Agile Scrum Implementation and Its Long-Term Impact on Organizations

Author: Walsh, Kenneth R.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799848868

Category: Computers

Page: 268

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Software engineering has surfaced as an industrial field that is continually evolving due to the emergence of advancing technologies and innovative methodologies. Scrum is the most recent revolution that is transforming traditional software procedures, which has researchers and practitioners scrambling to find the best techniques for implementation. The continued development of this agile process requires an extensive level of research on up-to-date findings and applicable practices. Agile Scrum Implementation and Its Long-Term Impact on Organizations is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of scrum practices in developing agile software systems. The book combines perspectives from both the academic and professional communities as the challenges and solutions expressed by each group can create a better understanding of how practice must be applied in the real world of software development. While highlighting topics including scrum adoption, iterative deployment, and human impacts, this book is ideally designed for researchers, developers, engineers, practitioners, academicians, programmers, students, and educators seeking current research on practical improvements in agile software progression using scrum methodologies.
Contemporary Challenges for Agile Project Management

Author: Naidoo, Vannie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799878742

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 354

View: 446

Given the pace at which projects must be completed in an era of global hypercompetition and turbulence, examining the project management profession within the contexts of international trade and globalization is essential to encourage the highest level of efficiency and agility. Agile project management provides a flexible approach to managing projects as it allows a team to break large projects down into more manageable tasks that can be tackled in short iterations or sprints, thus enabling a team to adapt to change quickly and deliver work fast. Contemporary Challenges for Agile Project Management highlights the modern struggles that face businesses and leaders as they work to implement agile project management within their processes and try to gain a competitive edge through cross-functional team collaboration. Covering many underrepresented topics related to areas such as critical success factors, data science, and project leadership, this book is an essential resource for project leaders, managers, supervisors, business leaders, consultants, researchers, academicians, and students and educators of higher education.
Preparing Faculty for Technology Dependency in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Author: Bawa, Papia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799892373

Category: Education

Page: 283

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To cope with the pandemic, many educational institutions in the United States have resorted to emergency remote teaching (ERT). Distance/online learning is a complex process in terms of the design, analysis, and time taken to develop and implement courses and programs. Having been around for decades, it has evolved and morphed into a multidimensional procedure that needs meticulous planning, evolution, and evaluation. It provides meaningful learning experiences to students who may not otherwise have the option to attend college. Students of distance/online courses and programs usually choose to join voluntarily, and designers of such programs purposefully plan for them to be online from the start. In contrast, ERT is an emergency/crisis-based need to move teaching and learning to alternative environments until the crisis is averted or ended. Preparing Faculty for Technology Dependency in the Post-COVID-19 Era is a comprehensive guide that focuses on preparing pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and higher education faculty to harness technology dependence in an emergency remote teaching era by discussing current and post-pandemic preparedness. Covering a wide range of topics such as digital reality, teacher preparedness, and technology dependency, this book is crucial for educators, administrators, pre-service teachers, researchers, academicians, and students.
Handbook of Research on Consumer Behavior Change and Data Analytics in the Socio-Digital Era

Author: Keikhosrokiani, Pantea

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668441701

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 484

View: 839

The emergence of new technologies within the industrial revolution has transformed businesses to a new socio-digital era. In this new era, businesses are concerned with collecting data on customer needs, behaviors, and preferences for driving effective customer engagement and product development, as well as for crucial decision making. However, the ever-shifting behaviors of consumers provide many challenges for businesses to pinpoint the wants and needs of their audience. The Handbook of Research on Consumer Behavior Change and Data Analytics in the Socio-Digital Era focuses on the concepts, theories, and analytical techniques to track consumer behavior change. It provides multidisciplinary research and practice focusing on social and behavioral analytics to track consumer behavior shifts and improve decision making among businesses. Covering topics such as consumer sentiment analysis, emotional intelligence, and online purchase decision making, this premier reference source is a timely resource for business executives, entrepreneurs, data analysts, marketers, advertisers, government officials, social media professionals, libraries, students and educators of higher education, researchers, and academicians.
Research Anthology on Agile Software, Software Development, and Testing

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668437032

Category: Computers

Page: 2164

View: 222

Software development continues to be an ever-evolving field as organizations require new and innovative programs that can be implemented to make processes more efficient, productive, and cost-effective. Agile practices particularly have shown great benefits for improving the effectiveness of software development and its maintenance due to their ability to adapt to change. It is integral to remain up to date with the most emerging tactics and techniques involved in the development of new and innovative software. The Research Anthology on Agile Software, Software Development, and Testing is a comprehensive resource on the emerging trends of software development and testing. This text discusses the newest developments in agile software and its usage spanning multiple industries. Featuring a collection of insights from diverse authors, this research anthology offers international perspectives on agile software. Covering topics such as global software engineering, knowledge management, and product development, this comprehensive resource is valuable to software developers, software engineers, computer engineers, IT directors, students, managers, faculty, researchers, and academicians.
Teaching Innovation in University Education: Case Studies and Main Practices

Author: Saura, Jose Ramon

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668444429

Category: Education

Page: 315

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In the last decade, the development of new technologies has made innovation a fundamental pillar of education. Teaching innovation includes the evolution of both teaching and learning models to drive improvements in educational methodologies. Teaching innovation is a pioneer in the understanding and comprehension of the different teaching methodologies and models developed in the academic area. Teaching innovation is a process that seeks validation in the academic and teaching communities at universities in order to promote the improvement and its practices and uses in the future characterized by digital development and data-based methods. Teaching Innovation in University Education: Case Studies and Main Practices features the major practices and case studies of teaching innovation developed in recent years at universities. It is a source on study cases focused on teaching innovation methodologies as well as on the identification of new technologies that will help the development of initiatives and practices focused on teaching innovation at higher education institutions. Covering topics such as didactic strategics, service learning, and technology-based gamification, this premier reference source is an indispensable resource for pre-service teachers, lecturers, students, faculty, administrators, libraries, entrepreneurs, researchers, and academicians.
Mobile and Sensor-Based Technologies in Higher Education

Author: Sözüdo?ru, Oytun

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668454015

Category: Education

Page: 352

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At all educational levels, innovation is progressively becoming an intrinsic aspect of learning. The proliferation of mobile devices and sensor-based technologies increased the possibilities for learning and pushed it into institutions. One major challenge accompanying the growth in online education is that many teacher educators find themselves under pressure and underprepared to teach online courses. As online education continues to grow, curriculum and training that prepares teachers for online course design and delivery are critical. Mobile and Sensor-Based Technologies in Higher Education explores how mobile and sensor-based technologies are shaping higher education and creating a roadmap for harnessing artificial intelligence, online learning, distance learning, and other modern technologies to aid education. Covering key topics such as assessment, inclusive education, and social distancing, this reference work is ideal for policymakers, researchers, scholars, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students.
Research Anthology on Human Resource Practices for the Modern Workforce

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668438749

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2224

View: 584

Human resource departments have been a crucial part of business practices for decades and particularly in modern times as professionals deal with multigenerational workers, diversity initiatives, and global health and economic crises. There is a necessity for human resource departments to change as well to adapt to new societal perspectives, technology, and business practices. It is important for human resource managers to keep up to date with all emerging human resource practices in order to support successful and productive organizations. The Research Anthology on Human Resource Practices for the Modern Workforce presents a dynamic and diverse collection of global practices for human resource departments. This anthology discusses the emerging practices as well as modern technologies and initiatives that affect the way human resources must be conducted. Covering topics such as machine learning, organizational culture, and social entrepreneurship, this book is an excellent resource for human resource employees, managers, CEOs, employees, business students and professors, researchers, and academicians.
Digital Technology Advancements in Knowledge Management

Author: Gyamfi, Albert

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799867944

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 689

Knowledge management has always been about the process of creating, sharing, using, and applying knowledge within and between organizations. Before the advent of information systems, knowledge management processes were manual or offline. However, the emergence and eventual evolution of information systems created the possibility for the gradual but slow automation of knowledge management processes. These digital technologies enable data capture, data storage, data mining, data analytics, and data visualization. The value provided by such technologies is enhanced and distributed to organizations as well as customers using the digital technologies that enable interconnectivity. Today, the fine line between the technologies enabling the technology-driven external pressures and data-driven internal organizational pressures is blurred. Therefore, how technologies are combined to facilitate knowledge management processes is becoming less standardized. This results in the question of how the current advancement in digital technologies affects knowledge management processes both within and outside organizations. Digital Technology Advancements in Knowledge Management addresses how various new and emerging digital technologies can support knowledge management processes within organizations or outside organizations. Case studies and practical tips based on research on the emerging possibilities for knowledge management using these technologies is discussed within the chapters of this book. It both builds on the available literature in the field of knowledge management while providing for further research opportunities in this dynamic field. This book highlights topics such as human-robot interaction, big data analytics, software development, keyword extraction, and artificial intelligence and is ideal for technology developers, academics, researchers, managers, practitioners, stakeholders, and students who are interested in the adoption and implementation of new digital technologies for knowledge creation, sharing, aggregation, and storage.
Aligning Social-Emotional and 21st Century Learning in the Classroom: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Pincham, Linda B.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799841036

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 317

Establishing a student-centered classroom environment where learning puts students’ interests first is essential for middle school students to learn and thrive. Student success does not simply rely on instruction; it relies on external factors such as school and classroom climate, positive relationships with their teachers and other adults, and a strong sense of belonging with their peers. The young adolescent learner is at a turning point where the need for love, belonging, and acceptance is heightened. Research studies indicate that large percentages of students lack social-emotional competence and believe their teachers do not care about them. Social-emotional learning skills are vital for young adolescents, as are 21st century skills and competencies to prepare them for an information- and technology-driven world. Aligning Social-Emotional and 21st Century Learning in the Classroom: Emerging Research and Opportunities shows teachers practical ways to combine the skills that young adolescents need (social-emotional) and the 21st century skills that they learn to create a culture of success in their middle school classrooms. This book also provides examples of education technologies that teachers can use to promote 21st century learning in their classroom. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as communication skills, critical thinking, social media, and emotional intelligence, this book is crucial for teachers, school administrators, instructional designers, K-12 educators, curriculum developers, academicians, researchers, and students.
Encyclopedia of Data Science and Machine Learning

Author: Wang, John

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799892212

Category: Computers

Page: 3296

View: 691

Big data and machine learning are driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution. With the age of big data upon us, we risk drowning in a flood of digital data. Big data has now become a critical part of both the business world and daily life, as the synthesis and synergy of machine learning and big data has enormous potential. Big data and machine learning are projected to not only maximize citizen wealth, but also promote societal health. As big data continues to evolve and the demand for professionals in the field increases, access to the most current information about the concepts, issues, trends, and technologies in this interdisciplinary area is needed. The Encyclopedia of Data Science and Machine Learning examines current, state-of-the-art research in the areas of data science, machine learning, data mining, and more. It provides an international forum for experts within these fields to advance the knowledge and practice in all facets of big data and machine learning, emphasizing emerging theories, principals, models, processes, and applications to inspire and circulate innovative findings into research, business, and communities. Covering topics such as benefit management, recommendation system analysis, and global software development, this expansive reference provides a dynamic resource for data scientists, data analysts, computer scientists, technical managers, corporate executives, students and educators of higher education, government officials, researchers, and academicians.
Handbook of Research on Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Complex Systems

Author: Azar, Ahmad Taher

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799857907

Category: Mathematics

Page: 685

View: 952

The current literature on dynamic systems is quite comprehensive, and system theory’s mathematical jargon can remain quite complicated. Thus, there is a need for a compendium of accessible research that involves the broad range of fields that dynamic systems can cover, including engineering, life sciences, and the environment, and which can connect researchers in these fields. The Handbook of Research on Modeling, Analysis, and Control of Complex Systems is a comprehensive reference book that describes the recent developments in a wide range of areas including the modeling, analysis, and control of dynamic systems, as well as explores related applications. The book acts as a forum for researchers seeking to understand the latest theory findings and software problem experiments. Covering topics that include chaotic maps, predictive modeling, random bit generation, and software bug prediction, this book is ideal for professionals, academicians, researchers, and students in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, control engineering, robotics, power systems, and biomedical engineering.