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Best practices in IT portfolio management
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SPRING 2004 MIT SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW 41 usiness executives love to hate information technology, yet IT expenditures continue to increase. In 200 $780 billion was spent on IT in the United States alone, with IT budgets of individual companies, such as
IT project management : Infamous failures, classic mistakes, and best practices .
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In recent years, IT project failures have received a great deal of attention in the press as well as the boardroom. In an attempt to avoid disasters going forward, many organizations are now learning from the past by conducting retrospectives that is, project postmortems or
Policies and best practices for management of temporary migration
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In its final report the Global Commission on International Migration recommended that states and the private sector should consider the option of introducing carefully designed temporary migration programmes as a means of addressing economic needs of both
Workplace branding: Leveraging human resources management practices for competitive advantage through Best Employer surveys
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Workplace branding has generated more attention in the practitioner community than academia. A contributing factor for the sparse academic research is the fact that the theoretical foundation of workplace branding has not been fully developed. In addressing
Best practices : Customer relationship management
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That few companies are achieving the results they expected from their investment in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is not news. That most companies continue to invest in CRM without a roadmap for increasing shareholder value or even for forging closer
Best practices in risk and crisis communication: Implications for natural hazards management
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As societies evolve, often the most appropriate response to the hazard must also evolve. However, such shifts in appropriate response to a hazard, whether at the individual or at the societal level, are rarely straightforward: Closing the gap between desired practice and
Best practices in classroom management
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Today many urban schools are comprised of children who have been described by the prefix dis: disenchanted, disaffected, disaffiliated, disturbed and disruptive. Many of these children live in community conditions that have adversely impacted their readiness for
Current best practices and guidelines: assessment and management of complications in infective endocarditis
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Infective endocarditis (IE) is a disease of low frequency but high mortality and morbidity. The overall incidence of native valve endocarditis in the general population is estimated to be between 1.5 to 6 cases/100,000 per year [ 2]. Because of this low incidence most of the
Best practices for road weather management
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Weather threatens surface transportation nationwide and impacts roadway mobility, safety, and productivity. There is a perception that transportation managers can do little about weather. However, three types of mitigation measures control, treatment, and advisory Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world. Cataract surgery has been shown by multiple studies to be one of the most cost-effective health interventions, and leads to a dramatic increase in quality of life and productivity for many patients. Though there has been
Reclaimed asphalt pavement management : best practices
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The contents of this guide reflect the views of the authors who are responsible for the facts and accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Federal Highway Administration or the National Center for
Poverty, gender and human trafficking in Sub-Saharan Africa: Rethinking best practices in migration management
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Parts of this report are based on the co-authored publication entitled Searching for Best Practices to Counter Human Trafficking in Africa: A Focus on Women and Childrenby Thanh- Dam Truong and Maria Belen Angeles, UNESCO (March 2005). The choice of the material
Innovation management An overview and some best practices
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Innovation is being turned to by business and political leaders as a miracle cure, allowing companies and economies to stay competitive in ever changing world markets. For all of the talk about the importance of innovation, innovation management and creativity in business
On best practices for risk management in complex projects
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Risk management shall be proactive. This is one of the key preliminaries to cope with the challenges of complex projects. An overarching and consistent view on project risks and uncertainties is necessary to follow a holistic approach in project risk management
Identifying best practices for clinical decision support and knowledge management in the field.
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To investigate best practices for implementing and managing clinical decision support (CDS) in community hospitals and ambulatory settings, we carried out a series of ethnographic studies to gather information from nine diverse organizations. Using the Rapid
Best practices in results-based management : a review of experience
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Worldwide, organizations in the public and not-for-profit sectors are taking steps to better measure what results they are achieving and to use that information to improve how they manage and deliver their policies, programmes and services. And these efforts have been
Strategies for wise use of wetlands: best practices in participatory management
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The presentation of material in this report and the geographical designations employed do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of IUCN The World Conservation Union, Wetlands International and World Wide Fund for Nature concerning the The low efficiency of nitrogen (N) use from fertilizer applied to sugarcane is a major concern worldwide threatening the sustainability of sugarcane production. Further, the significance of N losses to the environment is becoming more important as global warming becomes a
What are best practices Lessons in participatory management of inland and coastal wetlands
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This review paper provides an introduction to this volume, bringing together the case studies presented and discussed in a workshop of the 2nd International Conference on Wetlands and Development, held in Dakar, Senegal. Eight co- management themes are highlighted to
A novel approach to identify the best practices of quality management in SMES based on critical success factors using interpretive structural modeling (ISM)
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In recent years, most small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) worldwide looking for improvement in their business practices in order to gain competitive advantage and total quality management (TQM) as a means by which SMEs could achieve the desired result
Best practices in safety management for conventional civil construction industry in Malaysia
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For the past few years, poor safety records in the conventional civil construction industry has tarnished its reputation and image. In addition to that, better safety management and practices in the oil and gas construction industry as compared to conventional civil
Wikis for knowledge management : Business cases, best practices promises, pitfalls
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This chapter describes how wikis and related tools can be used for knowledge management (KM), and describes processes and best practices for creating and deploying wiki-based KM systems. In particular, we consider the business cases from multiple perspectives, including
Computerized maintenance management and enterprise asset management best practices
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A Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) or Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) System is designed to manage maintenance transactions the same way an Accounting Information Management System manages financial transactions. In the case
Best practices for multi-project management in the construction industry
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The current demand for higher quality of living and greater technological development has meant that large construction projects are increasing in number and complexity year by year. Many complexities have been highlighted in managing multi-projects. Over the past 10
Best practices in public management : A critical assessment
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Page 1. 1 Best Practices in Public Management : A Critical Assessment A Working Paper for the Best Practices in Public Management Project1 Leslie A. Pal and Ian D. Clark2 March 2013 Comments welcomed by the authors: leslie_pal@carleton.ca and id.clark@utoronto.ca 1 Details
The Globalization of Anticorruption Policies: the Diffusion of Best Practices and the role of Knowledge Management
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The production, diffusion, and implementation of programs which can be labeled as anticorruption programsare increasingly representing a worldwide phenomenon. At the global level, the size of the anticorruption industry in terms of staff and budget is large. 1 For
The contribution of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church in forest management and its best practices to be scaled up in North Shewa Zone of Amhara Region
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This research was conducted in selected moasteries of Ethiopian Orthodox Church (EOTC) in North Shewa zone. The main objective of the study is to identify main constraints which hinder the society to learn from religious instituions and apply the best practices and habit of
Best practices in healthcare management begin with self
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LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE and modeling self-care are clich s with little daily application to the hustle and bustle of a busy nurses life. Until, that is, there is a scary reminder that even with all our understanding about healthy lifestyles, our bodies, minds, and spirits can let us down
The 10 Biggest Mistakes in Diversity Management Why Best Practices in Diversity Arent Enough!
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Companies have been developing best practices in diversity training for many decades. But company executives and diversity experts still wonder which of these practices works best to create a more inclusive workforce environment. In this article, the author goes one
Best practices in incentive compensation from the perspective of value-based management
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As a consequence of the recent global financial crisis, the current economic environment emphasized the weak correlation between company performance and the incentives received by the management staff. Therefore, the existence and consistent implementation
Data management best practices and standards for biodiversity data applicable to bird monitoring data
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The purpose of this document is to provide background on data management standards and practices as they apply to bird monitoring data. The majority of text was taken directly from the information resources listed under the references. In some instances, text from these resources
US domestic scan program: Best practices in transportation asset management
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This report was prepared by Cambridge Systematics, Inc., with Michael D. Meyer, Georgia Institute of Technology. Participants in the scan tour contributed to the ideas and concepts contained in the report. Any errors or omissions, however, are the fault of the authors alone. The authors
Four best Practices for Software Asset Management
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How do you spark the organizational trans for mation necessary to make software asset management a reality steP 1: Know whAt You hAve Begin by going through the processes necessary to find out exactly what you have and how your assets are be ing used. Without
A survey of p2p traffic management approaches: best practices and future directions
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Over the last decade, we have witnessed the tremendous growth of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing traffic. Built as overlays on top of the existing Internet infrastructure, P2P applications have little or no knowledge of the underlying network topology, generating huge amounts of
Friendship centre movement: best practices in governance and management
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The Friendship Centre Movement in Canada has grown significantly over the past forty years. The first Friendship Centres began providing services to people migrating to and residing in urban areas in the 1950s. By 197 when the national association of Friendship
Participatory forest management best practices lesson learnt and challenges encountered
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Executive summary This document captures best practices and lessons learned from Participatory Forest Management (PFM) projects of FARM-Africa/SOS Sahel in Ethiopia and Tanzania. The document also highlights key elements of success as well as the challenges
Service recovery management : Closing the gap between best practices and actual practices
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Best practice in service recovery has been well documented in the past 20 years and is familiar to many throughout industry and academia. Nevertheless, overall customer satisfaction after a failure has not improved, and many managers claim their companies
Risk Management : Canadian Technical Guidelines and Best Practices Related to Landslides: a National Initiative for Loss Reduction
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In 200 the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released a generic guidance document related to risk management (ISO). The guidance provided is not specific to any country, industry or sector and is intended for use by any public, private or
Best Practices in Bridge Management Decision-Making
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Page 1. Best Practices in Bridge Management Decision-Making NCHRP 20-68A US Domestic Scan Program Scan 07-05 Overview of Scan Results Midwest Bridge Preservation Partnership October 2010 Peter Weykamp Bridge Maintenance Program Engineer New York Department of
Right product, right rate, right time and right place the foundation of best management practices for fertilizer
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The concept of agricultural best management practices (BMPs) is not a new one. First introduced almost 20 years ago, scientists at the Potash Phosphate Institute (PPI) defined BMPs as those practices which have been proven in research and tested through farmer