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User Research: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Products and Services

Many businesses are based on creating desirable experiences, products and services for users. However in spite of this, companies often fail to consider the end user - the customer - in their planning and development processes. As a result, organizations find themselves spending huge sums of money creating products and services that, quite simply, don't work. User experience research, also known as UX research, focuses on understanding user behaviours, needs and motivations through a range of observational techniques, task analysis and other methodologies.

Essential Managers: Strategic Thinking

Learn how to plan, develop, and implement dynamic business and team strategies with strategic thinking. This concise and informative guide shows you how to identify the route to success by gathering and analyzing key information, setting short- and long-term objectives, developing your team-leadership skills, predicting future trends, and maintaining a flexible approach.

Reinvention: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

If you knew you couldn’t fail, what is the greatest thing you would dare to dream? Is the job you now have the one you’ve always wanted? Do you work with the kind of people you’d like to work with? As personal success expert Brian Tracy can attest, it’s not until you deal with the dissatisfactions of the present that you can move onward and upward to create the wonderful future that is possible for you. And it is possible.

Production and Operations Management

This book further discusses in detail the production system concept, facility location, plant layout design, production scheduling, mass production techniques such as assembly line balancing maintenance planning and control, quality control and modern production management tools that include CIM, TQM,TPM and ISO 9000 & 14000 Series.

Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases

A skills-oriented, practitioner perspective on strategy, thoroughly updated with current research and concepts.In today’s economy, gaining and sustaining a competitive advantage is harder than ever.

Mastering Risk Modelling: A Practical Guide to Modelling Uncertainty With Microsoft Excel

Risks are everywhere in the business world. Mastering Risk Modelling provides the busy financial manager with useful tips andpractical templates for assessing, applying and modelling risk and uncertainty in Excel. The book is designed specifically to be of help to you if you dont have time to start from scratch it will improve your abilities in Excel and give you a library of basic examples that you can use as a basis for further development.

Hotel Management and Operations

This newly updated edition is  a compilation of readings, divided into nine sections, each examining a specific hotel department or activity.

Fundamentals of Financial Instruments: An Introduction to Stocks, Bonds, Foreign Exchange, and Derivatives

The essential guide to financial instruments, logically presented Fundamentals of Financial Instruments deals with the global financial markets and the instruments in which they trade. While most books on finance tend to be heavily mathematical, this book emphasizes the concepts in a logical, sequential fashion, introducing mathematical concepts only at the relevant times. As a result, the reader gains conceptual clarity reinforced by just the right level of technical detail to ensure a comprehensive exposure to the skills needed in the financial world.

The Only Guide You'll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan: Managing Your Wealth, Risk, and Investments

An accessible guide that outlines the key elements of an effective financial plan From Larry Swedroe, the author of the bestselling series of "The Only Guide" investment books, with Kevin Grogan and Tiya Lim comes a step-by-step handbook that shows you how to develop a winning personal investment strategy and reveals what it takes to make that strategy part of your overall financial plan. The Only Guide You'll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan focuses on the "art" of investing and gives you the information you need to create a strategy that is tailor-made for your particular situation.

Design Thinking Research: Making Design Thinking Foundational

This book summarizes the results of Design Thinking Research carried out at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, USA and Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany. The authors offer readers a closer look at Design Thinking with its processes of innovations and methods.

Quality Management for Organizations Using Lean Six Sigma Techniques

The next step in the evolution of the organizational quality field, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has come of age. However, many challenges to using LSS in lieu of, in conjunction with, or integrated with other quality initiatives remain. An update on the current focus of quality management, Quality Management for Organizations Using Lean Six Sigma Techniques covers the concepts and principles of Lean Six Sigma and its origins in quality, total quality management (TQM), and statistical process control (SPC), and then explores how it can be integrated into manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare operations.

Achieving DevOps: A Novel About Delivering the Best of Agile, DevOps, and Microservices

Ben is stuck. A development lead with a strong vision for how the intersection of development and operations at his office can be improved, he can’t help but feel overwhelmed and discouraged by common problems such as slow turnaround time, rushed and ineffective handover documentation, mounting technical debt, and a lagging QA process. What steps should Ben take to build the momentum needed to create positive changes within his company?

Technology Strategy Patterns: Architecture as Strategy

Technologists who want their ideas heard, understood, and funded are often told to speak the language of business—without really knowing what that is. This book’s toolkit provides architects, product managers, technology managers, and executives with a shared language—in the form of repeatable, practical patterns and templates—to produce great technology strategies.

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