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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 7. Adapting APF

We weren’t forced to follow the old ideas.

—J. Georg Bednorz, IBM researcher and Nobel laureate

Few ideas are in themselves practical. It is for want of imagination in applying them, rather than in acquiring them that they fail. The creative process does not end with an idea—it only starts with an idea.

—John Arnold, MIT

APF is truly adaptive in that it can be used, and has been used, in a variety of different situations. As its name implies, it will work well in a number of situations other than those we have discussed so far. We’ll explore the more popular variations in this chapter.

APF Is Flexible and Adaptive

We have seen how APF not only anticipates adaptations but also expects them. We have already discussed that ...

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