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America’s venture into the unknown

Andrew Davies.

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Project Management. 5570 words.

‘America’s venture into the unknown’ shows how large-scale engineering endeavours were delivered, often very successfully, long before the formal tools, language, and discipline of project...

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Arup’s adhocracy and projects in theory

Andrew Davies.

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Project Management. 5704 words.

‘Arup’s adhocracy and projects in theory’ considers how the spread of adaptive project structures in the 1960s and 1970s encouraged management scholars to develop new ways of thinking about...

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Back to the future

Andrew Davies.

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Project Management. 2460 words.

‘Back to the future’ considers whether the new and emerging forms of project organization are equipped to deal with the major challenges individuals, organizations, and societies are facing...

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From Manhattan to the Moon

Andrew Davies.

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Project Management. 6132 words.

The real breakthrough in the management and organization of large, complex projects can be traced back to the Second World War Manhattan Project, which developed the atom bomb, and the...

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Introduction

Andrew Davies.

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Project Management. 5032 words.

Projects have existed since the earliest agrarian societies. While they may differ in purpose, scale, and scope, each project is established to bring together people with diverse knowledge...

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Lean, heavy, and disruptive projects

Andrew Davies.

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Project Management. 5738 words.

‘Lean, heavy, and disruptive projects’ considers how project management was transformed in the 1980s and 1990s to manage innovation in increasingly competitive global markets. The ‘lean’...

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London’s megaproject ecology

Andrew Davies.

in Projects: A Very Short Introduction

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Project Management. 6377 words.

‘London’s megaproject ecology’ describes some of the infrastructure megaprojects recently undertaken in London to illustrate some of the different ways of organizing projects. These include...

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Projects: A Very Short Introduction

Andrew Davies.

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Project Management. 176 pages.

What is a project? How is it organized? Projects: A Very Short Introduction looks at how projects have developed since the industrial revolution to create the human-built world in which we...

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