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Peter Drucker Forum 2013: “Project Management, Systems Thinking & Complexity” panel discussion

Project management panel discussion

Project Management, Systems Thinking & Complexity Panel discussion led by Johan Roos, SE, Dean and Managing Director Jönköping International Business School, on the second day of the 5th Global Peter Drucker Forum.

Johan Roos is joined by speaker, Dr. Terry Cooke-Davies, the Chair of Human Systems International, Philip R. Diab (JO) Chair, Board of Directors, Project Management Institute and David Hurst (UK) Owner at DKH Productions.

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Peter Drucker Forum 2013: “Project Management, Systems Thinking & Complexity” by Terry Cooke-Davies

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On the second day of the 5th Global Peter Drucker Forum, Terry Cooke-Davies took a look at the area of project management, systems thinking & complexity.  He stated that the world of work is increasingly moving towards the world of change and projects, and it is the management of these that are the keys to success.

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BOOK REVIEW: “The Innovator’s Dilemma” by Clayton M. Christensen (2011)

Key concepts: disruptive innovation, leapfrogging, processes, corporate culture, project management

Companies and industries studied: Apple, Nucor, Dell, Toyota, GM, GE, Ford, Compaq, HP, IBM, disk drive industry

Summary
It is said that this was Steve Job’s favourite book and had a lot of influence on the way he ran Apple. It focuses on disruptive technology and shows why a lot of companies miss out on innovation in markets and why leaders are often ‘leapfrogged’ by challengers. Among some of the surprising theories Christensen states that companies should NOT always listen to their customers (Steve Jobs declared this many times over; so did Henry Ford). Also, it may be better for a company to invest in lower margin products rather than high margin ones. 

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