Managing Development

Author: E. Frankel
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349525720
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book presents a critical view of economic development in the last 50 years and evaluates different approaches taken that led to success or failure. It covers development policies, methods, procedures, as well as development project selection and how the one-size-fits-all approach taken by major players in development resulted in huge waste and disappointments. Global examples and comparisons are used to identify the need for selective strategies and new ways to assure development effectiveness.

Measuring the Success of Leadership Development

Author: Patricia Pulliam Phillips
Publisher: Association for Talent Development
ISBN: 1607282399
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Evaluate leadership development programs all the way to impact and ROI. Globally, a record amount is being invested in leadership development, more than at any other time in history. And that translates into additional accountability for anyone spearheading a new program. Measuring the Success of Leadership Development offers a proven methodology that will help you step up to the challenge. You’ll learn how to begin the leadership development process with the end in mind and show return on investment to key stakeholders. Renowned ROI experts Jack and Patti Phillips have joined knowledge organization expert Rebecca Ray to support you every step of the way. This essential guide outlines each step of the proven ROI Methodology and explains how to apply it to driving leadership development program performance and evaluating results. Case studies show the methodology in action across seven successful leadership development programs. If you’re leading the charge, it’s crucial that you create and track metrics for your program’s success. In this book you will learn: how to begin the leadership development process with the end in mind what data to collect to show return on investment to key stakeholders best practices in measurement and evaluation strategies.

Ten Steps to a Results based Monitoring and Evaluation System

Author: Jody Zall Kusek
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821382899
Format: PDF, Docs
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An effective state is essential to achieving socio-economic and sustainable development. With the advent of globalization, there are growing pressures on governments and organizations around the world to be more responsive to the demands of internal and external stakeholders for good governance, accountability and transparency, greater development effectiveness, and delivery of tangible results. Governments, parliaments, citizens, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, international organizations and donors are among the stakeholders interested in better performance. As demands for greater accountability and real results have increased, there is an attendant need for enhanced results-based monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs, and projects. This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system. These steps begin with a OC Readiness AssessmentOCO and take the practitioner through the design, management, and importantly, the sustainability of such systems. The Handbook describes each step in detail, the tasks needed to complete each one, and the tools available to help along the way."

Measuring and Managing Performance in Organizations

Author: Robert D. Austin
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0133488403
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 1996). Based on an award-winning doctoral thesis at Carnegie Mellon University, Measuring and Managing Performance in Organizations presents a captivating analysis of the perils of performance measurement systems. In the book’s foreword, Peopleware authors Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister rave, “We believe this is a book that needs to be on the desk of just about anyone who manages anything.” Because people often react with unanticipated sophistication when they are being measured, measurement-based management systems can become dysfunctional, interfering with achievement of intended results. Fortunately, as the author shows, measurement dysfunction follows a pattern that can be identified and avoided. The author’s findings are bolstered by interviews with eight recognized experts in the use of measurement to manage computer software development: David N. Card, of Software Productivity Solutions; Tom DeMarco, of the Atlantic Systems Guild; Capers Jones, of Software Productivity Research; John Musa, of AT&T Bell Laboratories; Daniel J. Paulish, of Siemens Corporate Research; Lawrence H. Putnam, of Quantitative Software Management; E. O. Tilford, Sr., of Fissure; plus the anonymous Expert X. A practical model for analyzing measurement projects solidifies the text–don’t start without it!

New Directions in Project Management

Author: Paul C. Tinnirello
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420000160
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Organizations that rely on computing technology for survival understand the critical importance of managing projects that meet strategic goals and objectives. The diversity of business globalization and electronic commerce combined with the unceasing pace of technical change continues to challenge efforts for more proficient project management techniques. Presenting the tools you need to meet the challenges of the new business environment, New Directions in Project Management covers best practices in all areas of managing software development projects — practices that have been determined by measurable results not vague ideologies. In addition to a comprehensive treatment of software development project management, this book covers managing outsourced projects, team- and consensus-building, requirements definition, systems integration, measurement and metrics, and quality assurance testing. Rather than force-feeding a particular vision of project management and one methodology, the integrated approach combined with detailed concepts and techniques presented here offer you valuable advice and guidance for your project’s success. Successful planning for the challenges of the new business environment will remain complex, but not unachievable. In this environment, project management cannot be viewed only as a solitary management activity but as a set of dynamic principles that can be cultivated and improved through practical experience. This demands the best of your skills. Covering software development project management from all sides, New Directions in Project Management gives you the advantage.

Developing a Performance Management Model

Author: Jon M. Shane
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications
ISBN: 1932777741
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An Action Guide for planning, implementing and monitoring the leadership concepts taught by expert Jon Shane. To be used in conjunction with "What Every Chief Executive Should Know." Contains practical instructions for: defining and managing police performance; understanding performance in the context of social and political purpose of police; translating policy into measurable principles; understanding the tangible nature of police performance; and recognizing the value of quantitative data in expressing "good performance." This Action Guide outlines sequential steps necessary to Develop a Performance Management Model. What is police performance? What does it look like? How would a police executive know if "good performance" existed?

Managing Development

Author: Junji Nakagawa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134225571
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Globalization in the 1990s provided both opportunities and challenges for developing and transition economies. Though for some, it offered the chance to achieve economic growth through active involvement in the integrated and liberalized world economy, it also increased their vulnerability to external shocks and volatility. As a consequence, stakeholders at every level of the development and transition process – international organizations, national governments and the private sector – had to review their strategies in order to adjust to the new world economic environment. As the Mexican peso crisis of 1994-1995 and the Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998 showed dramatically, the cost of maladjustment was not only very high but it also affected many more stakeholders than before, due to the contagious effects of crises. This revealing book analyzes the different methods employed to manage globalization and development. Bringing together an international team of contributors, including Barbara Stallings, Alicia Giron and J. C. Ferraz, it will prove to be a valuable resource for those involved in the fields of development economics and political economy.

Cluster Based Industrial Development

Author: T. Sonobe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137385111
Format: PDF
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This book attempts to provide an effective strategy for industrial development based on the KAIZEN management training experiments conducted in Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Tanzania. We focus on micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in industrial clusters, because clusters consisting of MSEs are ubiquitous and have high potential to grow.

The Leadership Pipeline

Author: Ram Charan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470921487
Format: PDF, Docs
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An updated and revised version of the bestselling The Leadership Pipeline – the critical resource for how companies can grow leaders from the inside. In business, leadership at every level is a requisite for company survival. Yet the leadership pipeline –the internal strategy to grow leaders – in many companies is dry or nonexistent. Drawing on their experiences at many Fortune 500 companies, the authors show how organizations can develop leadership at every level by identifying future leaders, assessing their corporate confidence, planning their development, and measuring their results. New to this edition is 65 pages of new material to update the model, share new stories and add new advice based on the ten more years of experience. The authors have also added a "Frequently Asked Questions" section to the end of each chapter.