Winter, Mark C. and Checkland, Peter (2003) Soft systems: a fresh perspective for project management. Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering, 156 (4). pp. 187-192. ISSN 1751-7672Full text not available from this repository.
Recent developments in the field of systems thinking show that conventional project management theory is essentially rooted in ‘hard’ systems thinking and there are now increasing calls to augment this theory with ideas and approaches from ‘soft’ systems thinking. This paper examines the essential differences between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ systems thinking through a comparison of their different perspectives on project management practice. The core ideas for a new perspective on project management are presented together with implications for the education and training of future project managers.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Departments:||Lancaster University Management School > Management Science|
|Deposited On:||11 Jul 2011 19:06|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 15:19|
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