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Create dynamic business intelligence (BI) solutions for SharePoint faster and with more capabilities than previously possible. With this book, you’ll learn the entire process—from high-level concepts to development and deployment—for building data-rich BI applications with Visual Studio LightSwitch, SQL Server 2012, and a host of related Microsoft technologies. You’ll learn practical techniques and patterns... more...

Phil Factor is a legend in his own runtime. Scurrilous, absurd, confessional and scathing by turns, Confessions of an IT Manager targets the idiocy, incompetence and overreach of the IT management industry from vantage point all the way up and down the greasy pole. Phil Factor (real name witheld to protest the guilty) has over 20 years experience in the IT industry, specializing in database-intensive applications. For withering insight into the human... more...

Everything you need to pass the PRINCE2 with flying colors The PRINCE2 Study Guide, Second Edition, offers comprehensive preparation for the latest PRINCE2 exam. Covering 100 percent of the exam objectives, this guide provides invaluable guidance that will help you master both the material and its applications; indeed, a practice-centered approach helps you “learn by doing” to help you internalize PRINCE2 concepts on a deeper... more...

A Higher Measure of Success What makes an information technology project successful? While many define success in terms of the project being completed on time and within budget, the real measure of success is the value the organization receives when the system is finally implemented. That's why Jack Marchewka's INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT focuses on how to create measurable organizational value (MOV) through IT projects. The author uses... more...

You've heard about pair programming's benefits: fewer bugs, improved skills, and faster delivery. But what happens when you want to pair with someone in another city, country, or even hemisphere? With the right tools, you won't have to relocate to refactor. In this book, you'll learn techniques used by the most productive remote programmers in the industry to pair with anyone on the globe on any kind of project. You'll... more...


This first-ever interactive Agile Adventure is the gripping tale of an experienced team struggling with agile adoption. In this unique mashup of a business novel written in the gamebook format, you'll overcome common yet daunting challenges that come from using agile methods. As Jim, the agile coach, you'll learn to apply a range of thinking tools and techniques to real-life problems faced by teams and organizations.... more...

In the past, services had a strong local and national focus. Professional services were very likely to be independently and autonomously organized from country to country in order to cater to local needs and local legal requirements. This has since changed radically, and highly integrated business and delivery models around the globe have become the status quo in clients' businesses and strategies. Serving clients on a global level requires... more...

An intuitive guide to efficiently track and manage projects in an agile way using GreenHopper for JIRA Overview Manage multi-project and multi-team backlog items for agile projects Learn how to use GreenHopper’s rich interface features to focus on the work at hand and increase productivity Easy agile process adoption with pre-sets for Scrum & Kanban In Detail Agile methodologies like Scrum focus on customer... more...

Why is it so difficult to change organizations? What does it really take to make “process improvement” yield measurable results? For more than 30 years, Donald Riefer has been guiding software teams through the technical, organizational, and people issues that must be managed in order to make meaningful process changes—and better products. This practical guide draws from his extensive experience, featuring 11 case... more...

Over 100 recipes for building open source ETL solutions with Pentaho Data Integration Overview Intergrate Kettle in integration with other components of the Pentaho Business Intelligence Suite, to build and publish Mondrian schemas,create reports, and populatedashboards This book contains an organized sequence of recipes packed with screenshots, tables, and tips so you can complete the tasks as efficiently as possible... more...