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Agent-based models [Monograph]
Gilbert, N. \ 2008
social sciences - probabilistic models - computer simulation

The book is a short, straightforward primer that introduces an increasingly popular form of modeling in the social sciences. Reviewing a range of examples, the author gives practical advice on how to design and build agent-based models. The book also considers practical issues such as planning a modeling project, verification, validation, and how to structure a scholar article reporting the results of agent-based modeling.


Used in course: INF-50806 Agent-Based Modelling of Complex Adaptive Systems
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Data management : databases and organizations [Monograph] - 5th edTable of contents - Student Companion Site - Instructor Companion Site
Watson, R.T. \ 2006
databases - management - organizations - information systems - information retrieval - data processing - textbooks - algebra

Data modeling and SQL - these are the data management skills that are in demand in today's job market. That's why Richard Watson's fifth edition of Data Management: Databases and Organizations offers in-depth, fully integrated coverage of data modeling and SQL, and a broad managerial perspective. Updated with the latest developments in the field, the fifth edition will help you design and create relational databases, formulate complex SQL queries, understand OLAP, use SQL with Java, learn how to use XML, and prepare yourself for the real world of data management.


Used in course: INF-21306 Data Management
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Essentials of information systems for managers [Monograph]
Piccoli, G. \ 2012
management information systems

Piccoli's Information Systems for Managers offers an engaging, non-academic style and actionable frameworks to help managers envision how to develop value added IT-dependent strategic initiatives. The version with cases offers an "all in one" book to choose different cases. Each case has extensive notes prepared by the author to help teach a meaningful course. Part III on "The Strategic use of IS" offers unique and useful frameworks that MBAs will be able to put into practice. Two versions provide flexibility and additional chapters on ERP and Business Intelligence/Analytics ad value. The text is well-written with clear examples of the theories and frameworks it introduces as well as great business cases that can be used for discussion to better educate about a subject that is vital to successful managers in the future


Used in course: INF-31306 Information Systems for Managers and Engineers
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Information technology for management : transforming organizations in the digital economy [Monograph] - 7th ed. / Efraim Turban, Linda Volonino ; with contrib. of Carol Pollard ... [et al.]Instructor companion site - Student companion site
Turban, E. \ Volonino, L. \ Pollard, C. \ cop. 2010
information technology - management - information systems - businesses - organizations - textbooks - management information systems

Information technology has changed how businesses operate and succeed in today’s global economy. Organizations can now use IT to transform themselves and achieve a tremendous competitive advantage. This book highlights how this new technology is changing the current business environment and what effect it has on today’s students. The text addresses the major principles of MIS in order to prepare managers to understand the role of information technology in the digital economy.


Used in course: INF-20806 Applied Information Technology
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Java : how to program : early objects [Monograph] - Eleventh edition, global edition.
Deitel, Paul J.. \ Deitel, Harvey M.. \ 2018
Java (Computer program language) - Object-oriented programming (Computer science)

Used in course: INF-32306 Software Engineering
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Management information systems : moving business forward [Monograph] - Third edition
Rainer, K. \ Prince, B. \ Watson, H. \ Chircu, A.M. \ Marabelli, M. \ [2015]
management information systems - information systems - data management - knowledge management - electronic commerce - supply chain management - computer hardware - computer software - textbooks

Used in course: INF-20806 Applied Information Technology
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On systems analysis and simulation of ecological processes : with examples in FST and FORTRAN [Lecture notes] - 13th release
Leffelaar, P.A. \ 2015
systems analysis - computer simulation - simulation models - mathematical models - ecology - modeling

Used in course: INF-31806 Models for Ecological Systems
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Project management : a managerial approach [Monograph] - 7th [rev.] edCompanion website
Meredith, J.R. \ Mantel, S.J. \ 2010
projects - management

The use of project management to accomplish the goals of society’s varied organizations continues to grow. Insight into human behavior, knowledge of organizational issues, and skill with quantitative methods are all necessary for successful project management. Meredith and Mantel have drawn from personal experiences in the workplace to develop a text that teaches the reader how to build upon skills necessary for selecting, initiating, operating, and controlling all types of projects.


Used in course: INF-65100 Project Planning & Organising
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Project planning and management [Monograph]
Weide, A. van der \ Beulens, A. \ Dijk, S. van \ 2003
projects - management - planning

Project Planning and Management helps prepare the reader to contribute confidently and effectively when working on projects or in managing project teams. This books concentrates on the output of a project as well as the whole process. It is written for projects in the areas of IT and knowledge management, but it can also be used as a guide to project management in other areas. The book presents a concise account of the many aspects of project management and planning. It emphasises the necessity of complexity management, careful planning, and effective people management.


Used in course: INF-65100 Project Planning & Organising
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Python for rookies : a first course in programming [Monograph]
Mount, S. \ Shuttleworth, J. \ Winder, R. \ cop. 2008
computer software - programming - textbooks - programming languages

Using the Python language as a tool, the approach taken teaches students the fundamentals of programming and re-enforces good programming practice. Written for students studying a variety of degree subjects, for a one semester introductory programming course for all computing undergraduates. The book covers programming from small script-style applications to larger pieces of software. The emphasis remains on problem-solving, even through the introduction of common libraries and object-oriented programming.


Used in course: INF-22306 Programming in Python
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Using UML : software engineering with objects and components [Monograph] - 2nd ed
Stevens, P. \ Pooley, R. \ 2006
computer software - design - textbooks - software engineering - programming languages

One of the first textbooks to be fully up-to-date with the new and expanded UML 2.0 standard, this is an ideal introduction to the Unified Modelling Language for students learning about object and component-based software design and development. The book encourages a pragmatic and open-minded approach to real-life software engineering. It places UML in the context of the software engineering discipline as a whole, providing students with a practical understanding of best practice in software design and development. The authors present a broad view of the subject area, enabling students to see for themselves how different practices may be appropriate for different situations. The book is divided into four parts covering: Part 1 - Introductory Concepts Part 2 - UML, the language Part 3 - Case studies Part 4 - Applying UML in practice


Used in course: INF-32306 Software Engineering
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A guide to the project management body of knowledge : PMBOK guide [Monograph] - 4th ed
Project Management Institute \ 2008
projects - management - project identification - project implementation

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) is a book which presents a set of standard terminology and guidelines for project management. The Fourth Edition (2008) was recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (ANSI/PMI 99-001-2008). The PMBOK Guide is process-based, meaning it describes work as being accomplished by processes. Processes overlap and interact throughout a project or its various phases. Processes are described in terms of: Inputs (documents, plans, designs, etc.) Tools and Techniques (mechanisms applied to inputs) Outputs (documents, products, etc.).


Used in course: INF-65100 Project Planning & Organising
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