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Project Management at the Edge of Chaos

Social Techniques for Complex Systems

  • Alfred Oswald
  • Jens Köhler
  • Roland Schmitt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Alfred Oswald, Jens Köhler, Roland Schmitt
    Pages 1-2
  3. Alfred Oswald, Jens Köhler, Roland Schmitt
    Pages 3-38
  4. Alfred Oswald, Jens Köhler, Roland Schmitt
    Pages 39-79
  5. Alfred Oswald, Jens Köhler, Roland Schmitt
    Pages 81-161
  6. Alfred Oswald, Jens Köhler, Roland Schmitt
    Pages 163-190
  7. Alfred Oswald, Jens Köhler, Roland Schmitt
    Pages 191-192
  8. Alfred Oswald, Jens Köhler, Roland Schmitt
    Pages 193-238
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 239-247

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Complex Systems Self-Organisation Social Techniques Soft Skills Systemic Project Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Alfred Oswald
    • 1
  • Jens Köhler
    • 2
  • Roland Schmitt
    • 3
  1. 1.IFST – Institute for Social Technologies GmbHStolbergGermany
  2. 2.BASF SELudwigshafenGermany
  3. 3.WeinheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-48261-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-48260-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-48261-2
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