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Chapter 9: Just Do It (Implementation)

Hillson, David Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

The ATOM risk process for a typical medium-size project has so far set the scope and objectives (Initiation); then, using the First Risk Assessment, exposed and recorded uncertainties that could affect achievement of those objectives (Identification), prioritized and categorized them (Assessment), and developed appropriate responses and actions to deal with them (Response Planning). This is all-important and valuable, but it is not enough. In order for the risk exposure of the project to be changed, the agreed-upon actions must be implemented. As a result, the first pass through the ATOM process cannot be considered complete until the Implementation step is under way. Of course, actions to address risks will be performed throughout the project, so in some ways Implementation does not have a distinct start and end. This chapter describes the activities that it contains.

Implementation starts immediately following the First Risk Assessment, but Major and Minor Reviews also produce actions that must be implemented. This chapter therefore describes how to ensure that all agreed-upon actions are performed.

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Appendix II. List of Publications by John Rickman

Rickman, John Karnac Books ePub

1919. Six articles in the Manchester Guardian, reprinted in pamphlet form entitled: ’Eye Witness from Russia’.

1919. Common Sense and our Russian Policy. U. D. G. Memoranda on a Democratic Peace. Pamphlet No. 35a,

1919. The Need of Russia—Schools. Cambridge Magazine, 15.2.19, p. 404.

1919. What is Bolshevism? Cambridge Magazine, 9,29.11.19. (Debate with Sir Bernard Pares.) 1921. An Unanalysed Case. Anal Erotism, Occupation and Illness, Int. J. Psycho-Anal, 2,424.

1924. Photography as a pseudo-perversion. Abstract in Int. J, Psycho-Anal, 6,238.

1925. Alcoholism and Psycho-Analysis. Brit J. Inebriety, 23, ii, 66-74. Ein Psychologischer Faktor in der Aetiologie von Descensus Uteri, Dammbruch und Vaginismus. Int. .f Psychoanalyse, 12,iii.

1926. A Psychological Factor in the Aetiology of Descensus Uteri, Laceration of the Perineum and Vaginismus. Int. J. Psycho-Anal.,7,363. 1926-27. A Survey: The Development of the Psycho-Analytical Theory of the Psychoses, 1894-1926. Brit. J. Med. Ps. , 6,iv, 270-94; 7,94-124,321-74.

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8 Biology of Mikania micrantha H.B.K.: a Review

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Biology of Mikania micrantha

H.B.K.: a Review

R.S. Tripathi1, M.L. Khan2 and A.S. Yadav3

1National

Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,

India; 2Department of Forestry, North-Eastern Regional Research

Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed University), Nirjuli,

Arunachal Pradesh, India; 3Department of Botany, R.R.

Autonomous College, Alwar, Rajasthan, India

Introduction

Invasion of alien plant species is one of the most serious global problems. Alien plant species invade and adversely affect both natural and semi-natural ecosystems

(Higgins et al., 1996; Mgidia et al., 2007).

Mikania micrantha is one of the 100 worst alien species (Lowe et al., 2001), is among the ten worst exotic species in South-east and South Asia, and one of the 16 exotic species in China (Zhang, L.Y. et al., 2004). It is commonly known as mile-a-minute weed

(Waterhouse, 1994), is an extremely fastgrowing, perennial vine and is regarded as one of the world’s most notorious invaders

(Holm et al., 1977; Cronk and Fuller, 1995).

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27 - What Hitler and Aids have in Common

Covington, Coline Karnac Books ePub

The shocking German ad that uses Hitler as a metaphor for Aids is a stroke of genius

Warning: Video contains graphic sexual images. A couple, in the throes of passion, rip each other's clothes off, and with unbridled lust, they plunge into bed together. We have not seen the man's face and, suddenly, as he climaxes, he lifts his face to the camera and it is Adolf Hitler, grinning with triumph. This is the video just released in Germany, created for an Aids-awareness organisation by the Hamburg advertising agency Das Committee.

Aids organisations across Europe are up in arms, criticising the campaign on the grounds that it can only further stigmatise Aids sufferers. But giving Aids the face of Hitler is not just a shock tactic, it is a brilliant metaphor for the silent, creeping spread of a disease that is destroying whole populations in Africa and Asia and mortally infecting huge numbers of men and women in Europe and the US. It is a modern-day plague, but a plague that we have the knowledge and means to control. It is therefore even more curious that it is spreading and not contracting.

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14 Listen to Your Heart

Muchnick, Mark Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

PART OF HUMAN nature is trying to make sense of the world. To do this, we apply mathematical properties, the principles of cause and effect, deductive reasoning, scientific inquiry, the laws of physics, and other time-tested tools to provide insight into how and why things happen. Yet there is still a lot that we don’t understand and can’t easily reduce to logic or linear equations. For example, why do coincidences happen? What is luck? Does karma really exist?

When we can’t explain something through science or logic, we instinctively call it a mystery, an anomaly, a miracle, magic, or fate. In essence, we are inclined to find a reason for everything that happens to us in life, even in the absence of rational explanation. This quest for meaning leads us not only to contemplate the random occurrences in our life but to consider acting on them as well. In other words, we must be open to listening to our heart and taking an unforeseen path in life when the opportunity presents itself—even though we have no guarantees about where that path will lead. This, of course, has implications for regrets: if taking this path does not work out the way I had hoped, will I regret it? Or alternatively, if I don’t take this path, will I regret not knowing where it would have led and possibly miss a life-changing opportunity?

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