Excerpted from: Darnall, R., and Preston, J.M.
(2012). Project Management: From Simple to
Complex. Licensed under Creative Commons.
Introduction to Project Management
This chapter provides an overview of project management, defining both project
Fordley Car Parks
Systems concepts and defining boundaries
'The issue before the committee is really quite simple,' said Mr. J. Butt, the Chairman of the
Town Planning Committee of Fordley, as he introduced the agenda item 'Central area car
J. Scott Armstrong, Long-Range Forecasting: From Crystal Ball to Computer,
Having lost sight of our objective, we redoubled our efforts.
This chapter presents a simple idea. I call it the systems approach. The systems a
Beyond the Business Case:
New Approaches to IT Investment
As IT becomes more closely
tied to business objectives,
successful investment must
consider two dimensions:
and strategic objectives.
Jeanne W. Ross and
Cynthia M. Beath
by Roger Martin
4 Rotman Magazine Spring/Summer 2005
Photo of Roger Martin: 2005, Peter Sibbald. All Rights Reserved.
Firms everywhere are realizing they can jump-start
growth by becoming more design-oriented. But to
HOW PROJECT MANAGEMENT
CAME TO EMPHASIZE CONTROL
OVER FLEXIBILITY AND NOVELTY
he Project Management Institute, the most inuential association governing the professional discipline, denes project management (PM) as
D E S I G N T H I N K I N G : P R O B L E M S O LV I N G
How to Become a Better
Like a Designer
Presentation experts Nancy Duarte and Garr Reynolds help world-renowned
executives, politicians and thought leaders deliver stronger present
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S.E. (2012). Designing Business Information Systems: Apps,
Websites, and More. Licensed under Creative Commons.
Information Systems in Your Life: Types of Systems and Careers
Excerpted from: van der Aalst, W., and Stahl, C. (2011).
Modeling Business Processes. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
1 Information Systems: Introduction and Concepts
Information systems have become the backbone of most organizations. Banks could
not process pa