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Key Fundamentals of Systems Theory

Describe the key fundamentals of systems theory (20) (1000-1500 words)   This is a succinct literature review of systems theory. At least 4 references sources must be referenced (including Hamilton). The Chicago method of referencing must be used     PART II – PRACTICAL APPLICATION (65 MARKS)   Apply systems theory to a project from your experience, as follows:   ·      Describe the project and list all its systems (4), and describe 2 systems in detail (16) [20 marks] (Remember – systems are processes, so you are in fact discussing processes) (250-500 words in total)   ·      Describe 2 examples showing how your project systems are interdependent  [16 marks] (show how a change, decision, problem in 1 system affects other systems) (250-500 words in total)   ·     Describe 2 management techniques/processes/tools by which your project systems may be co-ordinated [16 marks] (Clue: look in management books). We need to ensure that interrelated systems work together effectively. This can be achieved by coordination  (200-300 words)   ·      Describe 2 examples showing how the external environment affects your project systems [16 marks](200-300 words)     PART III – REFLECTION (15 MARKS)   You have now completed Parts I & II. What practical use is systems theory to a project manager (200-300 words)? [12 marks]