Evolving Toolbox for Complex Project Management: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Evolving Toolbox for Complex Project Management

1st Edition

Edited by Alex Gorod, Vernon Ireland, Indra Gunawan, Leonie Hallo

Auerbach Publications

320 pages

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Hardback: 9780367185916
pub: 2019-10-09
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This book enhances learning about complex project management principles and practices through introduction and discussion of a portfolio of tools presented as an evolving toolbox. Throughout the book, industry practitioners examine the toolsets that are part of the toolbox to develop a broader understanding of complex project management challenges and the available tools to address them. This approach establishes a dynamic, structured platform for a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the modern, rapidly changing, multifaceted business environment to teach the next generation of project managers to successfully cope with the ever increasing complexity of the 21st century.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. Project Management Challenges in 21st Century.

3. Evolving Project Management Toolbox.

4. Toolset 1 - Case Studies.

5 Toolset 2 - Modeling and Simulation. 5. Toolset 3 – Visualization.

6. Toolset 4 - Systemic Risk Management.

7. Toolset 5 - Enterprise Governance.

8. Toolset 6 - Education and Professional Development Portfolio.

9. Toolset 7 - Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering.

10. Toolset 8 - Systemic Negotiation.

11. Toolset 9 - Artificial Intelligence.

12. Toolset 10 - Adaptive Capacity: Agility and Resilience.

13. Toolset 11 - Integrated Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM).

14. Toolset 12 - Collaborative and Collective Leadership/Leading Under Uncertainty.

15. Toolset 13 - Systemic Innovation.

16. Concluding Remarks

About the Editors

Alex Gorod is the founder and managing member of SystemicNet, LLC in New York and a partner at ITNET Management, LLC. He is also a visiting fellow at the University of Adelaide and adjunct associate professor at Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College/City University of New York. Alex is a recipient of the Fabrycky-Blanchard Award for Excellence in Systems Engineering Research and Robert Crooks Stanley Doctoral Fellowship in Engineering Management. He holds a PhD in engineering management from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Professor Vernon Ireland, BE, BA, MEngSc, PhD, FieAust, CPEng, EngExec, is director of project management for the University of Adelaide, offering master’s degrees in traditional and complex project management. Previously, he has been corporate development director of Fletcher Challenge Construction, responsible for people and business systems improvement, in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Pacific, and Asian businesses of the $2 billion parent company. In academia, he was the foundation dean of design, architecture, and building at the University of Technology, Sydney.

About the Series

Complex and Enterprise Systems Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)