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Cognitive Readiness in Project Teams: Reducing Project Complexity and Increasing Success in Project Management

Cognitive Readiness in Project Teams: Reducing Project Complexity and Increasing Success in Project Management


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138592315
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Carl Belack is Principal Consultant at Carl Belack Consulting where his focus is on complex project environment executive consulting and coaching. Carl has worked as a successful consultant, coach, and project and program management practitioner for over 35 years. His early work experience includes engagements in several industries including defense (Trident Nuclear Submarine Program), construction (Turner Construction Company), and computer software and services (Digital Equipment Corporation). His later work years involved numerous consulting and training engagements with an even more expansive set of industries (manufacturing, consumer goods, environmental engineering, finance). In the last five years Carl’s work has focused on the causes and effects of complexity on individuals and organizations. Along with Dr. Harold Kerzner he co-authored Managing Complex Projects (John Wiley and Sons, 2011). He was also a co-author of Navigating Complexity: A Practice Guide (PMI, 2014). As a teacher and speaker, Carl has developed and delivered numerous classes, webinars, and speaking engagements on project and program complexity. Carl earned his BS from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and his MA, MIA, and M.Ph. from Columbia University. Carl attained PMI’s PMP certification in 1994 and is now a PMP (Retired).

Ivano Di Filippo is Managing Director for Project Management Research and Innovation within ISIPM Board of Directors. Certified Project Manager by Project Management Italian Institute/ISIPM. International Researcher for Project Management Research and Innovation. Ivano has a sound experience as project manager in business information systems. He studied computer science. Ivano has 30 years with Radiotaxi 3570 Company in Rome, and he is in charge of human resources in its operation control base. He has been engaging in a world PM innovation research has begun with Dr. Russell Archibald and Dr. Daniele Di Filippo and has been following up with a number of high renowned professionals spread over the world. The project research drivers: Cognitive Readiness, Mindfulness, Multiple intelligences. The purposes: reaching a new standard of PM by stressing the importance of a High Performance Team and a next generation Project Manager able to approach complex projects with Cognitive readiness.

Daniele Di Filippo is a graduate student at Roma Tre University (Rome, Italy) in Computer Engineering, he received his Bachelor degree in July 2012, after having concluded an internship at NTT Data Company. He worked for two years for KPMG, one of the Big Four Consulting firms. Member of Istituto Italiano di Project Management/ISIPM. He participated in the InnovAction Lab 2013, where he further developed teamwork and business skills, including the challenges encountered in starting up new enterprises. He was part of the logistics management at Umap 2013 International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization. He received his Master degree in 2014 (110/110) at Roma Tre University (Rome, Italy) Daniele is currently studying for another Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering, in English, to broaden his horizons in the academic field of technological advancement.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. About the Authors and Contributors. Foreword - Russell Archibald. Foreword - Mariya Gabriel. Preface. Chapter 1 - Complexity and Complex Projects. Chapter 2 - The Cognitive Readiness Framework. Chapter 3 - Introduction to Neuroscience and Project Leadership. Chapter 4 - Minimizing the Effects of Bias in Project and Program Decision-Making. Chapter 5 - Mindfulness the Foundation for Intelligence and Optimal Performance. Chapter 6 - From Mindfulness to Action - Applying Augmented Cognition to Project Management. Chapter 7 - Emotional and Social Intelligence Competencies and the Intentional Change Process. Chapter 8 - Emotional and Social Intelligence Competencies for Project Management. Chapter 9 - Training, Cognitive Readiness Competence Development, and Implementation. Afterword - Rebecca Winston.