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Reengineering and Total Quality Management promised dramatic improvements in profit, efficiency, and quality, but a number of TQM initiatives ended in failure as a result of an incorrect or incomplete implementation process. Here is a book that will help put the odds on your side by giving you specific skills and experience-based advice for successfully planning and implementing process design.
Comprehensive in scope, this book integrates the three major approaches to process redesign -- benchmarking, continuous improvement, and reengineering -- showing how to combine them for maximum effectiveness. It explains the circumstances for which each approach is appropriate and describes how to apply each specific technique effectively. The book also points out the many potential pitfalls that can impede even the most well thought out program.
You will find detailed and methodical coverage of such topics as defining processes, measuring performance, reducing cycle times, team building, benchmarking, the critical success factors for reengineering, and much more. Numerous examples from many different industries demonstrate concepts and techniques in action, illustrate common mistakes, and provide a model for successful implementation that you can apply to your own organization.
The information is presented in an accessible format, with guidelines, checklists, worksheets, discussion questions, and clear graphics to help you absorb essential information quickly and apply it successfully.
Why Consider Tuning?What Can I Tune?What Are Your Performance Objectives?Methodology.Roles of the Performance Analyst.
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1. Introduction to Tuning Concepts.
As an AIX system administrator or programmer, you know that performance tuning is critical to ensuring that your operating system meets the demands placed on today's computer systems and LAN operations. However, the methods of tuning have often been difficult to divine without expert assistance. In Accelerating AIX, Rudy Chukran shares AIX know-how, experience, and insight gained from spending more than ten years as one of IBM's tuning experts.
This comprehensive book provides key information for both system administrators and application programmers, with: full coverage of monitoring, diagnostic, and development tools; remedies for performance slowdowns; techniques for relieving LAN bottlenecks; and proven methodologies for isolating, analyzing, and solving performance problems.
A complete, one-stop reference, Accelerating AIX addresses topics such as:
Drawing on his years of practical experience with AIX, the author shows you "what to do when . . ." in a special chapter that discusses how to recognize and evaluate problems and plan and implement appropriate solutions using many of the tools and techniques presented.
Rudy Chukran has been working with AIX since its creation in 1983. Currently, he works for IBM as a technical consultant advising customers using the AIX system platform. His advice covers all aspects of troubleshootingaefrom solving compiler problems to analyzing system performance problems. In addition, he has presented numerous professional seminars on AIX performance. Some of the companies that have taken advantage of his expertise are Oracle, Informix, Sybase, SDRC, Dow Jones, Halliburton, and Computervision.