Delay and disruption in complex projects

Susan Howick, Fran Ackermann, Colin Eden, Terence Williams

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In this chapter we discuss the role of system dynamics (SD) modelling in understanding, and planning, a complex project. In particular we are interested in understanding how and why projects can go awry in a manner that seems surprising and often very difficult to unravel.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science
EditorsRobert A. Meyers
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-27737-5
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2017


  • complex systems
  • complex problems
  • disruption


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