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Why is the System Anatomy Useful in System Development?
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
2011 (English)In: The System anatomy: enabling Agile project management / [ed] L. Taxén, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2011, 169-185 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Images such as Gantt, WBS, PERT, and CPM have always played important roles in project management. In recent years, new types of images, such as the system anatomy, have emerged in complex development projects. The purpose of this chapter is to investigate why the alternative images seem to be more useful than the traditional ones during turbulent and complex circumstances. In conclusion we find that the alternative images are focused on integration activities and critical dependencies in the project. Typically, they emphasize common understanding and comprehensibility over formalism and rigor. In addition, these alternative images seem to be resonant with how our cognitive apparatus conceives coordination, thus making them more apt for managing complex development tasks.

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Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2011. 169-185 p.
Keyword [en]
system anatomy, project management, Gantt, cognition, activity domain theory
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Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111344ISBN: 978-91-44-07074-2OAI: diva2:755520
Available from: 2014-10-14 Created: 2014-10-14 Last updated: 2014-10-22Bibliographically approved

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