Complexity Theory and Project Management

Author: Wanda Curlee,Robert L. Gordon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470769744

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 8182

An insightful view on how to use the power of complexity theory to manage projects more successfully Current management practices require adherence to rigid, global responses unsuitable for addressing the changing needs of most projects. Complexity Theory and Project Management shifts this paradigm to create opportunities for expanding the decision-making process in ways that promote flexibility—and increase effectiveness. It informs readers on the managerial challenges of juggling project requirements, and offers them a clear roadmap on how to revise perspectives and reassess priorities to excel despite having an unpredictable workflow. One of the first books covering the subject of complexity theory for project management, this useful guide: Explains the relationship of complexity theory to virtual project management Supplies techniques, tips, and suggestions for building effective and successful teams in the virtual environment Presents current information about best practices and relevant proactive tools Makes a strong case for including complexity theory in PMI®'s PMBOK® Guide Complexity Theory and Project Management gives a firsthand view on the future of complexity theory as a driving force in the management field, and allows project managers to get a head start in applying its principles immediately to produce more favorable outcomes. (PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Don't Go Chasing Rainbows But Live Your Life to the Fullest

Author: Tressie Bailey


ISBN: 0557025435


Page: 87

View: 2042

The life of a girl coming into a world where her mother rejected her at birth. As she grew up she faced the heartache of broken relationships and death of her loved ones. She hung on to her religion and turned to God for help through her trying times. She hopes people will realize that God can help a person through anything no matter how dramatic the circumstances that they face in their lives.

Supernova Era

Author: Cixin Liu

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1250306043

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2567

From science fiction legend Cixin Liu, the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Three-Body Problem, comes a vision of the future that reads like Lord of the Flies on a global scale in Supernova Era. In those days, Earth was a planet in space. In those days, Beijing was a city on Earth. On this night, history as known to humanity came to an end. Eight light years away, a star has died, creating a supernova event that showers Earth in deadly levels of radiation. Within a year, everyone over the age of thirteen will die. And so the countdown begins. Parents apprentice their children and try to pass on the knowledge needed to keep the world running. But when the world is theirs, the last generation may not want to continue the legacy left to them. And in shaping the future however they want, will the children usher in an era of bright beginnings or final mistakes? "This audacious and ultimately optimistic early work will give Liu's English-reading fans a glimpse at his evolution as a writer and give any speculative fiction reader food for deep thought." -- Shelf Awareness At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author: Armin Boko

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481775979

Category: Poetry

Page: 301

View: 7217

Included in the anthology are previously published poems contained within SECTOR#7 and of Ares and Men, also Sketches and Reflections of 2012. This covers in full the poetic output of the author since 2009. The overall design is a deliberate step away from the abstract modern poetry preoccupied with syllabic dissection and abstract notions to the intentional exclusion of tangible subjects. Modern poetry isn't supposed to make sense, we're told, and it is more a play with words and sounds. The free-flowing style here, whilst of variable meter, does no more than serve the purpose. Substance rule over style first and last. It is how it used be before modernists turned it on the head. In this book, preoccupation is with here and now; real people in all kinds of predicament and lifelike situations. It will be instantly recognized. It comes down on sham democracy, war mongers, banksters, and other vermin. Spared is none, least of all the author himself. His sporting inadequacies exposed for one should tickle the funny bone. Above all, the book is an antiwar crusade. On second level, it is on side of those creating the wealth, not those cashing in on the fat spoils. It is poetry of the common man in the street. Enough for young and old and young at heart

Sketches and Reflections of 2012

Author: Armin Boko,Lou Lieske

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468503319

Category: Poetry

Page: 130

View: 5073

It is poetry cast in modern themes of our age, situations and characters sampled over Australia, The Med, Africa and US. It deals with topics modern poets shy away from, it is about life here and now, it could not get more contemporary nor more relevent. It is above all poetry of the common man and an anti-war crusade and aghast at the permissive ways of the Big Money.. Along the way reader may also indulge in some comical scenes. And last if not least, it should hopefully encourage younger poets to shake off restricting shackles of modern poetry, and engage in issues of the day that matter, as poets of earlier times did so well. Rudyard Kipling just to mention one; a giant figure in English poetry fallen out of favour, or the Antepodean 'bush poets' Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson both of whom describe their time better than most historians could.

The Bitter Harvest

Author: Armin Boko

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456781415

Category: Poetry

Page: 293

View: 4669

The Bitter Harvest combining author's literary output since 2010 in three distinct parts touches on running sores of our society. Two short Australiana novels form PART ONE: 'The Wombat Flats Cotton Farm', and 'The Fortune Seekers' guide the reader to parts of the Outback tourists are not likely see; home to a breed of rugged colourful individuals ready to defend their turf from enchroaching Big Money and punishing weather by all means at hand.. PART TWO, the poetry section beginns with 'The American Trilogy'' daring to ask taboo questions. Whereto did the trillions vanish in the GFC smoke? Remaining poems are reflections from the heart and soul of a common pilgrim. PART THREE in 'Borneo Desert' presents a dark prediction for the near planet's future, as seen through the eyes of a scientist cum adventurer. who had done his homework. In the final analysis we can only expect to reap what we sow-thence the Bitter Harvest.


Author: Phani Kiran Challa

Publisher: Phani Kiran Challa


Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 5654

Welcome dear reader, to this book of poetry, this was forged by the many thoughts I set free, read it with patience, when your schedule may allow, I can assure you that you will surely fall in love. For ten years, I have written it from my heart, now it is your turn, to play the reader's part it is filled with my emotions, and they always change, and for them to reach you, only you can arrange. from playful moments to stories in verse, in my little world you may freely traverse, for my part, I have chosen to rhyme, and for your ears, they will always chime. so my dear reader, take this book along, and bask in the melody of my poetic song, I am grateful that you have taken a look, with your support, I might finish yet another book.