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Project Management and Risk Management in Complex Projects

Studies in Organizational Semiotics

Charrel, Pierre-Jean, Galarreta, Daniel (Eds.)

2007, XXXI, 229 p.

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  • About this book

Space activities give rise to complex projects calling for contributions from varied communities of knowledge and practical expertise. Organizational semiotics offers a framework for understanding the processes that this project work entails, in particular the interaction between individuals and groups and between human and technology.

The 8th session of the annual Organizational Semiotics Workshop held in June 2005 in Toulouse tested ideas from Organizational Semiotics against two issues from space projects on two illustrative cases provided by the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) through its Technical Competency Centre in Management (CCT MAN): The management of complex, highly innovative and multidisciplinary projects during their early volatile phases; the management of risks faced by such projects that may run far into the future and beyond human intervention.

The twelve chapters of the book are the revised contributions of the workshop on these issues along with general themes of Organizational Semiotics.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » communication - information system - modeling - multi-agent system - ontology - organization - project management - service-oriented computing - system development

Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Business Information Systems - Information Systems and Applications

Table of contents 

Management of Projects in their Early Phase.- Using Problem Articulation Method to Assist Planning and Management of Complex Project.- Omissions in Managing Knowledge in Innovation Processes or How to Handle Knowledge, Humans and Tasks: A Semio-Cognitive Approach.- Viewpoint-Centred Methodology to Design Project/Subcontract Cooperation Policies.- Risk Management.- A Contribution to a Semiotic Approach of Risk Management.- Organizational Semiotics and Multi-Agent Paradigm.- Norm-Based Contract Net Protocol for Coordination in Multi-Agent Systems.- Interaction of Simulated Actors with the Environment.- Transformation of Information.- Semiotic Transformation from Business Domain to IT Domain in Information Systems Development.- Comparative Analysis of Ontology Charts and other Modelling Techniques.- The Separation of Data and Information in Database Systems under an Organisational Semiotics Framework.- Towards a Social-Based Process for Information System Development: A Case Study.- Application of Organizational Semiotics.- A Semiotic Framework for Research into Self-Configuring Computer Networks.- The Semiotics of Usage-Centred Design.

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