a risk assessment framework for evaluating software as a service



Ostrom Lee T. Risk Assessment. Tools, Techniques, and Their Applications Ostrom Lee T. Risk Assessment. Tools, Techniques, and Their Applications Новинка

Ostrom Lee T. Risk Assessment. Tools, Techniques, and Their Applications

7836.38 руб.
All the tools needed to perform a thorough risk assessment—whether you're working in insurance, forensics, engineering, or public safety Risk analysis is the method of analyzing the dangers to individuals, businesses, and government agencies posed by potential natural and man-made hazards. The central task of the risk assessor is predicting the success of a project. This includes isolating the entire spectrum of adverse events that can derail a project or threaten the health and safety of individuals, organizations, and the environment. Designed as a practical, in-the-field toolkit, Risk Assessment details every aspect of how a risk assessment is performed, showing the proper tool to be used at various steps in the process, as well as locating the tool that best fits the risk assessment task at hand. Examining not only the very nature of risks and consequences, with fascinating historical examples, the book progresses from simple to more complex risk assessment techniques used by the authors in their daily work, all presented in a form that can be readily adapted to any number of real-life situations: Ecological Risk Assessment Task Analysis Techniques Preliminary Hazards Analysis Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Human Reliability Analysis Critical Incident Technique With numerous industry-specific case studies, as well as additional case studies for risk assessments for a restaurant and a process plant, the book provides readers with complete examples of how each of the techniques can be used in a variety of real-world situations. Including downloadable worksheets and other useful assessment materials, as well as guidance on using PRA software, this unparalleled reference offers all the tools and techniques needed to conduct a thorough and accurate assessment of risk.
Georgi Popov Risk Assessment. A Practical Guide to Assessing Operational Risks Georgi Popov Risk Assessment. A Practical Guide to Assessing Operational Risks Новинка

Georgi Popov Risk Assessment. A Practical Guide to Assessing Operational Risks

9647.09 руб.
Covers the fundamentals of risk assessment and emphasizes taking a practical approach in the application of the techniques Written as a primer for students and employed safety professionals covering the fundamentals of risk assessment and emphasizing a practical approach in the application of the techniques Each chapter is developed as a stand-alone essay, making it easier to cover a subject Includes interactive exercises, links, videos, and downloadable risk assessment tools Addresses criteria prescribed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for safety programs
Marvin Rausand Risk Assessment. Theory, Methods, and Applications Marvin Rausand Risk Assessment. Theory, Methods, and Applications Новинка

Marvin Rausand Risk Assessment. Theory, Methods, and Applications

11800.1 руб.
An introduction to risk assessment that utilizes key theory and state-of-the-art applications With its balanced coverage of theory and applications along with standards and regulations, Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications serves as a comprehensive introduction to the topic. The book serves as a practical guide to current risk analysis and risk assessment, emphasizing the possibility of sudden, major accidents across various areas of practice from machinery and manufacturing processes to nuclear power plants and transportation systems. The author applies a uniform framework to the discussion of each method, setting forth clear objectives and descriptions, while also shedding light on applications, essential resources, and advantages and disadvantages. Following an introduction that provides an overview of risk assessment, the book is organized into two sections that outline key theory, methods, and applications. Introduction to Risk Assessment defines key concepts and details the steps of a thorough risk assessment along with the necessary quantitative risk measures. Chapters outline the overall risk assessment process, and a discussion of accident models and accident causation offers readers new insights into how and why accidents occur to help them make better assessments. Risk Assessment Methods and Applications carefully describes the most relevant methods for risk assessment, including preliminary hazard analysis, HAZOP, fault tree analysis, and event tree analysis. Here, each method is accompanied by a self-contained description as well as workflow diagrams and worksheets that illustrate the use of discussed techniques. Important problem areas in risk assessment, such as barriers and barrier analysis, human errors, and human reliability, are discussed along with uncertainty and sensitivity analysis. Each chapter concludes with a listing of resources for further study of the topic, and detailed appendices outline main results from probability and statistics, related formulas, and a listing of key terms used in risk assessment. A related website features problems that allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material and supplemental slides to facilitate the learning process. Risk Assessment is an excellent book for courses on risk analysis and risk assessment at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as a valuable reference for engineers, researchers, consultants, and practitioners who use risk assessment techniques in their everyday work.
Zachary Hamilton Handbook of Recidivism Risk/Needs Assessment Tools Zachary Hamilton Handbook of Recidivism Risk/Needs Assessment Tools Новинка

Zachary Hamilton Handbook of Recidivism Risk/Needs Assessment Tools

3821.49 руб.
Provides comprehensive coverage on recidivism risk/needs assessment tools Correctional and healthcare professionals around the world utilize structured instruments referred to as risk/needs assessment tools to predict the likelihood that an offender will recidivate. Such tools have been found to provide accurate and reliable evaluations and are widely used to assess, manage, and monitor offenders both institutionally as well as in the community. By identifying offenders in need of different levels of intervention, examining causal risk factors, and individualizing case management plans, risk/needs assessment tools have proven invaluable in addressing the public health issue of recidivism. Recidivism Risk/Needs Assessment Tools brings together the developers of the most commonly-used risk/needs assessment tools to provide a comprehensive overview of their development, peer-reviewed research literature, and practical application. Written by the leading professionals in the field of risk/needs assessment, the book provides chapters on: Recidivism Risk Assessment in the 21st Century; Performance of Recidivism Risk Assessment Instruments in Correctional Settings; Correctional Offender Management Profiles for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS); the Federal Post-Conviction Risk Assessment Instrument; the Inventory of Offender Risks, Needs, and Strengths (IORNS); the Level of Service (LS) Instruments; the Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS); the Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ); the Service Planning Instrument (SPIn); the Static Risk Offender Needs Guide-Revised (STRONG-R); the Offender Group Reconviction Scale (OGRS); the Forensic Operationalized Therapy/Risk Evaluation System (FOTRES); the RisCanvi; and more. Systematically identifies currently-validated recidivism risk/needs assessment tools Reviews research on recidivism risk/needs assessment tools used internationally Each chapter presents sufficient detail to decide whether a given recidivism risk/needs assessment tool is right for your practice Recidivism Risk/Needs Assessment Tools is ideal for correctional, probation and parole, and behavioral health professionals.
David Fischer Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators David Fischer Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators Новинка

David Fischer Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators

10337.58 руб.
Pollinators play a vital role in ecosystem health and are essential to ensuring food security. With declines in both managed and wild pollinator populations in recent years, scientists and regulators have sought answers to this problem and have explored implementing steps to protect pollinator populations now and for the future. Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators focuses on the role pesticides play in impacting bee populations and looks to develop a risk assessment process, along with the data to inform that process, to better assess the potential risks that can accompany the use of pesticide products. Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators opens with two chapters that provide a biological background of both Apis and non-Apis species of pollinators. Chapters then present an overview of the general regulatory risk assessment process and decision-making processes. The book then discusses the core elements of a risk assessment, including exposure estimation, laboratory testing, and field testing. The book concludes with chapters on statistical and modeling tools, and proposed additional research that may be useful in developing the ability to assess the impacts of pesticide use on pollinator populations. Summarizing the current state of the science surrounding risk assessment for Apis and non-Apis species, Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators is a timely work that will be of great use to the environmental science and agricultural research communities. Assesses pesticide risk to native and managed pollinators Summarizes the state of the science in toxicity testing and risk assessment Provides valuable biological overviews of both Apis and non-Apis pollinators Develops a plausible overall risk assessment framework for regulatory decision making Looks towards a globally harmonized approach for pollinator toxicity and risk assessment
Pushpak Sarkar Data as a Service. A Framework for Providing Reusable Enterprise Data Services Pushpak Sarkar Data as a Service. A Framework for Providing Reusable Enterprise Data Services Новинка

Pushpak Sarkar Data as a Service. A Framework for Providing Reusable Enterprise Data Services

5398.71 руб.
Data as a Service shows how organizations can leverage “data as a service” by providing real-life case studies on the various and innovative architectures and related patterns Comprehensive approach to introducing data as a service in any organization A reusable and flexible SOA based architecture framework Roadmap to introduce ‘big data as a service’ for potential clients Presents a thorough description of each component in the DaaS reference architecture so readers can implement solutions
Kamran Farooq A Novel Ontology and Machine Learning Driven Hybrid Clinical Decision Support Framework for Cardiovascular Preventative Care Kamran Farooq A Novel Ontology and Machine Learning Driven Hybrid Clinical Decision Support Framework for Cardiovascular Preventative Care Новинка

Kamran Farooq A Novel Ontology and Machine Learning Driven Hybrid Clinical Decision Support Framework for Cardiovascular Preventative Care

6202 руб.
Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2015 in the subject Computer Science - Miscellaneous, grade: -, University of Stirling (Computing Science and Mathematics), language: English, abstract: Clinical risk assessment of chronic illnesses is a challenging and complex task which requires the utilisation of standardised clinical practice guidelines and documentation procedures in order to ensure consistent and efficient patient care. Conventional cardiovascular decision support systems have significant limitations, which include the inflexibility to deal with complex clinical processes, hard-wired rigid architectures based on branching logic and the inability to deal with legacy patient data without significant software engineering work. In light of these challenges, we are proposing a novel ontology and machine learning-driven hybrid clinical decision support framework for cardiovascular preventative care. An ontology-inspired approach provides a foundation for information collection, knowledge acquisition and decision support capabilities and aims to develop context sensitive decision support solutions based on ontology engineering principles. The proposed framework incorporates an ontology-driven clinical risk assessment and recommendation system (ODCRARS) and a Machine Learning Driven Prognostic System (MLDPS), integrated as a complete system to provide a cardiovascular preventative care solution. The proposed clinical decision support framework has been developed unde...
Gunter Obe Cancer Risk Evaluation. Methods and Trends Gunter Obe Cancer Risk Evaluation. Methods and Trends Новинка

Gunter Obe Cancer Risk Evaluation. Methods and Trends

9565.81 руб.
An overview of the different approaches to cancer risk assessment of environmental factors – including «-omics» technologies, discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the methods in different fields. The main focus is on the carcinogenic effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, demonstrating the difficulties in accurately assessing those factors that may or may not pose a significant cancer risk. The book extends the view to a broader context of risk assessment, highlighting various aspects of risk management. Written by leading experts in the field, this is a resource for policy makers and professionals in health risk assessment, and public health workers, as well as oncologists and researchers in academia. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store.
Ovidiu Cretu Risk Management for Design and Construction Ovidiu Cretu Risk Management for Design and Construction Новинка

Ovidiu Cretu Risk Management for Design and Construction

10033.71 руб.
The essential risk assessment guide for civil engineering, design, and construction Risk management allows construction professionals to identify the risks inherent in all projects, and to provide the tools for evaluating the probabilities and impacts to minimize the risk potential. This book introduces risk as a central pillar of project management and shows how a project manager can be prepared for dealing with uncertainty. Written by experts in the field, Risk Management for Design and Construction uses clear, straightforward terminology to demystify the concepts of project uncertainty and risk. Highlights include: Integrated cost and schedule risk analysis An introduction to a ready-to-use system of analyzing a project's risks and tools to proactively manage risks A methodology that was developed and used by the Washington State Department of Transportation Case studies and examples on the proper application of principles Information about combining value analysis with risk analysis «This book is a must for professionals who are seeking to move towards a proactive risk-centric management style. It is a valuable resource for students who are discovering the intricacies of uncertainties and risks within value estimation. For professionals, the book advocates for identifying and analyzing 'only' risks whose impact are of consequence to a project's performance.» —JOHN MILTON, PHD, PE Director of Enterprise Risk Management, Washington State Department of Transportation
William Stimson A. Forensic Systems Engineering. Evaluating Operations by Discovery William Stimson A. Forensic Systems Engineering. Evaluating Operations by Discovery Новинка

William Stimson A. Forensic Systems Engineering. Evaluating Operations by Discovery

12829.64 руб.
A systems-level approach to reducing liability through process improvement Forensic Systems Analysis: Evaluating Operations by Discovery presents a systematic framework for uncovering and resolving problematic process failures. Carefully building the causal relationship from process to product, the discussion lays out in significant detail the appropriate and tactical approaches necessary to the pursuit of litigation with respect to corporate operations. Systemic process failures are addressed by flipping process improvement models to study both improvement and failure, resulting in arguments and methodologies relevant to any product or service industry. Guidance on risk analysis of operations combines evaluation of process control, stability, capability, verification, validation, specification, product reliability, serial dependence, and more, providing a robust framework with which to target large-scale nonconforming products and services. Relevant to anyone involved in business, manufacturing, service, and control, this book: Covers process liability and operations management from both engineering and legal perspectives Offers analyses that present novel uses of traditional engineering methods concerning risk and product quality and reliability Takes a rigorous approach to system tactics and constraints related to product and service operations and identifies dysfunctional processes Offers both prescriptive and descriptive solutions to both the plaintiff and the defendant The global economy has created an environment in which huge production volume, complex data bases, and multiple dispersed suppliers greatly challenge industrial operations. This informative guide provides a practical blueprint for uncovering problematic process failures.
Terje Aven Uncertainty in Risk Assessment. The Representation and Treatment of Uncertainties by Probabilistic and Non-Probabilistic Methods Terje Aven Uncertainty in Risk Assessment. The Representation and Treatment of Uncertainties by Probabilistic and Non-Probabilistic Methods Новинка

Terje Aven Uncertainty in Risk Assessment. The Representation and Treatment of Uncertainties by Probabilistic and Non-Probabilistic Methods

7790.9 руб.
Explores methods for the representation and treatment of uncertainty in risk assessment In providing guidance for practical decision-making situations concerning high-consequence technologies (e.g., nuclear, oil and gas, transport, etc.), the theories and methods studied in Uncertainty in Risk Assessment have wide-ranging applications from engineering and medicine to environmental impacts and natural disasters, security, and financial risk management. The main focus, however, is on engineering applications. While requiring some fundamental background in risk assessment, as well as a basic knowledge of probability theory and statistics, Uncertainty in Risk Assessment can be read profitably by a broad audience of professionals in the field, including researchers and graduate students on courses within risk analysis, statistics, engineering, and the physical sciences. Uncertainty in Risk Assessment: Illustrates the need for seeing beyond probability to represent uncertainties in risk assessment contexts. Provides simple explanations (supported by straightforward numerical examples) of the meaning of different types of probabilities, including interval probabilities, and the fundamentals of possibility theory and evidence theory. Offers guidance on when to use probability and when to use an alternative representation of uncertainty. Presents and discusses methods for the representation and characterization of uncertainty in risk assessment. Uses examples to clearly illustrate ideas and concepts.
Pavel Shevchenko V. Fundamental Aspects of Operational Risk and Insurance Analytics. A Handbook of Operational Risk Pavel Shevchenko V. Fundamental Aspects of Operational Risk and Insurance Analytics. A Handbook of Operational Risk Новинка

Pavel Shevchenko V. Fundamental Aspects of Operational Risk and Insurance Analytics. A Handbook of Operational Risk

12734.89 руб.
A one-stop guide for the theories, applications, and statistical methodologies essential to operational risk Providing a complete overview of operational risk modeling and relevant insurance analytics, Fundamental Aspects of Operational Risk and Insurance Analytics: A Handbook of Operational Risk offers a systematic approach that covers the wide range of topics in this area. Written by a team of leading experts in the field, the handbook presents detailed coverage of the theories, applications, and models inherent in any discussion of the fundamentals of operational risk, with a primary focus on Basel II/III regulation, modeling dependence, estimation of risk models, and modeling the data elements. Fundamental Aspects of Operational Risk and Insurance Analytics: A Handbook of Operational Risk begins with coverage on the four data elements used in operational risk framework as well as processing risk taxonomy. The book then goes further in-depth into the key topics in operational risk measurement and insurance, for example diverse methods to estimate frequency and severity models. Finally, the book ends with sections on specific topics, such as scenario analysis; multifactor modeling; and dependence modeling. A unique companion with Advances in Heavy Tailed Risk Modeling: A Handbook of Operational Risk, the handbook also features: Discussions on internal loss data and key risk indicators, which are both fundamental for developing a risk-sensitive framework Guidelines for how operational risk can be inserted into a firm’s strategic decisions A model for stress tests of operational risk under the United States Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) program A valuable reference for financial engineers, quantitative analysts, risk managers, and large-scale consultancy groups advising banks on their internal systems, the handbook is also useful for academics teaching postgraduate courses on the methodology of operational risk.
Christine Jones Cardiac Rehabilitation. A Workbook for use with Group Programmes Christine Jones Cardiac Rehabilitation. A Workbook for use with Group Programmes Новинка

Christine Jones Cardiac Rehabilitation. A Workbook for use with Group Programmes

4317.94 руб.
This easy-to-use manual provides a practical framework for a multi-disciplinary team to deliver a successful cardiac rehabilitation programme. Despite evidence that cardiac rehabilitation programmes reduce risk, there is no standard for hospital-based multidisciplinary programmes – which are thus complex and costly to design and implement Based on the cardiac rehabilitation work that has been carried out at in Gloucestershire over the past fifteen years, developing and constantly evaluating the evidence base for the programme Includes client handouts such as food and exercise diaries
Andrew Sage P. Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management Andrew Sage P. Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management Новинка

Andrew Sage P. Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management

12734.89 руб.
Presents systems-based theory, methodology, and applications in risk modeling, assessment, and management This book examines risk analysis, focusing on quantifying risk and constructing probabilities for real-world decision-making, including engineering, design, technology, institutions, organizations, and policy. The author presents fundamental concepts (hierarchical holographic modeling; state space; decision analysis; multi-objective trade-off analysis) as well as advanced material (extreme events and the partitioned multi-objective risk method; multi-objective decision trees; multi-objective risk impact analysis method; guiding principles in risk analysis); avoids higher mathematics whenever possible; and reinforces the material with examples and case studies. The book will be used in systems engineering, enterprise risk management, engineering management, industrial engineering, civil engineering, and operations research. The fourth edition of Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management features: Expanded chapters on systems-based guiding principles for risk modeling, planning, assessment, management, and communication; modeling interdependent and interconnected complex systems of systems with phantom system models; and hierarchical holographic modeling An expanded appendix including a Bayesian analysis for the prediction of chemical carcinogenicity, and the Farmer’s Dilemma formulated and solved using a deterministic linear model Updated case studies including a new case study on sequential Pareto-optimal decisions for emergent complex systems of systems A new companion website with over 200 solved exercises that feature risk analysis theories, methodologies, and application Risk Modeling, Assessment, and Management, Fourth Edition, is written for both undergraduate and graduate students in systems engineering and systems management courses. The text also serves as a resource for academic, industry, and government professionals in the fields of homeland and cyber security, healthcare, physical infrastructure systems, engineering, business, and more.
Lars Merle, Tobias Schachner Designing a new industry award for service excellence competition in retailing Lars Merle, Tobias Schachner Designing a new industry award for service excellence competition in retailing Новинка

Lars Merle, Tobias Schachner Designing a new industry award for service excellence competition in retailing

9239 руб.
Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: This thesis resolves the need for an industry award for service excellence in retailing, based on a comprehensive framework to foster management quality. A service excellence framework is developed and the design for a new service excellence award is proposed. The proposed framework is based on the Industrial Excellence Award. In addition to the original four fundamental processes a fifth component is introduced: the customer. To complete the framework, the seven components of management quality known from the IEA are adopted. This framework is the structure for the self-assessment questionnaire that will be the core of the new „Best Retailer” service excellence award. Through an extensive literature review, success factors and empirically tested items for questionnaires were identified and assigned to the corresponding sections in the questionnaire. The result is a collection of questions that - if appropriately considered by management – can help introducing service excellence in the retailing industry. The modus operandi of a possible future award competition is suggested to stay close the example of the IEA in order to leverage the existing brand. This should help to popularize the new award, to create outstanding showcases quickly, and to disseminate excellent management quality in the industry. Inhaltsverzeichnis:Inhaltsverzeichnis: AcknowledgementsII List of abbreviations:3 Executive Summary5 1.Introduction6 2.Retailing8 2.1Developments and Tren...
Walvoord Barbara E. Effective Grading. A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College Walvoord Barbara E. Effective Grading. A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College Новинка

Walvoord Barbara E. Effective Grading. A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College

3563.79 руб.
The second edition of Effective Grading—the book that has become a classic in the field—provides a proven hands-on guide for evaluating student work and offers an in-depth examination of the link between teaching and grading. Authors Barbara E. Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson explain that grades are not isolated artifacts but part of a process that, when integrated with course objectives, provides rich information about student learning, as well as being a tool for learning itself. The authors show how the grading process can be used for broader assessment objectives, such as curriculum and institutional assessment. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes a wealth of new material including: Expanded integration of the use of technology and online teaching A sample syllabus with goals, outcomes, and criteria for student work New developments in assessment for grant-funded projects Additional information on grading group work, portfolios, and service-learning experiences New strategies for aligning tests and assignments with learning goals Current thought on assessment in departments and general education, using classroom work for program assessments, and using assessment data systematically to «close the loop» Material on using the best of classroom assessment to foster institutional assessment New case examples from colleges and universities, including community colleges «When the first edition of Effective Grading came out, it quickly became the go-to book on evaluating student learning. This second edition, especially with its extension into evaluating the learning goals of departments and general education programs, will make it even more valuable for everyone working to improve teaching and learning in higher education.» —L. Dee Fink, author, Creating Significant Learning Experiences «Informed by encounters with hundreds of faculty in their workshops, these two accomplished teachers, assessors, and faculty developers have created another essential text. Current faculty, as well as graduate students who aspire to teach in college, will carry this edition in a briefcase for quick reference to scores of examples of classroom teaching and assessment techniques and ways to use students' classroom work in demonstrating departmental and institutional effectiveness.» —Trudy W. Banta, author, Designing Effective Assessment
Limin Zhang Dam Failure Mechanisms and Risk Assessment Limin Zhang Dam Failure Mechanisms and Risk Assessment Новинка

Limin Zhang Dam Failure Mechanisms and Risk Assessment

13505.93 руб.
This book integrates the physical processes of dam breaching and the mathematical aspects of risk assessment in a concise manner • The first book that introduces the causes, processes and consequences of dam failures • Integrates the physical processes of dam breaching and the mathematical aspects of risk assessment in a concise manner • Emphasizes integrating theory and practice to better demonstrate the application of risk assessment and decision methodologies to real cases • Intends to formulate dam-breaching emergency management steps in a scientific structure
Stuart Emslie, Charles Hancock Issues in Healthcare Risk Management Stuart Emslie, Charles Hancock Issues in Healthcare Risk Management Новинка

Stuart Emslie, Charles Hancock Issues in Healthcare Risk Management

3027 руб.
This book describes a range of issues in healthcare risk management as written by senior professionals working in the UK National Health Service who undertook a postgraduate programme in healthcare risk management at Loughborough University. This book is available as a free PDF download or as a paperback at cost (i.e. no royalties apply).
Bernard Gaudet Risk Assessments of Dioxins. A Comparative Literature Review Bernard Gaudet Risk Assessments of Dioxins. A Comparative Literature Review Новинка

Bernard Gaudet Risk Assessments of Dioxins. A Comparative Literature Review

9752 руб.
Characterizing the risks associated with low-dose exposure to dioxins has remained a matter of considerable research, discussion, uncertainty and controversy over the years. In each of the components for assessing risks, hazard identification, exposure, dose-effect determination and risk analysis, a wide array of assumptions are employed due to data gaps or present limitations in scientific knowledge. A critical review of the literature was undertaken to examine the state of the art in dioxin risk assessment in order to identify areas where more research is warranted and to propose alternative approaches for evaluating dioxin risk. Areas of particular concern include: limited and variable data on source emissions to land and water; contamination of the food chain; the use of animal models and, conversely, ambiguous epidemiological results to assess human health risk.
Kapustka Lawrence A. Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspective Kapustka Lawrence A. Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspective Новинка

Kapustka Lawrence A. Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspective

9661.83 руб.
An important guide to assessing and managing the environment from a landscape perspective Ecological relationships are nested within the landscape. Identifying the relevant spatial and temporal scales is critical for an effective understanding of ecological functions that human societies depend upon. Moreover, human encroachment into natural areas, or changes in climate, can alter spatial relationships, which in turn can negatively affect vital plant and wildlife patterns—and weaken economic structures needed to sustain human societies. This book is the first to combine multiple disciplines into one cohesive strategy to study these crucial connections, and looks toward building a social paradigm that embraces the dynamics of ecological systems. This book: Integrates landscape ecology, environmental risk assessment, valuation of ecological goods and services, and environmental management decision processes into one single source Includes chapters on quantitative measures, Bayesian modeling,¿economic analysis, and sustainable landscapes Covers marine, forest, agricultural, and pharmaceutical risk assessment Has a chapter on predicting climate change risk to ecosystems Has a companion ftp site with color graphics, animations, and risk assessment tools With material that is accessible across all knowledge levels, Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspective moves beyond looking solely at chemical contaminants to diagnose environmental threats, and aims to accomplish practical risk assessment in a manner that supports long-term sustainable management.
Peter Fisk Chemical Risk Assessment. A Manual for REACH Peter Fisk Chemical Risk Assessment. A Manual for REACH Новинка

Peter Fisk Chemical Risk Assessment. A Manual for REACH

8254.39 руб.
This book is an essential guide and support to understanding of the science and policy, procedure and practice that underpins the REACH risk assessments required for the use and placing on the market of chemicals in the European Union. A clear understanding of information provision and how this affects the assessment of chemical safety is fundamentally important to the success of policy on chemicals and ultimately to the sustainability of the chemicals industry. Within the book, the scientific processes that underpin the policy are explained in a practical way. Importantly, it includes coverage of techniques to help solve the problems of using potentially risky and hazardous chemicals through the use of less hazardous alternatives and ‘green chemistry’, and also the analysis of the risks of the use of the most hazardous substances against the social and economic benefits of use. Chemical Risk Assessment: A Manual for REACH covers the following main themes: i) Assessment of chemical risk; ii) Risk management; iii) Hazard reduction, substitution and green chemistry; iv) Risk versus benefit – socio-economic analysis. The book acts as a practical guide and overview to chemicals risk assessment and risk management (in the EU context), as well as a support text for planning for the challenges of the future, which will see ever-increasing pressure to withdraw hazardous substances from the EU (and global) market, balanced against opportunities for innovation in the development of less hazardous chemicals.
Ю. В. Лысенко Analysis technique and risk assessment of insolvency of machine-building enterprise Ю. В. Лысенко Analysis technique and risk assessment of insolvency of machine-building enterprise Новинка

Ю. В. Лысенко Analysis technique and risk assessment of insolvency of machine-building enterprise

550 руб.
The monograph is devoted to a problem of production and sale of the concentrating and mountain equipment. The economic evaluation of production and sale is opened in the following sequence. The economic essence of the concept «insolvency» of the entity is stated. The reasons of risk of insolvency, its role in diagnostic approaches to solvency analysis of the entity, are called and analysed possibilities of a risk assessment of insolvency of the entity. By means of assessment of a condition the model of the analysis and a risk assessment of insolvency of the entity, an algorithm of its application in the analysis of machine-building enterprise is developed. Assessment of a condition of production and sale is carried out based on huge statistical material on influence of structure and structure of current assets on solvency of machinebuilding enterprise, liquidity of balance and assessment of liquidity and efficiency of cash flows for strengthening and optimization of activities. With use of integration of methods approbation of an analysis technique and a risk assessment of insolvency of machine-building enterprise is carried out and the possibilities of its optimization are considered. In an analysis result, assessment and developed offers the management concept is formulated by liquidity of machine-building enterprise and decrease in risk of insolvency, the principles of its forming and the mechanism of implementation are shown.
Lawrence Jones Offence Paralleling Behaviour. A Case Formulation Approach to Offender Assessment and Intervention Lawrence Jones Offence Paralleling Behaviour. A Case Formulation Approach to Offender Assessment and Intervention Новинка

Lawrence Jones Offence Paralleling Behaviour. A Case Formulation Approach to Offender Assessment and Intervention

10569.7 руб.
New to the Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology, Offence Paralleling Behaviour presents an original framework of individualised assessment and treatment methods for clinicians working in the forensic environment. Provides a framework that helps practitioners to identify and work with offence-relevant behaviour and evidence pro-social change Describes how Offence Paralleling Behaviour (OPB) can be successfully identified and used in risk assessment and treatment planning Brings together leading academics and frontline clinicians, including psychiatric nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, drug and alcohol specialists, and correctional officers, as well as featuring the views of prisoners on OPB Presents methods which allow staff to identify and use OPB in clinical practice
Christof Ebert Global Software and IT. A Guide to Distributed Development, Projects, and Outsourcing Christof Ebert Global Software and IT. A Guide to Distributed Development, Projects, and Outsourcing Новинка

Christof Ebert Global Software and IT. A Guide to Distributed Development, Projects, and Outsourcing

5460.52 руб.
Based on the author’s first-hand experience and expertise, this book offers a proven framework for global software engineering. Readers will learn best practices for managing a variety of software projects, coordinating the activities of several locations across the globe while accounting for cultural differences. Most importantly, readers will learn how to engineer a first-rate software product as efficiently as possible by fully leveraging global personnel and resources. Global Software and IT takes a unique approach that works for projects of any size, examining such critical topics as: Executing a seamless project across multiple locations Mitigating the risks of off-shoring Developing and implementing processes for global development Establishing practical outsourcing guidelines Fostering effective collaboration and communication across continents and culture This book provides a balanced framework for planning global development, covering topics such as managing people in distributed sites and managing a project across locations. It delivers a comprehensive business model that is beneficial to anyone looking for the most cost-effective, efficient way to engineer good software products.
Joseph Ofungwu Statistical Applications for Environmental Analysis and Risk Assessment Joseph Ofungwu Statistical Applications for Environmental Analysis and Risk Assessment Новинка

Joseph Ofungwu Statistical Applications for Environmental Analysis and Risk Assessment

9647.09 руб.
Statistical Applications for Environmental Analysis and Risk Assessment guides readers through real-world situations and the best statistical methods used to determine the nature and extent of the problem, evaluate the potential human health and ecological risks, and design and implement remedial systems as necessary. Featuring numerous worked examples using actual data and “ready-made” software scripts, Statistical Applications for Environmental Analysis and Risk Assessment also includes: • Descriptions of basic statistical concepts and principles in an informal style that does not presume prior familiarity with the subject • Detailed illustrations of statistical applications in the environmental and related water resources fields using real-world data in the contexts that would typically be encountered by practitioners • Software scripts using the high-powered statistical software system, R, and supplemented by USEPA’s ProUCL and USDOE’s VSP software packages, which are all freely available • Coverage of frequent data sample issues such as non-detects, outliers, skewness, sustained and cyclical trend that habitually plague environmental data samples • Clear demonstrations of the crucial, but often overlooked, role of statistics in environmental sampling design and subsequent exposure risk assessment.
Terje Aven Foundations of Risk Analysis Terje Aven Foundations of Risk Analysis Новинка

Terje Aven Foundations of Risk Analysis

6810.8 руб.
Foundations of Risk Analysis presents the issues core to risk analysis – understanding what risk means, expressing risk, building risk models, addressing uncertainty, and applying probability models to real problems. The author provides the readers with the knowledge and basic thinking they require to successfully manage risk and uncertainty to support decision making. This updated edition reflects recent developments on risk and uncertainty concepts, representations and treatment. New material in Foundations of Risk Analysis includes: An up to date presentation of how to understand, define and describe risk based on research carried out in recent years. A new definition of the concept of vulnerability consistent with the understanding of risk. Reflections on the need for seeing beyond probabilities to measure/describe uncertainties. A presentation and discussion of a method for assessing the importance of assumptions (uncertainty factors) in the background knowledge that the subjective probabilities are based on A brief introduction to approaches that produce interval (imprecise) probabilities instead of exact probabilities. In addition the new version provides a number of other improvements, for example, concerning the use of cost-benefit analyses and the As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) principle. Foundations of Risk Analysis provides a framework for understanding, conducting and using risk analysis suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduates, analysts and researchers from statistics, engineering, finance, medicine and the physical sciences, as well as for managers facing decision making problems involving risk and uncertainty.
Young Brendon Operational Risk Assessment. The Commercial Imperative of a more Forensic and Transparent Approach Young Brendon Operational Risk Assessment. The Commercial Imperative of a more Forensic and Transparent Approach Новинка

Young Brendon Operational Risk Assessment. The Commercial Imperative of a more Forensic and Transparent Approach

11166.54 руб.
Operational risk assessment The Commercial Imperative of a More Forensic and Transparent Approach Brendon Young and Rodney Coleman “Brendon Young and Rodney Coleman's book is extremely timely. There has never been a greater need for the financial industry to reassess the way it looks at risk. […] They are right to draw attention to the current widespread practices of risk management, which […] have allowed risk to become underpriced across the entire industry.” Rt Hon John McFall MP, Chairman, House of Commons Treasury Committee Failure of the financial services sector to properly understand risk was clearly demonstrated by the recent 'credit crunch'. In its 2008 Global Stability Report, the IMF sharply criticised banks and other financial institutions for the failure of risk management systems, resulting in excessive risk-taking. Financial sector supervision and regulation was also criticised for lagging behind shifts in business models and rapid innovation. This book provides investors with a sound understanding of the approaches used to assess the standing of firms and determine their true potential (identifying probable losers and potential longer-term winners). It advocates a 'more forensic' approach towards operational risk management and promotes transparency, which is seen as a facilitator of competition and efficiency as well as being a barrier to fraud, corruption and financial crime. Risk assessment is an integral part of informed decision making, influencing strategic positioning and direction. It is fundamental to a company’s performance and a key differentiator between competing management teams. Increasing complexity is resulting in the need for more dynamic, responsive approaches to the assessment and management of risk. Not all risks can be quantified; however, it remains incumbent upon management to determine the impact of possible risk-events on financial statements and to indicate the level of variation in projected figures. To begin, the book looks at traditional methods of risk assessment and shows how these have developed into the approaches currently being used. It then goes on to consider the more advanced forensic techniques being developed, which will undoubtedly increase understanding. The authors identify 'best practice' and address issues such as the importance of corporate governance, culture and ethics. Insurance as a mitigant for operational risk is also considered. Quantitative and qualitative risk assessment methodologies covered include: Loss-data analysis; extreme value theory; causal analysis including Bayesian Belief Networks; control risk self-assessment and key indicators; scenario analysis; and dynamic financial analysis. Views of industry insiders, from organisations such as Standard & Poors, Fitch, Hermes, USS, UN-PRI, Deutsche Bank, and Alchemy Partners, are presented together with those from experts at the FSA, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and the Financial Reporting Council. In addition to investors, this book will be of interest to actuaries, rating agencies, regulators and legislators, as well as to the directors and risk managers of financial institutions in both the private and public sectors. Students requiring a comprehensive knowledge of operational risk management will also find the book of considerable value.
Terje Aven Misconceptions of Risk Terje Aven Misconceptions of Risk Новинка

Terje Aven Misconceptions of Risk

7048.38 руб.
We all face risks in a variety of ways, as individuals, businesses and societies. The discipline of risk assessment and risk management is growing rapidly and there is an enormous drive for the implementation of risk assessment methods and risk management in organizations. There are great expectations that these tools provide suitable frameworks for obtaining high levels of performance and balance different concerns such as safety and costs. The analysis and management of risk are not straightforward. There are many challenges. The risk discipline is young and there area a number of ideas, perspectives and conceptions of risk out there. For example many analysts and researchers consider it appropriate to base their risk management policies on the use of expected values, which basically means that potential losses are multiplied with their associated consequences. However, the rationale for such a policy is questionable. A number of such common conceptions of risk are examined in the book, related to the risk concept, risk assessments, uncertainty analyses, risk perception, the precautionary principle, risk management and decision making under uncertainty. The Author discusses these concepts, their strenghts and weaknesses, and concludes that they are often better judged as misconceptions of risk than conceptions of risk. Key Features: Discusses common conceptions of risk with supporting examples. Provides recommendations and guidance to risk analysis and risk management. Relevant for all types of applications, including engineering and business. Presents the Author’s overall conclusions on the issues addressed throughout the book. All those working with risk-related problems need to understand the fundamental ideas and concepts of risk. Professionals in the field of risk, as well as researchers and graduate sutdents will benefit from this book. Policy makers and business people will also find this book of interest.
Terje Aven Misconceptions of Risk Terje Aven Misconceptions of Risk Новинка

Terje Aven Misconceptions of Risk

6868.29 руб.
We all face risks in a variety of ways, as individuals, businesses and societies. The discipline of risk assessment and risk management is growing rapidly and there is an enormous drive for the implementation of risk assessment methods and risk management in organizations. There are great expectations that these tools provide suitable frameworks for obtaining high levels of performance and balance different concerns such as safety and costs. The analysis and management of risk are not straightforward. There are many challenges. The risk discipline is young and there area a number of ideas, perspectives and conceptions of risk out there. For example many analysts and researchers consider it appropriate to base their risk management policies on the use of expected values, which basically means that potential losses are multiplied with their associated consequences. However, the rationale for such a policy is questionable. A number of such common conceptions of risk are examined in the book, related to the risk concept, risk assessments, uncertainty analyses, risk perception, the precautionary principle, risk management and decision making under uncertainty. The Author discusses these concepts, their strenghts and weaknesses, and concludes that they are often better judged as misconceptions of risk than conceptions of risk. Key Features: Discusses common conceptions of risk with supporting examples. Provides recommendations and guidance to risk analysis and risk management. Relevant for all types of applications, including engineering and business. Presents the Author’s overall conclusions on the issues addressed throughout the book. All those working with risk-related problems need to understand the fundamental ideas and concepts of risk. Professionals in the field of risk, as well as researchers and graduate sutdents will benefit from this book. Policy makers and business people will also find this book of interest.
Gail Ryan Juvenile Sexual Offending. Causes, Consequences, and Correction Gail Ryan Juvenile Sexual Offending. Causes, Consequences, and Correction Новинка

Gail Ryan Juvenile Sexual Offending. Causes, Consequences, and Correction

5402.37 руб.
Praise for previous editions of Juvenile Sexual Offending «A stimulating presentation of clinical thinking that demonstrates why the authors are leaders in the juvenile sex offending field.» —Jim Breiling, National Institute of Mental Health «Juvenile Sexual Offending provides a comprehensive, in-depth look at the juvenile sexual abuser and assessment and treatment issues. The increase in sexual abuse by adolescents makes this book a must for professionals whose work brings them into contact with juvenile sexual abusers.» —Robert E. Longo, Serendipity Healing Arts «This book should be required reading for everyone providing services to adolescents who have committed sexual offenses and to their families. It remains the seminal text from which a framework for assessment, treatment, and aftercare are gleaned.» —Joann Schladale, Resources for Resolving Violence This classic text sets the foundation for working with juveniles who have sexually offended The new edition of Juvenile Sexual Offending provides a research-based, goal-oriented approach to the assessment, treatment, supervision, and care of this difficult population. Written by leading specialists in the field, the Third Edition represents the tremendous strides in research on brain growth and development. A thorough overview of the process of risk evaluation is included, as well as detailed and practical guidelines on gauging the possibility of repeated offense. Also included: New chapters on legislative and policy developments; risk assessment; adult responsibilities; and outcomes pairing risk management with health promotion Greatly expanded coverage of treatment, including new chapters on abuse-specific and offense-specific treatment interventions, and the effects of trauma Practitioner-friendly guidance to help mental health professionals with decision making; program development; case management skills; and working within multidisciplinary teams Juvenile Sexual Offending, Third Edition helps mental health professionals, child welfare, law enforcement, and juvenile justice professionals move toward successful assessment and treatment of juveniles who sexually abuse, reducing the risk of sexual abuse in future generations.
Jana Schönborn Financial Risk Management. Management of Interest Risk from a Corporate Treasury Perspective in a Service Enterprise Jana Schönborn Financial Risk Management. Management of Interest Risk from a Corporate Treasury Perspective in a Service Enterprise Новинка

Jana Schönborn Financial Risk Management. Management of Interest Risk from a Corporate Treasury Perspective in a Service Enterprise

3964 руб.
After risk management and interest risk management in particular was primarily relevant for banks in the past, it is a crucial competition factor for all enterprises today. With increasing volatile financial markets and global competition CFOs are focusing more and more on an efficient measurement and management of interest rate risk. In this context this book aims to point out the risks of an adverse change in interest rates for a corporate portfolio of interest-bearing positions and show possibilities to measure and manage these risks.First the scene for interest risk management in a corporate treasury of a service enterprise is set by providing essential knowledge about financial risk management and giving an insight into the characteristics of a service enterprise as well as the responsibilities of a corporate treasury and the factors that influence the treasury risk management approach. This is followed by a process-oriented instruction of how to quantify interest rate risk and how to manage it. Besides the risk measures duration and convexity, two different approaches to value at risk, the historical simulation and the variance-covariance-approach, will be examined.For the management of the interest rate risk an overview of possible hedging instruments to reduce interest risk exposure will be given and their different strategies examined. All approaches will be measured against their practical feasibility and for both, the quantification and the management of interest r...
Jochen Gruber Rule based integration of Web Services into semantic data bases Jochen Gruber Rule based integration of Web Services into semantic data bases Новинка

Jochen Gruber Rule based integration of Web Services into semantic data bases

2264 руб.
Master's Thesis from the year 2006 in the subject Computer Science - Internet, New Technologies, grade: 1,1, University of Hagen (Institut für Informatik), language: English, abstract: Details of a semantic annotation are outlined, both for the semantic model consisting of concepts to model the area of discourse as well as the individual model for a single service. The annotation is used to build a concrete implementation of a generic processing framework translating the annotation of a service into rules to be integrated into an OWL knowledge base rule engine.The realization is done for the Jena Semantic Web Framework, an open source library for Semantic Web application for the Java language. The realization is designed as an add-on to Jena which integrates service calls in such a way that service invocation is transparent to applications building on Jena.A discussion on optimizations, both implemented ones and realizable but not implemented ones is included. They can serve as starting points for moving the implementation from a proof of concept status to real world usability. The section finishes with some considerations on general run-time behavior.Finally the presented framework is evaluated in more detail: Firstly, a sophisticated scenario for the running example is described and shown, how automated service selection, composition and invocation is actually realized during run-time. Then the approach is evaluated with regard to services with more complex parameteriza...
Ulrich Theisinger Towards a framework for Requirements Engineering in agile Global Software Development Ulrich Theisinger Towards a framework for Requirements Engineering in agile Global Software Development Новинка

Ulrich Theisinger Towards a framework for Requirements Engineering in agile Global Software Development

4739 руб.
Projektarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Informatik - Wirtschaftsinformatik, Note: 1,3, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg (VAWi), Veranstaltung: Global Information Technology Management, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: According to Gartner (Pettey, 2012) the worldwide IT-outsourcing services spending surpassed $251 Billion in 2012. As software is of such great importance for the success of businesses, many organizations began to outsource development or started to create remotely located - so called offshore - software development subsidiaries. Reasons for this trend are according to Herbsleb and Moitra (2001) that businesses seek proximity to the growing markets in order to benefit from the knowledge about customers and local conditions. But there is a high risk of a failure for endeavors of companies that conduct global software development (GSD) - especially when the Global distance (geographical, temporal, linguistic or cultural distance) of customers, vendors or development teams is high. Risks and challenges are multiplied in the GSD context. For example the risk of a communication breakdown or lack of trust that leads to low efficiency because of rework or later delivery of the project.With a market share of almost 53% the United States is the biggest software market (IDC, 2012). India is a huge outsourcing and offshoring destination (DiamondCluster International, 2005). But the cultural gap between America and India is big. Carmel and Abbott (2007) call India "...
Matt Sekerke Bayesian Risk Management. A Guide to Model Risk and Sequential Learning in Financial Markets Matt Sekerke Bayesian Risk Management. A Guide to Model Risk and Sequential Learning in Financial Markets Новинка

Matt Sekerke Bayesian Risk Management. A Guide to Model Risk and Sequential Learning in Financial Markets

6269.63 руб.
A risk measurement and management framework that takes model risk seriously Most financial risk models assume the future will look like the past, but effective risk management depends on identifying fundamental changes in the marketplace as they occur. Bayesian Risk Management details a more flexible approach to risk management, and provides tools to measure financial risk in a dynamic market environment. This book opens discussion about uncertainty in model parameters, model specifications, and model-driven forecasts in a way that standard statistical risk measurement does not. And unlike current machine learning-based methods, the framework presented here allows you to measure risk in a fully-Bayesian setting without losing the structure afforded by parametric risk and asset-pricing models. Recognize the assumptions embodied in classical statistics Quantify model risk along multiple dimensions without backtesting Model time series without assuming stationarity Estimate state-space time series models online with simulation methods Uncover uncertainty in workhorse risk and asset-pricing models Embed Bayesian thinking about risk within a complex organization Ignoring uncertainty in risk modeling creates an illusion of mastery and fosters erroneous decision-making. Firms who ignore the many dimensions of model risk measure too little risk, and end up taking on too much. Bayesian Risk Management provides a roadmap to better risk management through more circumspect measurement, with comprehensive treatment of model uncertainty.
Pavel Shevchenko V. Advances in Heavy Tailed Risk Modeling. A Handbook of Operational Risk Pavel Shevchenko V. Advances in Heavy Tailed Risk Modeling. A Handbook of Operational Risk Новинка

Pavel Shevchenko V. Advances in Heavy Tailed Risk Modeling. A Handbook of Operational Risk

12349.01 руб.
A cutting-edge guide for the theories, applications, and statistical methodologies essential to heavy tailed risk modeling Focusing on the quantitative aspects of heavy tailed loss processes in operational risk and relevant insurance analytics, Advances in Heavy Tailed Risk Modeling: A Handbook of Operational Risk presents comprehensive coverage of the latest research on the theories and applications in risk measurement and modeling techniques. Featuring a unique balance of mathematical and statistical perspectives, the handbook begins by introducing the motivation for heavy tailed risk processes in high consequence low frequency loss modeling. With a companion, Fundamental Aspects of Operational Risk and Insurance Analytics: A Handbook of Operational Risk, the book provides a complete framework for all aspects of operational risk management and includes: Clear coverage on advanced topics such as splice loss models, extreme value theory, heavy tailed closed form loss distributional approach models, flexible heavy tailed risk models, risk measures, and higher order asymptotic approximations of risk measures for capital estimation An exploration of the characterization and estimation of risk and insurance modelling, which includes sub-exponential models, alpha-stable models, and tempered alpha stable models An extended discussion of the core concepts of risk measurement and capital estimation as well as the details on numerical approaches to evaluation of heavy tailed loss process model capital estimates Numerous detailed examples of real-world methods and practices of operational risk modeling used by both financial and non-financial institutions Advances in Heavy Tailed Risk Modeling: A Handbook of Operational Risk is an excellent reference for risk management practitioners, quantitative analysts, financial engineers, and risk managers. The book is also a useful handbook for graduate-level courses on heavy tailed processes, advanced risk management, and actuarial science.
Jan Sickinger Risk management in software quality assurance Jan Sickinger Risk management in software quality assurance Новинка

Jan Sickinger Risk management in software quality assurance

1839 руб.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich BWL - Unternehmensführung, Management, Organisation, Note: 2,0, FOM Essen, Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management gemeinnützige GmbH, Hochschulleitung Essen früher Fachhochschule, Veranstaltung: Risk & Contract Management, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In general, risk can be expressed as product of amount of damage and probability ofdamage. Due to the fact that software controls more and more aspects of life in modernindustrialised societies, software failures inherit risks for businesses, human health oreven human life. Software testing is a structured approach to minimise product risks ofsoftware systems. When the problem arises that, due to a given budget and timeframe, itis not possible to cover all parts of the software through testing, Risk-Based Testing is apossibility to test the most critical parts of the software first or more intensive. Whenusing this method, both amount of damage and probability of damage must bequantified. Quantifying the amount of damage must happen by considering the differentviewpoints of the software system's stakeholders, while quantifying the probability ofdamage can only happen indirectly, for example through quality indicators like thecomplexity of the software itself, the quality of the documentation etc. When havingderived quantitative values both for the amount of damage and the probability ofdamage, the priority of the test cases can be determined by using a risk matrix.Furtherm...
Phil Simon The Next Wave of Technologies. Opportunities in Chaos Phil Simon The Next Wave of Technologies. Opportunities in Chaos Новинка

Phil Simon The Next Wave of Technologies. Opportunities in Chaos

3959.77 руб.
Your all-inclusive guide to all the latest technologies Providing you with a better understanding of the latest technologies, including Cloud Computing, Software as a Service, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Open Source, Mobile Computing, Social Networking, and Business Intelligence, The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos helps you know which questions to ask when considering if a specific technology is right for your organization. Demystifies powerful but largely misunderstood technologies Explains how each technology works Provides key guidance on determining if a particular technology is right for your organization Contains contributions from experts on Cloud Computing, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Software as a Service (SaaS), Open Source, Mobile Technologies, Enterprise Risk Management, Social Media, Business Intelligence, and more More of a management text than a technical guide, the book is designed to help your organization better understand these exciting new technologies and their potential impact. The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos will help you determine if your organization is ready for a specific technology, how to prepare for its successful adoption, how to measure success, and the key risks and red flags to recognize.
Nicolas Larrieu Risk Propagation Assessment for Network Security. Application to Airport Communication Network Design Nicolas Larrieu Risk Propagation Assessment for Network Security. Application to Airport Communication Network Design Новинка

Nicolas Larrieu Risk Propagation Assessment for Network Security. Application to Airport Communication Network Design

6097.25 руб.
The focus of this book is risk assessment methodologies for network architecture design. The main goal is to present and illustrate an innovative risk propagation-based quantitative assessment tool. This original approach aims to help network designers and security administrators to design and build more robust and secure network topologies. As an implementation case study, the authors consider an aeronautical network based on AeroMACS (Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System) technology. AeroMACS has been identified as the wireless access network for airport surface communications that will soon be deployed in European and American airports mainly for communications between aircraft and airlines. It is based on the IEEE 802.16-2009 standard, also known as WiMAX. The book begins with an introduction to the information system security risk management process, before moving on to present the different risk management methodologies that can be currently used (quantitative and qualitative). In the third part of the book, the authors’ original quantitative network risk assessment model based on risk propagation is introduced. Finally, a network case study of the future airport AeroMACS system is presented. This example illustrates how the authors’ quantitative risk assessment proposal can provide help to network security designers for the decision-making process and how the security of the entire network may thus be improved. Contents Part 1. Network Security Risk Assessment 1. Introduction to Information System Security Risk Management Process. 2. System Security Risk Management Background. 3. A Quantitative Network Risk Management Methodology Based on Risk Propagation. Part 2. Application to Airport Communication Network Design 4. The AeroMACS Communication System in the SESAR Project. 5. Aeronautical Network Case Study. About the Authors Mohamed Slim Ben Mahmoud is a research engineer for the research group ResCo at the TELECOM laboratory of ENAC, the French national institution for civil aviation. Nicolas Larrieu is a teacher and researcher at the research group ResCo at the TELECOM laboratory of ENAC. Alain Pirovano is a teacher and researcher and head of the research group ResCo at the TELECOM laboratory of ENAC.
Gudni Adalsteinsson The Liquidity Risk Management Guide. From Policy to Pitfalls Gudni Adalsteinsson The Liquidity Risk Management Guide. From Policy to Pitfalls Новинка

Gudni Adalsteinsson The Liquidity Risk Management Guide. From Policy to Pitfalls

6599.61 руб.
Liquidity risk is in the spotlight of both regulators and management teams across the banking industry. The European banking regulator has introduced and implemented a stronger liquidity regulatory framework and local regulators have made liquidity a top priority on their supervisory agenda. Banks have accordingly followed suit. Liquidity risk is now a topic widely discussed in boardrooms as banks strive to set up a strong and efficient liquidity risk management framework which, while maintaining sufficient resources, does not jeopardize the necessary profitability and return targets. The Liquidity Risk Management Guide: From Policy to Pitfalls is practical guide for banks and risk professionals to proactively manage liquidity risk in a systemic way. The book sets out its own comprehensive framework, which includes all the various and critical components of liquidity risk management. The recommendations are based on experiences from the recent financial crises, best practices and compliance with current and future regulatory requirements, with special emphasis on Basel III. Using the new 6 Step Framework, the book provides step-by-step guidance for the reader to build their liquidity management framework into a new overarching structure, which brings all the different parts of liquidity risk into one approach. Special attention is given to the challenges that banks currently face when adopting and implementing the Basel III liquidity requirements and guidance is given on how the new metrics can be integrated into the existing framework, providing the most value to the banks instead of being a regulatory reporting matter.
Philippa Girling X. Operational Risk Management. A Complete Guide to a Successful Operational Risk Framework Philippa Girling X. Operational Risk Management. A Complete Guide to a Successful Operational Risk Framework Новинка

Philippa Girling X. Operational Risk Management. A Complete Guide to a Successful Operational Risk Framework

6929.59 руб.
A best practices guide to all of the elements of an effective operational risk framework While many organizations know how important operational risks are, they still continue to struggle with the best ways to identify and manage them. Organizations of all sizes and in all industries need best practices for identifying and managing key operational risks, if they intend on exceling in today's dynamic environment. Operational Risk Management fills this need by providing both the new and experienced operational risk professional with all of the tools and best practices needed to implement a successful operational risk framework. It also provides real-life examples of successful methods and tools you can use while facing the cultural challenges that are prevalent in this field. Contains informative post-mortems on some of the most notorious operational risk events of our time Explores the future of operational risk in the current regulatory environment Written by a recognized global expert on operational risk An effective operational risk framework is essential for today's organizations. This book will put you in a better position to develop one and use it to identify, assess, control, and mitigate any potential risks of this nature.
Joel McPhee E. Mastering Strategic Risk. A Framework for Leading and Transforming Organizations Joel McPhee E. Mastering Strategic Risk. A Framework for Leading and Transforming Organizations Новинка

Joel McPhee E. Mastering Strategic Risk. A Framework for Leading and Transforming Organizations

4289.75 руб.
The modern business climate demands a new risk management strategy Mastering Strategic Risk: A Framework for Leading and Transforming Organizations is a comprehensive guide to redesigning organizational systems to better manage the risks and complexities of the modern world. Based on the notion of «Create, Facilitate, and Support,» the book provides a roadmap to ensuring optimum performance in even the most challenging circumstances. Whether applied to a system or an entire organization, the ideas presented can help unlock a business's potential and ensure a sustainable advantage. Modern business leaders face unprecedented challenges, and risk management has become a strategic priority. Traditional management frameworks are outdated, and cannot be re-tooled to effectively account for the demands and complexities of the 21st century. Instead of adjusting old, ineffective models, businesses are better served by implementing an entirely new model custom-built to lead organizations through today's business environment. Mastering Strategic Risk describes this brand new framework, and provides the tools and background leaders need to remain effective in this new age. Topics include: The three forces behind customer behavior, competitive advantage, and a culture of discipline New major change agents that drive complexity and intensity Tools that help identify and mitigate the biggest risks to operations A new HR model to drive peak performance and galvanize employees The book contains well-known real-world examples from Wachovia, Toyota, World-Com, and Citrix, that illustrate key concepts within the new framework and demonstrate the core elements of modern risk management. For the savvy leader looking to push an organization to the next level, Mastering Strategic Risk: A Framework for Leading and Transforming Organizations provides a brand new model for effective management.
Stuart Walker Benefit-Risk Appraisal of Medicines. A systematic approach to decision-making Stuart Walker Benefit-Risk Appraisal of Medicines. A systematic approach to decision-making Новинка

Stuart Walker Benefit-Risk Appraisal of Medicines. A systematic approach to decision-making

10261.43 руб.
Benefit-risk assessment is at the centre of the approval process for every new medicine. The ability to assess the risks of a new medicine accurately and to balance these against the benefits the medicine could bring is critical for every regulatory authority and pharmaceutical company. Despite this there are very few tried and tested evaluative models currently available. The authors of this book have developed a new, pioneering tool for the assessment of benefits and risks for new medicines in development. This model utilises a multi-criteria decision analysis which involves selecting, scoring and weighting key benefit and risk attributes and leads to an overall appraisal of benefits and risks of medicines. Benefit-Risk Appraisal of Medicines establishes the background and criteria required to assess benefit and risk in general and reviews the current practices by regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical industry, including those models currently available. It outlines the development and evaluation of the authors’ new model and analyses the implications of its implementation. Describes an innovative, systematic model which leads to transparent and responsible benefit-risk decision making Contributes important ideas to the debate on benefit-risk appraisal Provides a future framework for benefit-risk appraisal of medicines Benefit-Risk Appraisal of Medicines covers the entire process from the discovery of new medicines to their marketing and is ideal for all those who work in the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory authorities,, as well as post-graduate students of pharmaceutical medicine and clinical pharmacology.
Ariane Chapelle Operational Risk Management. Best Practices in the Financial Services Industry Ariane Chapelle Operational Risk Management. Best Practices in the Financial Services Industry Новинка

Ariane Chapelle Operational Risk Management. Best Practices in the Financial Services Industry

3629.79 руб.
Praise for Operational Risk Management «Ariane Chapelle is one of the world's leading teachers, thinkers and writers about operational risk. The combination of her professional experience as a practitioner in the financial services industry and her role as an advisor to regulators makes this textbook a must-read at all levels of both regulated and unregulated financial institutions.» —Amédée Prouvost, Director, Operational Risk, The World Bank «Insightful…That's the first adjective that came to mind when I read this book. Operational Risk Management: Best Practices in the Financial Services Industry offers a 360-degree perspective of operational risk, from triggers and causes to direct and indirect consequences. Besides, the book provides practical tips to set up an effective operational risk and control framework. There is not a single aspect of operational risk that is left in the shade – everything is brought to light – even the trickiest aspects such as Risk Appetite. This book is a must-read for any all-around OpRisk Manager!» —Dr. Bertrand K. Hassani, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Chief Solutions Officer, General Manager, INSTADEEP «The collection of Dr. Chapelle's knowledge and practitioner expertise, combined with her widely acknowledge ability to communicate complex ideas in a forthright and clear manner, makes this textbook a very valuable addition to any practitioner seeking clear, accurate, timely and insightful knowledge of key aspects of Operational Risk practice. I strongly endorse this text to practitioners seeking guidance on best practices in operational management.» —Prof. Gareth W. Peters, Chair Professor of Risk and Insurance, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK The Authoritative Guide to the Best Practices in Operational Risk Management Operational Risk Management offers the most current information available for putting in place an effective risk management program for a financial services firm. Comprehensive in scope, the book outlines the frameworks, tools and techniques that successful firms use to identify, assess, mitigate and monitor risk within their organisations. The different chapters present a holistic approach, which helps to clarify the relationship between the different components of a risk management framework and offers a consistent view of effective risk management. This flexible framework can be tailored to each firm based on its own practices, size and business complexity. Operational Risk Management offers the information risk managers need not only to help their organisations avoid crises, but also to safely recognise new opportunities, achieve their full potential, and reach new heights of success.
Rick Sweeney Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture. Applying an Enterprise Architecture Approach Rick Sweeney Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture. Applying an Enterprise Architecture Approach Новинка

Rick Sweeney Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture. Applying an Enterprise Architecture Approach

4289.75 руб.
A complete, comprehensive methodology and framework for adopting and managing a successful service oriented architecture environment Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture helps to set up an SOA Architecture Practice defining the policies, procedures, and standards that apply not just to IT developers but to the entire corporation as it relates to business applications. Why a new architectural approach is necessary for your business to achieve all the value SOA has to offer Focuses on setting up an enterprise architecture practice for service-oriented architecture Discusses the implementation and governance processes for SOA Defines and describes an overall architectural framework for managing SOA assets at an enterprise architecture level Shows how to set up and run an SOA Enterprise Architecture Practice using the methodology and framework presented Defining how an Architecture Practice can transform itself and your corporation to maximize the benefits of the SOA approach, Achieving Service-Oriented Architecture provides a pragmatic enterprise architecture approach and framework for implementing and managing service oriented architecture from a business organization and business practices perspective. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Josef Schachinger The Component Market as New Force in Requirements Engineering - CRRE as Approach Josef Schachinger The Component Market as New Force in Requirements Engineering - CRRE as Approach Новинка

Josef Schachinger The Component Market as New Force in Requirements Engineering - CRRE as Approach

8114 руб.
Component-based software engineering uses already existing building blocks of software (components) to develop new individual software. But sometimes it happens that one or many of these used components have a malfunction. Software which can handle this is called adaptive component-based software. The presented CRRE (Circuit Response driven Requirements Engineering) process is based on SeCSE ESD (Service Centric System Engineering - Early Service Discovery). I used the ESD process and enrich it among others with a definition of software borders. This should specify the customer needs for the later software in a very coarse-grained way. I have also simplified some steps in the process to make it more comprehensible for the customer. Last I have enriched it with my Feature Modification Model. This model offers the possibility to define the software features in ranges, so that a candidate set of components can be found based on these features. So it is possible to find more components which probably fulfil the consumer needs. As an initial evaluation I also present a word processor as a case study with interesting results presented in this publication.
Volker Berding Validation of a Regional Distribution Model in Environmental Risk Assessment of Substances Volker Berding Validation of a Regional Distribution Model in Environmental Risk Assessment of Substances Новинка

Volker Berding Validation of a Regional Distribution Model in Environmental Risk Assessment of Substances

2627 руб.
Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2000 in the subject Mathematics - Applied Mathematics, grade: 1,0 (A), University of Osnabrück (Institute for Environmental System Research), 110 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Almost all human lives and all locations on earth are affected by the presence of chemical substances. However, besides its benefits, a substance usually also has a negative effect on the environment and human health. If a substance escapes into the environment, it must not exceed the concentration that leads to adverse effects. A concentration at a target is called exposure (TRAPP AND MATTHIES 1998). Hence, the environmental hazard can be the product of (environmental) exposure and (eco-)toxicological response. If the probability for the occurrence of damage is included, the term risk is used (risk: damage multiplied by the probability of occurrence). It is a common procedure to use the quotient of the Predicted Environmental Concentration (PEC) and the Predicted No-Effect Concentration (PNEC) as a measure for the risk of a substance. Basic principles on the risk assessment of substances are given by LEEUWEN AND VAN HERMENS (1995). Obviously, there are two different aspects defining risk: the toxicological properties of a substance and the predicted environmental concentrations. This work focuses on the latter aspect. Numerous works have already dealt with the methods to estimate environmental concentrations of substances. In 1979...
Wang Yu Engineering Risk Assessment with Subset Simulation Wang Yu Engineering Risk Assessment with Subset Simulation Новинка

Wang Yu Engineering Risk Assessment with Subset Simulation

10612.17 руб.
This book starts with the basic ideas in uncertainty propagation using Monte Carlo methods and the generation of random variables and stochastic processes for some common distributions encountered in engineering applications. It then introduces a class of powerful simulation techniques called Markov Chain Monte Carlo method (MCMC), an important machinery behind Subset Simulation that allows one to generate samples for investigating rare scenarios in a probabilistically consistent manner. The theory of Subset Simulation is then presented, addressing related practical issues encountered in the actual implementation. The book also introduces the reader to probabilistic failure analysis and reliability-based sensitivity analysis, which are laid out in a context that can be efficiently tackled with Subset Simulation or Monte Carlo simulation in general. The book is supplemented with an Excel VBA code that provides a user-friendly tool for the reader to gain hands-on experience with Monte Carlo simulation. Presents a powerful simulation method called Subset Simulation for efficient engineering risk assessment and failure and sensitivity analysis Illustrates examples with MS Excel spreadsheets, allowing readers to gain hands-on experience with Monte Carlo simulation Covers theoretical fundamentals as well as advanced implementation issues A companion website is available to include the developments of the software ideas This book is essential reading for graduate students, researchers and engineers interested in applying Monte Carlo methods for risk assessment and reliability based design in various fields such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, electrical engineering and nuclear engineering. Project managers, risk managers and financial engineers dealing with uncertainty effects may also find it useful.
Michael Borß Third-Order Risk Preferences and Cumulative Prospect Theory Michael Borß Third-Order Risk Preferences and Cumulative Prospect Theory Новинка

Michael Borß Third-Order Risk Preferences and Cumulative Prospect Theory

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There is broad theoretical and empirical evidence that investors exhibit a preference for skewness. However, there is little research regarding the extent to which individuals really favor positive skewness in individual decision making. In this dissertation, a controlled laboratory experiment is used to test for skewness preferences and prudence - a broader third-order risk preference that is closely linked to skewness preferences.Skewness and prudence preferences are further analyzed both within an Expected Utility Theory framework as well as with Cumulative Prospect Theory. For this, a sound experimental setup is used that also excludes any potentially distortionary effects from loss aversion. This dissertation therefore contributes to better understanding of individual risk preferences and other impact factors, such as a more "rational" vs. a more "intuitive" decision making process in individual decision making.
Sonia Labatt Environmental Finance. A Guide to Environmental Risk Assessment and Financial Products Sonia Labatt Environmental Finance. A Guide to Environmental Risk Assessment and Financial Products Новинка

Sonia Labatt Environmental Finance. A Guide to Environmental Risk Assessment and Financial Products

9107.46 руб.
An engaging and comprehensive look at the intersection of financial innovation and the environment This unique book provides readers with a comprehensive look at the new markets being created to help companies manage environmental risks, including weather derivatives, catastrophe bonds, and emission trading permits. Filled with real-world case studies and timely advice, Environmental Finance contains corporate strategies that financial service professionals as well as their clients must understand in order to proactively improve a company's environmental performance.
Norman Schneidewind F. Computer, Network, Software, and Hardware Engineering with Applications Norman Schneidewind F. Computer, Network, Software, and Hardware Engineering with Applications Новинка

Norman Schneidewind F. Computer, Network, Software, and Hardware Engineering with Applications

12354.47 руб.
There are many books on computers, networks, and software engineering but none that integrate the three with applications. Integration is important because, increasingly, software dominates the performance, reliability, maintainability, and availability of complex computer and systems. Books on software engineering typically portray software as if it exists in a vacuum with no relationship to the wider system. This is wrong because a system is more than software. It is comprised of people, organizations, processes, hardware, and software. All of these components must be considered in an integrative fashion when designing systems. On the other hand, books on computers and networks do not demonstrate a deep understanding of the intricacies of developing software. In this book you will learn, for example, how to quantitatively analyze the performance, reliability, maintainability, and availability of computers, networks, and software in relation to the total system. Furthermore, you will learn how to evaluate and mitigate the risk of deploying integrated systems. You will learn how to apply many models dealing with the optimization of systems. Numerous quantitative examples are provided to help you understand and interpret model results. This book can be used as a first year graduate course in computer, network, and software engineering; as an on-the-job reference for computer, network, and software engineers; and as a reference for these disciplines.
Vangsbo Peter Normann Risk Assessment of Health Impact From Industrial Air Pollution Vangsbo Peter Normann Risk Assessment of Health Impact From Industrial Air Pollution Новинка

Vangsbo Peter Normann Risk Assessment of Health Impact From Industrial Air Pollution

9289 руб.
The purpose of this publication is to describe a practical case study of a spatial environmental risk assessment investigating air pollution exposure on human health in a complex industrial site, represented by the South Durban Industrial Basin. The study showcase a urban management tool for larger Metro, capable of differentiating the point sources and mapping the pollutant concentrations and distribution in the residential communities. It is expected that the approach is a state of the art tool in order to estimate human exposure to the different air pollutants.
John Fraser Implementing Enterprise Risk Management. Case Studies and Best Practices John Fraser Implementing Enterprise Risk Management. Case Studies and Best Practices Новинка

John Fraser Implementing Enterprise Risk Management. Case Studies and Best Practices

6599.61 руб.
Overcome ERM implementation challenges by taking cues from leading global organizations Implementing Enterprise Risk Management is a practical guide to establishing an effective ERM system by applying best practices at a granular level. Case studies of leading organizations including Mars, Statoil, LEGO, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, and Astro illustrate the real-world implementation of ERM on a macro level, while also addressing how ERM informs the response to specific incidents. Readers will learn how top companies are effectively constructing ERM systems to positively drive financial growth and manage operational and outside risk factors. By addressing the challenges of adopting ERM in large organizations with different functioning silos and well-established processes, this guide provides expert insight into fitting the new framework into cultures resistant to change. Enterprise risk management covers accidental losses as well as financial, strategic, operational, and other risks. Recent economic and financial market volatility has fueled a heightened interest in ERM, and regulators and investors have begun to scrutinize companies' risk-management policies and procedures. Implementing Enterprise Risk Management provides clear, demonstrative instruction on establishing a strong, effective system. Readers will learn to: Put the right people in the right places to build a strong ERM framework Establish an ERM system in the face of cultural, logistical, and historical challenges Create a common language and reporting system for communicating key risk indicators Create a risk-aware culture without discouraging beneficial risk-taking behaviors ERM is a complex endeavor, requiring expert planning, organization, and leadership, with the goal of steering a company's activities in a direction that minimizes the effects of risk on financial value and performance. Corporate boards are increasingly required to review and report on the adequacy of ERM in the organizations they administer, and Implementing Enterprise Risk Management offers operative guidance for creating a program that will pass muster.
Nick Birch Surviving as a Software as a Service (SaaS) Startup Nick Birch Surviving as a Software as a Service (SaaS) Startup Новинка

Nick Birch Surviving as a Software as a Service (SaaS) Startup

1852 руб.
Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2015 in the subject Computer Science - Software, grade: 1.6, Central Queensland University, course: Arts Administration Research, language: English, comment: Grade has been converted from Australian (81/100) to German (1.6), abstract: Software as a Service (SaaS) is changing the way businesses operate. It's not just a trend: it's a proven way for small business owners to save time and money. We owe it all to the cloud for ushering SaaS into the business world.When examining the basics of running a business, a single subscription to a SaaS app could take the place of an entire department. Small businesses and start ups can have email, file storage, expenses, purchasing, human resources, collaboration and task management at a lower cost for IT and software. With access to services and software that was once only available to huge companies because of the high cost of infrastructures and maintenance, software services allow a business to cut costs and focus on their product and services instead of setting up elaborate software or delegating between departments.As a startup in the SaaS space, it is a long and perilous journey just to survive, let alone be notably successful. As the marketplaces have become quickly crowded, just finding a niche deems very difficult, let alone actively dominating one. The big players easily establish themselves, offering freemium cloud storage and software build upon already successfully proven programs. Microsof...
Andrew Coburn Solving Cyber Risk. Protecting Your Company and Society Andrew Coburn Solving Cyber Risk. Protecting Your Company and Society Новинка

Andrew Coburn Solving Cyber Risk. Protecting Your Company and Society

3955.81 руб.
The non-technical handbook for cyber security risk management Solving Cyber Risk distills a decade of research into a practical framework for cyber security. Blending statistical data and cost information with research into the culture, psychology, and business models of the hacker community, this book provides business executives, policy-makers, and individuals with a deeper understanding of existing future threats, and an action plan for safeguarding their organizations. Key Risk Indicators reveal vulnerabilities based on organization type, IT infrastructure and existing security measures, while expert discussion from leading cyber risk specialists details practical, real-world methods of risk reduction and mitigation. By the nature of the business, your organization’s customer database is packed with highly sensitive information that is essentially hacker-bait, and even a minor flaw in security protocol could spell disaster. This book takes you deep into the cyber threat landscape to show you how to keep your data secure. Understand who is carrying out cyber-attacks, and why Identify your organization’s risk of attack and vulnerability to damage Learn the most cost-effective risk reduction measures Adopt a new cyber risk assessment and quantification framework based on techniques used by the insurance industry By applying risk management principles to cyber security, non-technical leadership gains a greater understanding of the types of threat, level of threat, and level of investment needed to fortify the organization against attack. Just because you have not been hit does not mean your data is safe, and hackers rely on their targets’ complacence to help maximize their haul. Solving Cyber Risk gives you a concrete action plan for implementing top-notch preventative measures before you’re forced to implement damage control.
N. Malin Evaluating Sure Start. Interprofessionalism and Parental Involvement in Local Programmes N. Malin Evaluating Sure Start. Interprofessionalism and Parental Involvement in Local Programmes Новинка

N. Malin Evaluating Sure Start. Interprofessionalism and Parental Involvement in Local Programmes

4589 руб.
This book presents findings from studies evaluating Sure Start programmes in North-East England. Section I examines the policy background, evaluation framework and key concepts underpinning the programme.Section II draws upon findings from the evaluation of five Sure Start programmes. Section III presents evaluation findings from a linked national programme, Sure Start Plus, designed to provide inter-agency, inter-professional support to pregnant teenagers and young parents.Section IV examines two propositions: Firstly, that local programmes should deliver better outcomes for children and families if they are proficient, as measured by engaging service users, multi‑agency working, leadership and ethos; and secondly, that local programmes provide a foundation for delivering the five outcomes set by the Labour Government Green Paper Every Child Matters (2003): be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution, and achieve economic well-being.
Chehil Sonia Suicide Risk Management. A Manual for Health Professionals Chehil Sonia Suicide Risk Management. A Manual for Health Professionals Новинка

Chehil Sonia Suicide Risk Management. A Manual for Health Professionals

3959.11 руб.
Suicide Risk Management: A Manual for Health Professionals is a short, clearly written book that provides practical guidance on how to manage the suicidal or potentially suicidal patient. Written by two expert teachers, the book has been used in courses for trainee psychiatrists and for health professionals throughout the world. Feedback from participants on these courses has informed revision of the new edition. This book is of interest for all mental health professionals who come into contact with patients who present with suicide potential, i.e. all mental health professionals, as well as general health professionals who are often the first point of contact for a suicidal patient. The book opens with a review of the epidemiology, risk factors and associated aspects of suicide. It then presents two assessment tools: The Tool for Assessment of Suicide Risk (TASR) provides instruction on how to use it appropriately in the clinic. The Suicide Risk Assessment Guide (SRAG) acts as a self-study program to asess clinical evaluation skills. Both tools were created for use in the authors’ own practice and are now successfully taught to and used by health professionals around the world. Refined through actual experience, these proven tools help assess and evaluate patients with confidence. Case vignettes allow the reader to practice using the information they have learned from the book. Throughout the book, bulleted lists, tables and flowcharts effectively describe how to use the many factors to assess the risk of suicide in an individual patient.
Abdelhalim Boussabaine Risk Pricing Strategies for Public-Private Partnership Projects Abdelhalim Boussabaine Risk Pricing Strategies for Public-Private Partnership Projects Новинка

Abdelhalim Boussabaine Risk Pricing Strategies for Public-Private Partnership Projects

8720.82 руб.
The complexity of public-private partnership project procurement requires an effective process for pricing, managing and appropriate allocation of risks. The level at which risk is priced and the magnitude of risks transferred to the private sector will have a significant impact on the cost of the PPP deals as well as on the value for money analysis and on the section of the optimum investment options. The construction industry tends to concentrate on the effectiveness of risk management strategies and to some extent ignores the price of risk and its impact on whole life cost of building assets. There is a pressing need for a universal framework for the determination of fair value of risks throughout the PPP procurement processes. Risk Pricing Strategies for Public-Private Partnership Projects addresses the issues of risk pricing and demonstrates the use of a coherent strategy to arrive at a fair risk price. The focus of the book is on providing risk pricing strategies to maximise return on risk retention and allocation in the procurement of PPP projects. With its up-to-date coverage of the latest developments in risk pricing and comprehensive treatment of the methodologies involved in designing and building risk pricing strategies, the book offers a simple model for pricing risks. The book follows a thematic structure: PPP processes map; Risk, uncertainty and bias; Risk pricing management strategies; Risk pricing measurement and modelling; Risk pricing at each of the project life cycle stages – and deals with all the important risk pricing issues, using relevant real-world situations through case study examples. It explains how the theory and strategies of risk pricing can be successfully applied to real PPP projects and reflects the broad understanding required by today’s project risk analysts, in their new and important role in PPP contract management.
Michael Kern Teacher Concerns about Service-Learning Michael Kern Teacher Concerns about Service-Learning Новинка

Michael Kern Teacher Concerns about Service-Learning

9052 руб.
Service-Learning is a rapidly growing teachinginnovation. Despite the proliferation ofservice-learning research, little has focused on theteacher, particularly the personal dimension involvedin implementing such an innovation. The purpose ofthis study was to explore teachers' concernsregarding service-learning using the sevendevelopmental Stages of Concern from the ConcernsBased Adoption Model as a framework. Eleven teachersare profiled using the Stages of ConcernQuestionnaire (SoCQ) and interview analysis. Service-learning advocates, K-12 educators, and school administrators should find theStages of Concern a useful model for examining,predicting, and addressing the concerns of teachersengaged in service-learning.
Jan Kussowski Risk Management within the IT-Service Lifecycle Jan Kussowski Risk Management within the IT-Service Lifecycle Новинка

Jan Kussowski Risk Management within the IT-Service Lifecycle

4827 руб.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Computer Science - Commercial Information Technology, grade: 2,0, University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg (Fachbereich Wirtschaft), language: English, abstract: Risk Management for IT-Service Lifecycle Management is not always performed in a transparent, repeatable and consistent way. In consequence its potential to be used as a key element for successful decision taking is not fully utilized.This thesis considers applied standards, models and practices in the IT-Service Management to establish a methodology which enables improvement of Risk Management within the IT-Service Lifecycle. The developed methodology determines stages in the Lifecycle where risk assessments should beperformed. It also defines the required information and their sources.Being based on already existing processes within a service providing organization, this methodology can easily be applied to improve the service quality.Motivation:Since one major business sector of Merck is the production of pharmaceutical products the organization is subject to very strict regulations for development and production of their life science products and the business supporting ITServicestherefore underlie a strong IT-Governance. This IT-Governance aspart of the corporate Governance is highly influential on how IT-Services are operated and carried out over their whole lifecycle. In addition, business processes and the management of risks are highly important factors. Th...
Imam Wahyudi Risk Management for Islamic Banks Imam Wahyudi Risk Management for Islamic Banks Новинка

Imam Wahyudi Risk Management for Islamic Banks

5534.82 руб.
Gain insight into the unique risk management challenges within the Islamic banking system Risk Management for Islamic Banks: Recent Developments from Asia and the Middle East analyzes risk management strategies in Islamic banking, presented from the perspectives of different banking institutions. Using comprehensive global case studies, the book details the risks involving various banking institutions in Indonesia, Malaysia, UAE, Bahrain, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, pointing out the different management strategies that arise as a result of Islamic banking practices. Readers gain insight into risk management as a comprehensive system, and a process of interlinked continuous cycles that integrate into every business activity within Islamic banks. The unique processes inherent in Islamic banking bring about complex risks not experienced by traditional banks. From Shariah compliance, to equity participation contracts, to complicated sale contracts, Islamic banks face unique market risks. Risk Management for Islamic Banks covers the creation of an appropriate risk management environment, as well as a stage-based implementation strategy that includes risk identification, measurement, mitigation, monitoring, controlling, and reporting. The book begins with a discussion of the philosophy of risk management, then delves deeper into the issue with topics like: Risk management as an integrated system The history, framework, and process of risk management in Islamic banking Financing, operational, investment, and market risk Shariah compliance and associated risk The book also discusses the future potential and challenges of Islamic banking, and outlines the risk management pathway. As an examination of the wisdom, knowledge, and ideal practice of Islamic banking, Risk Management for Islamic Banks contains valuable insights for those active in the Islamic market.

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Operational risk assessment The Commercial Imperative of a More Forensic and Transparent Approach Brendon Young and Rodney Coleman “Brendon Young and Rodney Coleman's book is extremely timely. There has never been a greater need for the financial industry to reassess the way it looks at risk. […] They are right to draw attention to the current widespread practices of risk management, which […] have allowed risk to become underpriced across the entire industry.” Rt Hon John McFall MP, Chairman, House of Commons Treasury Committee Failure of the financial services sector to properly understand risk was clearly demonstrated by the recent 'credit crunch'. In its 2008 Global Stability Report, the IMF sharply criticised banks and other financial institutions for the failure of risk management systems, resulting in excessive risk-taking. Financial sector supervision and regulation was also criticised for lagging behind shifts in business models and rapid innovation. This book provides investors with a sound understanding of the approaches used to assess the standing of firms and determine their true potential (identifying probable losers and potential longer-term winners). It advocates a 'more forensic' approach towards operational risk management and promotes transparency, which is seen as a facilitator of competition and efficiency as well as being a barrier to fraud, corruption and financial crime. Risk assessment is an integral part of informed decision making, influencing strategic positioning and direction. It is fundamental to a company’s performance and a key differentiator between competing management teams. Increasing complexity is resulting in the need for more dynamic, responsive approaches to the assessment and management of risk. Not all risks can be quantified; however, it remains incumbent upon management to determine the impact of possible risk-events on financial statements and to indicate the level of variation in projected figures. To begin, the book looks at traditional methods of risk assessment and shows how these have developed into the approaches currently being used. It then goes on to consider the more advanced forensic techniques being developed, which will undoubtedly increase understanding. The authors identify 'best practice' and address issues such as the importance of corporate governance, culture and ethics. Insurance as a mitigant for operational risk is also considered. Quantitative and qualitative risk assessment methodologies covered include: Loss-data analysis; extreme value theory; causal analysis including Bayesian Belief Networks; control risk self-assessment and key indicators; scenario analysis; and dynamic financial analysis. Views of industry insiders, from organisations such as Standard & Poors, Fitch, Hermes, USS, UN-PRI, Deutsche Bank, and Alchemy Partners, are presented together with those from experts at the FSA, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and the Financial Reporting Council. In addition to investors, this book will be of interest to actuaries, rating agencies, regulators and legislators, as well as to the directors and risk managers of financial institutions in both the private and public sectors. Students requiring a comprehensive knowledge of operational risk management will also find the book of considerable value.
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