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Thinking in Patterns : Problems, Solutions and Strategies
Humans have long been fascinated with patterns in nature and in socially constructed work and cultural environments. Consequently, the abilities to identify patterns and make sense of reality have been highly prized. British ...
The Essence of Collaboration : Extending our Reach and Potential Impact
It is sometimes said that competition makes us faster, but collaboration makes us better. The Oxford Dictionary defines collaboration as “the action of working with someone to produce something”. While collaboration enables ...
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 ...
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 ...