The Unruly Projekt is the title of a new and different book about project management. But at the same time it is the title of a research project undertaken by the author within his own consultant firm.
The Book ask the obvious question: When projects so often fails, could it because we totally have misunderstood something, and through seven popular told essays he answers the question with a sounding YES! And thereafter step by step takes the reader by the hand and guide him to a complete new understanding of the project, its nature and management.
The author has himself a lifelong experience as project manager and has quite unusual placed himself as an international recognized researcher within the topic of project management where his ideas about the project as a complex system are often referred to. When we again and again are told, argues he, that projects become increasingly more complex as an explanation of the frequent failures, why don t we look at the complex systems theory, and by that brings managing chaotic systems into our thinking.
The Unruly Project is also available in spanish and norwegian.