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Tools for complex projects

Author: Kaye Remington; Julien Pollack
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Gower, ©2007.
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Traditional project management approaches assume that project contexts are unchanging and key factors, though complicated, are reducible to unambiguous elements for management and control. Whilst this assumption has simplified the task for writers and educators, it is increasingly being recognised that these techniques do not work in projects which may be described as complex (due to their size, technical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Remington, Kaye.
Tools for complex projects.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Gower, ©2007
(DLC) 2007010162
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kaye Remington; Julien Pollack
ISBN: 9781409408925 1409408922 9781315550831 1315550830
OCLC Number: 647885946
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 211 pages) : illustrations
Contents: What is a complex project? --
Where complexity comes from in a management context --
Structural complex projects --
Technically complex projects --
Directionally complex projects --
Temporally complex projects --
Guide to the tools --
Mapping the complexity --
System anatomy --
Target outturn cost --
Program tool --
Role definition --
Jazz (time-linked semi-structures) --
Multimethodology in series --
Multimethodology in parallel --
Virtual gates --
Risk interdependencies --
Temporal cost/time comparison (TCTC) --
Kokotovich triad --
Stanislavski's method --
Discursive universe --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Kaye Remington and Julien Pollack.

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Draws on the research in the areas of project management, complexity theory and systems thinking to provide a reference for understanding and managing the increasing complexity of projects and  Read more...

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