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Integrated Project Management

   Traditional rational thinking is still largely based on reductionist and cause-and-effect modes. These may not be able to cope with complexity, leading to narrowly focused, piece-meal decision making which may result in unplanned outcomes and which from an overall point of view may be ineffective. Integrated PM takes a comprehensive view, focusing on the whole and trying to explain the role or behavior of the projects and tasks in terms of that whole, rather than the other way around.

Systems Thinking

Systems Thinking
“Systems Thinking strives for effectiveness in terms of the system as a whole, rather than the narrow efficiency of its parts.”

Multi-Faceted Projects

Multi-Faceted Projects
“There are many facets of a project, each interacting with one or more other facets. Integrated PM looks at the inter-relationships, correlations, and impact between the various state variables defining the observed project behavior."

Management Science

Management Science
“With projects there is a great variety of decision-making problems impacting performance. In each instance an Integrated PM approach, based on systems thinking, will lead to more insightful decision making."