Problems, conflicts and decisions
While frequently treated as separate topics, conflict management, problem solving and decision making are interrelated and all are focused on achieving the best possible outcome. Dr Lynda Bourne looks at how to deal with wicked problems.
Sun Tzu and the art of stakeholder management
Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War nearly 2,500 years ago; his ideas have been widely translated and are regularly used as a guide for management thinking. But, asks Lynda Bourne, why go to war when you can instead learn to manage your stakeholders well?
Information integration, the new project paradigm
Information disparity is often the biggest obstacle to managing large, technical projects like those in the mining, oil & gas industries. Rob Stummer of IFS says information integration can be the key to success for these kinds of projects.