The world has become more complicated with the introduction and development of new technologies and methods, and novel risks such as Covid-19 pandemic. Competition has been tougher than it used to be. Organizations strive to keep up with the changes in the internal and external environment. In the light of unprecedented changes, project managers must be prepared in response to the demands from their organizations and key stakeholders like clients, customers and government agencies. This book covers the fundamentals of project management, and aims to guide undergraduate and graduate students to acquire the building blocks of project management. This book also includes Microsoft Project tutorials for project scope, schedule, resources, and cost, and monitoring and controlling. ...
Practical MATLAB Deep Learning, 2nd Edition
Harness the power of MATLAB for deep-learning challenges. Practical MATLAB Deep Learning, Second Edition, remains a one-of a-kind book that provides an introduction to deep learning and using MATLAB's deep-learning toolboxes. In this book, you'll see how these toolboxes provide the complete set of functions needed to implement all aspects of deep learning. This edition includes new and expanded projects, and covers generative deep learning and reinforcement learning.
Over the course of the book, you'll learn to model complex systems and apply deep learning to problems in those areas. Applications include: Aircraft navigation; An aircraft that lands on Titan, the moon of Saturn, using reinforcement learning; Stock market prediction; Natural language processing; Music creation usng generative deep learning; Plasma control; Earth sensor processing for spacecraft; MATLAB Bluetooth data acquisition applied to dance physics. ...
Jira 8 Essentials, 6th Edition
This new and improved sixth edition comes with the latest Jira 8.21 Data Center offerings, with enhanced features such as clustering, advanced roadmaps, custom field optimization, and tools to track and manage tasks for your projects. This comprehensive guide to Jira 8.20.x LTS version provides updated content on project tracking, issue and field management, workflows, Jira Service Management, and security.
The book begins by showing you how to plan and set up a new Jira instance from scratch before getting you acquainted with key features such as emails, workflows, and business processes. You'll also get to grips with Jira's data hierarchy and design and work with projects. Since Jira is used for issue management, this book will help you understand the different issues that can arise in your projects. As you advance, you'll create new screens from scratch and customize them to suit your requirements. Workflows, business processes, and guides on setting up incoming and outgoi ...
Program Management for Open Source Projects
Every organization develops a bureaucracy, and open source projects are no exception. When your structure is intentional and serves the project it can lead to a successful and predictable conclusion. But project management alone won't get you there. Take the next step to full program management. Become an expert at facilitating communication between teams, managing schedules and project lifecycle, coordinating a process for changes, and keeping meetings productive. Make decisions that get buy-in from all concerned. Learn how to guide your community-driven open source project with just the right amount of structure.
Bureaucratic processes naturally develop in large organizations, and open source projects are no different. The trick is to keep the processes intentional and in service of the project. That's program management and you have probably been doing it even if you don't have that title. Make your open source projects successful, predictable, and en ...
Building IoT Visualizations using Grafana
Grafana is a powerful open source software that helps you to visualize and analyze data gathered from various sources. It allows you to share valuable information through unclouded dashboards, run analytics, and send notifications.
Building IoT Visualizations Using Grafana offers how-to procedures, useful resources, and advice that will help you to implement IoT solutions with confidence. You'll begin by installing and configuring Grafana according to your needs. Next, you'll acquire the skills needed to implement your own IoT system using communication brokers, databases, and metric management systems, as well as integrate everything with Grafana. You'll learn to collect data from IoT devices and store it in databases, as well as discover how to connect databases to Grafana, make queries, and build insightful dashboards. Finally, the book will help you implement analytics for visualizing data, performing automation, and delivering notifications.
By the end of this Grafana book, ...
Beginning MicroPython with the Raspberry Pi Pico
Program the Raspberry Pi Pico, the latest microcontroller board from raspberrypi.org, with MicroPython. This book will take you on a tour of the Raspberry Pi Pico, including how to get started using the microcontroller, seeing which alternative microcontrollers are available, and how to connect and run simple code examples.
You'll program example projects in MicroPython using Python on your PC as a learning platform. Then build your hardware skillset working with electronics and breadboard circuits. You'll implement example projects with all steps explained, including hardware connections and executing the project. Then apply them to real-world, approachable projects using the accessible Raspberry Pi Pico!
The book shows how the cloud is used for IoT data and find out what popular cloud systems currently exist for IoT. Finally, you'll use ThingSpeak for hosting IoT data including connecting your Pico to the Internet.
Beginning MicroPython with the Raspberry Pi Pico allows y ...
Computer Vision Projects with PyTorch
Design and develop end-to-end, production-grade computer vision projects for real-world industry problems. This book discusses computer vision algorithms and their applications using PyTorch.
The book begins with the fundamentals of computer vision: convolutional neural nets, RESNET, YOLO, data augmentation, and other regularization techniques used in the industry. And then it gives you a quick overview of the PyTorch libraries used in the book. After that, it takes you through the implementation of image classification problems, object detection techniques, and transfer learning while training and running inference. The book covers image segmentation and an anomaly detection model. And it discusses the fundamentals of video processing for computer vision tasks putting images into videos. The book concludes with an explanation of the complete model building process for deep learning frameworks using optimized techniques with highlights on model AI explainability.
After reading th ...
CMake Best Practices
CMake is a powerful tool used to perform a wide variety of tasks, so finding a good starting point for learning CMake is difficult. This book cuts to the core and covers the most common tasks that can be accomplished with CMake without taking an academic approach. While the CMake documentation is comprehensive, it is often hard to find good examples of how things fit together, especially since there are lots of dirty hacks and obsolete solutions available on the internet. This book focuses on helping you to tie things together and create clean and maintainable projects with CMake.
You'll not only get to grips with the basics but also work through real-world examples of structuring large and complex maintainable projects and creating builds that run in any programming environment. You'll understand the steps to integrate and automate various tools for improving the overall software quality, such as testing frameworks, fuzzers, and automatic generation of documentation. And since writ ...
Getting Started with Open Source Technologies
Using real life examples, learn how open source projects are consumed and explore the nuances within different industries in adopting open source technologies.
After gaining a basic understanding of open source and open standards, understand how licensing helps turn community code into an enterprise worthy component. It also helps you understand future governance of the open source software. Once in effect, continuous security becomes a challenge for open source components so we'll examine its ongoing security aspects.
This book will also cover different open source domains and industries and discuss how an enterprise can transform itself by applying key open source principles. In the end Getting Started with Open Source Technologies will provide a 360-degree view of open source and show you how to apply it. ...
Mastering Excel Through Projects
Master Excel in less than two weeks with this unique project-based book! Let's face it, we all master skills in our own way, but building a soup-to-nuts project is one of the best ways to make learning stick and get up to speed quickly. Whether you are just getting started with Excel or are an experienced user, this book will elevate your knowledge and skills. For a beginner, the micro examples in each chapter will warm you up before you dive into the projects. For experienced users, the projects, especially those with table setup considerations, will help you become more creative in your interactions with Excel.
Readers will benefit from building eight unique projects, each covering a different topic, including a word game, a food nutrition ranking, a payroll (tax withholding) calculation, an encryption, a two-way table, a Kaplan-Meier analysis, a data analysis via a pivot table and the K-means Clustering data mining method. Through these projects, you will experience firsth ...
React Projects, 2nd Edition
Developed by Facebook, React is a popular library for building impressive user interfaces. React extends its capabilities to mobile platforms using the React Native framework and integrates with popular web and mobile tools to build scalable applications.
React Projects is your guide to learning React development by using modern development patterns and integrating React with powerful web tools, such as GraphQL, Expo, and React 360. You'll start building a real-world project right from the first chapter and get hands-on with developing scalable applications as you advance to building more complex projects. Throughout the book, you'll use the latest versions of React and React Native to explore features such as routing, Context, and Hooks on multiple platforms, which will help you build full-stack web and mobile applications efficiently. Finally, you'll get to grips with unit testing with Jest and end-to-end testing with Cypress to build test-driven apps.
By the end of this ...