Author: Jason Fried
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: 9780307463760
Size: 12.65 MB
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Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf. Read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don't need to be a workaholic. You don't need to staff up. You don't need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don't even need an office. Those are all just excuses. What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way. You'll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you. With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs they hate, victims of "downsizing," and artists who don’t want to starve anymore will all find valuable guidance in these pages.


Author: David Heinemeier Hansson
Publisher: Vermilion
ISBN: 9781785043024
Size: 71.96 MB
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Global Perspective For Competitive Enterprise Economy And Ecology

Author: Shuo-Yan Chou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848827628
Size: 76.50 MB
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View: 2014
Global Perspective for Competitive Enterprise, Economy and Ecology addresses the general theme of the Concurrent Engineering (CE) 2009 Conference – the need for global advancements in the areas of competitive enterprise, economy and ecology. The proceedings contain 84 papers, which vary from the theoretical and conceptual to the practical and industrial. The content of this volume reflects the genuine variety of issues related to current CE methods and phenomena. Global Perspective for Competitive Enterprise, Economy and Ecology will therefore enable researchers, industry practitioners, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduates to build their own view of the inherent problems and methods in CE.

Software Process Technology

Author: Finland) Ewspt 200 (2003 Helsinki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540407642
Size: 68.11 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th European Workshop on Software Process Technology, EWSPT 2003, held in Helsinki, Finland in September 2003. The 12 revised full papers presented together with an extended abstract of an invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 25 submissions. Among the issues addressed are process modeling languages; computer-supported process description, analyses, reuse, refinement, and enactment; process monitoring, measurement, management, improvement, and evolution; and process enactment engines, tools, and environments.

A Reference Architecture For Real Time Performance Measurement

Author: Sachin Karadgi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331907007X
Size: 42.79 MB
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This book describes how manufacturing enterprises, by reinforcing their existing monitoring and control of manufacturing processes, can successfully face the ever-increasing pressure from internal and external environments to maintain their competitive advantage. Numerous performance measurement systems have been elaborated to satisfy these requirements, stressing the importance of financial and operational metrics. It also highlights the fact that research on generating and linking financial and operational metrics, especially in real-time, has not garnered sufficient attention to date. The book follows an approach that integrates enterprises across different levels and departments. By computing and linking the financial and operational metrics in real-time, the book demonstrates how to provide a comprehensive view of an entire enterprise.

Contributions To Rework Prevention In Construction Projects

Author: Marcel Macarulla Martí
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Literature usually suggests that construction organization can reduce the costs derived from rework implementing quality management systems. Most common challenges and obstacles that construction organizations face during the implementation process and use of quality management systems are related to "how" the information can be recorded in an effective way, and "what" can be done with the recorded information. The aim of this dissertation is to focus on improving the defects recording process in the construction industry, and to propose methods and tools to use defects recorded on-site to prevent and reduce rework in the construction industry. The dissertation starts with the development of a conceptual model used to characterize defects. The current model is based on previously existing models and their adaptation to the context of the Spanish residential building sector. The model is based on the enumeration of the parameters that allow characterizing defects. The final model includes 6 parameters, with a list of standardized words and their definitions. The pre-established vocabulary lists are based on existing classification systems proposed by recognised organisations, authors and research reports, but then adapted to the Spanish context. However, in terms of defects, no standardised list exists. For this reason a taxonomy of defects is further developed for the Spanish construction sector. The aforementioned taxonomy consists of 15 main categories and 19 subcategories. The dissertation continues with the development of a methodology to track defects in the construction industry and its implementation in an IT tool called MoBuild. The obtained tracking system is based on images and tags. The strengths the abovementioned tracking system is to record information in a structured way and enable further statistical analysis of the recorded information. The new approach implemented in the MoBuild application allows practitioners to reduce the time of the recording process, facilitating the implementation of quality management systems, such as ISO 9000 in construction organizations. Furthermore, research proposes a quantitative methodology for dealing with potential adverse quality risks during the pre-construction stages of residential buildings and other similar types of constructions. The strength of this methodology lies in the fact that it helps designers to explicitly consider on-site quality during the design process. Designers can compare several design alternatives during the design phase, and determine the corresponding overall quality risk levels of a construction project without their creative talents being restricted. The methodology is especially worthwhile for those less-experienced designers who lack the required skills and knowledge to recognize quality risks in developing optimal designs. The methodology also serves as an assessment tool for construction companies. It can be used to measure the potential quality risks of construction projects and its subsequent construction activities. The suggested methodology also allows construction companies to optimize their on-site performance in the quality domain during the planning and preparation stages. Finally, this dissertation analyses the quality perceived by the end users during the post-handover stage. Different statistical methods are used to demonstrate the usefulness of the recorded data for the construction organizations. The aim is to highlight the essential role that records play in the operation of a quality company, in particular by providing essential evidence of the operation of quality systems. The aforementioned statistical analysis determines the type of defects detected; the elements affected by defects; the areas where defects are detected; which subcontractors produce defects; the source of the detected defects; the origin of the detected defects and; the influence of the building type and its characteristics in the number of defects detected.