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- ItemOpen AccessDon't park your brain outside: A practical guide to improving shareholder value with SMART project management . Book review(Project Management Institute, 2000-12) Jugdev, Kam
- ItemOpen AccessRethinking project management – Old truths and new insights.(Project Management Association Finland /Norwegian Project Management Forum, 2001) Jugdev, Kam; Thomas, J; Delisle, C
- ItemOpen AccessSelling project management to senior executives: the case for avoiding crisis sales?(Project Management Institute, 2002-06) Thomas, J; Delisle, C; Jugdev, Kam; Buckle, P.Worldwide, project management is gaining acceptance as a business competency for many organizations. On one hand, it is noted that there is a growing interest in the use of elements of project management in virtually every segment of every industry. On the other hand, long-term investment in project management remains a tough sell at the executive level. Knowing that the lack of senior management support is consistently identified as a key factor in failed projects, this disconnect is a growing concern for practitioners. This paper presents the preliminary results of the first phase of a research project designed to develop an understanding of the reasons for this conundrum.
- ItemOpen AccessProject management maturity models: The silver bullets of competitive advantage.(Project Management Institute, 2002-12) Jugdev, Kam; Thomas, JProject management maturity models are important assessment tools for the profession. Maturity models identify organizational strengths and weaknesses as well as provide benchmarking information. They capture explicit, codified practice (know-what), but do not include the intangible assets of project management (know-how). Some have made the claim that project management maturity models (MM) can lead to a competitive advantage for firms. This paper uses four resource-based frameworks to assess whether or not maturity models lead to a sustained competitive advantage. In the context of the strategy domain, it is concluded that MMs can result in a temporary competitive advantage but not a sustained competitive advantage. Clearly, a sustained competitive advantage is rooted in a combination of know-what and know-how.
- ItemOpen AccessBook review: Implementing virtual teams: Guide to organizational and human factors by A Edwards and J R Wilson(Pergamon, 2004) Jugdev, Kam
- ItemOpen AccessResearch issues: A conceptual look at project management as a source of competitive advantage.(Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, 2004-06) Jugdev, Kam
- ItemOpen AccessThrough the Looking Glass: Examining Theory Development in Project Management with the Resource-Based View Lens.(Project Management Institute, 2004-09) Jugdev, Kam
- ItemOpen AccessUsing the debate as a teaching tool in the online classroom(Magna Publications, 2004-10) Jugdev, Kam; Markowski, Carrie; Mengel, Thomas
- ItemOpen AccessLogic Design of NanoICS(CRC Press, 2004-10-28) Yanushkevich, Svetlana N.; Shmerko, Vlad P.; Lyshevski, Sergey E.Today's engineers will confront the challenge of a new computing paradigm, relying on micro- and nanoscale devices. Logic Design of NanoICs builds a foundation for logic in nanodimensions and guides you in the design and analysis of nanoICs using CAD. The authors present data structures developed toward applications rather than a purely theoretical treatment. Requiring only basic logic and circuits background, Logic Design of NanoICs draws connections between traditional approaches to design and modern design in nanodimensions. The book begins with an introduction to the directions and basic methodology of logic design at the nanoscale, then proceeds to nanotechnologies and CAD, graphical representation of switching functions and networks, word-level and linear word-level data structures, 3-D topologies based on hypercubes, multilevel circuit design, and fault-tolerant computation in hypercube-like structures. The authors propose design solutions and techniques, going beyond the underlying technology to provide more applied knowledge. This design-oriented reference is written for engineers interested in developing the next generation of integrated circuitry, illustrating the discussion with approximately 250 figures and tables, 100 equations, 250 practical examples, and 100 problems. Each chapter concludes with a summary, references, and a suggested reading section.
- ItemOpen AccessOnline MBA Orientation Program: Some best practices(Magna Publications, 2004-11) Jugdev, Kam; Hutchison, Maureen
- ItemOpen AccessProject Management as a Strategic Asset: What does it look like and how do companies get there?(Project Management Institute, 2005) Jugdev, Kam
- ItemOpen AccessFlame acceleration enhancement by distributed ignition points(Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2005) Ciccarelli, Gaby; Johansen, Craig; Hickey, MarkThis paper reports on the investigation of a novel method for promoting flame acceleration leading to detonation initiation in a tube. A common method used to initiate a detonation wave is via flame acceleration in an obstacle laden tube. Previous studies with fuel-air mixtures have shown that the measured detonation run-up distance, and corresponding run-up time, is too long for a PDE application. The objective of the present investigation is to enhance the flame acceleration process that leads to DDT by using multi-point ignition. Experiments were performed in a 3.05 m long, 14 cm inner-diameter tube equipped with a primary igniter mounted centrally on the tube endplate. Equally spaced orifice plates were placed in the first 2 m of the tube. A bank of four circumferentially equally spaced automotive spark plugs are located after each of the first three orifice plates. The firing time of each igniter bank is variable. The results indicate that flame acceleration is augmented early in the tube and maintained to the end. The reduction in the distance required for the flame to accelerate to a velocity on the order of the speed of sound in the combustion products is modest, on the order of 10%. However, the reduction in the time required to reach this velocity is much more pronounced which has an impact on the PDE cycle frequency. Flame acceleration was further enhanced by replacing the first few orifice plates with perforated plates with the same total flow area, e.g., the flame run-up distance was shortened by 30%. However, detonation initiation was not observed over the 3 m length of the tube in stoichiometric propane-air mixtures.
- ItemOpen AccessBiometric Inverse Problems(Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2005-05-05) Svetlana N. Yanushkevich; Adrian Stoica; Vlad P. Shmerko; Denis V. PopelTraditional methods of biometric analysis are unable to overcome the limitations of existing approaches, mainly due to the lack of standards for input data, privacy concerns involving use and storage of actual biometric data, and unacceptable accuracy. Exploring solutions to inverse problems in biometrics transcends such limits and allows rich analysis of biometric information and systems for improved performance and testing. Although some particular inverse problems appear in the literature, until now there has been no comprehensive reference for these problems. Biometric Inverse Problems provides the first comprehensive treatment of biometric data synthesis and modeling. This groundbreaking reference comprises eight self-contained chapters that cover the principles of biometric inverse problems; basics of data structure design; new automatic synthetic signature, fingerprint, and iris design; synthetic faces and DNA; and new tools for biometrics based on Voronoi diagrams. Based on the authors' vast experience in the field, the book authoritatively examines new approaches and methodologies in both direct and inverse biometrics, providing invaluable analytical and benchmarking tools. The authors include case studies, examples, and implementation codes for practical illustration of the methods. Loaded with approximately 200 figures, 60 problems, 50 MATLAB® code fragments, and 200 examples, Biometric Inverse Problems sets the standard for innovation and authority in biometric data synthesis, modeling, and analysis.
- ItemOpen AccessThe VRIO Framework of Competitive Advantage: Preliminary research implications for innovation management.(Portland, Ore. : PICMET, Portland State University, Dept. of Engineering and Technology Management., 2005-08) Jugdev, Kam
- ItemOpen AccessA retrospective look at our evolving understanding of project success(Project Management Institute, 2005-12) Jugdev, Kam; Müller, RalfOur views on project success have changed over the years from definitions that were limited to the implementation phase of the project life cycle to definitions that reflect an appreciation of success over the entire project and product life cycle. This paper assesses our evolving understanding of project success over the past 40 years and discusses conditions for success, critical success factors and success frameworks. The paper concludes with a holistic view of project success and its implications for practice. This is an important topic because projects are an increasingly common way of work, and the lines between project and process work are harder to discern. Increasingly, more project managers work in companies using program and portfolio management as a means to organize project-related work. The success of individual projects, therefore, impacts the wider organization in several dimensions and makes the concept of project and project management success that much more relevant....
- ItemOpen AccessDecision Diagram Techniques for Micro- and Nanoelectronic Design Handbook(Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2005-12-22) Yanushkevich, Svetlana N; Miller, D. Michael; Shmerko, Vlad P; Stankovic, Radomir STaking an applied perspective, Decision Diagram Techniques for Micro- and Nanoelectronic Design Handbook provides a comprehensive, up-to-date collection of DD techniques. Experts with more than forty years of combined experience in both industrial and academic settings demonstrate how to apply the techniques to full advantage with more than 400 examples and illustrations. Beginning with the fundamental theory, data structures, and logic underlying DD techniques, they explore a breadth of topics from arithmetic and word-level representations to spectral techniques and event-driven analysis. The book also includes abundant references to more detailed information and additional applications.
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