Project Management At The Edge Of Chaos: Social Techniques for Complex Systems by Alfred OswaldProject Management At The Edge Of Chaos: Social Techniques for Complex Systems by Alfred Oswald

Project Management At The Edge Of Chaos: Social Techniques for Complex Systems

byAlfred Oswald, Jens Köhler, Roland Schmitt

Hardcover | April 5, 2018

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Complexity is a gift that can be made available for the successful implementation of projects, and used to create a new order or to change an existing one. Based on scientific facts, the authors present a systematic approach, which integrates complexity and its multitude of facets and gives practical recommendations for dealing with complexity in projects. The methods paradigm in project management is currently undergoing a massive upheaval. Projects are complex entities that cannot be tackled using traditional methods, such as classical cause and effect approaches. Complexity, and the associated phenomenon of self-organization, is a natural, but hidden designer. It offers a great opportunity in its use as a key driver for the implementation of projects. This requires identification of the principles of complexity and then using these for project management. In this book, the latest findings from natural sciences and brain research are used and transferred within a practice-oriented framework. The authors describe the methods of complexity regulation in projects and how self-organization for the management of projects can be applied.

Dr. Alfred Oswald (IFST - Institute for Social Technologies GmbH, 52223 Stolberg, Germany) earned his doctorate in Theoretical Physics at the RWTH Aachen University. He is Managing Director of the IFST-Institute for Social Technologies GmbH consulting institute, responsible for project management, transformation and innovation manageme...
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Title:Project Management At The Edge Of Chaos: Social Techniques for Complex SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:247 pagesPublished:April 5, 2018Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3662482606

ISBN - 13:9783662482605

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Table of Contents

Foreword.- Preface.- Acknowledgement.- Introduction Social techniques and complexity.- Value-creating and value-destroying complexity.- Means of complexity regulation.- Organizational control and ordering parameters (fluide organization).- Shielding of complexity.- Self-organization.- Leadership in complex social systems.- Consequences for management systems (including agile, lean).- Glossary.- Index.