ProjectThink: Why Good Managers Make Poor Project Choices

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 28 paź 2013 - 250

Projects are constantly beset by problems, often caused by seemingly small mistakes which collectively lead to larger issues. Why do project managers and teams appear to repeat the same mistakes? Can they make better choices without introducing complex decision analysis processes? How can they make better estimates?

Project management is the art and science of human interactions. ProjectThink identifies and explains the paths of those intentional and unintentional actions that lead to trouble. It provides advice and guidance in analysing information and risk and explains how ‘choice-engineering’ can facilitate decision-making and encourage everyone involved in a project to follow the right procedures and work collaboratively.


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List ofFigures
1Mental Errors inProject Management
4Memory and Project MentalErrors
Analysis vs Mental Errors
Choice Engineering
5Emotions inProject Management
Behavioral Traps
Heuristics and Biases
How toProcess Project Information
AnExpected Value Manifesto
Project Risks and Mental Errors
12ThePower of Adaptation ProcessesAre AlwaysChanging
14Choice Engineering for Organizations
Heuristics Biases Traps and Other
Decision and Risk Analysis Journals

8What Makes Your Project Team Happy?
Why Are We Talking About Happiness in Project Management?

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Lev Virine. P.Eng. has many years of experience as a structural engineer, software developer, and project manager. He has been involved in major projects performed by Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to establish effective decision analysis and risk management for complex projects. He writes and speaks around the world on the decision analysis process, the psychology of judgment and decision-making, and risk management.

Michael Trumper is experienced in communications, software design, and project risk analysis and management. Michael is a partner at Intaver Institute Inc., a vendor of project risk management and analysis software. Michael has authored papers on quantitative methods in project risk analysis and management. Michael has developed and delivered project risk analysis and management solutions to clients that include NASA, DOE, Lockheed Martin, and others.

Lev Virine and Michael Trumper are authors of Project Decision, the Art and Science, Management Concepts, Vienna, VA, 2007.

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