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Some things are so very bad that they are good, for the sake of amusement and as examples to avoid. Of course, everybody makes mistakes, but some massive disasters involve so many errors by so many people that onlookers can also wonder, “What were they thinking?!” For example, war historians still discuss the 1415 Battle of Agincourt, in which French King John made just about every mistake possible when trying to repel the invasion by King Henry V (the King and his titled knights insisted on leading the attack rather than allowing the more effective but lower class archers a chance to achieve glory). Aviation enthusiasts are ...
that is performed, from one perspective, to determine how fast some aspect of a system performs under a particular workload. It can also serve to validate and verify other quality attributes of the system, such as scalability, reliability and resource usage. Performance testing is a subset of Performance engineering , an emerging computer science practice which strives to build performance into the design and architecture of a system, prior to the onset of actual coding effort. Performance testing can serve different purposes. It can demonstrate that the system meets performance criteria. It can compare two systems to find which ...
Viral Friday: Apple – What Is iPad? -
Viral Friday is the weekly viral video chart of ViralBlog, showing the 5 most popular viral videos, commercials, games or user-generated videos, carefully selected and ranked by popularity, viral impact & spread. This week’s Viral Friday #1 position goes to Apple – What Is iPad? . Last week Apple aired a new commercial for the iPad, titled “What is iPad”. The runner up spot is for Mukhtars Fødselsdag . Danish bus driver Muktar decides that his birthday is no reason for not going to his job, like any other normal day… Nike: Write The Future completes this week’s top 3. Last Monday Nike Football ... market research, surveys and trends
Performance Measurement in Healthcare: Part II - State of the ...
Performance Measurement in Healthcare: Part II - State of the Science Findings by Stage of the Performance Measurement Process Carol E. Adair, Elizabeth Simpson, Ann L. Casebeer, Judith M. Birdsell, Katharine A. Hayden and Steven Lewis Objective: This paper summarizes findings of a comprehensive, systematic review of the peer-reviewed and grey literature on performance measurement according to each stage of the performance measurement process - conceptualization, selection and development, data collection, and reporting and use. It also outlines implications for practice. Methods: Six hundred sixty-four articles about ... market research, surveys and trends


A Good Example of Bad Transportation Performance Evaluation
Oct 30, 2008 ... For example, the safety indicator (fatality rate per billion vehicle km) and ... Percent of major roads in fair or poor condition ..... WSDOT (2008), Performance Measurement Library, Washington State Department of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
percent of Americans with anxiety that prevents them from entering ...... well as 19 million PubMed abstracts, UK National Health Service (NHS) ...... performance measurement, Library research support standards, Library ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
SOS for the Public Library Service
TFAD is continuing its debate about spending cuts in the arts – and with public libraries continuing to have an uncertain future, we’re delighted to have a post about them by David McMenemy , who is Course Director for the MSc in Information and Library Studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, with over a decade of experience working in public libraries before moving to academic life. David is Editor of Library Review , and co-author of Librarianship: An Introduction .  His most recent book, The Public Library , was published by Facet in December 2008. – Simon Mason In the coming wave of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Onstream Media Signs a MarketPlace365™ Promoter Agreement with The Human ...
a leading online service provider of live and on-demand Internet broadcasting, corporate web communications and virtual marketplace technology, today announced that The Human Capital Institute (HCI) has signed a MarketPlace365™ promoter agreement to develop a comprehensive marketplace covering five communities of interest in the human resource industry. HCI also plans to leverage MarketPlace365 to complement its six major physical conferences and many other events the company supports worldwide. HCI is a strategic talent management network, consisting of over 175,000 members worldwide, and is growing at over 2,000 members ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Library Statistics and Standardisation: Performance Measurement ...
library performance measurement. Library statistics and performance measurement studies as a part of management process and decision-making support system ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Measuring Library Performance: Principles and Techniques
Readers may use articles without permission of copyright owners, as long as the author and MLA are acknowledged and the use is educational and not for profit. Organizations of all kinds are regularly called on to provide evidence of their effectiveness by measuring performance. Libraries and other information agencies are no exception. The motivations for performance measurement in libraries may have evolved over time (particularly as new services are offered, and newer—e.g., electronic— resources are made available), but increasingly libraries must demonstrate their worth for things that sometimes elude simple ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Serving the American Public: Best Practices in Performance Measurement
. . chart a course for every endeavor that we take the people's money for, see how well we are progressing, tell the public how we are doing, stop the things that don't work, and never stop improving the things that we think are worth investing in. --President William J. Clinton, on signing the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 All high-performance organizations whether public or private are, and must be, interested in developing and deploying effective performance measurement and performance management systems, since it is only through such systems that they can remain high-performance organizations. When ...
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Plant Operations/Maintenance: Performance Measurement, performance ...
How do I establish a Maintenance & Operations performance measurement system.  How do I set one utilizing KPI's?  HOw do tie this into the contractors incentive based contract? Answer Dear Mr. Jenkins, Thanks for your question! From a TPM standpoint regarding KPI's, we recognize what we call PQCDSM, or Productivity, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety and Morale/Motivation. This information can be gathered at a Production Manager level as well as a plant wide total. Many companies like to use the term "score card" because this tells you exactly where you're at and where you need to improve. What is ...
Managing a Business: management control systems, performance ...
Performance Appraisal : The regular (usual annual) process where an employees performance for the year is assessed by manager and/ employee. It is only one part of the performance management approach. Usually means the same as "performance review". Performance appraisal is a formal, structured system that compares employee performance to established standards. Assessment of job performance is shared with employees being appraised through one of several primary methods of performance appraisals. Elements in performance appraisal methods are tailored to the organization's employees, jobs, and structure. They include ...