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Thinking in Contracts : The Role of Intelligent Procurements in Projects
Contracts, the legal documents capturing the formal agreements between people, parties or groups are often of little interest to project managers. Devised by solicitors and lawyers, they tend to emphasise the enforcement ...
Effective Decision Making during Project Implementation
Project leaders rely on the competence and knowledge of team members to implement successful projects in changing environments. Leaders mobilise knowledge and learning generated during project implementation to support ...
Rise of the Robots : Rethinking Ethics, Trust and Responsibility in the Age of Autonomous Machines
This article explores and repositions ethics, trust, and responsibility in the age of autonomous machines. It begins by posing new technology-induced ethical dilemmas and suggesting that there are different moral resolution ...
Business Cases, Benefits and Potential Value : The impact of Planning Fallacy, Optimism Bias and Strategic Misrepresentation on the Road to Success
Recent articles in this column focused on the preference for planning over plans, the wider need to consider the inevitable role of uncertainty in change programmes, the social element of projects, and the increasing ...
Why Planning is More Important than Plans
Project management is intimately associated with the production of detailed plans, charts and schedules, constantly re-affirming Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s belief that “a goal without a plan is just a wish.” Planning is ...
Asking Strategic Questions : Reflections on the Temporal Nature of Projects and Programmes
Is it time to revisit our definitions of projects and programmes? Definitions and assumptions play a key part in delimiting both knowledge and practice. Language is closely entwined with human life: Words and constructions ...
Learning to Live with Dragons : Rekindling the Quest to Tame Uncertainty
(Chartered Management Institute, 2016-02)