Mastering complexity through cooperation has been my practice for 30 years.
The aim of this blog is to share transdisciplinary knowledge useful for the management of territorial or digital projects.
My name is Frédéric Rousseau. I develop innovative methods through experimentation on large projects by hybridizing social sciences with engineering sciences.
My background is in engineering, and the core of my job is project management of large infrastructure projects. In this capacity, I have managed the construction of 200 km of motorways in France, then internationally I have contributed to operations in Greece, Peru, Colombia, etc…
Gradually, I broadened my field of action to tunnel-type technical systems and then to digital transformation projects.
Confronted with these complex projects, full of stakeholders, I undertook a “co-researcher” approach. In association with Canadian and French organization researchers, I use projects as a field of experimentation to deepen academic concepts. I then write research or popularization articles to further develop and disseminate these methods.
As a “Marginal secant”, I cross-reference advanced research practices with proven project management practices.
To illustrate this approach, here are a few examples that intermingle throughout the projects: mobilizing the imaginary on territorial projects, weaving ruptures, practicing urban acupuncture, creating mediating objects.
In addition, I have been teaching for ten years the “Transdisciplinary Project Management” course at the École Spéciale des Travaux Publics in Paris.
This blog is a tool to better share this knowledge, explore practices and concepts, federate a learning community.