This is the story of a company that is in trouble, but by talking through the implementation of Critical Chain project management planning and the Theory of Constraints, you will learn as they do, how to implement this effective project management solution. Tim is an experienced project management consultant. He knows great solutions and compelling results and has seen project management solution work, but... too often sees project management methods oversimplified and underperforming when incorrectly implemented. Such is the case with Tims friends Randal and his more technical friend Gary. They are at risk of losing his their jobs and seeing the company go bankrupt unless things change. Randal works frantically with Tim to learn, implement, and get significant results from real world tools to help save his company as it is literally falling apart around him. While Tim and Gary focus on the more technical aspects of Critical Chain. This book covers: The variety of issues, steps, and challenges to get individual and organizational buy-in to implement compelling project management solutions. Details on the Critical Chain solution and implementing it in an organization. Tim, Randal, and Garys journey in trying to save their company and implementing a new project management methodology in their organization. Readership: The Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Critical Chain Community Managers, project managers and those considering organizational change. Teachers looking to provide case studies to their students on project management, organizational change, or Critical Chain. Eric Bergland has worked in Product Development for over 20 years. He attended the TOC (Theory of Constraints) college training program taught by Eli Goldratt the founder of TOC, worked for the Goldratt Institute (inventors of TOC) and trained in their methodology, and was involved in TOC / Critical Chain implementations at Interactive Networks, 3DO, Goldratt Consulting, and Intel. 2005-2015 Program Manager for Intel 2002-2005 Project Management Contractor for Wells Fargo, Visa, and Bearing point 2000-2002 Product and Project Manager for Beatware Startup 1997-1999 Goldratt Business Consultant and Regional Coordinator 1995-1996 Software Engineer for 3DO Startup 1994-1995 Software Engineer for Interactive Networks Startup
Masters Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: Distinction, South Bank University London (London South Bank University School of Business), course: MBA, language: English, abstract: This dissertation considers that increasing Female Labour Force Participation (FLFP) can highly contribute during the recovery process of an economy in crisis and how the Cyprus job market has changed from pre to post crisis resulting in a high demand for jobs today. High demand for jobs means that employers have a surplus of potential candidates to select from and therefore it can be assumed that they will be inclined to selecting candidates that can work under the terms of the employer. In most cases, the demographic that is most likely be able to live up to those terms are the men in the Cyprus labour force. While beneficial in the short-run in respect of keeping HR budgets low, the dissertation questions how this may impact companies in the long-run in terms of job satisfaction and performance. Assessment of the level of Work Life Balance (WLB) offered by corporate organisations is determined through primary and secondary forms of research and investigates whether or not it correlates to the lack of female decision-makers and the Gender Pay Gap in Cyprus. It identifies that the gender discrimination in the workplace in Cyprus does very much still exist namely due to traditionalist corporate cultures that are still in place as well as examining limitations imposed on women in terms of achieving senior roles in the workplace. The rationale for primarily determining the current existence of these problems is to bring another assumed problem to the table of which that is the lack of flexible work options that Cyprus has on offer and in turn how opening the doors to more FLFP can benefit the private sectors performance in the market and in turn vastly contribute in terms of profitability to a recovering economy.
Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich BWL - Unternehmensführung, Management, Organisation, Note: gut, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW Olten), Veranstaltung: CAS Führen in NPO, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der Autor arbeitet in einer NGO in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, welche grosse Veränderungen durchläuft. Er selber hat in einer neu geschaffenen Führungsfunktion den Auftrag, (1) ein Bildungsteam aufzubauen, das neue Synergien nutzen soll, und (2) das gesamte Bildungsprogramm inhaltlich konsequent neu auszurichten. Er geht der Frage nach, welche Aspekte von Change Management dabei besonders zu beachten sind unter spezifischer Berücksichtigung der Theorie der Lernenden Organisation nach Peter Senge (Die Fünfte Disziplin). Er sieht die Hauptaufgabe einer Organisation darin, Unsicherheit zu bewältigen, was in Lernprozessen erfolgt. Mit einer einfachen Umfrage erhebt er unter der Belegschaft die Einschätzung ihres Betriebs als Lernende Organisation. Er identifiziert sieben Führungsgrundsätze für den Aufbau des Fachteams anhand der fünf Lerndisziplinen von Senge: mentale Modelle, gemeinsame Vision, Systemdenken, Personal Mastery und Team-Lernen. Entgegen der Systematik von Senge passt er deren Reihenfolge der Logik des konkreten Change Prozesses an. In einem abschliessenden Kapitel werden Chancen und Risiken, erreichte Ziele und anstehende Aufgaben und Indikatoren für eine Evaluation nach einem halben Jahr beschrieben.
Document from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,3, Business and Information Technology School - The Entrepreneurial University Iserlohn, language: English, abstract: Elaboration of Havard Business Cases: Ryanair, Walt Disney Company and Pixar Inc., TAV, Aldi, Diageo, The Weather Company, IKEA
Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, , language: English, abstract: It has been repeatedly documented that the rise of womens entrepreneurship in developing countries has hit a record high over the past decade. This article examines the direct and indirect causes of the rapid growth of women entrepreneurs in developing countries. Light is also shed on significant challenges to faster growth of female entrepreneurship and key factors to sustain this positive trend are proposed. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is currently the second fastest growing region of the world after Asia. Two publications (McKinsey Global Institute, 2010 and The Economist, 2011) highlighted the positive prospects of African economies driven by a rise in entrepreneurial activity. This renewed interest in Africa calls for action from management scholars. This article examines this growth from the perspective of women entrepreneurs who currently occupy larger statistics compared to the entire history of Africa as a continent. Compared to other regions of the world, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of female entrepreneurs. These women are mostly owners of small businesses and local community shops serving the unmet needs of their homes and consumers.These include hair salon owners, high-tech visionaries and everything in between, all making critical economic contributions.
Masters Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 0.5, , course: Master in Business Administration, language: English, abstract: Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are one of the principal driving forces in economic development. An important issue regarding the exporting is export barriers. Export barriers as those for which a business organization cannot start a new business or expand existing business in a new environment in a foreign country. Export barriers are of two major types namely internal barriers and external barriers. The purpose of this study is to analyze the Barriers faced by the Small and Medium Enterprise in the UK when they try to expand their business overseas. This study conducted case study and the chosen case company is CAD Serve LTD. It is a very small industrial and architectural software selling company in Newcastle, UK. The researcher used to work in this company and found that this company was facing some problems in expanding its business overseas. Therefore, the researcher decided to conduct a research regarding the expansion barriers faced by SMEs when they want to expand. This study was done through qualitative research method. The primary data was collected taking in-depth semi-structured interview. By applying the content analysis and narrative analysis the findings were analyzed. The first objective of this study was to identify the external barriers faced by the Small and Medium Enterprise in the UK when they try to expand their business overseas. The second objective was to identify and analyze the internal barriers faced by the Small and Medium Enterprise in the UK when they try to expand their business overseas. From the study the researcher found some internal expansion barriers such as Marketing, Management competence, Lack of skilled labor, R&D - Innovation, Technology, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, and Language barriers. The third objective was to suggest solutions for SMEs to face these barriers. In the recommendation the researcher has provided some suggestions to face these barriers.
Real-world strategic management practice in an interactive micro-case format The Strategy Pathfinder presents an innovative, dynamic guide to strategic thinking and practice. Using real-world case examples from companies like Apple, the BBC, Hyundai, LEGO, McDonalds, Nike and SpaceX to illustrate critical concepts, this book enables readers to actively participate in real-world strategy dilemmas and create their own solutions. Strategy Pathfinder´s ´live´ micro-cases provoke discussion about business models, value creation, new ventures and more, while its complimentary instructional content introduces you to the best ´classic´ and new tools of strategic management. Rather than passively reproducing past and current ideas, Strategy Pathfinder encourages strategic thinkers to learn by doing. The book is designed to help the reader to develop a clear understanding of key concepts while shifting your thought processes towards real strategic action and innovation by enabling you to: * Use strategy theories and frameworks to engage in analytical and creative discussions about key strategic issues facing real companies today * Form strategic views for yourself, and test them against the views of others * Effectively make and communicate recommendations based on solid strategic analysis that stand up to scrutiny from multiple stakeholders * Become an active producer of new strategic ideas rather than a passive receiver of past wisdom This third edition has been updated with new chapters and cases to reflect the latest, cutting-edge issues in strategic thinking and practice. And the updated companion website offers students, instructors and managers more resources to facilitate understanding, interaction and innovation. As an active learning experience, The Strategy Pathfinder 3rd Edition engages the reader in the work of strategy practitioners. By arming you with the empirical research you need, and the best strategic management theories and frameworks to better analyse situations you´re likely to encounter or already facing in your career, The Strategy Pathfinder teaches you how to improve your strategic thinking and practice, and develop your own strategic pathways for the future.
There are relatively few women in senior executive positions and on the boards of major companies. Based upon research and in the context of contemporary management debates the authors argue the business case for promoting women to these positions in order to create more value for shareholders. The book draws upon interviews with chairpersons and chief executives and includes case study material.
Effective Security Management, Sixth Edition teaches practicing security professionals how to build their careers by mastering the fundamentals of good management. The author, Charles Sennewald, brings common sense, wisdom, and humor to this bestselling introduction to security management that is ideal for both new and experienced security managers. The sixth edition of this classic professional reference work on the topic includes newly updated and expanded coverage of topics such as the integration of security executive into the business, background checks and hiring procedures, involvement in labor disputes, organized crime, and the role of social media. Offers the most current picture of the role and duties of security managers Includes three new chapters on security ethics and conflicts of interest, convergence in security management, and ISO security standards, along with coverage of new security jobs titles and duties Contains updated contributions from leading security experts Colin Braziel, Karim Vellani, and James Broder Case studies and examples from around the world are included to facilitate further understanding Charles Chuck Sennewald CSC, CPP, is an independent security management consultant and expert witness and the author of numerous Butterworth-Heinemann titles, including Effective Security Management; Security Consulting; Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference; From the Files of a Security Expert Witness; and earlier editions of this book The Process of Investigation. Chuck is a graduate of California State University - Los Angeles with a BS degree in Police Science and Administration. Chuck is also the founder and first president of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), and is a long-time member of ASIS International. He has lectured and is read in countries around the globe.
In the 5th edition of this successful book Martin Hilb presents an innovative and integrated approach to the theory and practice of corporate governance. Central to this approach is a set of instruments - developed and tested by the author - that can be used by boards to offer effective strategic direction and control to their organizations. The board instruments can be readily applied to the selection, review, remuneration and development of board members, and for conducting board self-evaluations. This new approach to corporate governance is based on four guiding principles: keep it situational, keep it strategic, keep it integrated, and keep it controlled. Together, these principles form the basis of an integrated approach to all key aspects of corporate governance. The main arguments in each section are supported by conceptual models, practical board tools and case studies, making the book ideally suited to board members, senior managers and post-graduate students. This new edition is updated throughout the book and includes a new chapter on mobile integrated board management and documentation information systems. Martin Hilb is currently Chairman of the Board Foundation and its International Center for Corporate Governance, President of the Swiss Institute of Directors and Member of the Executive Commitee of the Global Network of Director Institutes, President of the Supervisory Board of the Research Institute for International Management at the University of St. Gallen, Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, Member of the Board of Directors of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management in Brussels, Belgium, and Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Corporate Governance in Africa at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. His former positions include Professor of Management and Managing Director of the Institute for Leadership and HRM as well as Founder and Academic Director of the PhD Programme in International Business at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Scholar at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia, Director of Essex Chemie AG and HR Director Europe, Africa and the Middle East of Schering Corporation USA. He has teaching experience at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, University of Toronto, Canada, University of Dallas/Texas, USA, and Singapore Management University, Singapore. Martin Hilb contained a Gold Medal Award in Corporate Governance ...for exceptional contributions to the principles and practices of quality in governance by the International Academy of Wuality in the USA in 2010.
Essay from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 2,1, University of Bath, course: Operations Management, language: English, abstract: This essay will analyse the key factors which determine success and failure of quality management (QM), lean operations and inventory management. These three areas of operations management are significant and can dramatically improve a firms efficiency, responsiveness and reduce costs.This essay will illustrate how theoretical frameworks can help explain the actions of organisations past and present, and the success of these actions will be evaluated. Managers often fail to understand for operations to be successful, a company wide approach or cultural shift must occur. There is much literature on the application of these operations in a small number of sectors, namely, manufacturing. This essay will analyse the appropriateness of these operations across many sectors and will draw upon case studies as well as my own experience.
You may read/download this on your Mobile devices and PC/Mac Computers. Risk management is the identification, assessment, and prioritization of Risks of uncertainty on goals/objectives followed by coordinated and cost-effective application of resources to lessen, and manage the risks, and likelihood and/or impact of failures (just in case) or to optimize the percentages for success. In other words, in this book you will learn to Completely Eradicate, Avert, Defer Risks so that we can minimize the downside effects and maximize our percentages for success. Risk Management principles apply anywhere in life, not just business and related applications. This is all about playing the stats! ================= TABLE OF CONTENTS ================= Definition Of Risk Management Do Not Be Afraid Of Risks, Manage Them! What Is Fear Handling Fear Recognizing The Threats Risk Avoidance Threat Prevention Risk Maintenance Risk Transfer Work Environment Safety Management Commitment Accountability Safety Training Hazard Control Investigation Of Accidents And Incidents Participation The Decision Makers Must: Basic Steps Involved In Risk Management Practices Natural Disasters Joint Ventures Having Contingency Plans Making A Risk Management Plan Crisis Management Plans In Place Vulnerability Risk Management Enterprise Risk Management Business Outcome Risk Management Project Risk Management Is Your Money Safe With The Banks? Insurance Tools To Mitigate Risks Significance Of Insurance