Using the factor analysis of information risk (FAIR) methodology developed over ten years and adopted by corporations worldwide, Measuring and Managing Information Risk provides a proven and credible framework for understanding, measuring, and analyzing information risk of any size or complexity. Intended for organizations that need to either build a risk management program from the ground up or strengthen an existing one, this book provides a unique and fresh perspective on how to do a basic quantitative risk analysis. Covering such key areas as risk theory, risk calculation, scenario modeling, and communicating risk within the organization, Measuring and Managing Information Risk helps managers make better business decisions by understanding their organizational risk. Uses factor analysis of information risk (FAIR) as a methodology for measuring and managing risk in any organization. Carefully balances theory with practical applicability and relevant stories of successful implementation. Includes examples from a wide variety of businesses and situations presented in an accessible writing style.
The first step to project success is accurate estimating and realistic planning. Projects with unrealistic expectations affixed to them are likely to derail at an early stage. This book shows the software practitioner how to effectively estimate and properly plan a project within an agile context. The book´s content is suitable for projects using any agile or semi-agile process (such as Extreme Programming, Scrum, Feature Driven Development, Crystal, Adaptive Software Development, DSDM or even the IBM Rational Unified Process). The ideas in this book will work with any iterative development process, which greatly broadens the target audience beyond the traditional agile community. Each chapter is supported by a summary and a set of questions that allows readers to assess their ability to estimate and plan a project. The result is an engaging read with pearls of wisdom that can be applied to the reader´s next project. Product Description Praise for Agile Estimating and Planning Traditional, deterministic approaches to planning and estimating simply don´t cut it on the slippery slopes of today´s dynamic, change-driven projects. Mike Cohn´s breakthrough book gives us not only the philosophy, but also the guidelines and a proven set of tools that we need to succeed in planning, estimating, and scheduling projects with a high uncertainty factor. At the same time, the author never loses sight of the need to deliver business value to the customer each step of the way. -Doug DeCarlo, author of eXtreme Project Management: Using Leadership, Principles and Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility (Jossey-Bass, 2004) We know how to build predictive plans and manage them. But building plans that only estimate the future and then embrace change, challenge most of our training and skills. In Agile Estimating and Planning , Mike Cohn once again fills a hole in the Agile practices, this time by showing us a workable approach to Agile estimating and planning. Mike delves into the nooks and crannies of the subject and anticipates many of the questions and nuances of this topic. Students of Agile processes will recognize that this book is truly about agility, bridging many of the practices between Scrum and ExtremeProgramming. -Ken Schwaber, Scrum evangelist, Agile Alliance cofounder, and signatory to the Agile Manifesto In Agile Estimating and Planning , Mike Cohn has, for the first time, brought together most everything that the Agile community has learned about the subject. The book is clear, well organized, and a pleasant and valuable read. It goes into all the necessary detail, and at the same time keeps the reader´s burden low. We can dig in as deeply as we need to, without too much detail before we need it. The book really brings together everything we have learned about Agile estimation and planning over the past decade. It will serve its readers well. -Ron Jeffries, www.XProgramming.com, author of Extreme Programming Installed (Addison-Wesley, 2001) and Extreme Programming Adventures in C# (Microsoft Press, 2004) Agile Estimating and Planning provides a view of planning that´s balanced between theory and practice, and it is supported by enough concrete experiences to lend it credibility. I particularly like the quote ´planning is a quest for value.´ It points to a new, more positive attitude toward planning that goes beyond the ´necessary evil´ view that I sometimes hold. -Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained, Second Edition (Addison-Wesley, 2005) Up-front planning is still the most critical part of software development. Agile software development requires Agile planning techniques. This book shows you how to employ Agile planning in a succinct, practical, and easy-to-follow manner. -Adam Rogers, Ultimate Software Mike does a great follow-up to User Stories Applied by continuing to provide Agile teams with the practical approaches and techniques to increase agility. In this book, Mike provides time-proven and well-tested methods for being successful with the multiple levels of planning and estimating required by Agile. This book is the first to detail the disciplines of Agile estimating and planning, in ways that rival my 1980 civil engineering texts on CPM Planning and Estimating. -Ryan Martens, President and Founder, Rally Software Development Corporation With insight and clarity, Mike Cohn shows how to effectively produce software of high business value. With Agile estimation and planning, you focus
Die diskrete Mathematik ist im Begriff, zu einem der wichtigsten Gebiete der mathematischen Forschung zu werden mit Anwendungen in der Kryptographie, der linearen Programmierung, der Kodierungstheorie und Informatik. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Studenten der Mathematik und Informatik, die ein Gefühl dafür entwickeln möchten, worum es in der Mathematik geht, wobei Mathematik hilfreich sein kann, und mit welcher Art Fragen sich Mathematiker auseinandersetzen. Die Autoren stellen eine Anzahl ausgewählter Ergebnisse und Methoden der diskreten Mathematik vor, hauptsächlich aus den Bereichen Kombinatorik und Graphentheorie, teilweise aber auch aus der Zahlentheorie, der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und der kombinatorischen Geometrie.Wo immer es möglich war, haben die Autoren Beweise und Problemlösungen verwendet, um den Studenten zu helfen, die Lösungen der Fragestellungen zu verstehen. Zusätzlich ist eine Vielzahl von Beispielen, Bildern und Übungsaufgaben über das Buch verteilt. László Lovász ist einer der Leiter der theoretischen Forschungsabteilung der Microsoft Corporation. Er hat 1999 den Wolf-Preis sowie den Gödel-Preis für die beste wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichung in der Informatik erhalten. József Pelikán ist Professor am Institut für Algebra und Zahlentheorie der Eötvös Loránd Universität in Budapest. Katalin Vesztergombi ist Senior Lecturer am Fachbereich Mathematik der Universität von Washington in Seattle.