Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 4

Managing and Modelling Complex Projects

Editors: Hillis, William Stewart (Ed.)

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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.

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`... this is a very varied collection of papers in many senses ... could provide a very valuable reference source for both managers and academics concerned with project management. It will be a useful addition to an academic library.'
Journal of the Operational Research Society, 49:10

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Williams, Terry M.

    Pages 1-3

  • Welcome to Ukraine

    Shpeck, Roman V.

    Pages 7-8

  • The Need for New Paradigms for Complex Projects

    Williams, T. M.

    Pages 9-18

  • Project Planning and Control by Stochastic Network Models

    Golenko-Ginzburg, D. (et al.)

    Pages 21-45

  • On the Expected Completion Time of Diffusion Activity Networks (DiAN)

    Elmaghraby, S. E. (et al.)

    Pages 47-67

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eBook $179.00
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Softcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-010-6517-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing and Modelling Complex Projects
Editors
  • William Stewart Hillis
Series Title
Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 4
Series Volume
17
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-0061-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-0061-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4844-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6517-7
Series ISSN
1383-7176
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
268
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations
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