Managing Large Systems

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Managing Large Systems examines a wide range of human, organizational, and managerial challenges associated with large systems. Special attention is given to the behavioral relationships among scientists and engineers, business and technical managers, sponsor organizations and their contractors, business and government offi cials, and line and functional managers.
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Overview

Managing Large Systems examines a wide range of human, organizational, and managerial challenges associated with large systems. Special attention is given to the behavioral relationships among scientists and engineers, business and technical managers, sponsor organizations and their contractors, business and government offi cials, and line and functional managers.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Foreword
Preface
1 The New Organization: From Here to Tranquility 1
2 The Planning Function for New Technologies 19
3 Scientists in Planning 43
4 Sponsor and Satellite: The Prince of Dependency 70
5 Inducing Excellence: The Self-Forcing, Self-Enforcing System 100
6 Achieving Excellence in the International Project 119
7 From Development to Operations: Relationships with User Organizations 136
8 Designing the Internal Structure of the Sponsor Organization 161
9 Building the Project Organization 181
10 The Project Manager: Organizational Metronome 204
11 The Project Manager's Interface with Scientists 227
12 Systems Integration: Assuring Confidence and Compatibility 253
13 Technical Goals vs. Business Requirements 272
14 Motivating Systems Responsibility 298
15 Technology and Social Administration 316
Index 323
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