Download E-books The Scrum Culture: Introducing Agile Methods in Organizations (Management for Professionals) PDF

By Dominik Maximini

This booklet is a advisor for managers, Scrum Masters and agile coaches who're drawn to agile organizational tools and who're making plans to introduce Scrum at their very own corporation. Scrum isn't just a product improvement framework yet is usually used to constitution actions for agile and lean organizational development.

Divided into 5 significant elements, the ebook first introduces and defines the Scrum tradition. It explains its relevance, highlights a few soreness issues regular for first encounters with Scrum, and embeds it in an creation to organizational switch. this is often complemented with many real-life examples that aid to use the recommendations to readers’ personal particular contexts. the second one half describes the foundations of introducing Scrum intimately, whereas the 3rd half embarks at the sensible program of those rules, drawing on a wealth of expertise accumulated in lots of profitable creation tasks. half 4 makes a speciality of a close case learn of a Scrum transformation earlier than half 5 presents, in last, a couple of appendices providing broad details on Scrum and its principles.

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Download E-books The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor (Columbia Business School Publishing) PDF

By Howard Marks, Paul Johnson

Howard Marks's The most vital Thing distilled the making an investment perception of his celebrated patron memos right into a unmarried quantity and, for the 1st time, made his time-tested philosophy on hand to normal readers. during this version, Marks's knowledge is joined via the reviews, insights, and counterpoints of 4 well known traders and funding educators: Christopher C. Davis (Davis Funds), Joel Greenblatt (Gotham Capital), Paul Johnson (Nicusa Capital), and Seth A. Klarman (Baupost Group).

These specialists lend perception into such suggestions as "second-level thinking," the price/value courting, sufferer opportunism, and shielding making an investment. Marks additionally provides his personal annotations, increasing on his book's unique subject matters and concerns. a brand new bankruptcy addresses the significance of average expectancies, and a foreword by way of Bruce C. Greenwald, known as "a guru to Wall Street's experts" by means of the New York Times, speaks on price making an investment, productiveness, and the economics of information.


Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital administration, is popular for his insightful exams of marketplace chance and threat. After 4 many years spent ascending to the pinnacle of the funding administration career, he's at the present time sought out by means of the world's best worth traders, and his consumer memos brim with insightful remark and a time-tested, basic philosophy. Now for the 1st time, all readers can take advantage of Marks's knowledge, focused right into a unmarried quantity that speaks to either the beginner and pro investor.

Informed by way of a life of event and examine, The most crucial Thing explains the keys to profitable funding and the pitfalls which may ruin capital or smash a occupation. using passages from his memos to demonstrate his principles, Marks teaches by means of instance, detailing the advance of an funding philosophy that absolutely recognizes the complexities of making an investment and the perils of the monetary global. Brilliantly making use of perception to ultra-modern risky markets, Marks bargains a quantity that's half memoir, half creed, with a couple of extensive takeaways.

Marks expounds on such innovations as "second-level thinking," the price/value courting, sufferer opportunism, and protective making an investment. Frankly and truthfully assessing his personal decisions--and occasional missteps--he offers beneficial classes for serious considering, chance evaluate, and funding approach. Encouraging traders to be "contrarian," Marks properly judges industry cycles and achieves returns via competitive but measured motion. Which aspect is the main crucial? profitable making an investment calls for considerate recognition to many separate elements, and every of Marks's topics proves to be crucial thing.

"This is that rarity, an invaluable book."--Warren Buffett

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Download E-books The Advanced Numeracy Test Workbook: Review Key Quantitative Operations and Practise for Accounting and Business Tests (Testing Series) PDF

By Mike Bryon

The complicated Numeracy attempt Workbook offers crucial coaching for graduates and executives who face tough numerical psychometric tests. Offering lots of professional suggestions, Mike Bryon places the emphasis firmly on buying the mandatory key talents: quantity feel, computation, geometry, likelihood and statistics.

A significant other name to the winning How to go complex Numeracy Tests, it comprises much more perform fabric and reasonable timed mock checks. Crucially, those are correct to the choice assessments of many most sensible agencies. The workbook structure is conducive to studying, leaving lots of room for operating and calculations. distinct reasons of the solutions and interpretations of rankings suggest that readers can see which components they should enhance on, and comprehend the place they're going unsuitable. jam-packed with lots of professional assistance, and with the emphasis firmly on buying the mandatory abilities, no different publication offers this point of help.

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