Project management in the age of complexity and change

This paper presents a study of complex society and its relationship to project management.Complex society is characterized by open systems, chaos, self-organization and interdependence.Accelerated change drives instability and chaos following an autocatalytic process.The conventional project management approach assumes a world of order and a predictable environment in which one can set and deliver a clear set of goals in a defined manner.The traditional approach is open to challenge.The author argues that a paradigm shift in project management is essential for it to be relevant and effective in a complex society of this century.Research is needed to further define a fresh understanding of project management and how it can respond to the challenges of a complex society.This necessitates working globally to advance the field.
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