|The Power of Business Process Improvement: 10 Simple Steps to Increase Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Adaptability||Susan Page||Every business process in every organization can be made better, more efficient, more flexible and more adaptable to changing needs. Business process improvement (BPI) can drive substantial bottom-line increases, ultimately accelerating the revenue cycle. "The Power of Business-Process Improvement" proves that even sweeping BPI initiatives don't have to be complex, time-consuming projects. This incredibly practical book cuts through lengthy, technical explanations with a 10-step method designed for busy professionals with real-world problems. Starting with simple tools to help the reader develop a process inventory, the book shows how to prioritize and map processes, apply improvement techniques, test new processes and rework them as necessary and implement the changes.|
|Made By Me||Jane Bull||From DK's top-selling crafting author, Jane Bull, Made By Me contains more than 30 homespun craft projects for young crafters. The book is divided into three sections, on knitting, sewing, and embroidery, and each one begins with a primer on basic techniques and stitches. Then lots of simple and sweet projects help children master needle skills while making bags, dolls, bracelets, hats, and more. Kids will love giving their creations as gifts, or keeping them to enjoy!|
|Building the Custom Home Office: Projects for the Complete Home Work Space||Niall Barrett||Everything a homeowner needs to know about designing a custom work space at home. Includes information on building home-office furniture, space planning and ergonomics, materials, lighting and computers. Featuring 12 projects, complete with measured drawings and cut lists.|
|Sales and Marketing the Six Sigma Way||Quality management. Process mapping. Speed to production. In the past 50 years, a rigorous, measurement-based methodology called Six Sigma has brought production management to previously unimaginable levels of success and sophistication. Top corporations such as Motorola and GE have built their reputations, products, and revenues using this approach. Indeed, Six Sigma has found widespread application in every significant industry and business—except marketing and sales. In Sales and Marketing the Six Sigma Way, sales and quality guru Michael Webb shows how to blend marketing and sales efforts with the cutting-edge methods of Six Sigma to boost their bottom lines. With Webb’s book as a guide, readers learn to engineer rapid routes to customer value, accurately predict future revenue, and ensure return on investment for their projects. In Sales and Marketing the Six Sigma Way, you will: * Find out why "the usual fixes" for sales problems don't work* Meet executives who have used Six Sigma to imrpove marketing and sales results * See the pitfalls that await the unwary when applying process improvement in sales * Learn how to introduce Six Sigma to sales and marketing professionals* Discover through examples and cases how to manage sales as a process Webb walks readers through several Six Sigma sales and marketing projects from start to finish, highlighting the tools, decisions, and results that made them successful. He shows the practical methods managers use to translate process improvement principles to the human world of selling and marketing. With his dual background in sales and marketing management and in quality improvement, Webb speaks clearly to readers in both disciplines. This makes Sales and Marketing the Six Sigma Way the indispensible guide for sales and marketing professionals who want to excel in today's business environment, and for quality improvement experts who want to help them. |
|Managing Quality (4th Edition)||Thomas Foster|| Managing Quality is a comprehensive introduction to the field of quality management that presents a supply chain theme as the unifying framework for quality improvement. Differing Perspectives on Quality; Quality Theory; Global Supply Chain Quality and International Quality Standards; Strategic Quality Planning; The Voice of the Customer; The Voice of the Market; Quality and Innovation in Product and Process Design; Designing Quality Services; Managing Supplier Quality in the Supply Chain; The Tools of Quality; Statistically Based Quality Improvement for Variables; Statistically Based Quality Improvement for Attributes; Six-Sigma Management and Lean Tools; Managing Quality Improvement Teams and Projects; Implementing and Validating the Quality System For quality control managers and/or anyone interested in greater quality management. |
|The Perfect Business Plan Made Simple: The best guide to writing a plan that will secure financial backing for your business||William Lasher Ph.D.||Successfully start your own profitable business Starting your own business is an American Dream. But raising money requires a polished business plan that sells financial backers on your idea. The Perfect Business Plan Made Simple approaches the business plan as a sales document that will persuade bankers and venture capitalists to invest in your new or growing enterprise. Featuring examples and detailed sample plans, this updated edition addresses legal concerns and special issues unique to internet-based businesses. Detailed writing instructions, overviews of the funding process, and explanations of why certain arguments are crucial make this guide invaluable to both novices and experienced entrepreneurs. Important topics include: • your business’s mission and strategy • the written plan and the role of presentations • the target audience principle • making financial projections • how to make and present a marketing plan • special considerations for service businesses • contingencies–what you’ll do if things go wrong • legal and ownership issues • dot-com businesses • a self-test to see if you’re cut out to be an entrepreneur Look for these Made Simple Books:Accounting Made SimpleArithmetic Made SimpleAstronomy Made SimpleBiology Made SimpleBookkeeping Made SimpleBusiness Letters Made SimpleChemistry Made SimpleComputer Science Made SimpleEarth Science Made SimpleEnglish Made SimpleFrench Made SimpleGerman Made SimpleInglés Hecho Fácil Investing Made SimpleItalian Made SimpleKeyboarding Made SimpleLatin Made SimpleLearning English Made SimpleMathematics Made SimplePhilosophy Made SimplePhysics Made SimplePsychology Made SimpleSign Language Made SimpleSpanish Made SimpleSpelling Made SimpleStatistics Made SimpleYour Small Business Made Simple|
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|Strategic Project Management Made Simple: Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams||Terry Schmidt||When Fortune Magazine estimated that 70% of all strategies fail, it also noted that most of these strategies were basically sound, but could not be executed. The central premise of Strategic Project Management Made Simple is that most projects and strategies never get off the ground because of adhoc, haphazard, and obsolete methods used to turn their ideas into coherent and actionable plans. Strategic Project Management Made Simple is the first book to couple a step-by-step process with an interactive thinking tool that takes a strategic approach to designing projects and action initiatives. Strategic Project Management Made Simple builds a solid platform upon four critical questions that are vital for teams to intelligently answer in order to create their own strong, strategic foundation. These questions are:1. What are we trying to accomplish and why?2. How will we measure success?3. What other conditions must exist?4. How do we get there?This fresh approach begins with clearly understanding the what and why of a project - comprehending the bigger picture goals that are often given only lip service or cursory reviews. The second and third questions clarify success measures and identify the risky assumptions that can later cause pain if not spotted early. The how questions - what are the activities, budgets, and schedules - comes last in our four-question system. By contrast, most project approaches prematurely concentrate on the how without first adequately addressing the three other questions. These four questions guide readers into fleshing out a simple, yet sophisticated, mental workbench called "the Logical Framework" - a Systems Thinking paradigm that lays out one's own project strategy in an easily accessible, interactive 4x4 matrix. The inclusion of memorable features and concepts (four critical questions, LogFrame matrix, If-then thinking, and Implementation Equation) make this book unique.|
|Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme||Robert K. Wysocki||With 200 pages of new content, the fifth edition of this popular guide gives new or veteran project managers a comprehensive overview of all of the best-of-breed project management approaches and tools today, including Traditional (Linear and Incremental), Agile (Iterative and Adaptive), and Extreme. Step-by-step instruction and practical case studies show you how to use these tools effectively to achieve better outcomes of projects at hand. Plus, the book provides full coverage on managing continuous process improvement, procurement management, managing distressed projects, and managing multiple team projects. The companion Web site includes exercises and solutions that accompany the project management instruction in the book.|
|Victoria Romantic Touches: Charming Handmade Projects for Every Room (Victoria Magazine)||Turn an ordinary house into a delightful home with little handmade touches in the inimitable Victoria style.Charming cushions, curtains and scented sachets; cream-edged organdy tablecloths and white-ribbon-tied pillowcases: Victoria knows lovely things such as these make a house a home. Give every room that special touch with 25 beautiful and easy-to-make projects from the experts who know romance. Each item is featured in an exquisite full-color photograph, accompanied by simple instructions that will inspire even the most nervous crafter. Consider reviving a well-loved chair with an elegant slipcover, perhaps in organdy. Personalize pretty napkins for a special holiday table setting. Use basic stitchery to whip up a fabric headboard, gathered lampshade, or linen cutlery holder. Whichever you choose, the techniques section will teach the skills you need, and templates will guide you. A Main Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.|