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101 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD
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A trust and estate lawyer to the stars offers an engaging look at how to avoid numerous estate planning mistakes In The 101 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes, author Herbert Nass, an estate planner for some of today's most famous celebrities, offers an entertaining look at what not to do when setting up an estate plan, or administering an estate. By examining the mistakes made by some of the most well-known celebrities-from Bob Marley to John F. Kennedy, Sr. and Jr.-this book will guide readers toward making a successful estate plan and help them avoid many common pitfalls. Chapters cover such topics as: mistakes involving tangible personal property, real estate, executors and trustees, minors, or persons with disabilities; as well as disgruntled family and friends left behind. Puts estate planning in perspective through entertaining examples of mistakes celebrities have made in developing their own plans Taps into the voyeuristic interest we have in the lives of the rich and famous Offers an insider's look at many fascinating wills of the rich and famous Given the emotional, financial, and legal issues that arise from the death of a loved one-and the substantial assets that are transferred from one generation to the next at this time-understanding estate planning is essential. This book will put you in a better position to make more informed estate planning decisions.
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An Unbeatable, Pocket-sized Guide To Boston, Packed With Insider Tips And Ideas, Colour Maps, Top 10 Lists, And A Laminated Pull-out Map - All Designed To Help You See The Very Best Of Boston. Walk The Iconic Freedom Trail, See Trinity Church, Explore The Grounds Of Harvard University Or Step Back In Time At The Charlestown Navy Yard. From Top 10 Boston Harbor Islands To Top 10 Things To Do For Free - Discover The Best Of Boston With This Easy-to-use Travel Guide. Inside Top 10 Boston: - Ten Easy-to-follow Itineraries, Perfect For A Day Trip, A Weekend Or A Four-day Trip - Top 10 Lists Showcase The Best Boston Attractions, Covering The Museum Of Science, Boston Common And Public Garden, Newbury Street And More - Free Laminated Pull-out Map Of Boston, Plus Eight Colour Neighbourhood Maps - In-depth Neighbourhood Guides Explore Boston's Most Interesting Areas, With The Best Places For Shopping, Going Out And Sightseeing - Colour-coded Chapters Divided By Area Make It Easy To Find Information Quickly And Plan Your Day - Essential Travel Tips Including Our Expert Choices Of Where To Stay, Eat, Shop And Sightsee, Plus Useful Transport, Visa And Health Information - Colour Maps Help You Navigate With Ease - Covers Beacon Hill, Back Bay, North End And The Waterfront, Downtown And The Financial District, Chinatown, The Theater District And South End, Kenmore And The Fenway, Cambridge And Somerville, South Of Boston And More Staying For Longer And Looking For A More Comprehensive Guide To Boston? Try Our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Boston Or Our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide USA. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's Top 10 Guides Take The Work Out Of Planning A Short Trip, With Easy-to-read Maps, Tips, And Tours To Inform And Enrich Your Weekend Trip Or Cultural Break. DK Is The World's Leading Illustrated Reference Publisher, Producing Beautifully Designed Books For Adults And Children In Over 120 Countries.
The Living Trust Contemporary Books
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The Bible on How to Avoid Probate, Revised and Updated"Ý"The Living Trust"" is unquestionably the layman's most nearly complete source on living trusts. . . . Recommended reading for anyone who wants to maximize his net estate left to heirs, speed asset distribution after death, avoid will challenges, minimize estate costs, and maintain privacy."--Robert Bruss, Esq., and nationally syndicated real estate columnist, "Chicago Tribune"You may think your heirs have been well provided for, but did you know that: Your loved ones may have to wait more than two years before receiving a penny from your estate--"even though you have left a legally valid will?" Costs of probating your will may eat up more than 10 percent of your estate--"money your heirs will never receive?" The specific instructions of your bequest may be contested or changed completely--"even though clearly spelled out in your will?" A will cannot help you in life? If you become incapacitated or your judgment comes into question, "it becomes a matter for the courts to decide and is a very public process." A living trust is a simple, inexpensive legal alternative that eliminates the costs and delays of probate and ensures that your loved ones will receive their inheritance promptly and exactly as you intended. "The Living Trust"--the bible of how to avoid probate--will show you how to take full advantage of this critical estate-planning tool. This updated edition of "The Living Trust" includes the latest information on trust formations, tax changes, distribution rules, and more. It also offers: Insight into abuses within the probate system Advice on how to protect your business, savings, and retirement funds fromfrivolous lawsuits The effects of the Economic Growth and Tax Reconciliation Act of 2001 on estate tax, gift tax, the generation-skipping tax, and stepped-up valuation Sample and ancillary documents, including the estate preservation and tax-saving documents, the living will,
Cross-border Family Wealth Guide John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Make sense of international personal finance with expat-specific expert advice The Cross-Border Family Wealth Guide is the long-awaited financial handbook for cross border families, with expert insight from a financial advisor who specializes in expat issues. Whether you're an American living abroad, or foreign-born and living in the U.S., this book demystifies the complex issues surrounding the worldwide tax system, international information reporting, sensible investments, international real estate, and retirement planning. When your wealth crosses international borders, managing even the most mundane financial affairs can become wrought with time-consuming complexity; moving money, opening accounts, dealing with currency risks and translation, and setting up investments suddenly involves a whole new set of rules and regulations. Your 401(k), IRA, or annuity must be handled properly to retain certain tax benefits, and retirement planning takes on a brand new dimension of difficulty. This book shows you how to navigate the maze to make sure your money keeps working for you. Real world examples illustrate solutions to common problems, and real, actionable advice gives you a solid plan for your next steps. While personal finance management is rarely simple, the recent crackdown on tax havens and increased tax collection vigilance has made things even more difficult for cross border families. This book answers your questions, and shines a light on the way forward to long-term financial security for international families. * Navigate the complexities of international taxation * Get specific guidance on retirement planning * Make sense of how real estate fits into your financial picture * Invest appropriately to maximize growth for the future * Manage your assets and tax benefits across borders With the right know-how, cross border professionals can make sensible investment and financial planning decisions, but credible guidance is rare and difficult to find. Simple and practical, with targeted advice, The Cross-Border Family Wealth Guide is the international family's solution for avoiding financial confusion.
50 Simple Steps You Can Take to Disaster-Proof Your Finances: How to Plan Ahead to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones and Survive Any Crisis Bell Tower
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The best time to plan for trouble--the death of a spouse, the collapse of a business, the loss of your home--is before you're overwhelmed by it. This is especially important if you have a family or a small business or are beginning to save for your retirement. But what should you do first? In 50 Simple Steps You Can Take to Disaster-Proof Your Finances, money and real estate expert Ilyce Glink walks you step by step through the things you need to do to protect your family and your money so you can survive any crisis. Topics include: * Getting organized: What do you have and where is it? * Banking and credit: The credit, accounts, and emergency cash you need * Travel: Traveling safer--and for less money * Insurance and health: How to buy the important policies and save * Investments: Diversifying to help you weather the tough times * Family matters: Planning for your children's and aging parents' futures * Estate matters: Wills, living wills, and more * After the disaster: Finding the emergency aid you need In her friendly and easy-to-understand style, Ilyce Glink shows you how to avoid the ten most common mistakes people make in planning for their future, helps you add up the numbers with simple worksheets, and guides you to the leading websites for more information. With this indispensable guide, you'll know you've done the best you can do for yourself and your loved ones.
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Concise Encyclopedia of Investing Haworth Press
This A-to-Z reference provides clear, concise explanations of basic as well as more advanced investment terms to help even the most unsophisticated newcomer. This unique user-friendly handbook presents not only simple, brief explanations of various investing terms and concepts, but also a short discussion on each as to how it applies in everyday life. "The Concise Encyclopedia of Investing" clears the mysteries behind the foundations of investing, giving newbies solid information they can use to explore investment possibilities. Retirement terminology, market terminology, portfolio techniques, tax information, and investment options are explained using plain language to quickly answer often-asked questions. The book discusses basic terms such as common and preferred stocks, bonds, and capital gains, as well as more complex terms and concepts such as P/E ratio and pass-through security. Helpful lists of reference books and various online investment resources provide opportunities for investors to easily find more detailed information about specific topics. "The Concise Encyclopedia of Investing" includes explanations with everyday examples of basic and more complex concepts and terms such as: 401K; 403B; annuities; asset allocation; capital gains; commodities; convertibles; estate planning; face value; future value investments; guaranteed investment contract (GIC); hedge funds; index funds; marketing timing; money market fund (MMF); non qualified retirement plans; open end funds; option contract; pass-through security; precious metals; Present Value Investments; P/E Ratio; PPI; REIT; Real Rate of Return; ROE; statements of retained earnings; STRIPS; systematic risk; UIT; variable annuities; yield-to-maturity; and zero coupon securities. "The invaluable Concise Encyclopedia of Investing" is perfect for anyone grappling with investment terminology. This reference is sure to become an indispensable desktop resource for any new investor.
Wiedza o społeczeństwie Ciekawi świata / Odkrywamy na nowo LO kl.1-3 ćwiczenia / zakres podstawowy - Telicka-Bonecka Antonina, Bonecki Jarosław
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Opis - Zeszyt ćwiczeń do wiedzy o społeczeństwie dla uczniów szkół ponadgimnazjalnych do serii Ciekawi świata i do serii Odkrywamy na nowo. Nazwa - Wiedza o społeczeństwie Ciekawi świata / Odkrywamy na nowo LO kl.1-3 ćwiczenia / zakres podstawowy Autor - Telicka-Bonecka Antonina, Bonecki Jarosław Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Operon Kod ISBN - 9788376807140 Kod EAN - 9788376807140 Rok wydania - 2012 Język - polski Seria wydawnicza - Ciekawi świata Format - 16.5x23.5cm Ilość stron - 96 Szkoła - Szkoła średnia Typ podręcznika - Podręcznik Przedmiot - Wiedza o społeczeństwie Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2012-10-30
SOA Principles of Service Design PEARSON
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"This book could be described as an encyclopedia of service design-Erl leaves nothing to chance. Indispensable." -Steve Birkel, Chief IT Technical Architect, Intel Corp. "An absolute pleasure to read...the best SOA book I've read. A book I would recommend to all of my colleagues; it provides much insight to the topics often overlooked by most books in this genre...the visuals were fantastic." -Brandon Bohling, SOA Architecture and Strategy, Intel Corporation "This book is a milestone in SOA literature. For the first time we are provided with a practical guide on defining service characteristics and service design principles for SOA from a vendor-agnostic viewpoint. It's a great reference for SOA discovery, adoptions, and implementation projects." -Canyang Kevin Liu, Principal Enterprise Architect, SAP Americas, Inc. "I liked this book. It contains extremely important material for those who need to design services." -Farzin Yashar, IBM SOA Advanced Technologies "This book does a great job laying out benefits, key ideas and design principles behind successfully adopting service-oriented computing. At the same time, the book openly addresses challenges, risks and trade-offs that are in the way of adopting SOA in the real-world today. It moves away from ivory-tower views of service orientation, but still lays out a strong vision for SOA and outlines the changes necessary to realize the full potential." -Christoph Schittko, Senior Architect, Microsoft "I recommend this book to any SOA practitioner who wishes to empower themselves in making service design real...gives readers the 360 view into service design [and] gives SOA practitioners the depth and understanding needed into the principles of SOA to assist in the design of a mature and successful SOA program." -Stephen G. Bennett, Americas SOA Practice Lead, BEA Systems "SOA projects are most successful when they are based on a solid technical foundation. Well accepted and established design principles are part of this foundation. This book takes a very structured approach at defining the core design principles for SOA, thus allowing the reader to immediately applying them to a project. Each principle is formally introduced and explained, and examples are given for how to apply it to a real design problem. A 'must read' for any architect, designer or developer of service oriented solutions". -Andre Tost, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Software Group "There are few references for SOA that give you the nuts and bolts and this one is at the top of the list. Well written and valuable as a reference book to any SOA practitioner." -Dr. Mohamad Afshar, Director of Product Management, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Corporation "A thorough examination of the considerations of service design. Both seasoned SOA practitioners and those endeavoring to realize services can benefit from reading this book." -Bill Draven, Enterprise Architect, Intel Corporation "There are very few who understand SOA like Thomas Erl does! The principle centric description of service orientation from Thomas canonizes the underpinnings of this important paradigm shift in creating agile and reusable software capabilities. The principles, so eloquently explained, leave little room for any ambiguity attached to the greater purpose of SOA. Most organizations today are creating services in a bottoms-up approach, realizing composition and reuse organically. The time is ripe for a book like this that prepares architects for a principle centric approach to SOA." -Hanu Kommalapati, Architect, Microsoft Corporation "Outstanding SOA literature uniquely focused on the fundamental services design with thorough and in-depth study on all practical aspects from design principles to methodologies. This book provides a systematic approach for SOA adoption essential for both IT management and professionals." -Robin Chen, PhD, Google, Inc. "Thomas Erl's books are always densely filled with information that's well structured. This book is especially insightful for Enterprise Architects because it provide s great context and practical examples. Part 1 of the book alone is worth getting the book for." -Markus Zirn, Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Corporation "A very clear discussion of the subject matter. Provides a good structure that facilitates understanding and readily highlights key points." -Kareem Yusuf, Director of SOA Strategy and Planning, IBM Software Group "I am very impressed. Comprehensive. Educative. This book helped me to step back and look at the SOA principles from broader perspective. I'd say this is a must-read book for SOA stakeholders." -Radovan Janecek, Director R&D, SOA Center, Hewlett-Packard "Very valuable guidance for understanding and applying SOA service design principles with concrete examples. A must read for the practitioner of SOA service design." -Umit Yalcinalp, PhD, Standards Architect, SAP "This book really does an excellent job of explaining the principles underpinning the value of SOA...Erl goes to great length to explain and give examples of each of the 8 principles that will significantly increase the readers ability to drive an SOA service design that benefits both business and IT." -Robert Laird, IT Architect, IBM EAI/SOA Advanced Technologies Group "This book strikes a healthy balance between theory and practice. It is a perfect complement to the SOA series by the author." -Prakash Narayan, Sun Microsystems "If you are going to be designing, developing, or implementing SOA, this is a must have book." -Jason "AJ" Comfort Sr., Booz Allen Hamilton "An excellent book for anyone who wants to understand service-orientation and the principles involved in designing services...a clear, concise and articulate exploration of the eight design principles involved in analyzing, designing, implementing, and maintaining services. .." -Anish Karmarkar, Oracle Corporation "Very well written, succinct, and easy to understand." -Raj Balasubramanian, IBM Software Group "Acomprehensive exploration of the issues of service design which has the potential to become the definitive work in this area." -James Pasley, Chief Technology Officer, Cape Clear Software "An excellent addition to any SOA library; it covers a wide range of issues in enough detail to be a valuable asset to anyone considering designing or using SOA based technologies." -Mark Little, Director of Standards, Red Hat "This book communicates complex concepts in a clear and concise manner. Examples and illustrations are used very effectively." -Darryl Hogan, Senior Architect, Microsoft "A work of genius...Offers the most comprehensive and thorough explanation on the principles of service design and what it means to be 'service oriented.' "Erl's treatment of the complex world of service oriented architecture is pragmatic, inclusive of real world situations and offers readers ways to communicate these ideas through illustrations and well formulated processes." -David Michalowicz, MITRE Corporation "This is the book for the large organization trying to rationalize its IT assets and establish an agile platform for the future. By highlighting risk and rewards, Thomas Erl brings clarity to how Service Orientation can be applied to ensure a responsive IT organization. This book finally brings software engineering principles to address the real world development challenges being faced. To effectively serve the business, let alone embrace SOA, everyone involved should be familiar with the concepts investigated here. Thomas Erl thoroughly clarifies the nuances and defines the practice of service design. We expect that this will become a classic text in software engineering, corporate training and colleges." -Cory Isaacson, President, Rogue Wave Software and Ravi Palepu, SOA Author and Speaker "Thomas Erl does a great job...an easy read." -Michael H. Sor, Booz Allen Hamilton "...a must read for SOA Architects to develop a firm foundation and understanding of the principles (and trade-offs) that make up a good SOA service. After reading this book, it finally 'clicked' as to why a properly designed SOA system is different (and better) than a system based on previous enterprise architectures." -Fred Ingham, Platinum Solutions Inc. "Lays a tremendous foundation for business and technical workers to come to common terms and expectations...incredibly enlightening to see the details associated with achieving the SOA vision." -Wayne P. Ariola, Vice President of Strategy, Parasoft "[Erl does] and excellent job of addressing the breadth of [his] audience to present to those new to SOA and weaved in enough detail to assist those who are already actively involved in SOA development." -R. Perry Smith, Application Program Manager, EDS/OnStar "It is easy to miss the big picture of what SOA means for the design of larger scale systems amidst the details of WS technologies. Erl helps provide a broader perspective, surveying the landscape from a design standpoint." -Jim Clune, Chief Architect, Parasoft "Lays a firm foundation for the underlying principles of good service design. Cuts through the hype and provides a cogent resource for improving architectural judgment on SOA projects." -Jim Murphy, Vice President of Product Management, Mindreef, Inc. "The first book to concisely, gradually and comprehensively explain how to apply SOA principles into enterprise-level software design. It is an excellent book." -Robin G. Qiu, Ph.D., Division of Engineering and Information Science, Pennsylvania State University "I really think that this is a very useful book that a lot of people really need out there in the industry." -Dr. Arnaud Simon, Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat "...indispensable companion to designing and implementing a service-oriented architecture. It condenses all information necessary to design services and is the most relevant source I know if in the field." "[This book is] not only helpful, but fundamental to successfully designing an SOA." -Phillipp Offermann, Research Analyst, University of Berlin "Service-Oriented Architecture is an important topic in IT today. Its vast scope could span an organization's enterprise. Designing it properly is a major undertaking. This book provides timely, expert and comprehensive discussions on the principles of service design. Thomas has a keen sense in identifying the subtle points of various subjects and explains them in an easy-to-understand way. The book is a valuable resource for IT professionals working in SOA." -Peter H. Chang, PhD, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Lawrence Technological University The Definitive Guide to Service Engineering The key to succeeding with service-oriented architecture (SOA) is in comprehending the meaning and significance of its most fundamental building block: the service. It is through an understanding of service design that truly "service-oriented" solution logic can be created in support of achieving the strategic goals associated with SOA and service-oriented computing. Bestselling SOA author Thomas Erl guides you through a comprehensive, insightful, and visually rich exploration of the service-orientation design paradigm, revealing exactly how services should and should not be designed for real-world SOA. This book's in-depth coverage includes * Over 240 full-color illustrations. * A concise introduction to SOA and service-oriented computing concepts and benefits. * A thorough exploration of the service-orientation design paradigm as represented by eight specific design principles. * A comparison of service-oriented and object-oriented concepts and principles and a clear definition of what qualifies as "service-oriented" logic. * Detailed coverage of four different forms of service-related design granularity. * An exhaustive examination of service contracts, with an emphasis on standardization, abstraction, and the utilization of WS-Policy, XML Schema, and WSDL definitions. * A comprehensive study of positive and negative service-related coupling types with an emphasis on the requirements to attaining a suitable level of loose coupling. * An inside look into how commercial design approaches are incorporated to achieve truly agnostic and reusable service logic. * Techniques for maximizing service reliability, scalability, and performance by instilling high levels of autonomy and emphasizing stateless design. * Approaches for positioning services as highly discoverable and interpretable enterprise resources. * Unprecedented coverage of how to design services for participation in complex compositions. * The definition of concrete links between each design principle and the strategic goals and benefits of SOA and service-oriented computing. * Numerous cross-references to key design patterns documented separately in SOA: Design Patterns. www.prenhallprofessional.com www.soabooks.com www.soasystems.com Preface xxv Chapter 1: Introduction 1 Chapter 2: Case Study Background 19 Part I: Fundamentals Chapter 3: Service-Oriented Computing and SOA 25 Chapter 4: Service-Orientation 67 Chapter 5: Understanding Design Principles 103 Part II: Design Principles Chapter 6: Service Contracts (Standardization and Design) 125 Chapter 7: Service Coupling (Intra-Service and Consumer Dependencies) 163 Chapter 8: Service Abstraction (Information Hiding and Meta Abstraction Types) 211 Chapter 9: Service Reusability (Commercial and Agnostic Design) 253 Chapter 10: Service Autonomy (Processing Boundaries and Control) 293 Chapter 11: Service Statelessness (State Management Deferral and Stateless Design) 325 Chapter 12: Service Discoverability (Interpretability and Communication) 361 Chapter 13: Service Composability (Composition Member Design and Complex Compositions) 387 Part III: Supplemental Chapter 14: Service-Orientation and Object-Orientation: A Comparison of Principles and Concepts 445 Chapter 15: Supporting Practices 477 Chapter 16: Mapping Service-Orientation Principles to Strategic Goals 497 Appendices Appendix A: Case Study Conclusion 513 Appendix B: Process Descriptions 517 Appendix C: Principles and Patterns Cross-Reference 529 Additional Resources 533 About the Author 535 About the Photos 537 Index 539
Scaling Software Agility Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
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"Companies have been implementing large agile projects for a number of years, but the 'stigma' of 'agile only works for small projects' continues to be a frequent barrier for newcomers and a rallying cry for agile critics. What has been missing from the agile literature is a solid, practical book on the specifics of developing large projects in an agile way. Dean Leffingwell's book Scaling Software Agility fills this gap admirably. It offers a practical guide to large project issues such as architecture, requirements development, multi-level release planning, and team organization. Leffingwell's book is a necessary guide for large projects and large organizations making the transition to agile development." -Jim Highsmith, director, Agile Practice, Cutter Consortium, author of Agile Project Management"There's tension between building software fast and delivering software that lasts, between being ultra-responsive to changes in the market and maintaining a degree of stability. In his latest work, Scaling Software Agility, Dean Leffingwell shows how to achieve a pragmatic balance among these forces. Leffingwell's observations of the problem, his advice on the solution, and his description of the resulting best practices come from experience: he's been there, done that, and has seen what's worked." -Grady Booch, IBM Fellow Agile development practices, while still controversial in some circles, offer undeniable benefits: faster time to market, better responsiveness to changing customer requirements, and higher quality. However, agile practices have been defined and recommended primarily to small teams. In Scaling Software Agility, Dean Leffingwell describes how agile methods can be applied to enterprise-class development. * Part I provides an overview of the most common and effective agile methods. * Part II describes seven best practices of agility that natively scale to the enterprise level. * Part III describes an additional set of seven organizational capabilities that companies can master to achieve the full benefits of software agility on an enterprise scale. This book is invaluable to software developers, testers and QA personnel, managers and team leads, as well as to executives of software organizations whose objective is to increase the quality and productivity of the software development process but who are faced with all the challenges of developing software on an enterprise scale. Foreword Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Part I: Overview of Software Agility Chapter 1: Introduction to Agile Methods Chapter 2: Why the Waterfall Model Doesn't Work Chapter 3: The Essence of XP Chapter 4: The Essence of Scrum Chapter 5: The Essence of RUP Chapter 6: Lean Software, DSDM, and FDD Chapter 7: The Essence of Agile Chapter 8: The Challenge of Scaling Agile Part II: Seven Agile Team Practices That Scale Chapter 9: The Define/Build/Test Component Team Chapter 10: Two Levels of Planning and Tracking Chapter 11: Mastering the Iteration Chapter 12: Smaller, More Frequent Releases Chapter 13: Concurrent Testing Chapter 14: Continuous Integration Chapter 15: Regular Reflection and Adaptation Part III: Creating the Agile Enterprise Chapter 16: Intentional Architecture Chapter 17: Lean Requirements at Scale: Vision, Roadmap, and Just-in-Time Elaboration Chapter 18: Systems of Systems and the Agile Release Train Chapter 19: Managing Highly Distributed Development Chapter 20: Impact on Customers and Operations Chapter 21: Changing the Organization Chapter 22: Measuring Business Performance Conclusion: Agility Works at Scale Bibliography Index
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With PowerPivot, Microsoft brings the power of Microsoft's business intelligence tools to Excel and SharePoint users. Self-service business intelligence today augments traditional BI methods, allowing faster response time and greater flexibility. If you're a business decision-maker who uses Microsoft Office or an IT professional responsible for deploying and managing your organization's business intelligence systems, this guide will help you make the most of PowerPivot. Professional Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint describes all aspects of PowerPivot and shows you how to use each of its major features. By the time you are finished with this book, you will be well on your way to becoming a PowerPivot expert. This book is for people who want to learn about PowerPivot from end to end. You should have some rudimentary knowledge of databases and data analysis. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint is helpful, since PowerPivot builds on those two products. This book covers the first version of PowerPivot, which ships with SQL Server 2008 R2 and enhances Microsoft Office 2010. It provides an overview of PowerPivot and a detailed look its two components: PowerPivot for Excel and PowerPivot for SharePoint. It explains the technologies that make up these two components, and gives some insight into why these components were implemented the way they were. Through an extended example, it shows how to build a PowerPivot application from end to end. The companion Web site includes all the sample applications and reports discussed. What This Book Covers After discussing self-service BI and the motivation for creating PowerPivot, the book presents a quick, end-to-end tutorial showing how to create and publish a simple PowerPivot application. It then drilsl into the features of PowerPivot for Excel in detail and, in the process, builds a more complex PowerPivot application based on a real-world case study. Finally, it discusses the server side of PowerPivot (PowerPivot for SharePoint) and provides detailed information about its installation and maintenance. Chapter 1, "Self-Service Business Intelligence and Microsoft PowerPivot," begins Part I of the book. This chapter describes self-service BI and introduces PowerPivot, Microsoft's first self-service BI tool. It provides a high-level look at the two components that make up PowerPivot - PowerPivot for Excel and PowerPivot for SharePoint. Chapter 2, "A First Look at PowerPivot," walks you through a simple example of creating a PowerPivot application from end to end. In the process, it shows how to set up the two components of PowerPivot, and describes the normal workflow of creating a simple PowerPivot application. Chapter 3, "Assembling Data," starts off Part II of the book, and explains how to bring data into PowerPivot from various external data sources. It also introduces the extended example that you will build in this and subsequent chapters. Chapter 4, "Enriching Data," shows how to enhance the data you brought into your application by creating relationships and using PowerPivot's expression language, Data Analysis Expressions (DAX). Chapter 5, "Self-Service Analysis," describes how to use your PowerPivot data with various Excel features, such as PivotTables, PivotCharts, and slicers to do analysis. Chapter 5 also delves further into DAX, showing how to create and use DAX measures. Chapter 6, "Self-Service Reporting," shows how to publish your PowerPivot workbook to the server side of PowerPivot (PowerPivot for SharePoint), and make use of its features to view and update PowerPivot reports. It also shows how to use the data in a PowerPivot workbook as a data source for reports created in other tools such as Report Builder 3.0 and Excel. Chapter 7, "Preparing for SharePoint 2010," is the first chapter in Part III of the book. It describes the components of SharePoint 2010 that are relevant for PowerPivot, and looks at how PowerPivot for SharePoint interacts with those components. Chapter 8, "PowerPivot for SharePoint Setup and Configuration," provides instructions on how to set up and configure a multi-machine SharePoint farm that contains PowerPivot for SharePoint. Chapter 9, "Troubleshooting, Monitoring, and Securing PowerPivot Services," gives tips on how to troubleshoot PowerPivot for SharePoint issues. It also shows how to monitor the health of your PowerPivot for SharePoint environment, and discusses relevant security issues. Chapter 10, "Diving into the PowerPivot Architecture," describes at a deeper level the architecture of PowerPivot, both client and server. It also explains the Windows Identity Foundation and discusses the use of Kerberos in the context of PowerPivot for SharePoint. Chapter 11, "Enterprise Considerations," talks about common PowerPivot for SharePoint enterprise considerations: capacity planning, optimizing the environment, upgrade considerations, and uploading performance. Appendix A provides instructions for setting up the data sources that are used to build the SDR Healthcare extended example in Chapters 3 through 6. Additionally, two "bonus" elements are available online at this book's companion Web site: Appendix B is a comprehensive DAX reference that describes all the DAX functions and provides code snippets that show how to use them. A special chapter describes real-world scenarios in which PowerPivot is used to solve common problems.
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