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Projects and complexity

Author: Francesco Varanini; Walter Ginevri
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2012.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Projects and complexity.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012009653
(OCoLC)752072260
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Varanini; Walter Ginevri
ISBN: 1466502843 9781466502840 9781466562301 1466562307 9781466562325 1466562323
OCLC Number: 793412198
Notes: "An Auerbach book."
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 289 p.) : ill.
Contents: Ch. 1. Complexity in projects : a humanistic view / Francesco Varanini --
ch. 2. A philosopher of science's opinion / Gianluca Bocchi --
ch. 3. Testimonies and complexity / Fernando Giancotti --
ch. 4. The shared vision as a change engine / Alberto Felice De Toni --
ch. 5. Self-organized project management / Luca Comello --
ch. 6. The project beyond WBS / Livio Paradiso and Michela Ruffa --
ch. 7. Stakeholders' worlds / Mariù Moresco and Carlo Notari --
ch. 8. The propitious time / Diego Centanni --
ch. 9. Leadership and complexity / Stefano Morpurgo --
ch. 10. Narrating to believe / Bice Dellarciprete and Andrea Pinnola --
ch. 11. Risk and complexity / Roberto Villa --
ch. 12. The value of redundancy / Bruna Bergami --
ch. 13. An ongoing journey / Walter Ginevri.
Responsibility: edited by Francesco Varanini, Walter Ginevri.
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... thought-provoking, and inspiring. I particularly engaged with the sections on complexity, on the project as a complex adaptive system, and on chronos-versus-kairos time. Some of these issues are Read more...

 
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This is book is highly conceptual and philosophical in nature, starting with the history of famous and even mythical project management.  I think it has a point to make, but it's difficult to nail down what that point is.  It waxes philosophical often, and fails to deliver in a succinct...
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