Written from the perspective of a large industrial enterprise, this practical book provides an actionable methodology for IoT project managers, based on real-world IoT case studies. Current hype aside, the Internet of Things will ultimately become as fundamental as the Internet itself, with lots of opportunities and trials along the way. To help you navigate these choppy waters, this practical guide introduces a dedicated methodology for businesses preparing to transition towards IoT-based business models.
With the revised second edition of this hands-on guide, up-and-coming data scientists will learn how to use the Agile Data Science development methodology to build data applications with Python, Apache Spark, Kafka, and other tools.
This practical book shows you how to apply the same response methodology to your own IT operation. You´ll learn how IMS best practices for leading people and managing time apply directly to IT incidents where the stakes are high and outcomes are uncertain.
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 twenty-first century has seen a breathtaking expansion of statistical methodology, both in scope and in influence. ´Big data´, ´data science´, and ´machine learning´ have become familiar terms in the news, as statistical methods are brought to bear upon the enormous data sets of modern science and commerce. How did we get here? And where are we going? This book takes us on an exhilarating journey through the revolution in data analysis following the introduction of electronic computation in the 1950s. Beginning with classical inferential theories - Bayesian, frequentist, Fisherian - individual chapters take up a series of influential topics: survival analysis, logistic regression, empirical Bayes, the jackknife and bootstrap, random forests, neural networks, Markov chain Monte Carlo, inference after model selection, and dozens more. The distinctly modern approach integrates methodology and algorithms with statistical inference. The book ends with speculation on the future direction of statistics and data science.
Here is the ideal field guide for data warehousing implementation. This book first teaches you how to build a data warehouse, including defining the architecture, understanding the methodology, gathering the requirements, designing the data models, and creating the databases. Coverage then explains how to populate the data warehouse and explores how to present data to users using reports and multidimensional databases and how to use the data in the data warehouse for business intelligence, customer relationship management, and other purposes. It also details testing and how to administer data warehouse operation.
Personas, an essential step to successful product development, are profiles of target customers created to focus development teams on user need, context, and pain points. The Persona Lifecycle , published by Morgan Kaufmann in 2007, is a comprehensive treatment of persona creation, use, and evaluation, complete with case studies, justifications, and methodology. The groundbreaking book has received 17 five-star reviews on Amazon and accolades from gurus in the field. While the book is a must-have for user experience practitioners, the industry has called for a shorter, quick-reference edition that features just the basic steps for creating and using personas. The Persona Lifecycle: Practitioners´ Quick Reference is a low-priced, condensed version that borrows just the basic steps from the parent book and presents a how-to for students, those new to the field, and practitioners wanting a quick refresher while on the job.
Nearly five years after the first edition of this book exploded on to the market, noted software engineering guru and the father of Extreme Programming (XP) Kent Beck provides a fresh look at this controversial topic. XP remains the most popular agile methodology in software development, and many believe it is ideal for small to mid-size development organizations. However, XP is not without its detractors. The goal of the book remains to help programmers and teams decide if XP is the right path to pursue. The book offers advice, but does not provide a prescriptive, how to style format. This Fifth Anniversary Edition enhances the full knowledge of XP and gives both the advocate and skeptic of XP full detail to move forward with an informed opinion.
´´It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.´´- Charles Darwin As the industry is moving towards maximum digitization there is a consensus that DevOps practices help you deliver software faster, more reliable, and with fewer errors. So, whether you are from the Business side or technical side; DevOps have to be your way forward. DevOps is a set of practices and cultural values that have been proven to help organizations of all sizes improve their software release cycles, software quality, security, and ability to get rapid feedback on product development. This book is aimed at Consultant, Project Manager and people from techno-commercial profile who would be explaining the benefits of DevOps to the client, internal leadership or project teams. As the crux of DevOps methodology lies in the cultural transformation of the organization, people who are stakeholders in shaping this change must understand the overall alignment of business goals with this methodology. You would get to explore: What is DevOps A relationship between Agile, Scrum, Kanban and DevOps DevOps Adoption: Organizational cultural Change DevOps Ecosystem Emerging Trends DevOps success stories In the Bonus Booklet you will find out: DevOps Job Market overview Insights into DevOps job application People to follow on twitter