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Cybernetic Approach to Project Management

Cybernetic Approach to Project Management Book
Author : Bogdan Lent
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2014-07-08
ISBN : 3642325041
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book attempts to reflect the project reality as closely as possible, covering the ISO 21500:2012 standard that has just been introduced and the benefits from the best contributions worldwide and also providing the concise yet powerful tool box. It shall be easy to use and intuitively supportive of project managers. So far, evidence indicates that these targets are successfully met.​ One of its key recognitions, and in consequence a distinctive feature of this book, is the impact that the project manager‘s personality has on the fate of the project. The project manager's successful self-management in work & life and in leadership processes should be considered as important in any endeavor as all other project management processes, covered by the new standards and guidelines.

Autonomous Systems Developments and Trends

Autonomous Systems  Developments and Trends Book
Author : Herwig Unger,Kyandoghere Kyamaky,Janusz Kacprzyk
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2011-11-22
ISBN : 3642248063
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Workshops on Autonomous Systems emanated from a gathering with the doctoral students of just three chairs at Fernuniversität in Hagen, which we organise twice per year for a number of years now. Their purpose is to discuss on-going research and to create a community spirit. Furthermore, they serve as a means of structuring the students' research processes. The workshop has grown and matured in several respects. The doctoral students presenting their work do not come from a single university anymore, but from three. Besides them and their supervisors, also other scientists became interested in the event and contribute to its programme. Following the model of Advanced Study Institutes, they are available on the premises for relaxed, informal discussions outside the formal sessions. Finally, with the co-sponsorship of Gesellschaft für Informatik, the German Computer Society, and this surprisingly comprehensive volume of contributions published by Springer-Verlag the workshop turned into a visible scientific event.

Cybernetics and Systems 86

Cybernetics and Systems    86 Book
Author : R. Trappl
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 9400946341
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume contains all papers presented at the Eighth European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research. 169 draft papers were submitted for evaluation. In the process of careful refereeing, 33 papers were rejected and the remaining authors were invited to submit final papers. Out of these, 119 were accepted for presentation at the conference and publication in this volume. These papers were prepared by 173 scientists, authors and co-authors, from 22 European and non-European countries, with different cultural, social, and economic structures. Everybody tried hard to make this conference and its proceedings a true representation of state-of-the-art research worldwide: The members of the Programme Committee and the Chairmen of the Symposia were selected among the ~internationally leading scientists. Great care was taken not to make this conference a "European" or even "Austrian" one. We are happy and proud to hear that these "European Meetings" (the name is a purely traditional one) are recognized as the internationally leading conferences in cybernetics and systems research. Important scientists from allover the world carefully prepare their papers, containing their most recent research findings, and then enjoy the discussions with their co 11 eagues.

The Metis of Projects

The Metis of Projects Book
Author : J.B. Berndt
Publisher : IAP
Release : 2014-06-01
ISBN : 1623967376
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“The Metis of Projects” addresses veteran project manager Ben Berndt’s unease with the use of established (project) management frameworks given their general inefficacy. Despite the use of these frameworks, it is estimated that some 30% of projects still fail because they deliver too late, cost more than expected and/or lack quality. Often, projects and their environments are too complex to be controlled by rather linear frameworks. Where most practitioners define complexity as "complicated," most academics define complexity (more correctly) as interrelatedness. In recent years, the academic community has developed several "level-of-complexity frameworks;" however, these frameworks are not commonly known to practitioners and are therefore not regularly used. And, when examined further, these frameworks appear to be merely environmental scans, used to assess the level of complexity in the project management environment. But projects also carry inherent complexity; they are socially complex, and it is this social complexity that—paradoxically—needs management. Combined with personality assessments, social network theory is used here to glean a better understanding of the social complexity in a project. Berndt believes that, following Hugo Letiche and Michael Lissack's emergent coherence concept, managers should steer clear of frameworks in order to come to grips with the complex, and so he introduces whole systems methodologies, in which group understanding is used to continually set a next step. Berndt concludes his study by describing his multi-view, multi-tool participative project management style, which he thinks best aligns with (managing) the complex.

ECEG2016 Proceedings of 16th European Conference on e Government ECEG 2016

 ECEG2016 Proceedings of 16th European Conference on e Government ECEG 2016   Book
Author : Mitja Decman,Tina Jukic
Publisher : Academic Conferences and publishing limited
Release : 2016-06-02
ISBN : 1910810983
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download ECEG2016 Proceedings of 16th European Conference on e Government ECEG 2016 book written by Mitja Decman,Tina Jukic, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Agile Project Management and Complexity

Agile Project Management and Complexity Book
Author : Czesław Mesjasz,Katarzyna Bartusik,Tomasz Małkus,Mariusz Sołtysik
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2022-04-07
ISBN : 1000567494
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This research monograph presents an inter-disciplinary study into the impact, and current status, of applications of complexity-related concepts in the early stages of development of agile project management (APM). The results serve as an introduction for exploring more profound relations between complexity-related ideas and APM in the future. The increasing complexity of software projects and their environment in the 1990s constituted the main determinants of the development of the family of methodological frameworks called Agile Project Management. Development of the APM has been shaped by a broadly defined area of research called complexity science or complexity theory based on Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) and on their characteristics: complexity, chaos, the edge of chaos, emerging properties, non-linearity, self-organization, etc. In the 21st Century, due to the expansion of Agile beyond software development, the challenges deriving from the complexity of projects and the environment are even more actual. Such phenomena demand more profound inter- and multi-disciplinary studies. This book examines the impact of applications of complexity-related ideas deriving from intuitive complexity and from complexity science in the early stages of development of the Agile methodological frameworks in project management and considers the current status of those applications. It questions the usefulness of those applications for practice and theory of APM, and then proposes a conceptual framework for further theoretical studies and several ways of improvement and refinement of the APM necessary to deal with broadly defined complexity in project management. Requiring a medium-level knowledge of complexity studies and knowledge of project management, this book is written for the research community studying the links between the various methodological frameworks included in the APM and complexity-related ideas. It will also be interesting for studies of the impact of complexity on modern management, and for Master's students on IT and management courses.

An Existential systems Approach to Managing Organizations

An Existential systems Approach to Managing Organizations Book
Author : Joe Kelly,Louise Kelly
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9781567200355
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Organizational behavior--defined as a way of looking at events and life--is made clear for executives, teachers, and students alike, and presented as a way to help people deal with an organization's problems and with the kind of work and career problems that inevitably emerge.

Designing Delivery

Designing Delivery Book
Author : Jeff Sussna
Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release : 2015-06-03
ISBN : 1491903775
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now that we’re moving from a product economy to a digital service economy, software is becoming critical for navigating our everyday lives. The quality of your service depends on how well it helps customers accomplish goals and satisfy needs. Service quality is not about designing capabilities, but about making—and keeping—promises to customers. To help you improve customer satisfaction and create positive brand experiences, this pragmatic book introduces a transdisciplinary approach to digital service delivery. Designing a resilient service today requires a unified effort across front-office and back-office functions and technical and business perspectives. You’ll learn how make IT a full partner in the ongoing conversations you have with your customers. Take a unique customer-centered approach to the entire service delivery lifecycle Apply this perspective across development, operations, QA, design, project management, and marketing Implement a specific quality assurance methodology that unifies those disciplines Use the methodology to achieve true resilience, not just stability

Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management Book
Author : Project Management Journal
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-06-26
ISBN : 1118586735
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The development of the Agile Movement, whatever the area ofapplication or discipline, comes from the famous “faster,cheaper, better" maxim. As such, the agile manufacturing paradigmrests on four principles: response to change and uncertainty,supplying highly customized products, synthesis of diversetechnologies, and intra-enterprise and inter-enterpriseintegration. For the reader interested in agile project management applications,response to changes, and transformations and its impact on managingprojects, this book is a must-read. Various insights are covered,including: how to master complexity and changes in projects, economy, andsociety; how interaction between the project management team and projectowners can influence risk management; how to move beyond the traditional mechanistic projectmanagement approach; how to include agile principles into an improved LogicalFramework Analysis structure; what the impact is of agile principles on projectmanagement organizations what kind of innovative project management practice supportsagile principles; and much more.

Quarterly Supplement to the Annual Department of Defense Bibliography of Logistics Studies and Related Documents

Quarterly Supplement to the     Annual Department of Defense Bibliography of Logistics Studies and Related Documents Book
Author : United States. Defense Logistics Studies Information Exchange
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cybernetic Revolutionaries

Cybernetic Revolutionaries Book
Author : Eden Medina
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2014-01-10
ISBN : 0262525968
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A historical study of Chile's twin experiments with cybernetics and socialism, and what they tell us about the relationship of technology and politics. In Cybernetic Revolutionaries, Eden Medina tells the history of two intersecting utopian visions, one political and one technological. The first was Chile's experiment with peaceful socialist change under Salvador Allende; the second was the simultaneous attempt to build a computer system that would manage Chile's economy. Neither vision was fully realized—Allende's government ended with a violent military coup; the system, known as Project Cybersyn, was never completely implemented—but they hold lessons for today about the relationship between technology and politics. Drawing on extensive archival material and interviews, Medina examines the cybernetic system envisioned by the Chilean government—which was to feature holistic system design, decentralized management, human-computer interaction, a national telex network, near real-time control of the growing industrial sector, and modeling the behavior of dynamic systems. She also describes, and documents with photographs, the network's Star Trek-like operations room, which featured swivel chairs with armrest control panels, a wall of screens displaying data, and flashing red lights to indicate economic emergencies. Studying project Cybersyn today helps us understand not only the technological ambitions of a government in the midst of political change but also the limitations of the Chilean revolution. This history further shows how human attempts to combine the political and the technological with the goal of creating a more just society can open new technological, intellectual, and political possibilities. Technologies, Medina writes, are historical texts; when we read them we are reading history.

Rethinking Management Information Systems

Rethinking Management Information Systems Book
Author : Wendy Currie,Bob Galliers
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 1999-04-08
ISBN : 0191589721
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book examines influential ideas within Management Information Systems (MIS). Leading international contributors summarize key topics and explore a variety of issues currently being discussed in the field. They re-visit influential ideas such as socio-technical theory, systems thinking, and structuration theory and demonstrate their relevance to newer ideas such as re-engineering, hybrid management, knowledge workers, and outsourcing. In locating MIS within an interdisciplinary context, particularly in the light of rapid technological changes, this book will form the link between past and future approaches to MIS.

Digital Supply Chains

Digital Supply Chains Book
Author : Götz G. Wehberg
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-07-28
ISBN : 1000069990
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a practical guide to digital supply chain modelling, demonstrating an agile approach to how such models can be applied to any manufacturing company to build competitive advantage, facilitate new business models and drive towards Industry 4.0. The agile approach of the book provides an attractive alternative to the conventional country-by-country deployment of S/4 HANA and other relevant technologies. This book contains the expertise Gotz G. Wehberg has amassed over 20 years as a senior partner in a leading consulting company, working across industries and with globally recognized clients, advising on digitization. In it, he explains the scientific roots of digital supply chain management such as holism, cybernetics, self-organization and evolutionary theory to inform a deep understanding that can drive a supremely innovative strategy for Industry 4.0. Beyond strategy, Wehberg introduces the practical tools and technologies used in supply chain modelling, for example, sensors, big data, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, as well as a reference framework that categorizes the technologies, together with the latest concepts and tools, such as DDMRP, predictive S&OP, pattern recognition, autonomous logistics and Lean. This framework supports decision making for developing supply chains in an end-to-end and cross-functional fashion, providing clear guidance for executives and managers on how to design supply chains for the future.

Project Management

Project Management Book
Author : Jack R. Meredith,Samuel J. Mantel, Jr.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-08-23
ISBN : 0470533021
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the use of project management to accomplish organisational goals continues to grow, skills related to understanding human behavior, evaluating organisational issues, and using quantitative methods are all necessary for successful project management. Meredith and Mantel have drawn from experiences in the workplace to develop a text that teaches the student how to build skills necessary for selecting, initiating, operating, and controlling all types of projects.

Cybernetics And Systems Research 92 Proceedings Of The 11th European Meeting On Cybernetics And Systems Research In 2 Volumes

Cybernetics And Systems Research  92   Proceedings Of The 11th European Meeting On Cybernetics And Systems Research  In 2 Volumes  Book
Author : Trappl Robert
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 1992-03-27
ISBN : 9814555096
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Cybernetics And Systems Research 92 Proceedings Of The 11th European Meeting On Cybernetics And Systems Research In 2 Volumes book written by Trappl Robert, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Study of the Future

The Study of the Future Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Study of the Future book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Web Weaving

Web Weaving Book
Author : Paula Boyle,Peter Lloyd
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2007-06-07
ISBN : 1136349219
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Intranets and Extranets are the fastest growing use of internet technology and are being adopted by a large number of organizations. `Web-Weaving' is a book for managers which illustrates the benefits and pitfalls of using technology to enhance internal and external connections. The book brings together a number of the hottest subjects in IT and Organizational Development using contributions from innovative thinkers and practitioners in both areas. The first section defines what web-weaving actual is, describing the huge range of communication technology available to organizations at the moment. The second section reviews web-weaving in practice using case studies of companies using intranet and extranet technology. The third section brings together commentaries from leading players in both the IT and Human Resources fields to predict the future of web-weaving and the huge impact it will have on the way organizations and the people within them will work together in the future.

Connectionist Approaches in Economics and Management Sciences

Connectionist Approaches in Economics and Management Sciences Book
Author : Cédric Lesage,Marie Cottrell
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-03-09
ISBN : 147573722X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the beginning of the 1980's, a lot of news approaches of biomimetic inspiration have been defined and developed for imitating the brain behavior, for modeling non linear phenomenon, for providing new hardware architectures, for solving hard problems. They are named Neural Networks, Multilayer Perceptrons, Genetic algorithms, Cellular Automates, Self-Organizing maps, Fuzzy Logic, etc. They can be summarized by the word of Connectionism, and consist of an interdisciplinary domain between neuroscience, cognitive science and engineering. First they were applied in computer sciences, engineering, biological models, pattern recognition, motor control, learning algorithms, etc. But rapidly, it appeared that these methods could be of great interest in the fields of Economics and Management Sciences. The main difficulty was the distance between researchers, the difference in the vocabulary used by the ones and the others, their basic background. The main notions used by these new techniques were not familiar to the Social and Human Sciences researchers. What are they ? Four of them are now very briefly introduced, but the reader will find more information in the following chapters.

An Introduction to Cybernetic Synergy

An Introduction to Cybernetic Synergy Book
Author : Mark Rowbotham
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-05-18
ISBN : 1000377067
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cybernetics is about having a goal and taking action to achieve that goal. Knowing whether you have reached your goal (or at least are getting closer to it) requires “feedback”, a concept that was made rigorous by cybernetics. The subject of Cybernetic Synergy, although emanating from a socio-economic experiment of economic control by cybernetic means in Chile in the early 1970s, has never been approached as an applied subject in its own right. Indeed, the subject of applied cybernetics has never been addressed as a separate issue, although it has been shown that the overall subject of cybernetics applies to a wide range of disciplines, from biology to business via mathematics and engineering. Cybernetic synergy is the study of relationships and controls of and between corporate entities, on an external basis, and departments within corporate entities, on an internal basis. It concerns the decision-making process, and how decisions can be made based on feedback from any part of the organization being managed. It therefore concerns the issue of input of raw material or information, the output of the transformed information and materials, and the rectification of any issue based on negative feedback related to the productive process. It investigates not only the basic theory of the subject but also its applications in the commercial and business environment, as well as touching on government and administrative issues where shortcomings have emerged owing to a lack of synergy and communication. There are already several books available on the subject to cybernetics, but they are all concerned with mathematical approaches along with very heavy technical texts, most of which are completely alien to the layman or the simple practitioner. Furthermore, other than references to business or economic practice in some books, there has never been a book published purely about the subject of applied cybernetics relating to business practices. The book covers the subjects of management and economic cybernetics, and how the theory of cybernetic control can be used to manage business and government functions, whether small, medium or large. It looks at the history of cybernetics, and how some pioneering cybernetic concepts were used in Chile in the early 1970s to manage the Chilean economy. It uses these same principles, along with later cybernetic models, to show how such concepts can be applied to the present-day economy and business practices. It examines present-day business practices and shows how weaknesses in these systems can be addressed and eliminated by the application of cybernetic practices. The aims of the book are to provide an insight into the subject of management and business cybernetics, using the principle of cybernetic synergy, to resolve intra-corporate issues and create more efficient business practices based on simple command-and-control processes. Essentially, this book provides an in-depth insight into the use of cybernetics in business and administration environments, and would explain how cybernetics is a valuable tool in resolving corporate issues concerning efficiency and overall control. It would give a detailed explanation of the various practices and functions involved in business operations and practices.

Critical Systems Thinking and the Management of Complexity

Critical Systems Thinking and the Management of Complexity Book
Author : Michael C. Jackson
Publisher : Wiley
Release : 2019-04-01
ISBN : 1119118379
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The world has become increasingly networked and unpredictable. Decision makers at all levels are required to manage the consequences of complexity every day. They must deal with problems that arise unexpectedly, generate uncertainty, are characterised by interconnectivity, and spread across traditional boundaries. Simple solutions to complex problems are usually inadequate and risk exacerbating the original issues. Leaders of international bodies such as the UN, OECD, UNESCO and WHO — and of major business, public sector, charitable, and professional organizations — have all declared that systems thinking is an essential leadership skill for managing the complexity of the economic, social and environmental issues that confront decision makers. Systems thinking must be implemented more generally, and on a wider scale, to address these issues. An evaluation of different systems methodologies suggests that they concentrate on different aspects of complexity. To be in the best position to deal with complexity, decision makers must understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches and learn how to employ them in combination. This is called critical systems thinking. Making use of over 25 case studies, the book offers an account of the development of systems thinking and of major efforts to apply the approach in real-world interventions. Further, it encourages the widespread use of critical systems practice as a means of ensuring responsible leadership in a complex world. Comments on a previous version of the book: Russ Ackoff: ‘the book is the best overview of the field I have seen’ JP van Gigch: ‘Jackson does a masterful job. The book is lucid ...well written and eminently readable’ Professional Manager (Journal of the Chartered Management Institute): ‘Provides an excellent guide and introduction to systems thinking for students of management’