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Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach
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 ...
How Long or How Wide?: A Measuring Guide (Math Is Categorical)
Brian P. Cleary
First Avenue Editions
Brian Cleary and Brian Gable bring their trademark sense of humor to the subject of measuring length. A rhyming text filled with funny examples explains how to use and compare metric and U.S. customary units of length. Readers are also introduced to the tools they need to measure length--rulers, metersticks, and more.
Lisa has an important homework assignment--to measure something in several different ways. She has to use standard units like inches and nonstandard units like paper clips to find out height, width, length, weight, volume, temperature, and time. Lisa decides to measure her dog, Penny, and finds out ... Penny's nose = 1 inch long Penny's tail = 1 dog biscuit long Penny's paw print = 3 centimeters wide ... and that's only the beginning! Lisa ...
Measuring ITSM: Measuring, Reporting, and Modeling the IT Service Management Metrics that Matter Most to IT ...
Randy A. Steinberg
How do you measure and report your IT services and processes? Which metrics matter the most to senior executives? Finally, here is a book that shows you how! Not theory, but a practical guide that shows you the operational metrics to use and how these can be calculated into key performance indicators (KPIs) and critical success factors (CSFs) that resonate with senior management. In this book, you will learn about the following: Defining and ...
Measuring the World: A Novel
Measuring the World marks the debut of a glorious new talent on the international scene. Young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann’s brilliant comic novel revolves around the meeting of two colossal geniuses of the Enlightenment. Late in the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, the aristocratic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, negotiates jungles, voyages down the Orinoco River, tastes ...
Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, 5th Edition
McKinsey & Company Inc.
The number one guide to corporate valuation is back and better than ever Thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect business conditions in today's volatile global economy, Valuation, Fifth Edition continues the tradition of its bestselling predecessors by providing up-to-date insights and practical advice on how to create, manage, and measure the value of an organization. Along with all new case studies that illustrate how valuation ...
Measuring Scholarly Impact: Methods and Practice
This book is an authoritative handbook of current topics, technologies and methodological approaches that may be used for the study of scholarly impact. The included methods cover a range of fields such as statistical sciences, scientific visualization, network analysis, text mining, and information retrieval. The techniques and tools enable researchers to investigate metric phenomena and to assess scholarly impact in new ways. Each chapter ...
Measuring America: How the United States Was Shaped By the Greatest Land Sale in History
In 1790, America was in enormous debt, having depleted what little money and supplies the country had during its victorious fight for independence. Before the nation's greatest asset, the land west of the Ohio River, could be sold it had to be measured out and mapped. And before that could be done, a uniform set of measurements had to be chosen for the new republic out of the morass of roughly 100,000 different units that were in use in daily ...
Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World
Katie Delahaye Paine
The tools nonprofits need to measure the impact of their social media Having a social media measurement plan and approach can no longer be an after-thought. It is a requirement of success. As nonprofits refine their social media practice, their boards are expecting reports showing results. As funders provide dollars to support programs that include social media, they too want to see results. This book offers the tools and strategies needed for ...
Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us
Harvard University Press
How do you judge the quality of a school, a district, a teacher, a student? By the test scores, of course. Yet for all the talk, what educational tests can and can’t tell you, and how scores can be misunderstood and misused, remains a mystery to most. The complexities of testing are routinely ignored, either because they are unrecognized, or because they may be—well, complicated. Inspired by a popular Harvard course for students ...
Measuring Performance : Using the new metrics to deploy strategy and improve performance
Measurement Intl, 2000
This primer distills the essence of an important topic and presents it in plain language for leaders. Measuring Performance show how advanced measures are giving leaders new leverage to create change, manage performance, and produce better results. It covers developing the right measures, using metrics to improve performance, and key issues that arise in deploying metrics.
Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, Fourth Edition, University Edition
McKinsey & Company Inc.
John Wiley and Sons
The University Edition of Valuation 4e offers students and professors up-to-date information on valuing companies. It contains all the revisions of the main edition, plus end of chapter questions for the needs of the classroom.
Measuring, Marking & Layout: A Builder's Guide (For Pros by Pros)
The success or failure of a building project is often decided before the first nail is driven. Good habits of measuring and marking and a thorough understanding of the way the job should be laid out not only ensure high quality but also save materials and increase productivity. In this comprehensive reference, John Carroll explains ways to produce precise, correct layouts for everything from the foundation to the roof covering. His forte ...
Measuring and Managing Performance in Organizations
Robert D. Austin
Here's an essential reference for all managers facing the multitude of issues involved in any measurement program. Developed from an award-winning doctoral thesis at Carnegie Mellon University, this is a lucid, captivating analysis of organizational performance measurement. Author Robert D. Austin emphasizes the behavioral aspects of measurement situations. The focus is on people and how they react when they are part of organizational systems ...
Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era (Oxford Studies in Music Theory)
Roger Mathew Grant
Oxford University Press
Beating Time & Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era chronicles the shifting relationships between ideas about time in music and science from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries. Centered on theories of musical meter, the book investigates the interdependence between theories of meter and conceptualizations of time from the age of Zarlino to the invention of the metronome. These formulations have evolved throughout the ...
Measuring the Success of Coaching: A Step-by-Step Guide for Measuring Impact and Calculating ROI
Patricia Pulliam Phillips
Jack J. Phillips
How can you develop an effective means for measuring return on investment (ROI) in coaching? With its two dedicated sections, Measuring the Success of Coaching discusses both the principles behind measuring ROI in coaching (including specific protocols for objectively measuring ROI in coaching programs), and delivers a broad array of pragmatic, applicable case studies from a range of organizations. Measuring the Success of Coaching offers a ...
Doing More with Less 2nd edition: Measuring, Analyzing and Improving Performance in the Not-For-Profit and ...
Public sector organizations are in one of the most challenging environments they have ever had to face as they bear much of the cost of the recession. More than ever before, public sector leaders need to instil strong performance improvement disciplines into their organizations that enable these leaders to fully understand: key outcomes and priority deliverables, how to allocate reduced financial resources and where to reduce costs and improve ...
Measuring Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty, Third Edition: Survey Design, Use, and Statistical Analysis ...
Bob E. Hayes
ASQ Quality Press
The third edition of this best-seller updates its detailed information about how to construct, evaluate, and use questionnaires, and adds an entirely new chapter on customer loyalty. Included are two different methods of sampling and determining an appropriate sample size for reliable results; the reliability and validity of results; real examples of customer satisfaction measures and how they can be used; guidelines for developing ...
Measuring the Digital Economy: A New Perspective
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
This new compendium of indicators on the digital economy replaces OECD's Information Technology Outlook series with a more extensive range of collected data placed in a wider economic context. It describes the main trends in industries and businesses supplying goods and services within the digital economy and looks at the impact of IT diffusion and applications, as well as the growing importance of network effects as the use of IT expands. It ...
Measuring Hard-to-Measure Student Competencies: A Research and Development Plan
Brian M. Stecher
Laura S. Hamilton
Interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies, such as communication and resilience, are important predictors of success and civic engagement after high school. This report provides guidelines to promote thoughtful development of practical, high-quality measures of interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies that practitioners and policymakers can use to improve valued outcomes for students.
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