Mastering the Process

Using her actual work to illustrate the various steps of novel writing that she explores in this book, she illustrates her points about plotting, characterisation and technique with great clarity and generosity.

Author: Elizabeth George

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529390841

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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'After a number of years teaching writing courses and appearing at writers' conferences, I began to see that creating a process book utilising one of my novels as an example of each step of my process might prove useful to people who are interested in novel writing or in how this individual writer approaches the complicated task of putting together a British crime novel.' As the author of twenty-four novels, Elizabeth George is one of the most successful - and prolific - novelists today. In Mastering the Process, George offers a master class in the art and science of crafting a novel, sharing her wealth of experience with would-be novelists, and with crime fiction fans. Using her actual work to illustrate the various steps of novel writing that she explores in this book, she illustrates her points about plotting, characterisation and technique with great clarity and generosity. Drawing from her personal photos, early notes, character analyses, and rough drafts for every stage of her novel Careless in Red, George offers us an intimate look at the procedures she follows, from researching location to imagining plot to creating characters to the actual writing and revision processes themselves. At the same time, she gives invaluable advice for writers about what has worked for her - and what hasn't. Mastering the Process provides writers with practical, prescriptive, and achievable tools for creating a novel, editing a novel, and problem solving when in the midst of a novel, from a master storyteller at the top of her game. Elizabeth George has taught creative writing both nationally and internationally for over thirty years and is the author of Write Away, described as 'one novelist's approach to fiction and the writing life'.

Mastering the Requirements Process

“If the purpose is to create one of the best books on requirements yet written, the authors have succeeded.” —Capers Jones Software can solve almost any problem.

Author: Suzanne Robertson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780132942843

Category: Computers

Page: 600

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“If the purpose is to create one of the best books on requirements yet written, the authors have succeeded.” —Capers Jones Software can solve almost any problem. The trick is knowing what the problem is. With about half of all software errors originating in the requirements activity, it is clear that a better understanding of the problem is needed. Getting the requirements right is crucial if we are to build systems that best meet our needs. We know, beyond doubt, that the right requirements produce an end result that is as innovative and beneficial as it can be, and that system development is both effective and efficient. Mastering the Requirements Process: Getting Requirements Right, Third Edition, sets out an industry-proven process for gathering and verifying requirements, regardless of whether you work in a traditional or agile development environment. In this sweeping update of the bestselling guide, the authors show how to discover precisely what the customer wants and needs, in the most efficient manner possible. Features include The Volere requirements process for discovering requirements, for use with both traditional and iterative environments A specification template that can be used as the basis for your own requirements specifications Formality guides that help you funnel your efforts into only the requirements work needed for your particular development environment and project How to make requirements testable using fit criteria Checklists to help identify stakeholders, users, non-functional requirements, and more Methods for reusing requirements and requirements patterns New features include Strategy guides for different environments, including outsourcing Strategies for gathering and implementing requirements for iterative releases “Thinking above the line” to find the real problem How to move from requirements to finding the right solution The Brown Cow model for clearer viewpoints of the system Using story cards as requirements Using the Volere Knowledge Model to help record and communicate requirements Fundamental truths about requirements and system development

Mastering the Requirements Process

"If the purpose is to create one of the best books on requirements yet written, the authors have succeeded." —Capers Jones It is widely recognized that incorrect requirements account for up to 60 percent of errors in software products, ...

Author: Suzanne Robertson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114427441

Category: Computers

Page: 560

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"If the purpose is to create one of the best books on requirements yet written, the authors have succeeded." —Capers Jones It is widely recognized that incorrect requirements account for up to 60 percent of errors in software products, and yet the majority of software development organizations do not have a formal requirements process. Many organizations appear willing to spend huge amounts on fixing and altering poorly specified software, but seem unwilling to invest a much smaller amount to get the requirements right in the first place. Mastering the Requirements Process, Second Edition , sets out an industry-proven process for gathering and verifying requirements with an eye toward today's agile development environments. In this total update of the bestselling guide, the authors show how to discover precisely what the customer wants and needs while doing the minimum requirements work according to the project's level of agility. Features include The Volere requirements process—completely specified, and revised for compatibility with agile environments A specification template that can be used as the basis for your own requirements specifications New agility ratings that help you funnel your efforts into only the requirements work needed for your particular development environment and project How to make requirements testable using fit criteria Iterative requirements gathering leading to faster delivery to the client Checklists to help identify stakeholders, users, nonfunctional requirements, and more Details on gathering and implementing requirements for iterative releases An expanded project sociology section for help with identifying and communicating with stakeholders Strategies for exploiting use cases to determine the best product to build Methods for reusing requirements and requirements patterns Examples showing how the techniques and templates are applied in real-world situations

Mastering Statistical Process Control

This is a book that will open up the power of SPC for many: managers, quality professionals, engineers and analysts, as well as students, will welcome the clarity and explanation that it brings to understanding the use and benefit of SPC in ...

Author: Tim Stapenhurst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136379109

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

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Mastering Statistical Process Control shows how to understand business or process performance more clearly and more effectively. This practical book is based on a rich and varied selection of case studies from across industry and commerce, including material from the manufacturing, extractive and service sectors. It will enable readers to understand how SPC can be used to maximum effect, and will deliver more effective monitoring, control and improvement in systems, processes and management. The common obstacle to successful use of SPC is getting bogged down with control charts, forgetting that visual representation of data is but a tool and not an end in itself. Mastering SPC demonstrates how statistical tools are applied and used in reality. This is a book that will open up the power of SPC for many: managers, quality professionals, engineers and analysts, as well as students, will welcome the clarity and explanation that it brings to understanding the use and benefit of SPC in a wide range of engineering, production and service situations. Key case studies include using SPC to: · Measure quality and human factors · Monitor process performance accurately over long periods · Develop best-practice benchmarks using control charts · Maximise profitability of fixed assets · Improve customer service and satisfaction

Writing with Power

Outlines several approaches to writing, editing, and rewriting, discusses the relationship between the writer and his or her audience, and attempts to define the nature of voice in writing

Author: Peter Elbow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195120189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Outlines several approaches to writing, editing, and rewriting, discusses the relationship between the writer and his or her audience, and attempts to define the nature of voice in writing

Mastering the Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services

Each chapter in this text provides practical techniques for handling the various
phas- es of the job search process as well as worksheets, checklists, and case
studies to make this information more personal and specific. Mastering theJob ...

Author: Craig Ross

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449643799

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

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Mastering the Job Search Process in Recreation and Leisure Services, Second Edition, is a practical guide full of tools and advice for recreation and leisure service professionals. This book simplifies the process of securing a job in recreation and leisure service by explaining every step from both an employer s and applicant s point of view. Based on years of experience in the hiring process, this book reflects research conducted with over one thousand recreation and leisure services practitioners involved in the job search process. The book includes their advice as well as secrets to success."

Mastering the Sales Process

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Author: Jay Butler

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304102959

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Mastering Project Management Strategy and Processes

grouping tasks and activities into project management processes that project
managers can use to develop, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close projects.
The Project Management Institute, in their publication of the PMBOK, Fifth Edition,
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Author: Randal Wilson

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780133854305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Randal Wilson gives managers powerful insights and tools for structuring and managing any project based on business strategy and how that project will be used. Starting with project objectives, it demonstrates how to establish processes that optimally group actions at each stage of the project lifecycle -- thereby maximizing the likelihood of success. Mastering Project Management Strategy and Processes is part of a new series of six cutting-edge project management guides for both working practitioners and students. Like all books in this series, it offers deep practical insight into the successful design, management, and control of complex modern projects. Using real case studies and proven applications, expert authors show how multiple functions and disciplines can and must be integrated to achieve a successful outcome. Individually, these books focus on realistic, actionable solutions, not theory. Together, they provide comprehensive guidance for working project managers at all levels, as well as indispensable knowledge for anyone pursuing PMI/PMBOK certification or other accreditation in the field.

Mastering the Requirements Process

DELIVERING THE SOFTWARE THAT YOUR CUSTOMER REALLY WANTS.
Mastering the Requirements Process and the Volere Specification Template are
real breakthroughs . They introduce the beginnings of cience to a domain which
had ...

Author: Suzanne Robertson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: UVA:X004469052

Category: Computers

Page: 404

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Shelf category: Software Engineering Mastering the Requirements ProcessSuzanne Robertson & James Robertson Delivering the software that your customer really wants. "Mastering the Requirements Process and the Volere specification template are real breakthroughs. They introduce the beginnings of science to a domain which had, up till now, been ruled by craft." Tom DeMarcoIt is widely recognized that incorrect requirements account for up to 60% of errors in software products, and yet the majority of software development organizations do not have a formal requirements process. Many organizations appear willing to spend huge amounts on fixing and altering badly-specified software, but seem unwilling to invest a much smaller amount to get the requirements right in the first place. This is a book for those who want to get the right requirements. Mastering the Requirements Process sets out an industry-tested process for gathering and verifying requirements. It provides the techniques and insights for discovering precisely what the customer wants and needs. "Mastering the Requirements Process shows, step by step, template by template, example by example, one well-tested way to assemble a complete, comprehensive requirements process." Gerald WeinbergThe specification template in this book provides the basis for your own requirements specifications. It guides you to the correct specification content as each part of the process reveals different aspects of the products functionality and properties. This book shows you how to make the requirement measurable and testable. By providing a measurement a fit criterion for each requirement, the requirements analyst can describe precisely what the customerwants, the designer can construct a product that exactly matches the requirement, and the tester can determine whether or not the final solution satisfies the requirement."The Robertsons" concept of fit criteria is all by itself worth the investment of your time to read the whole book. Fit criteria and the allied discipline of quality gateways enable you to build requirement sets that are measurable, provably correct and testibly complete." Tom DeMarcoFeatures:7 The Volere requirements process completely specified with a rigorous and detailed model. 7 A specification template that can be used as the basis for your own requirements specifications. 7 The requirements shell used for bringing rigor, tracability and completeness to requirements. 7 Checklists to help identify stakeholders, users, non-functional requirements and more. 7 Trawling techniques for eliciting requirements. 7 How to exploit use cases to determine the best product to build. 7 Reusing requirements and requirements patterns. 7 Examples showing how the techniques and templates are applied in real-world situations. 7 Accessible style, fully cross-referenced, numerous diagrams.The Authors: Suzanne Robertson is a leading figure in the world of systems analysis and requirements modeling. She is the roving ambassador for the British Computer Society"s Reuse Group and is on organizing committees for the International Conference on Software Reuse and Object Technology. James Robertson brings the experience of working and consulting on requirements with several hundred companies to this book. When his busy seminar schedule permits, James advises companies on how to adapt to a world where requirements are paramount. Suzanne andJames are principals of the Atlantic Systems Guild, an international think-tank producing numerous books and seminars that are among the most successful in the software industry.Visit Addison Wesley Longman on the World Wide Web at: http: //www.awl-he.com/computing/http: //www.com/cseng/BarcodeBack of Jacket

Mastering the Instructional Design Process

Types of Performers Master performers ners Average performers What They Can
Tell You Master performers can provide ... peers , resource or staff personnel ,
subject matter experts , and 130 Mastering the Instructional Design Process.

Author: William J. Rothwell

Publisher: Pfeiffer

ISBN: IND:30000056768744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 425

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In this second edition, Rothwell and Kazanas expand the scope of their masterwork to accommodate a number of important developments and trends reshaping the current business environment and redefining the role of instructional designers themselves.

Mastering the Instructional Design Process

This book brings together the latest developments and the most effective best practices to give you a foolproof framework for successfully managing instructional design projects.

Author: William J. Rothwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118947135

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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A comprehensive framework for effective real-world instructional design Mastering the Instructional Design Process provides step-by-step guidance on the design and development of an engaging, effective training program. The focus on core competencies of instructional system design helps you develop your skills in a way that's immediately applicable to real-world settings, and this newly updated fifth edition has been revised to reflect the new IBSTPI Competencies and Standards for Instructional Design. With a solid foundation of researched and validated standards, this invaluable guide provides useful insight and a flexible framework for approaching instructional design from a practical perspective. Coverage includes the full range of design considerations concerning the learners, objectives, setting, and more, and ancillaries include design templates, PowerPoint slides, lecture notes, and a test bank help you bring these competencies to the classroom. Instructional design is always evolving, and new trends are emerging to meet the ever-changing needs of learners and exploit the newest tools at our disposal. This book brings together the latest developments and the most effective best practices to give you a foolproof framework for successfully managing instructional design projects. Detect and solve human performance problems Analyze needs, learners, work settings, and work Establish performance objectives and measurements Deliver effective instruction in a variety of scenarios Effective training programs don't just happen. Instructional design is a complex field, and practitioners must be skilled in very specific areas to deliver a training program that engages learners and makes the learning 'stick.' Mastering the Instructional Design Process is a comprehensive handbook for developing the skillset that facilitates positive training outcomes.

Major Label Mastering

Suitable for all levels, this is a unique resource for students, artists, and recording and Mastering Engineers alike. Major Label Mastering is supplemented by digital resources including audio examples and video tutorials.

Author: Evren Göknar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351673136

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

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Major Label Mastering: Professional Mastering Process distills 25 years of mastering experience at Capitol Records into practical understandings and reliable systems. Containing unparalleled insights, this book reveals the mastering tricks and techniques used by Evren Göknar at one of the world’s most notable record labels. Beginning with the requisite competencies every Mastering Engineer must develop, Major Label Mastering delves into the particulars of the mastering studio, as well as fundamental mastering tools. Included among these tools is The Five Step Mastering Process, a rigorously tested system that equips the practitioner to successfully and confidently master a project to exacting standards of audio fidelity. Covering all bases, the book discusses both macro and micro considerations: from mindset approach and connecting with clients down to detailed guidelines for processing audio, advanced methods, and audio restoration. Each chapter ends with exercises intended to deepen understanding and skill, or to supplement course study. Suitable for all levels, this is a unique resource for students, artists, and recording and Mastering Engineers alike. Major Label Mastering is supplemented by digital resources including audio examples and video tutorials.

MASTERING THE ASSESSMENT CENTER PROCESS

Many candidates do possess these abilities, but they have not learned how to apply them. This book will teach you how to use all your potential.

Author: Linsey C. Willis

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398091958

Category: Police

Page: 326

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The Assessment Center process is the best method for identifying management potential in candidates and whether they can demonstrate a talent for planning and organizing, and possess the necessary judgment, communication skills and decision-making ability to move up the ranks. Many candidates do possess these abilities, but they have not learned how to apply them. This book will teach you how to use all your potential. Law enforcement officers are often confused, afraid, nervous or just plain curious about what they will experience when they go through the process. Most books on the assessment center process cover primarily its history, the skill dimensions, a description of the process and provide a few sample exercises. What makes this book different is that it provides an experiential approach to preparing for an assessment center by including numerous practice exercises, experiential learning, role player scripts, sample detailed Assessor Guides, and information from an experienced professional who has a 360-degree view of assessment center processes. By practicing these exercises, the reader will learn a great deal about their potential and abilities. The organization of this book starts with the notorious, challenging, perplexing, incorrectly defined and life-changing in-basket exercise. The author has many years of experience with in-baskets, which has included providing feedback to candidates and training assessors. Many of the essential sample exercises and components of the in-basket exercise are included in this book and have been used in past assessment center processes or in customized exercises. After reading the sample exercises and commentary contained herein, you will be convinced that your time and money have been well spent. Why? Because you will have practiced the exercises herein and, beyond just reading about the assessment center process, you will have learned about many of the most important components of the process.

A Model of the Process of Becoming a Master Counselor

STAGE ONE STAGE TWO STAGE THREE STAGE FOUR AUTHOR ( S ) ( 19 )
Ard ( 1973 ) Preseptorship Apprenticeship Mentorship Sponsorship Peership
Table 1.2 A Meta - Model of the Process of Becoming a Master Counselor Table
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Author: Debra Joy Herreid

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00108680W

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Mastering the Instructional Design Process

The fourth edition of Mastering the Instructional Design Process has been completely revised and updated and is based on the instructional design competencies of the International Board of Standards of Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI).

Author: William J. Rothwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470573708

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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The fourth edition of Mastering the Instructional Design Process has been completely revised and updated and is based on the instructional design competencies of the International Board of Standards of Performance and Instruction (IBSTPI). The book identifies the core competencies of instructional system design and presents them in a way that helps to develop these competencies and apply them successfully in real-world settings. This comprehensive resource covers the full range of topics for understanding and mastering the instructional design process including: detecting and solving human performance problems; analyzing needs, learners, work settings, and work; establishing performance objectives and performance measurements; delivering the instruction effectively; and managing instructional design projects successfully.

Mastering the Complex Sale

This is a proven alternative to the price-driven sale. We've spoken to his clients. This stuff really works, folks." —Dave Stein, CEO and Founder, ES Research Group, Inc.

Author: Jeff Thull

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 0470632593

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Praise for Mastering the Complex Sale "Jeff Thull's process plays a key role in helping companies and their customers cross the chasm with disruptive innovations and succeed with game-changing initiatives." —Geoffrey A. Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm and Dealing with Darwin "This is the first book that lays out a solid method for selling cross-company, cross-border, even cross-culturally where you have multiple decision makers with multiple agendas. This is far more than a 'selling process'—it is a survival guide—a truly outstanding approach to bringing all the pieces of the puzzle together." —Ed Daniels, EVP, Shell Global Solutions Downstream, President, CRI/Criterion, Inc. "Mastering the Complex Sale brilliantly sets up value from the customer's perspective. A must-read for all those who are managing multinational business teams in a complex and highly competitive environment." —Samik Mukherjee, Vice President, Onshore Business, Technip "Customers need to know the value they will receive and how they will receive it. Thull's insights into the complex sale and how to clarify and quantify this value are remarkable—Mastering the Complex Sale will be required reading for years to come!" —Lee Tschanz, Vice President, North American Sales, Rockwell Automation "Jeff Thull is winning the war against commoditization. In his world, value trumps price and commoditization isn't a given, it's a choice. This is a proven alternative to the price-driven sale. We've spoken to his clients. This stuff really works, folks." —Dave Stein, CEO and Founder, ES Research Group, Inc. "Our business depends on delivering breakthrough thinking to our executive clients. Jeff Thull has significantly redefined sales and marketing strategies that clearly connect to our global audience. Read it, act on it, and take your results to exceptional levels." —Sven Kroneberg, President, Seminarium Internacional "Jeff's main thesis—that professional customer guidance is the key to success—rings true in every global market today. Mastering the Complex Sale is the essential read for any organization looking to transform their business for long-term, value-driven growth." —Jon T. Lindekugel, President, 3M Health Information Systems, Inc. "Jeff Thull has re-engineered the conventional sales process to create predictable and profitable growth in today's competitive marketplace. It's no longer about selling; it's about guiding quality decisions and creating collaborative value. This is one of those rare books that will make a difference." —Carol Pudnos, Executive director, Healthcare Industry, Dow Corning Corporation

Mastering the Selection Process

Are you overwhelmed by the amount of screening questions? Are you stuck in a position and want to move up the ladder? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then this book is for you!

Author: J. Brennan

Publisher:

ISBN: 1698303181

Category:

Page: 48

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Who knew it was so difficult to get a government job in Canada? Simple (yet common) mistakes will make or break your odds of getting chosen for a public service position."Mastering the Selection Process" is a comprehensive guide for aspiring job seekers and those who want to move up within the Canadian Public Service. Getting screened in is possibly the most difficult part of the selection process. With little-known, and easy-to-follow strategies exposed in this guide, you'll dramatically increase your chances of success. From the first application to the final interview, each chapter will walk you through every step of the journey with achievable goals that will make your application stand out from the rest.