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Author Biesek, Guilherme, author

Title Building options at project front-end strategizing : the power of capital design for evolvability / Guilherme Bieske, Nuno Gil
Published Newtown Square, PA : Project Management Institute, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (214 pages)
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Manuscript Summary; Acknowledgements; List of Tables; List of Figures; Chapter 1-Introduction; 1.1 -- Problem Articulation; 1.2 -- Conceptual Context and Research Gap; 1.3 -- Research Purpose, Objectives, and Research Questions; 1.4 -- Manuscript Structure; Chapter 2-Literature Review; 2.1 -- Capital Management of Projects: Integrating Risk Management and Design Flexibility at Front-End Strategizing; 2.2 -- Real Options: Theory and Practice; 2.3 -- Final Considerations; Chapter 3-Research Method; 3.1 -- Research Design
3.2 -- Research Validity and ReliabilityChapter 4-Exploratory Study: Uncovering Design for Evolvability Practices in Single-Funder Capital Project Environments; 4.1 -- Introduction; 4.2 -- Research Context; 4.3 -- Front-End Strategizing; 4.4 -- Using Options Logic in Capital Design for Evolvability; 4.5 -- Assessing the Flexibility Built-In; 4.6 -- Final Observations; Chapter 5-Design for Evolvability in Multi-Funder Environments: Insights from an Embedded Case Study at Network Rail; 5.2 -- The NR Capital Project Context; 5.3 -- Design for Evolvability in NR Capital Projects
5.4 -- Final ConsiderationsChapter 6-A Proof-Of-Principle of a Method to Design for Evolvability; 6.1 -- Introduction; 6.2 -- Part 1-Analyzing Options; 6.3 -- Part 2-Designing Alternatives; 6.4 -- Part 3-Project Strategizing; 6.5 -- Design for Evolvability Champion; Chapter 7-A Two-Group Controlled Experiment: Lab-Based Simulation of the Salford Crescent Redevelopment Project; 7.1 -- The Value of Theory-Oriented Experimental Research; 7.2 -- The Purpose of a Lab-Based Simulation of Front-End Strategizing; 7.3 -- Details of the Capital Project Informing the Simulation Experiment
7.4 -- Generation of Experimental Data7.5 -- Analysis of the Simulation Results; Chapter 8-Final Considerations: Research Implications and Outlook; 8.1 -- Summary; 8.2 -- Contributions to Theory and Practice; 8.3 -- Limitations and Future Research Directions; 8.4 -- Final Considerations; References; Appendices; A -- Interview Protocol; B -- Questionnaire to Assess Overall Satisfaction with the Front-End Strategizing Process; C -- Instructor's Guide; D -- Estimating Volatility from Historical Data; E -- Generic and Bespoke Design Briefs; F -- Route Map for Cross-Pennine, Yorkshire & Humber and North West
G -- TOC Franchises around the Salford Crescent AreaH -- Meeting Agenda; I -- Harvard-Style Case Study
Summary Based on project risk management concepts, real options theory, and experimental results, this book proposes a framework that will improve the quality of outcomes and increase the project team¿́¿s accountability during the design phase. -- Edited summary from book
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Subject Capital.
Requirements engineering.
Strategic planning.
Uncertainty.
Form Electronic book
Author Gil, Nuno, author
ISBN 1628250720 (electronic bk.)
9781628250725 (electronic bk.)