not least determined by the strong influence of the enterpriser. The main problems of the SME are: too high costs for duties and bureaucracy, low capital facilities, often too little management potential; this prevents that good innovations from the markets, from the enterprise, are implemented consequently and profitably in products, methods and new market offers. This investigation gives further help and exemplars for a successful SME-management especially for the leisure time market horse management and wants to provide a scientific and experience-oriented contribution to motivate young elites to carry out their business and personal targets with a sense of proportion. Dr. Dr. Bernd Schneider is for years familiar with SME-problems: as a young business manager, enterpriser and now as head of the study focus "Entrepreneurship" of an academy. He teaches and advises both at home and abroad.
Whenever the conceptual, definition and implementation processes deviate from
the accepted risk management, templates and associated techniques, risks are
introduced. The probability of success (or risk of failure) should be estimated and
Author: Albert Hamilton
Publisher: Thomas Telford
The influences of modern technology and competitive environments have a direct impact on the outcomes of projects, irrespective of project type. This text is a response to the growing need for better management which many people find necessary when leading or working within teams or groups undertaking a project. Increasingly, people in a working environment are engaged in organised practices and utilising resources, facing the challenge of having to meet, or better, predetermined cost budgets and strict timetables. The fact that most work is organised into programs or singular projects means that people require increasing guidance in project management.
In Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions (MandA) have become an increasingly attractive growth opportunity among companies over a long period of time. Nowadays, there is hardly a day where current developments of ongoing MandA transactions or speculations about presumed MandA deals cannot be followed in the daily press.It is proved that a huge number of MandA did not deliver on their promises. The majority of failed MandA are a result of mismanagement during the Post Merger Integration (PMI) when processes have to be adjusted, personnel need to be teamed up and corporate cultures have to be reconciled.This study deals predominantly with aspects of synergy management whereby the main focus is on synergy tracking as a support function of the synergy management. An emphasis is on the analysis of realization efforts that need to be done by the management during the PMI. To provide a solution and ease the aforementioned issues of synergy realization, a synergy tracking tool, which serves as an effective support instrument during the PMI is developed.
Mike is a business owner and chief officer; Duane and Linda are senior managers in a corporate setting. ... in organizations, management has offered
numerous approaches and techniques with varying degrees of success including
Lean Six ...
Author: Vincent Edward Gooden
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this sequel to Interaction Our Way...A Portrait of Success, Vince revisits and relives events in his life from toddler to adulthood that contribute to his management approach and leadership qualities. He presents management as a wholeness approach inclusive of planning, approach (action), staffing, organization and budget (PASOB). This context incorporates how we act, interact, manage and lead in our daily lives and embodies the rightness of self and how we make right for others. Vince recognizes that all leaders are not managers; however managers should embrace leadership qualities such as strategic planning, integrity, motivation, and commitment to the management process as well as to the customer. Rightness in this context is (1) compliance with the natural laws of good versus evil and right versus wrong as well as (2) demonstration of a common sense approach to management and leadership. The Gooden siblings believe in the rightness of self and others and exhibit this in their management and leadership efforts.
If this makes successful project management sound like an impossible dream,
read on. Successful project management is challenging—there is no denying that
—but this book can help. Utilizing a series of tools and techniques, some adapted
Author: Christine B. Tayntor
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
Emphasizing that it's much easier and more cost effective to make changes in the planning phases of a project rather than later on, Project Management Tools and Techniques for Success provides an accessible introduction to project management fundamentals. Highlighting approaches for avoiding common pitfalls, it begins with an introduction to project management that compares and contrasts the stages of poor management with those of effective management. Because change is inherent in virtually all projects, the text outlines the human effects of change and suggests ways to mitigate these effects. It addresses team dynamics, sourcing alternatives, motivating the team, managing expectations, assessing risk, and defining and prioritizing project requirements. The book translates difficult concepts into practical applications with a case study that examines the merger of two companies, along with the subsequent development of a new corporate headquarters. By adding a layer of statistical methods and tools to the front-end of a project, Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) augments standard Six Sigma processes to help ensure project results meet customers' needs and that delays caused by new requirements or rework after implementation are eliminated or reduced. The book explains how to effectively incorporate DFSS tools to reduce the possibility of failure in your next project. Clearly illustrating effective project management practices, the book includes a listing of commonly used acronyms, suggestions for additional reading, along with instructions on how to create four of the most important tools discussed in the book.