Planning under Pressure offers managers, planners, consultants and students a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the Strategic Choice Approach, which has gradually been attracting worldwide recognition as a fresh, versatile and practical approach to collaborative decision-making under uncertainty.
Starting from basic principles, the book uses helpful diagrams and clear explanations to demonstrate practical ways of approaching daunting decision problems; of devising possible ways forward; and of working effectively towards agreed courses of action. Along he way, decision makers are helped to cope with diverse sources of uncertainty - technical, political, managerial - in a strategic manner.
In this extended third edition, the authors have added short contributions from 21 users from seven countries. These new contributors present lessons from their varied experiences in adapting the Strategic Choice Approach to guide decision-making and learning in settings ranging from the re-routing of a controversial city carnival procession to national policy for the management of nuclear waste.
- Provides a step-by-step guide to the Strategic Choice Approach and guidance on how you can adapt it to your own organizational setting;
- Offers examples of its application in practice to many kinds and levels of strategic challenge around the globe;
- Authored by the two leading members of the team of pioneers who have been at the heart of development of the approach and its wide range of applications.
OF THE SECOND EDITION "'Planning Under Pressure' is simply the best book to come out of any problem structuring method. It is a model of lucidity, organization and presentation." Jonathan Rosenhead, Professor of Operational Research, London School of Economics OF THE FIRST EDITION "'Planning Under Pressure' is an extraordinarily useful text for students of planning who are bent on applying economic rationality to the constraints of real life practice." Donald Schon, Professor of Urban Studies and Education, MIT
|Authors Preface to third Edition: Foreword to Third Edition|
|Authors' Preface to Second Edition: Authors Preface to First Edition: Foreword to First Edition|
|Working into Problems|
|Working towards Decisions|
|Skills in Shaping|
|Skills in Designing|
|Skills in Comparing|
|Skills in Choosing|
|The Electronic Resource|
|Extensions in Process Management|
|Invention, Transformation and Interpretation|
|Learning from Others by 21 invited contributors|
|The Developmental Challenge|
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Series: Urban and Regional Planning Series
For Ages: 14+ years old
Number Of Pages: 387
Published: 9th November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 18.9 x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition