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Online healthcheck complex project risk

Online healthcheck complex project risk

In a 12-minute video Michael Cavanagh discusses the difference between complicated and complex projects and describes the additional project management techniques needed to succeed in the latter. Michael also demonstrates an on-line assessment tool to allow the whole project team to quickly establish consensus on the issues and the options for addressing them.


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Managing "Complexity" versus "Complicated": Short Video

Managing "Complexity" versus "Complicated": Short Video

In the second short video "Complex or merely complicated?" in his series on Project Management Michael Cavanagh explains the difference between "complicated" and "complex" and why you really need to know which of the two you are dealing with as a project manager


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First and second order management techniques video

First and second order management techniques video

In this excellent 3-minute video Michael Cavanagh explains how familiar 'first order' project management tools are vital, and perform well up to a point; but as project complexity increases, less prescriptive '2nd order' techniques must be deployed. The difference in outcomes are as great as playing of basic scales on a piano versus the work of a great virtuoso such as Rachmaninov.


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From Social Networking to Swarm Intelligence

From Social Networking to Swarm Intelligence
A new area of research called "complexity science" embraces the notion that an ant colony and the human brain, the stock market and Facebook all have something in common. All are complex systems, basically huge networks made up of individual components whose behavior is difficult to predict. Kathleen Ryan O'Connor reports on Bioteams and Research from Binghamton University NY.

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Complex Decision-making: New Research

Complex Decision-making: New Research
Neither snap judgements nor sleeping on a problem are any better than conscious thinking for making complex decisions, according to new research. The finding debunks a controversial 2006 research result asserting that unconscious thought is superior for complex decisions, such as buying a house or car. If anything, the new study suggests that conscious thought leads to better choices.

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Simplexity: small causes yield huge effects

Simplexity: small causes yield huge effects
The way small causes yield huge effects is itself only one piece of the much grander idea of simplexity, a science that is increasingly being studied at universities and institutes around the world, but nowhere more intensely than at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. No single unified rule governs all complex or simple systems, but there are a few big ones.

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Organisations are living complex systems claims physicist

Organisations are living complex systems claims physicist

Fritjof Capra says organisations are not just like living systems - they are living systems!


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Complex adaptive systems and virtual team collaboration

Complex adaptive systems and virtual team collaboration
Leading complexity thinkers apply biological principles to enterprises: The Biology of Business is a set of essays by ten researchers and practitioners in Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS).

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Bioteams Glossary

Here is a number of terms definitions that relate to bioteaming and virtual teams.

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