Themes

Managing Change in Complex Organizations. The Challenges of Transformation

The lecture informs on the main approaches, principles, and phases of change management, the implementation of respective plans under the impact of social and cultural factors. It discusses the waves of thinking on change in defence after the Cold war, with focus on defence transformation, smart defence, and the concept of Intelligent Complex Adaptive Systems.

Balancing Needs and Constraints: The Role of Planning Risks

The lecture presents the types of risk related to the use and the development of armed forces. It introduces the students to the theory and methods of assessing risks in defence planning, and provides examples on the usefulness of risk assessments. The students are acquainted with the main issues in managing risks at macro level, i.e...

Planning horizons. Defence Policy and Planning in Deep Uncertainty

The lecture presents the main cycle of planning and implementation defence and force development plans, as well as the main results and the interactions among long-term, mid-term, and short term planning processes. It presents an advanced method of accounting for deeper uncertainty in the policy and force development environment, represented by a set of context scenarios (...

Alternative Approaches to Defence Planning

Based on a model of strategy development, known as Bartlett model, the lecture examines the interrelations among key variables and factors in defence policy making and planning. It compares defence and force planning to operations planning and provides details on ten main alternative approaches to defence planning, in a comparative...

Managing Complex Organisations

The lecture introduces the principles of effective/ quality management according to the ISO 9000 series of standards and analysis of their applicability in managing defence organisations. It outlines the concepts of reengineering, transformation, and business process management and presents the model of “intelligent complex adaptive systems.” On that basis, it...

Principles and Standards of Effective Management

Best practices in the management business organisations are increasingly implemented in public organisations, including those dealing with security and defence. This lecture introduces the principles of effective /quality/ management according to the ISO 9000 series of standards and analysis of their applicability in managing security and defence organisations. It outlines...

Defence Policy and Management

This lecture presents the scope and the content of a defence policy, the main variables and their interrelations. The national defence policy is devised in the context of allied defence policies, the national security policy, other public policies and the respective allocation of public resources. The terms “management” and “security strategy” are...

Cybersecurity and the public domain (clone)

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Cybersecurity and the public domain

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