Collaborative Community: Innovation at Computer Sciences Corporation | University of Oxford

Collaborative Community: Innovation at Computer Sciences Corporation

Professor Paul Adler
17:30 - 18:30
Saïd Business School
Park End Street
Oxford
OX1 1HP
Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
Required

This final lecture will focus on the challenge of innovation, in particular, in the development of large-scale software systems, where many projects end in functional, cost and schedule failures. Professor Adler will show that Computer Sciences Corporation’s Federal Systems group’s exceptional performance depended on the creation of a distinctive form of community among its personnel and with its customers, a form that he calls collaborative. As with Kaiser’s value-rationality and Toyota’s enabling bureaucracy, the implementation of this collaborative community principle presupposed and encourages a shift towards a socialist structure.