Rick Dove

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This paper defines the agile enterprise as one which is able to both manage and apply knowledge effectively, and suggests that value from either capability is impeded if they are not in balance. It looks at the application of knowledge as requiring a change, and overviews a body of analytical work on change proficiency in business systems and processes. It(More)
Agile software development processes of various kinds have been proposed and put into practice. Generally they are specific-approach oriented at the operational-characteristic level. Ten underlying principles for agile systems were identified by examining over a hundred various non-software systems that exhibit agility. This paper outlines and discusses the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine difficulties in sedation management in the critically ill patient and explore how a semi automated sedation controller can improve agitation control. To present recent work on measurements of agitation, dynamic systems modelling and control of patient agitation response. DATA SOURCES Articles and peer-reviewed studies identified(More)
Highly adaptable (agile) production systems and business practices are enabled by an engineering design which facilitates the reconfiguration and reuse of common modules across a scalable framework. Examples of agile fixtures, machines, cells, assembly lines, plants, and production organizations are presented; and a common set of ten underlying design(More)
Overheating may cause terminal apnoea and cot death. Rectal temperature and breathing patterns were examined in normal infants at home during the first 6 months of life. Twenty one infants had continuous overnight rectal temperature and breathing recordings for 429 nights (mean 20.4 nights, range 7-30) spaced over the first six months of life. Periods when(More)
—The security gap is widening as adversarial communities of all kinds employ more sophisticated techniques and broaden their targets of opportunity. These adversarial communities are structured as self organized proactive collaborators in tight learning loops driving rapid innovation – preying upon systems protected by wait and see strategies. In this paper(More)
In Abraham Maslow's five-level hierarchy of needs (Maslow 1943), the first level is physiological (air, food, water, etc) and the second is safety (the security of knowing that physiological needs will be satisfied). In Maslow's theory, a person can attend to subsequent needs at higher levels only after satisfying these first two levels, and only to the(More)