Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming

Agile Processes  in Software Engineering  and Extreme Programming

(2) Little connection of portfolio to strategy. Little coordination across the portfolio leading to suboptimal and unprofitable choices. Portfolio decisions are made by developers. (3) Poor knowledge management, resulting in overhead ...

Author: Helen Sharp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319335155

Category: Computers

Page: 334

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This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2016, held in Edinburgh, UK, in May 2016. While agile development has already become mainstream in industry, this field is still constantly evolving and continues to spur an enormous interest both in industry and academia. To this end, the XP conference attracts a large number of software practitioners and researchers, providing a rare opportunity for interaction between the two communities. The 14 full papers accepted for XP 2016 were selected from 42 submissions. Additionally, 11 experience reports (from 25 submissions) 5 empirical studies (out of 12 submitted) and 5 doctoral papers (from 6 papers submitted) were selected, and in each case the authors were shepherded by an experienced researcher. Generally, all of the submitted papers went through a rigorous peer-review process.
Categories: Computers

Multicriteria Portfolio Construction with Python

Multicriteria Portfolio Construction with Python

Finally, the book can be used as a textbook for either advanced undergraduate or postgraduate courses in investment analysis, portfolio engineering, and computer science for financial engineering. Athens, Greece Elissaios Sarmas Paris, ...

Author: Elissaios Sarmas

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030537432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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This book covers topics in portfolio management and multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA), presenting a transparent and unified methodology for the portfolio construction process. The most important feature of the book includes the proposed methodological framework that integrates two individual subsystems, the portfolio selection subsystem and the portfolio optimization subsystem. An additional highlight of the book includes the detailed, step-by-step implementation of the proposed multicriteria algorithms in Python. The implementation is presented in detail; each step is elaborately described, from the input of the data to the extraction of the results. Algorithms are organized into small cells of code, accompanied by targeted remarks and comments, in order to help the reader to fully understand their mechanics. Readers are provided with a link to access the source code through GitHub. This Work may also be considered as a reference which presents the state-of-art research on portfolio construction with multiple and complex investment objectives and constraints. The book consists of eight chapters. A brief introduction is provided in Chapter 1. The fundamental issues of modern portfolio theory are discussed in Chapter 2. In Chapter 3, the various multicriteria decision aid methods, either discrete or continuous, are concisely described. In Chapter 4, a comprehensive review of the published literature in the field of multicriteria portfolio management is considered. In Chapter 5, an integrated and original multicriteria portfolio construction methodology is developed. Chapter 6 presents the web-based information system, in which the suggested methodological framework has been implemented. In Chapter 7, the experimental application of the proposed methodology is discussed and in Chapter 8, the authors provide overall conclusions. The readership of the book aims to be a diverse group, including fund managers, risk managers, investment advisors, bankers, private investors, analytics scientists, operations researchers scientists, and computer engineers, to name just several. Portions of the book may be used as instructional for either advanced undergraduate or post-graduate courses in investment analysis, portfolio engineering, decision science, computer science, or financial engineering.
Categories: Business & Economics

Managing Diversified Portfolios

Managing Diversified Portfolios

6.8 Value creation through parenting advantage management) and the private equity value creation levers (financial engineering, governance engineering, and operational engineering). Value creation through financial engineering entails ...

Author: Daniel O. Klier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 379082173X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

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There has been a long tradition of research on the relation between diversification and performance of public corporations in the strategy and finance fields. As for private equity portfolios, research on this matter is rather scarce. From a theoretical as well as from a practical perspective, however, it is interesting to know more about the relation between private equity portfolio diversification and performance, how private equity firms manage their portfolios, and what public companies can learn from private equity firms. These are the research questions which are addressed in Daniel Klier’s research. In order to answer these questions, the author uses a two-tier research design. As a first step, he compares the diversification-performance link of public corporations and private equity firms. With respect to the private equity sample and the ope- tionalization of the relevant variables, the study is highly innovative in terms of generating the PE sample from databases like Preqin and Dealogic, constructing a diversification measure from transaction data, and developing comparable perfo- ance measures for private equity firms as well as traditional multi-business firms. As the second step, which is exploratory in nature, the author explores m- agement models of PE firms. The sample of 20 US and Europe-based private equity firms is unique and of high quality, because the author succeeded in getting in-depth interviews with top decision makers of PE firms. The exploratory study extracts three clusters of management models that PE firms are using, and their relation to performance.
Categories: Business & Economics

Principles of Financial Engineering

Principles of Financial Engineering

At a minimum, the replicating portfolios need to be rebalanced periodically. This would be the case with assets containing optionality.As the next two chapters will show, options are convex instruments, and their replication requires ...

Author: Salih N. Neftci

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780125153942

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 571

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Bestselling author Salih Neftci presents a fresh, original, informative, and up-to-date introduction to financial engineering. The book offers clear links between intuition and underlying mathematics and an outstanding mixture of market insights and mathematical materials. Also included are end-of-chapter exercises and case studies. In a market characterized by the existence of large pools of liquid funds willing to go anywhere, anytime in search of a few points of advantage, there are new risks. Lacking experience with these new risks, firms, governmental entities, and other investors have been surprised by unexpected and often disastrous financial losses. Managers and analysts seeking to employ these new instruments and strategies to make pricing, hedging, trading, and portfolio management decisions require a mature understanding of theoretical finance and sophisticated mathematical and computer modeling skills. Important and useful because it analyzes financial assets and derivatives from the financial engineering perspective, this book offers a different approach than the existing finance literature in financial asset and derivative analysis. Seeking not to introduce financial instruments but instead to describe the methods of synthetically creating assets in static and in dynamic environments and to show how to use them, his book complements all currently available textbooks. It emphasizes developing methods that can be used in order to solve risk management, taxation, regulation, and above all, pricing problems. This perspective forms the basis of practical risk management. It will be useful for anyone learning about practical elements of financial engineering. * Exercises and case studies at end of each chapter and on-line Solutions Manual provided * Explains issues involved in day-to-day life of traders, using language other than mathematics * Careful and concise analysis of the LIBOR market model and of volatility engineering problems
Categories: Business & Economics

Biomedical Engineering Design

Biomedical Engineering Design

In many ways, this is similar to how an engineer considers conflicting and dynamic constraints, factors, ... Companies need to create a balanced, diversified portfolio of new 15.2 Engineering Economics and Finance 463 15.2.4 Comparison ...

Author: Joseph Tranquillo

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128166253

Category: Science

Page: 528

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Biomedical Engineering Design presents the design processes and practices used in academic and industry medical device design projects. The first two chapters are an overview of the design process, project management and working on technical teams. Further chapters follow the general order of a design sequence in biomedical engineering, from problem identification to validation and verification testing. The first seven chapters, or parts of them, can be used for first-year and sophomore design classes. The next six chapters are primarily for upper-level students and include in-depth discussions of detailed design, testing, standards, regulatory requirements and ethics. The last two chapters summarize the various activities that industry engineers might be involved in to commercialize a medical device. Covers subject matter rarely addressed in other BME design texts, such as packaging design, testing in living systems and sterilization methods Provides instructive examples of how technical, marketing, regulatory, legal, and ethical requirements inform the design process Includes numerous examples from both industry and academic design projects that highlight different ways to navigate the stages of design as well as document and communicate design decisions Provides comprehensive coverage of the design process, including methods for identifying unmet needs, applying Design for ‘X’, and incorporating standards and design controls Discusses topics that prepare students for careers in medical device design or other related medical fields
Categories: Science

Outcome Based Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Education Innovative Practices

Outcome Based Science  Technology  Engineering  and Mathematics Education  Innovative Practices

To return to engineering education, the analogy above means that spatially-oriented, agenticoriented and ... E-PORTFOLIOS The diversity of outcomes expressed in the context of engineering education presents a challenge both to academics ...

Author: Yusof, Khairiyah Mohd

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466618107

Category: Education

Page: 441

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"This book provides insights into initiatives that enhance student learning and contribute to improving the quality of undergraduate STEM education"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Education

Patent Engineering

Patent Engineering

A Guide to Building a Valuable Patent Portfolio and Controlling the Marketplace Donald S. Rimai. produces both pharmaceutical and home care products may require more than one patent engineer.

Author: Donald S. Rimai

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118946114

Category: Law

Page: 400

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Patents are a vital asset in the modern business world. They allow patent holders to introduce new products in to a market while deterring other market players from simply copying innovative features without making comparable investments in research and development. In years past, a few patents may have provided adequate protection. That is no longer the case. In today's world, it is critical that innovative companies protect the features of their products that give them a competitive advantage with a family or portfolio of patents that are strategically generated to protect the market position of the patent holder. A patent portfolio that deters competitors from introducing competitive products in a timely manner can be worth billions of dollars. Anything less than this is an expensive and possibly fatal distraction. This book provides a strategic framework for cost efficient engineering of patent portfolios that protect your investments in research and development and that extend the market advantages that these investments provide.
Categories: Law

Innovations in Engineering Education

Innovations in Engineering Education

Presented at ... ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. portfolio should consider what guidance they will provide to students about how to choose the artifacts . For example , students might be encouraged to ...



ISBN: UOM:39015069202706

Category: Engineering design


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Categories: Engineering design



What are the longer term National benefits of increasing Nuclear Engineering capability ? 19. ... Nuclear power will be an essential part of the nation's energy portfolio if we are to achieve environment and energy supply goals .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215529340

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 452

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Incorporating HC 470-i-iii, 640-i-iii, 599-i-iii, 1064-i, 1202-i, 1194-i of session 2007-08
Categories: Education, Higher

The Engineering Record Building Record the Sanitary Engineer

The Engineering Record  Building Record   the Sanitary Engineer

When President Harrison formed his Cabinet , he chose Mr. Windom for the Treasury portfolio . ENGINEERING SOCIETIES . THE SOUTHERN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS . - A meeting of the Society was ...



ISBN: MINN:319510008844033

Category: Building


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Categories: Building