Managing and Modelling Complex Projects

  • Terry M. Williams

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSPS, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Terry M. Williams
      Pages 1-3
  3. The Need for the Workshop

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Roman V. Shpeck
      Pages 7-8
  4. Modelling Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. D. Golenko-Ginzburg, A. Gonik
      Pages 21-45
    3. S. E. Elmaghraby, M. K. Aggerwal
      Pages 47-67
    4. Chris Chapman, Stephen Ward
      Pages 69-88
  5. Domain Specific Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Peter Dunton
      Pages 111-115
    3. Leonid I. Romanenko
      Pages 117-122
    4. T. P. Conrad
      Pages 123-146
  6. Corporate Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Klaus Pannenbäcker
      Pages 167-172
  7. Management Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. David I. Cleland
      Pages 205-219
    3. V. I. Voropajev, S. M. Ljubkin
      Pages 221-236
  8. Programme Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. S. D. Bushuyev
      Pages 241-254
  9. Conclusions and Further Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Terry M. Williams
      Pages 255-257

About this book


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.


Software System Dynamics development dynamics management modeling network planning system technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Terry M. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Strathclyde UniversityGlasgowUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6517-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0061-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-7176
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