New Book from BU MET’s Carl Belack Introduces Cognitive Readiness for Project Managers and Teams
Lecturer Carl Belack, who teaches Project Risk and Cost Management (MET AD 644) and IT Project Management (MET CS 632), has published a book entitled Cognitive Readiness in Project Teams: Reducing Project Complexity and Increasing Success in Project Management (Productivity Press, 2019). Coauthored by Ivano Di Filippo and Daniele Di Filippo, the book takes a neuroscience-based approach to human behavior and ambiguity in order to reduce project complexity and thereby increase the probability of project success. The book examines the concept of cognitive readiness (CR), first developed by the United States Department of Defense to better prepare and manage teams of individuals in complex battlefield situations. Its intent is to make project managers and teams more focused, responsive, resilient, and adaptive through self-mastery and the mastering of interpersonal relationships.