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Book : Management Systems: A Viable Approach (1999)

Management Systems: A Viable Approach

Categories: Business

Tags: bookmanagement

Publisher:Pitman Publishing

Author(s):Yolles, Maurice

Published: 1999 • ISBN: 0273620185 • 352 pages • Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Paperback

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This book creates a foundation for systems theory and method, in particular, viable systems theory, that explicitly addresses complexity.

Various approaches to management systems thinking are also presented via case studies in the final part of the book. The book shows how management systems can be used to deal satisfactorily with complex situations, and provides guidelines that enable such situations to be explained.

The book is aimed at advanced students of information systems, public administration and business management.

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Book : Managerial Applications of System Dynamics (1992)

Managerial Applications of System Dynamics

Categories: BusinessSystem Dynamics

Tags: booksystem dynamics

Publisher:Productivity Press Inc

Author(s):Roberts, Edward B.

Published: 1992 • ISBN: 0915299593 • 562 pages • Delivery Format: Unknown

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Book : Managing Complex Technical Projects - A Systems Engineering Approach (2002)

Managing Complex Technical Projects - A Systems Engineering Approach

Publisher:Artech House Publishing

Author(s):Faulconbridge, R IanRyan, Michael J.

Published: 2002 • ISBN: 1580533787 • 274 pages • Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

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This unique resource delivers complete, easy-to-understand coverage of the management of complex technical projects through systems engineering. Written for a wide spectrum of readers, from novices to experienced practitioners, the book holds the solution to delivering projects on time and within budget, avoiding the failures and inefficiencies of past efforts.

It provides you with a framework that encapsulates all areas of systems engineering, clearly showing you where the multitude of systems engineering activities fit within the overall effort. You get a top-down approach that introduces you to the philosophical aspects of this discipline, and offers you a cohesive understanding of a plethora of important terms, standards and practices that have been developed independently. Moreover, the authors present key systems engineering issues in a manner that promotes individual thinking and unique approaches to the varied projects you encounter in the field.

About the Author

R. Ian Faulconbridge is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales, where he received his M.Eng.Sc. in electrical engineering. He received his M.B.A. in project management from the University of Southern Queensland.

Michael J. Ryan serves as senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales. He earned his M.Eng.Sc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering at this university.

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Book : Managing with Systems Thinking: Making Dynamics Work for You in Business Decision Making (1994)

Managing with Systems Thinking: Making Dynamics Work for You in Business Decision Making

Categories: BusinessSystems Thinking

Tags: bookbusinesssystems thinking

Publisher:McGraw Hill

Author(s):Balle, Michael

Published: 1994 • ISBN: 0077079515 • 184 pages • Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

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The common scenario when a problem arises in an organization is that management find a solution that is localized and focused on solving that specific problem - if your warehouse is failing to deliver on time, you need to address the failure and put it right. However, the problem may re-occur if the management decisions that allowed the difficulty to arise in the first place are not retraced and examined.

Systems thinking is a framework that enables managers to exploit the commonsense, intuitive responses they may already follow when getting to the root of problems or inefficiencies in their organizations. By unravelling decision-making processes in a logical, systematic way, managers can address issues central to their organization, creating far-reaching benefits.

This text is a practical guide to this method, popularized by Peter Senge’s "The Fifth Discipline". It has a readable style, diagrams and anecdotal case studies that provide and explanation of the benefit and “how to” of systems thinking is a business environment. The text identifies areas of action and a seven-step approaaoch to systematic analysis.

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Book : Mastering Project Management: Applying Advanced Concepts of Systems Thinking, Control and Evaluation (2000)

Mastering Project Management: Applying Advanced Concepts of Systems Thinking, Control and Evaluation

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

Author(s):Kerzner, H.

Published: 2000 • ISBN: 0471393428 • 1232 pages • Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

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The Design-Build Institute of America

"This classic guide enables you to learn from the successes and failures of leading companies, explore new cost control and risk management techniques . . . and obtain the information needed to study for the PMI Certification exam."

Dr. Don Shanfelt, PMP "This book is more like an encyclopedia of project management than simply a textbook . . . Once you've been through this text, it will become a well-used reference on your bookshelf. Somewhere inside, Dr. Kerzner has addressed at least a portion of whatever you're looking for." E-Commerce PM for WorldCom, and adjunct IT professor in Colorado Springs Project management at its best a banner edition of the landmark reference This latest edition of the bestselling "bible" of project management brings outstanding coverage of the basic principles and concepts of project management right up to date with the latest developments in the field. Written by one of the best-known and respected authorities on the subject, it is essential reading for today s and tomorrow’s professionals involved in project management. It covers every key aspect of the subject, from the intricate framework of organizational behavior and structure that can determine project success to the planning, scheduling, and controlling processes vital to effective project management. New features include:

  • Up-to-date coverage of global project management, the project management maturity model, "six sigma", and conflict resolution modes
  • Dozens of real-world case studies and hundreds of sample problems across a wide range of industries

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Book : Methodology for Large Scale Systems (1977)

Methodology for Large Scale Systems

Categories: Complexity

Tags: booksagesystems engineering

Publisher:McGraw Hill

Author(s):Sage, Andrew P.

Published: 1977 • ISBN: 0070544387 • 445 pages • Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Hardback

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Book : Modelling for Learning Organisations (2000)

Modelling for Learning Organisations

Categories: BusinessModelling

Tags: bookmodellingsimulationsoft system

Publisher:Productivity Press Inc

Author(s):Morecroft, JohnSterman, John D.

Published: 2000 • ISBN: 1563272504 • 426 pages

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Summary

Test policies, discover flaws, and find hidden leverage points. System simulation allows you to predict the outcome of current and future situations on the whole system by testing different scenarios.

Conventional wisdom says that we can learn from our errors, but errors in the business world can be prohibitively costly. To truly understand how complex business organizations function requires different tools than most managers have been given. Yet managers need methods to understand how their organization works in order to test policies, discover flaws in thinking, and find the hidden leverage points within the complex systems they manage. Through a system simulation, the dynamics of the whole system, not just the individual parts, becomes apparent. The outcome of current and future situations becomes possible to predict and with this information, managers can focus on the changes that need to be made.

The distinguished contributors to Modeling for Learning Organizations include Jay W. Forrester, Peter Senge, and Arie De Geus. You will learn about leading applications such as:<

  • Shell’s work on modeling the oil producers.
  • The Management Flight Simulator, a computer-based case learning environment pioneered by John Sterman and others at MIT
  • The landmark Claims Learning Laboratory at Hanover Insurance companies.

For managers, professionals, academicians, and everyone who recognizes the profound implications of modeling, this book is an excellent resource. It offers a broad understanding of the modeling process, discusses a multitude of case studies, and provides a review of the most recent simulation software.

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Book : Practical Systems Thinking (1996)

Practical Systems Thinking

Publisher:International Thomson Business Press

Author(s):Waring, Alan

Published: 1996 • ISBN: 0412717506 • 272 pages • Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Paperback

Summary

This new textbook examines three principal methods of applied systems thinking: systems failures, hard and soft systems methods. Other systems methodologies are described briefly. The book is written in an open learning style with activities, exercises and case studies with an emphasis on practice and technique. It is supported by numerous illustrations, in keeping with the diagramming techniques of systems work.

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Book : Principles of Systems (1990)

Principles of Systems

Publisher:Pegasus Communications Inc.

Author(s):Forrester, Jay W.

Published: 1990 • ISBN: 1883823412 • 387 pages • Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Paperback

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This key text on system dynamics shows by example how structure determines behavior. This book is ideal not just for managers but for anyone interested in the dynamics of urban, ecological, and other systems. It covers feedback dynamics, models and simulation, equations and computation, flow diagrams, information links, integration, and more.

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Book : Putting Systems to Work (1992)

Putting Systems to Work

Categories: General SystemsSystems Thinking

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Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

Author(s):Hitchins, Derek K.

Published: 1992 • ISBN: 0471934267 • 342 pages • Delivery Format: Hard Copy - Paperback

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This text, examining the nature, views and uses of systems, aims to develop a sound systems ethic and systems methods that will improve the performance of systems, organizations and businesses while preserving the environment.

There are four distinct but interrelated parts, progressing from basic systems notions and principles, through the establishment of some building blocks, through to full systems synthesis. Classical systems engineering is discussed, as a basis for comparison with, and foundation for, a New Systems Engineering, and speculation is put forward about the way in which some aspects of system design might be undertaken in the future.

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