Managing the unknown : a new approach to managing high uncertainty and risk in projects / Christoph H. Loch, Arnoud De Meyer, Michael T. Pich.

Author
Loch, C. (Christoph) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2006.
Description
xii, 292 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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Summary note
"From Europe's leading business school, this book shows how to manage two fundamental approaches that, in combination, offer the possibility of coping with unforeseen influences that inevitably arise in novel projects: trial-and-error learning allows for redefining the plan and the project as the project unfolds and selectionism purses multiple, independent trials in order to pick the best one at the end." "Managing the Unknown offers expert guidelines on the specific project mindsets, infrastructures, and management methods required to use these project management approaches and achieve success in spite of unforeseen obstacles."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-283) and index.
Contents
Pt. I. A new look at project risk management -- Ch. 1. PRM best practice : the PCNet project -- Ch. 2. The limits of established PRM : the Circored project -- Ch. 3. A broader look at project risk management -- Pt. II. Managing the unknown -- Ch. 4. Diagnosing complexity and uncertainty -- Ch. 5. Learning projects -- Ch. 6. Multiple parallel projects : selectionism -- Ch. 7. Selectionism and learning in projects -- Pt. III. Putting selectionism and learning into practice -- Ch. 8. Establishing the project mindset -- Ch. 9. Putting the infrastructure in place -- Ch. 10. Managing relationships and project governance -- Ch. 11. Managing project stakeholders -- Pt. IV. Managing the unknown : the role of senior management -- Ch. 12. The role of senior management in novel projects.
ISBN
0471693057 (cloth)
LCCN
2005019102
OCLC
60971802
RCP
C - O