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Aspects of complexity : managing projects in a complex world

Author: Terry Cooke-Davies; Lynn Crawford
Publisher: Newtown Square, Pa. : Project Management Institute, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents advice on using project management techniques to successfully identify and manage complex processes or events which could impact project timelines and costs.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Aspects of complexity
(DLC) 2011024450
(OCoLC)711045377
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Cooke-Davies; Lynn Crawford
ISBN: 9781628700398 1628700394
OCLC Number: 869556848
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 201 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : managing projects in a complex world / Chris Stevens, John Patton, and Terry Cooke-Davies --
Complexity in project management and the management of complex projects / Terry Cooke-Davies --
pt. 1. With practitioners and their managers in mind --
Managing projects with high complexity / Stephen Hayes and Daniel Bennett --
Tools for complex projects / Kaye Remington and Julien Pollack --
Strategic management : developing policies and strategies / Christoph Loch and Frederick C. Payne --
Fear of flying / Stephen Carver and Harvey Maylor --
The impact of complexity on project cost and schedule estimates / Dale Shermon --
Beyond competence : developing managers of complex projects / Lynn Crawford and Ed Hoffman --
pt. 2. With researchers and students in mind --
Human behavior and complexity / Terry Cooke-Davies --
Controlling chaos? The value and the challenges of applying complexity theory to project management / Kaye Remington and Roxanne Zolin --
Systems thinking and the systems movement / Peter Checkland and Terry Williams --
Systems engineering and project management / Andrew Daw --
Summary. Toward a coherent research agenda / Terry Williams --
Toward project management 2.0 / Terry Cooke-Davies.
Responsibility: editor in chief, Terry Cooke-Davies ; contributing editors, Lynn Crawford [and others].

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Complexity in projects may be one of those things that are difficult to define, but easy to recognize when encountered. Or maybe not so easy. This collection of analyses deals with complexity in a  Read more...

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