Overview

"The authors offer managers, planners, consultants and students a range of practical and extensively-applied tools for planning under pressure. Starting from basic principles, they use helpful diagrams and clear explanations to demonstrate practical ways of approaching complex decision problems, devising ways forward and working speedily towards agreed courses of action, coping with all kinds of uncertainties along the way." In this extended third edition, the authors introduce fifteen short contributions that present lessons from varied
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Planning Under Pressure

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Overview

"The authors offer managers, planners, consultants and students a range of practical and extensively-applied tools for planning under pressure. Starting from basic principles, they use helpful diagrams and clear explanations to demonstrate practical ways of approaching complex decision problems, devising ways forward and working speedily towards agreed courses of action, coping with all kinds of uncertainties along the way." In this extended third edition, the authors introduce fifteen short contributions that present lessons from varied international experiences in adapting the Strategic Choice Approach to guide decisions in settings ranging from the re-routing of a controversial city carnival procession to national policy for the management of nuclear waste.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136373299
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

John Friend is co-author of two earlier books on strategic choice and inter-organizational planning. Gradually forsaking his early schooling in mathematics, he spent a decade in industrial operational research before joining the Tavistock Institute in 1964. Since becoming a freelance consultant in 1986, he has held visiting research professorships at the universities of Sheffield and Lincoln. He has recently developed interactive software based on the Strategic Choice Approach, while also pioneering the use of participatory decision-centred methods in international development and community empowerment.

Allen Hickling has a professional background in architecture and city planning, and practised in North America before joining the Tavistock Institute in 1971. From 1980 he worked for two decades as an independent decision process consultant, focusing in particular on multi-cultural projects to engage stakeholders in the development of environmental policies at local, national and international levels. He has designed and facilitated planning workshops in 29 countries in six continents, while introducing many of his collaborators to the skills of process management he has acquired.

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Table of Contents

1 Foundations 1
2 Working into problems 23
3 Working towards decisions 43
4 Orientations 67
5 Skills in shaping 89
6 Skills in designing 119
7 Skills in comparing 147
8 Skills in choosing 179
9 Practicalities 211
10 The electronic resource 245
11 Extensions in process management 257
12 Invention, transformation and interpretation 273
13 Learning from others 295
14 The developmental challenge 361
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