Written out of the author’s awareness of the problems many students and young researchers encounter when writing their research papers, this book is a simplified presentation of the fundamentals of research. Its technically simple style is aimed at making the book accessible to people of all academic persuasions. Most research studies or projects begin with a written proposal. For this reason, the book starts with a section on how to write a good standard research proposal. In the second section, the book discusses in detail the way in which a research project, dissertation or thesis must be outlined once the research proposal has been accepted. Chapter three looks specifically at a journal paper/article as another very important type of research paper. It gives a brief survey of important points to bear in mind when writing a journal article as well as the structure such a paper is expected to follow. Chapter four is a brief presentation of some of the methods of citation and reference styles commonly used in research.
This thesis analyses the current situation in the company on the field of project management in handling of a solar power station construction. The thesis is divided into two main parts – theoretical and practical. The first part describes the company ZTC Holding, SE and deals with the theoretical bases of project management, where management and its functions, project management, project description, description of activities of the project manager and his team are defined. In this section, the theory of temporal analysis of the project, including methods of Critical Path Method (CPM) and Gantt diagrams are included as well. The second section applies an analysis of the external environment by PESTLE analysis and SWOT analysis and analysis of the internal environment 7S. This part also discusses exact definition of the project, project objectives defined by SMART methodology, and points out specific risks that may occur during the project. The conclusion of this master thesis is devoted to an overall evaluation of proposed processes, which should improve performance of ZTC Holding, SE.
The aim of this doctorate thesis was to provide a conceptual model to discover if the success of the expatriate project managers is greatly influenced by the cross-cultural preparation of the expatriates for their overseas assignment. This research used an online survey and this was followed by six case studies. The analysis of the findings enabled Dr. Cerimagic to develop recommendations and a cross-cultural training design. From an organisational point of view, this PhD thesis could potentially assist human resource professionals in global organisations to plan and implement more appropriate cross-cultural training courses for Australian and other western expatriates who are working in the Middle East. In addition, the findings of this thesis could help individuals and organisations to assist their expatriate project managers succeed. This research also has the potential to help the companies and the project manager build reputations and stronger relationships with overseas clients and local businesses.
In the new business economy, project management has become a central way for undertaking several of the business activities. One of the increasing and most significant concerns with projects is that, projects are behind schedule, over budget and show unsatisfactory performance in terms quality and customer satisfaction. In the last few decades the manufacturing industry successfully improved quality and productivity, by using the concepts of lean thinking. The thesis explores the relevance of lean concepts in project management and how lean concepts improve project productivity and performance.
Modern economy, especially over the last 20 years, brought to the modification of society and the way people work. As a result, a number of new professional figures emerged and embarked on what has been historically termed a professional project. The focus of this thesis is on one of those new expert occupations: project management (PM). PM being hampered by multiple players with contrasting interests, it is forced to develop its professional projects in a new way differently from old and traditional, professions. Professional strategies focus, on the one hand, on the struggle to compete in the private and public sectors, and, on the other hand, between national and international level. Thus this thesis is the first detailed and comprehensive study in the field of PM within the Italian context. To analyze the development of the PM professional project, I looked mainly at the three main PM professional associations that are active in this field: PMI, IPMA, and ISIPM. The result shows that the development of PM in Italy is following a new pattern of professionalization with distinctive characteristics either respect to traditional professions that to the new ones.
This research presents a set of visual approaches to visually represent the software development process and to support software project management by applying visual metaphors and visualization techniques. This thesis presents a set of innovative visualizations which offer an overall view of the project designed from the project manager’s perspective and leave out implementation details. First of all, a complete set of common metrics for project management are stated. Subsequently, the application of visualization techniques and real world metaphors to these metrics results in seven innovative visual proposals, each one with advantages and constraints which are properly evaluated. The results achieved are the graphical representations named Landscape, Japanese garden, Cliff, MetroMap, SoftMagnet, T-Cube and Project Clock.
One of the major components of the Postgraduate curriculum is writing thesis. Work for writing the Thesis is aimed at contributing to the development of a spirit of enquiry, besides exposing the candidate to the techniques of research, critical analysis, acquaintance with the latest advances in medical science and the manner of identifying and consulting available literature. Every candidate shall have to carry out work on an assigned research project under the guidance of a recognised Post Graduate Teacher, the result of which shall be written up and submitted in the form of a Thesis. Thesis shall have to be be submitted at least six months before the Theory and Clinical / Practical examination. Acknowledgement: Dr Mahalaqua Nazli Khatib; Dr Quazi Syed Zahiruddin
This book describes the whole content of the thesis project titled “Data Loss/Leakage Prevention” in organizational perspective which mainly involves in minimizing the data loss or leakage prevention. The project was carried out during the master program at Lulea Tekniska Universitet, which is called master thesis. This is an ongoing project in a company and was did by two researchers where one researcher who worked for a company have collected real time data’s, conducted interview questionnaires, and the other researcher collected data’s through video conferencing and email management system. In this book, the researcher deals with both the terms data loss and data leakage in analyzing how the DLP technology helps in minimizing the data loss/leakage problem? The objective of the research is that as organization was facing issues with data loss, so the project was dealt with analyzing a research question on evaluation of how well DLP fills security gap in comparison with previously used technology (such as Firewall, IDS, IPS etc.) in a motive to solve data loss/ leakage problem.
This thesis describes an action research project undertaken at Manchester Community College, Manchester, Connecticut, USA. The project was designed to gather evidence to address the research question: Can an intercultural approach to composition provide community college students with the cultural awareness and skills to succeed in the culture of the academy without devaluing the home cultures from which the students come to the college? The project involved asking English 101 (freshmen composition) students to read James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and then to apply intercultural skills to their analysis and interpretation of the text. About 80 students participated in the project over a two-year period.The thesis includes an overview of composition theory, with emphasis on current trends in postmodern/postcolonial approaches that emphasize a binary (self/Other) world view. It also provides an overview of intercultural theory and an examination of the ways in which it reflects or differs from bicultural theory and from current trends in composition. It also contains descriptions of intercultural activities undertaken in my classroom.
The extant research literature on Information Systems (IS) project management suggests there is considerable confusion about the true nature of IS projects. The bewilderment is expressed in a number of ways. Appropriately, there are debates about what constitutes project success and what factors influence project failure. This thesis sketches an image of projects that suggests IS projects are sites of continuously evolving human action. Project organising attempts to reweave actor beliefs and habits through the institution of particular cognitive representations, to encourage new experiences. The experience of being together as a project organisation is therefore nothing more than a temporal process of human relating, in which the project team members together continually review their futures by actions in the present. Team coherency, synergy and co-operation is influenced by the pace and extent to which the projects mandate is absorbed into the background as a phenomenal domain and provides affordances for project participants.
This thesis looks at the two main thinking types currently encountered in project management i.e. Predictive & Adaptive Project Management. Predictive project management thinking consists of the development of a schedule from a known scope and then managing the implementation of the project in accordance with that schedule. This type of thinking is also known as the traditional approach to project management and has been extensively used since the introduction of project management in the 1960s. Adaptive thinking is used for fast track projects that are going to be subjected to a high rate of change and uncertainty. Methods have been developed mainly in the IT industry to deal with the fast turn-around and demand for IT and software development projects. Projects utilising adaptive project management thinking deliver the final product through a series of iterations and rely on high calibre and empowered individuals to make critical decisions.
This report is a Master Thesis for the Agricultural Engineering School of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. The report has been carried out during an Erasmus Programme Stage in the Department of Forest and Landscape at the Faculty of Life Sciences of University of Copenhagen. The purpose of this study was to practice and test the current methodologies of economic assessment of environmental projects. This valuation can serve as an example on how to evaluate the benefits obtained by an ecological restoration project in European countries.
This publication is part of a thesis titled "Online Interactive Language Utilities for Bangla and English Using PHP Script and Adobe Flash Technology" by Shiblee Imtiaz Hasan. The project was done in 2009 in collaboration with the Center for Research on Bangla Language Processing (CRBLP) and supervised by Professor Mumit Khan, chairperson of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. More information about the author and recent developments of the project could be found at www.shiblee.me.
The Educational Project Management book is a practical guide to plan and create innovative and successful educational projects for Technology Enhanced Learning. It goes beyond the traditional models and is anchored in new approaches to organise and deliver unique and successful educational projects. It is based upon the author's work and PhD thesis on discovering unique processes and theories based on Ethnotechnology and Human-Computer Interaction Education for appropriate solutions. Then, these were translated into tools for Technology Enhanced Learning projects. In the educational project example explored in this book, Educational Project Management aimed at tackling the eLearners’ total absence of active participation and engagement in creative eLearning communities’ discussions for 3 years. The identified solutions provided novel theories, newfound tools and evaluation techniques for engaging, active, effective and efficient creative eLearning communities. Hence, this Educational Project Management book follows the project timeline offering an innovative and practical toolkit to the everyday practitioner in Technology Enhanced Learning.
This thesis elucidates the various intricacies and elements behind the selection process and gives the industry’s view of the many aspects of the elements involved e.g. cost, safety etc. The results were obtained via questionnaires and a number of interviews. The thesis provides brief cost comparisons and background to various tunnels around the world. The whole chapter is devoted to the evaluation of the benefits in terms of passenger safety, station layout and environmental impact. As no two construction projects are identical, various conclusions might differ from project to project. Two projects which have been selected are Dublin Metro North and DART Underground which were both planned for the Dublin area. Conclusion chapter summarise findings, objectives and hypothesis of this thesis.
What is the success factors when establishing a TechCenter? This thesis describes the possible success factors when establishing a TechCenter within a IT-University in Goteborg, Sweden. This thesis also describes a possible definition of what a TechCenter is, its purpose as a department in an organization and introduces the term TechCenter as a neologism. The success factors are established through analysis of a number of interviews and also through the use of questionnaires. The empirical data are gathered from people important to the TechCenter project at the IT-University in Goteborg, including the faculty, academic initiatives from private corporations and staff from organizations similar to the TechCenter project. This thesis can also be used as inspiration to other universities planning to create a TechCenter.
This book is part of InPractice research project. It describes a user-centered design process, which aims to envision new service possibilities for pharmacies to encourage self-management of health and wellbeing. The thesis project was done by applying methods such as co-design workshop, sto-ryboard and prototypes to design a concept with the pharmacy customers and employees. The end result in the project is a prototype of a service called Vitamiini info. It is a touch screen application through which one can search and compare vitamin products in the pharmacy. The prototype was tested with four customers and two employees. The results suggest that this kind of service would encourage self-service and offer an alternative for those who would rather not ask for the help of the pharmacy staff. By taking into account the current values in pharmacy services and the technological trends in healthcare and wellbeing this thesis suggests a service concept for a pharmacy that contributes to the gradual transformation in the field of wellbeing.
The book “Virtual Mouse” gives an elaboration of our thesis project where we have put forth our effort and endeavor to design an accelerometer based mouse whose main intent is to be an interface system. We derive our inspiration from the movie “Iron Man”. In the book we have categorized the basic components that we have used like the accelerometer and microcontroller. We have put forward the working mechanism of the basic components and how their characteristics help us to serve our purpose of designing the project we desire. We have focused on the prospects of the project as well so it can be made into a commercial venture if worked upon. We believe that the book would help as a benchmark for those who intend to work in the field of developing interface systems and bring the science fiction imagination into reality.
Software effort estimation by analogy is a viable alternative method to other estimation techniques, and in many cases, researchers found it outperformed other estimation methods in terms of accuracy and practitioners’ acceptance. However, the overall performance of analogy based estimation depends on two major factors: similarity measure and attribute selection & weighting. Current similarity measures such as nearest neighborhood techniques have been criticized that have some inadequacies related to attributes relevancy, noise and uncertainty in addition to the problem of using categorical attributes. This research focuses on improving the efficiency and flexibility of analogy-based estimation to overcome the abovementioned inadequacies. Particularly, this thesis proposes two new approaches to model and handle uncertainty in similarity measurement method and most importantly to reflect the structure of dataset on similarity measurement using Fuzzy models and Fuzzy numbers in addition to Feature Subset Selection.
The Finnish Oy Metsa-Botnia Ab began in September 2005 the construction of a pulp mill in Fray Bentos, a town with 23 000 inhabitants in Western Uruguay. The Botnia pulp mill project, more known for the diplomatic crisis between Argentina and Uruguay over the environmental impact of the investment, is in this investigation analyzed for its repercussions on internal migration and a perceived risk of irregular settlements in Fray Bentos. The investigation, a master''s thesis, is a background study for an intervention to manage internal migration planned by agencies forming part of the United Nations Country Team for Uruguay, and the local authority counterpart in the Rio Negro-Fray Bentos region in the year 2007. The results suggest, that there is no need for the planned intervention. The Botnia pulp mill project is not likely to lead to permanent internal migration, which would significantly exceed the actual demand for labour. The analysis suggests, that the role of internal migration in the formation of irregular settlements in Uruguay might well be smaller than often assumed.
The reliability of project estimates depend on a number of exogenous and/or endogenous factors to the estimator. Construction’s effort to improve the estimating function has been addressed at the exogenous factors. Notwithstanding progressive improvement achieved in estimating from addressing such exogenous factors, most project-oriented industries still suffer from unreliable estimates. Understanding the root causes of the persistence of unreliable estimates would therefore, call for a focus on factors other than the exogenous ones that most improvement efforts have addressed and formed the basis of the study that led to this thesis. The evidence suggests that an estimator’s personality archetype has a significant influence on their estimating reliability. The finding on effect of personality goes to explain why different estimators with the same or similar experience and qualification, exposed to the same set of information, deliver different levels of reliability in estimating.
Jobsite management functions and organization structure play an integral role in achieving project goals of safety, quality, target budget and target schedule. Over the past several decades there has been a dramatic change in trends in the construction industry regarding the growth of project size and project complexity. In order to accommodate these changes, jobsite management staffs have had to increase in size of staff, and in the complexity of the organization structure. Traditionally, project staffs have been formed based on staffing experience on previous projects, rather than systematically customizing the staffing process to respond uniquely to the conditions of the project at hand. With larger, more complex, and more expensive projects, there is more at stake, and therefore greater need for an effective jobsite organization that is appropriate for the project characteristics. This thesis will reflect the research of CII Research Team 261: “Optimizing Jobsite Organizations”, addressing the question of how to best staff and structure the organization of the jobsite team in order to effectively respond to the unique project characteristics.
The project’s motivation is to make internet a credible world. This project is a first step towards automating the process of trust extraction. The project involves analysis, extraction and refinement of ethotic data available on the internet. The project was initiated with gathering of data from different sources such as online libraries or the website. Then the data was cleaned (removed stop words and punctuations), annotated and classifier was built. The entire project went through several iterations to produce a reliable solution. This project has used several natural language processing techniques such as argument mining, sentiment analysis and machine learning algorithms such as Naive Bayes and Maxent Models which are discussed in detail in the thesis. The software involved were Python and its toolkits for language processing such as Natural language Toolkit (NLTK) and TextBlob. The contribution of this project was: a rich data was collected and annotated and two classifiers were built which could extract ethotic statements and classify them.
Charles S. Peirce’s Self-Corrective Thesis (SCT) is based on the idea that the progress in science lies in its self-corrective methods. Particularly, Peirce’s notion that scientific method consisted of four self-corrective inferences (abduction, deduction, qualitative and quantitative induction) is controversial in the philosophy and history of science. Supporters hold that all the aspects of scientific inference, introduced by Peirce, contribute to its self-correction, while critics claim that the justification for the self-corrective character of scientific method is inadequate. Some critics argue that the justification for the self- corrective character of abduction is insufficient, while others maintain that from all four methods only quantitative induction is proved to be self- corrective. In this project the author explores Peirce’s proposed scientific methodology and discusses it in comparison with these objections, so as to defend the SCT and distinguish the context of its validity. He appeals to the historical case of the Chemical Revolution and discusses its interpretations by different methodological views in order to evaluate the SCT.
Research in Environment is a quick guide to students on how to tackle project and thesis writing. The book’s approach is to introduce readers to a concise account of research and link it to everyday activity in science. The book also provides insight to formal research in the pure sciences and those of the environment. This book in a sense is a starting point in defining what research in the environment should be. Students and general readers will find it interesting as it covers social research in addition. The book does not assume that the reader is vast in the subject area. It begins with addressing the fundamentals of research by describing the philosophical roots. The research process follows with descriptions of practical topics like variables, the problem, experimental design, data management and how to organize a thesis.
This book contains scientific research from the doctoral thesis “Contributions to the scientific approach of quality and quality management” written by Assoc. Prof. PhD Amelia Bucur, thesis that was realized under the scientific coordination of Prof. PhD Eng. DHC Constantin Oprean. Moreover, the book contains new unique aspects and aspects published by the authors in papers or works presented at conferences. The book also presents a result of the research activity done within the project of post-doctoral research “Contributions to the scientific approach of quality and quality management by modeling and simulation”, however, it may also be bibliographic material for courses of “Operational research”.
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