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No Silver Bullets

Author : Daniel Im
ISBN : 9781433651557
Genre : Religion
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What if I told you that you were only one step away from unlocking new levels of maturity and growth in your church? The myth of the silver bullet still exists because we desperately want it to. We all prefer quick fixes and bandage solutions to the long, hard, slow work that produces real change. So the moment we learn about a new ministry or strategy and see its effect in another church, we run to implement it in our own. Unfortunately, this impulse is usually met by opposition, skepticism, and ultimately, rejection. What if the solution isn't a new model or a complicated strategy, but a shift in perspective? What if you could keep your church's current vision, values, and model, and simply make a few micro-shifts...leading to macro-changes? This book explores five micro-shifts that have the potential to produce macro-changes in your church. As you read, you will discover how to integrate these micro-shifts into the life of your church, starting with the way you disciple. You will finish by developing a plan to structure, communicate, and evaluate these changes to ensure that they take root and pave the way for lasting change and kingdom impact.

There Are No Silver Bullets

Author : Brent Blonigan
ISBN : 1612549454
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In There Are No Silver Bullets, author Brent Blonigan shares his intimate battle with depression through self-reflection and personal anecdotes that examine the impact his family, culture, religion, and society had on his life. His purpose is not to play the blaming game but rather to provide insight, empathy, and coping strategies to those suffering from depression, or any adjustment disorder, or victims of abuse, and to provoke awareness and understanding in those who know or support someone fighting these demons.

The Silver Bullet

Author : Fergus Hume
ISBN : EAN:4064066215460
Genre : Fiction
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"The Silver Bullet" by Fergus Hume. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Problem With Software

Author : Adam Barr
ISBN : 9780262038515
Genre : Computers
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An industry insider explains why there is so much bad software—and why academia doesn't teach programmers what industry wants them to know. Why is software so prone to bugs? So vulnerable to viruses? Why are software products so often delayed, or even canceled? Is software development really hard, or are software developers just not that good at it? In The Problem with Software, Adam Barr examines the proliferation of bad software, explains what causes it, and offers some suggestions on how to improve the situation. For one thing, Barr points out, academia doesn't teach programmers what they actually need to know to do their jobs: how to work in a team to create code that works reliably and can be maintained by somebody other than the original authors. As the size and complexity of commercial software have grown, the gap between academic computer science and industry has widened. It's an open secret that there is little engineering in software engineering, which continues to rely not on codified scientific knowledge but on intuition and experience. Barr, who worked as a programmer for more than twenty years, describes how the industry has evolved, from the era of mainframes and Fortran to today's embrace of the cloud. He explains bugs and why software has so many of them, and why today's interconnected computers offer fertile ground for viruses and worms. The difference between good and bad software can be a single line of code, and Barr includes code to illustrate the consequences of seemingly inconsequential choices by programmers. Looking to the future, Barr writes that the best prospect for improving software engineering is the move to the cloud. When software is a service and not a product, companies will have more incentive to make it good rather than “good enough to ship."

Technological Solutions To Improve Aviation Security

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science
ISBN : PSU:000026533193
Genre : Aeronautics, Commercial
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Hearing On H R 4211 Before The Investigations Subcommittee Of The Committee On Armed Services House Of Representatives Ninety Seventh Congress First Session July 30 1981

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Investigations
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006342906
Genre : Government publications
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Silver Bullets

Author : Élmer Mendoza
ISBN : 9781782064893
Genre : Fiction
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Tormented by past heartbreak and contemporary politics, for Edgar 'Lefty' Mendieta the news of the murder of lawyer Bruno Canizales represents just another day at the office in the drug-ridden city of Culiacán. It soon becomes clear that there is no shortage of suspects in a city where it's hard to tell the gangsters from the politicians. Canizales was the son of a former government minister and the partner of a drug baron's daughter, with his own penchant for cross-dressing and dangerous sex. What is less clear is why the assassin chose to use a silver bullet. And why, two days later, they seem to have struck again. In this sweltering city where a desire for the truth can be as dangerous as any drug, Mendieta's search for justice takes him from mansions to drug dens, in Élmer Mendoza's seminal founding text of Latin America's 'narco-lit' wave.

The Art And Science Of Oracle Performance Tuning

Author : Christopher Lawson
ISBN : UOM:39015058265664
Genre : Computers
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Based on the author's long experience working with Oracle, this book uses a five-step model to help identify and isolate the cause of nonperformance. This book shows how to approach problems, get the information one needs from Oracle, and follow the process through to success.

Quality Software Management Congruent Action

Author : Gerald M. Weinberg
ISBN : PSU:000025546545
Genre : Computers
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Partial ContentsI Managing Yourself- Why Congruence Is Essential to Managing- Choosing Management- Styles of Coping- Transforming Incongruence into Congruence- Moving Toward CongruenceII Managing Others- Analyzing the Manager's Job- Recognizing Preference Differences- Temperament Differences- Recognizing Differences As Assets- Patterns of Incongruence- The Technology of Human BehaviorIII Achieving Congruent Management- Curing the Addiction to Incongruence- Ending the Placating Addiction- Ending the Blaming Addiction- Engaging the Other- Reframing the Context- Informative FeedbackIV Managing the Team Context- Why Teams?- Growing Teams- Managing in a Team Environment- Starting and Ending TeamsV EpilogueAppendicesA: Diagram of EffectsB: Satir Interaction ModelC: Software Engineering Cultural PatternsD: Control ModelsE: Three Observer PositionsNotesListing of Laws, Rules, and PrinciplesAuthor IndexSubject Index

Software Project Management

Author : Chris F. Kemerer
ISBN : IND:30000061657726
Genre : Computers
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SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT focuses on the models used in software development and on the tools which improve the productivity and quality of the development process. This work represents definitive and late breaking research in the project management area. To further illustrate the ideas covered in the research articles, Kemerer applies them to real-world situations through the use of book-ending case studies.

The Computer Boys Take Over

Author : Nathan Ensmenger
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215395893
Genre : Computers
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Like all great social and technological developments, the "computer revolution" of the twentieth century didn't just happen. People—not impersonal processes—made it happen. In The Computer Boys Take Over, Nathan Ensmenger describes the emergence of the technical specialists—computer programmers, systems analysts, and data processing managers—who helped transform the electronic digital computer from a scientific curiosity into the most powerful and ubiquitous technology of the modern era. They did so not as inventors from the traditional mold, but as the developers of the "software" (broadly defined to include programs, procedures, and practices) that integrated the novel technology of electronic computing into existing social, political, and technological networks. As mediators between the technical system (the computer) and its social environment (existing structures and practices), these specialists became a focus for opposition to the use of new information technologies. To many of their contemporaries, it seemed the "computer boys" were taking over, not just in the corporate setting, but also in government, politics, and society in general. Ensmenger follows the rise of the computer boys as they struggled to establish a role for themselves within traditional organizational, professional, and academic hierarchies. He describes the tensions that emerged between the craft-centered practices of vocational programmers, the increasingly theoretical agenda of academic computer science, and the desire of corporate managers to control and routinize the process of software development. In doing so, he provides a human perspective on what is too often treated as a purely technological phenomenon.

Classical And Object Oriented Software Engineering

Author : Stephen R. Schach
ISBN : UOM:39076001802417
Genre : Computers
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Software State Of The Art

Author : Tom DeMarco
ISBN : UOM:39015062485894
Genre : Computers
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The papers were selected from more than a dozen sources, including IEEE Computer, Software -- Practice & Experience, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and Communications of the ACM.

Classical And Object Oriented Software Engineering With Uml And C

Author : Stephen R. Schach
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023075612
Genre : Object-oriented programming (Computer science)
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This text provides an introduction to the process of software engineering. The revision concentrates on updating the book to reflect the most current trends and innovations in the field. The Universal Modeling Language (UML) has become an industry standard and now permeates this new edition. In this text, it is used for object-oriented analysis and design as well as when diagrams depict objects and their interrelationships. Design patterns, frameworks and software architecture have also become a popular topic in the field of software engineering and are part of a new chapter on reuse, portability, and inoperability. The inoperabilty material includes sections on such hot topics as OLE, COM, and CORBA. Some material from the 3rd edition has been reorganized into a new chapter on planning and estimating, including feature points and COCOMO II. While the text has been updated, the traditonal features which have defined the previous three editions of Schach's book have been retained. These include a balanced coverage of the object-oriented model along with the classical model (as reflected in the title) and an emphasis on metrics. The special considerations of object-oriented life-cycle models, object-oriented analysis, and object-oriented design are also retained in this edition.

William Faulkner Eugene O Neill And John Steinbeck

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Genre : American literature
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Programming Environment

Author : Bill Rieken
ISBN : UOM:49015001134114
Genre : Computer programming
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Leadership Without Silver Bullets

Author : Phillip Ralph
ISBN : 9781450228169
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book aims to inspire and ignite leadership action that makes a difference for you, your organisation and the world we live in. Its purpose is to clearly state the case for leadership and its importance to all of us at this time. At an organisational level, there is little doubt that real leadership is the engine room of performance. In the absence of systemic, results-focused leadership, breakthrough performance and high commitment will not be achieved. To make progress on our most significant issues, we need a new paradigm of leadership that supersedes the outdated industrial age leadership paradigm and liberates us from old ways of thinking about how to manage and lead people. A new paradigm needs to guide our actions and decisions in a constructive, values-driven way. It is one that will empower each of us to take full responsibility and accountability at all levels of organisations, in government, and in the community. Importantly, a new paradigm will create an environment of high levels of commitment and learning. Leadership Without Silver Bullets: A Guide to Exercising Leadership will show you: * a fresh, honest examination of leadership today * why and how the industrial age leadership paradigm continues to dominate today and hinder performance * the type of leadership demanded for the future * an important new emerging paradigm and what you can do in your own organisation * leadership to successfully adapt What people are saying about Leadership Without Silver Bullets: I have had the privilege of seeing the results of Phillip Ralphs work as a leadership coach. He is outstanding. I can highly recommend this book as both practical and inspiring with valuable insights on how leadership in organisations really works. Michael Rennie, Managing Partner McKinsey and Company, Australia and New Zealand Engaging style, easy to read, great mix of theory and live experience. Phillip Ralph has written a practical handbook for leaders who want to dig deeper and transform themselves and their organisations. Courage required. Faint-hearted types advised to steer clear of this book. Phil Clothier, CEO Barrett Values Centre, United Kingdom This is not just another book claiming to deliver the secrets of leadership success. Instead, through the use of thought-provoking examples and practical ideas, Phillip shares his unique take on what defines real leaders... Shaneen Argall, Director, Human Resources SMS Management & Technology, Melbourne, Australia Phillip Ralph is a leading consultant to CEOs and executives and he partners with organisations to achieve breakthrough, team and organisational performance. He is an author, coach, facilitator and keynote speaker. Phillip is the founder of The Leadership Sphere.

Nobel Prize Library

Author : william faulkner eugene o'neill john steinbeck
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The New Age

Author : Alfred Richard Orage
ISBN : UVA:X000368808
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Data Resource Quality

Author : Michael H. Brackett
ISBN : UCSC:32106012552722
Genre : Computers
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"Covering both data architecture and data management issues, the book describes the impact of poor data practices, demonstrates more effective approaches, and reveals implementation pointers for quick results."--Jacket.

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