Managing the Unknown: A New Approach to Managing High Uncertainty and Risk in Projects [NOOK Book]

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"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
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Managing the Unknown: A New Approach to Managing High Uncertainty and Risk in Projects

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Overview

"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.
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"Managing the Unknown, is an important book, and it was a revelation for me.  It takes a fresh look at project risk management, which is a vital skill in developing a new product, but goes beyond conventional risk management in critical ways." (Journal of Product Innovation Management, October 2006)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118276822
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Christoph H. Loch,  Dr. Arnoud DeMeyer, Dr. Michael T. Pich, Department of Technology Management, ISEAD, Fontainebleu, FRANCE
The authors are professors at Europe’s leading business school – INSEAD.  All have been in both the private sector and in academia and all are currently involved in teaching project management, strategic management, and technology management.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I A new look at project risk management 9
Ch. 1 PRM best practice : the PCNet project 13
Ch. 2 The limits of established PRM : the Circored project 33
Ch. 3 A broader look at project risk management 51
Pt. II Managing the unknown 81
Ch. 4 Diagnosing complexity and uncertainty 85
Ch. 5 Learning projects 103
Ch. 6 Multiple parallel projects : selectionism 123
Ch. 7 Selectionism and learning in projects 141
Pt. III Putting selectionism and learning into practice 163
Ch. 8 Establishing the project mindset 165
Ch. 9 Putting the infrastructure in place 183
Ch. 10 Managing relationships and project governance 211
Ch. 11 Managing project stakeholders 237
Pt. IV Managing the unknown : the role of senior management 261
Ch. 12 The role of senior management in novel projects 261
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