Applying Multi-Methodological System Theory to Project Management

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dc.contributor.author Haslett, Tim en_US
dc.contributor.author Sankaran, Sivarama en_US
dc.contributor.editor Jennifer Wilby en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:01:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T05:01:18Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008007681 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Haslett Tim and Sankaran Sivarama (Shankar) 2009, 'Applying Multi-Methodological System Theory to Project Management', ISSS 2009, United Kingdom, pp. 1-12. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-1-906740-02-3 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12048
dc.description.abstract This paper begins with the proposition that most project managers are dealing with complex systems. Complex systems are defined as systems with numerous stakeholders, nonlinearities, multiple interdependencies and feedback systems. Typical nonlinearities are often unanticipated changes in the scope of the project, the dismissal of project managers, shedding people with critical labour skills or the termination of credit arrangements with banks. The interdependencies are the relationships between project management, the suppliers and contractors, the clients and the other stakeholders. The feedback systems most common to the success and failure of project management are the rework cycles and their impact on both the demand for labour and the final budget and completion date. The paper outlines a methodology for project management that integrates a number of systems thinking tools into the project management process. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher ISSS 2009 en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title Applying Multi-Methodological System Theory to Project Management en_US
dc.parent ISSS 2009 Making Liveable Sustainable Systems Unremarkable en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120201 en_US
dc.personcode 0000052760 en_US
dc.personcode 999248 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Building Construction Management and Project Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Making Liveable Sustainable Systems Unremarkable en_US
dc.date.activity 20090712 en_US
dc.location.activity Brisbane, Ausralia en_US
dc.description.keywords Systems Theory Project Management Multimethodology Mixed Methods en_US
dc.staffid 999248 en_US


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