Mike Yearworth

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We studied the potential benefit of using artificial neural networks (ANNs) for the diagnosis of thyroid function. We examined two types of ANN architecture and assessed their robustness in the face of diagnostic noise. The thyroid function data we used had previously been studied by multivariate statistical methods and a variety of pattern-recognition(More)
Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are the de facto method of managing IT Outsourcing (ITO) contracts. Negotiated during pursuit (pre-sales) phase and then used as a dashboard for performance management during delivery the SLA ultimately becomes both the lever and the measurable for revenue and margin performance on a contract. That SLAs should be meaningful,(More)
The rise of e-marketplaces on the Internet is going to bring a broad new set of business opportunities to enterprises and customers at a fraction of the physical-world costs. However, to be really successful, these e-marketplaces must be open, trusted, fair and transparent. They must be able to convey on-line the same feeling of trust, security and privacy(More)
In this paper we seek to understand how individuals, as part of a group facilitated modelling setting, commit themselves to a set of actions, as a basis of sense-making, sense-giving and coordinated actions. For this we introduce Pickering's Mangle of Practice to understand the practice of a group facilitated modelling setting. Using video data from a group(More)
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—The current method for auditing and tracking the performance of projects, programmes and enterprises is becoming increasingly unsuitable. Traditional independent project performance evaluations take time and disrupt business-as-usual. They are often executed when performance has taken a noticeable dip and are therefore used to identify causes of failure.(More)