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Managing and Modelling Complex Projects : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Kiev, Ukraine, 13-15 November 1996 : Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 4 - Terry M. Williams

Managing and Modelling Complex Projects : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Kiev, Ukraine, 13-15 November 1996

Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 4

By: Terry M. Williams (Editor)

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Projects are becoming more complex and traditional project management is proving inadequate. The key papers in this volume, which takes a look at a variety of new approaches, have been written by 13 leading figures and are discussed by 54 invited academics, consultants, contractors and clients from 15 countries. The papers cover modelling techniques (extensions to PERT methods, risk analysis, and system dynamics), particular domains (new technology, software development and infrastructure projects, specifically human factors), corporate structures (from both Western and Eastern European perspectives), management techniques (Western and Eastern), and the management of portfolios of projects. The book adopts a wide view, rather than advocating one technique: the mix of authors provides a rich, heterogeneous perspective. Mathematical modelling is balanced with human management, and over-complex of simplistic techniques are avoided. Readers are assumed already to have a sound knowledge of project management.

`... this is a very varied collection of papers in many senses ... could provide a very valuable reference source for both managers and academics concerned with project management. It will be a useful addition to an academic library.' Journal of the Operational Research Society, 49:10

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Welcome to Ukrainep. 7
The need for new paradigms for complex projectsp. 9
Project planning and control by stochastic network modelsp. 21
On the expected completion time of diffusion activity networks (DiAN)p. 47
Time risk: what it drives and how it is drivenp. 69
System dynamics methods in complex project managementp. 89
The mushroom project model: a notep. 111
Managing complex projects in Ukrainep. 117
Managing complex software projects - Experiences with real-time mission-critical systemsp. 123
Human factors in planning and managing complex infrastructure projects - a Singapore experiencep. 147
Joint project management companiesp. 167
Project management globalization and unification for transition and developing economiesp. 173
Alternative teams in strategic managementp. 205
Managing complex projects by active hierarchical systemsp. 221
Management of medium-size projects portfoliop. 241
Conclusions and further researchp. 255
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ISBN: 9780792348443
ISBN-10: 0792348443
Series: Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 4
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.57