Web-Based Infrastructures

Web-Based Infrastructures : A 4-D Framework

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-- Covers business analysis, project management, and implementation tools needed to build the IT infrastructure for any Internet initiative-- Provides critical process solutions and focuses on people and processes - not just technology.-- Develops a 4-D framework that works with any Web-based project or initiative.This book present a framework for planning and managing the IT initiatives that are crucial to any Web-based business strategy. Finding the right formula, for adapting IT Infrastructures and business models real world business conditions in today's economy is more challenging than ever. The resulting "4-Dimensional Framework" consists of a 4X4 matrix of fundamental concepts, rules and practices. Part I focuses on the key drivers (Business, People, Technology, and Process). Part II covers the key phases of business analysis and project management. Part III explores the disciplines required to coordinate and implement specific strategies, including Value-Chain Analysis, Value-Chain Redesign and Change Mangement. Finally, Part IV (Implementing the 4th Dimension) explores the tools needed to implement the solutions developed in Parts I-III. It covers High-Velocity Management, a critical tool needed to put into action the high-level process transformations defined by the value-chain analysis detailed in Part III. It also details a strategic Change Management system that deals with on-going implementation and long-term maintenance issues.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 183.4 x 239.8 x 17.3mm | 616.9g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130329894
  • 9780130329899

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. I. WHAT IS AN E-BUSINESS? 1. Drivers of the E-World. Introduction. Taking the Plunge. Business Drivers. The Net Economy Meets the Global Economy. People Drivers. Process Drivers. Technology Drivers.2. Why the 4D Framework? An Introduction to the 4D Framework. Conclusion.II. INTO THE MATRIX. 3. The First Dimension: E-Drivers. A New Definition for E-Organizations.4. The Second Dimension: Phased Implementation. Phase 1: Understanding Phase. Phase 2: Solutions Phase. Phase 3: Implementation Phase. Phase 4: Maintenance and Monitoring Phase. Change Continues.III. THE THIRD DIMENSION: REDESIGN DISCIPLINES. 5. Value Chain Analysis. Introduction. What Is a Value Chain? Basic Definition and Concepts of the Value Chain. Value Chain Model Testing. Putting It All Together. Phase 1: Understanding Phase. Phase 2: Solutions Phase. Phase 3: Implementation Phase. Phase 4: Maintenance and Monitoring Phase. The Value Chain Linking Technique. Value Chain Notation and Rules.6. Value Chain Program and Value Chain Linking. Value Chain Linking. The Value Chain: A Detailed Link Map. Summary.IV. WHERE TO NOW? 7. High-Velocity Process Management. High-Velocity Process Management (HVPM) Revisited. Understanding Phase. Solutions Phase. Implementation Phase. Monitoring and Maintenance Phase.8. Change Management. Change Management in E-business. The E-Change Management Process. Value Chain Results-Based Change. E-Change Management Models. Nature of Change Identification.9. Implementing the E-Change Management Process. The Value Chain Results Management Cycle. Methods. Recording and Documentation (An Important Deliverable).10. Case Study: Fictitious ABC Company. Problem Definition. Solution. Project Management Approach. Business Elements. People Elements. Technology Elements. Process Elements. Case Study. Component-Based Method. Summary.V. APPENDICES. Appendix A. Assessment. Appendix B. E-Business Project Management. Appendix C. Case Study. Appendix D. Example of Change Control Templates. Index.
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About Sanmay Mukhopadhyay

SANMAY MUKHOPADHYAY has more than 20 years of experience in IT and business consulting. He managed large-scale global IT projects as a consultant and manager of large companies and has consulted on strategic planning, business visioning, architecture, and process improvement. He has developed methodologies for engagement management, account planning, and business-to-technology mapping. COOPER SMITH, former director of technology at Nickelodeon Digital Lab and Animation Studios, recently became the CTO at Education World, a Web site geared toward teachers and students. He holds an engineering degree from Harvard.MAYRA MUNIZ spent the past several years affiliated with Harris Kern's Enterprise Computing Institute series as executive assistant to Harris Kern, the founder. Her experience as a graphic designer and editor has contributed greatly to the series' success.
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