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Adaptive Project Framework: Managing Complexity in the Face of Uncertainty by Ph.D. Robert K. Wysocki

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Chapter 4. How to Build the APF Cycle

Try several solutions at once. Maybe none of them, alone, would solve the problem, but in combination they do the job.

—Ray Josephs, President, Ray Josephs Associates, Inc.

People who produce good results feel good about themselves.

—Kenneth H. Blanchard, Chairman, Blanchard Training and Development

The Cycle Build phase is similar to Traditional Project Management practices you are already familiar with. Work commences, scope changes are proposed, problems arise, and solutions are put in place. Time, cost, and resource availability are affected.

There are some noticeable differences from TPM, however. First, APF cycle duration is fixed, and almost never changes for any reason. Early termination of a cycle ...

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