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Effective Complex Project Management: An Adaptive Agile Framework for Delivering Business Value

Book Description

With technology continuing to invade the business world and the convergence of complexity, uncertainty, and constant change, a whole new class of projects has emerged for which traditional project management models such as Waterfall are totally insufficient. These are called complex projects. Extreme Project Management models and a variety of Agile Project Management models such as Scrum, Rational Unified Process, Feature-Driven Development, and Dynamic Systems Development Method have emerged, but project failure rates have not been measurably reduced. 

Effective Complex Project Management offers a proven solution to managing any project that must succeed in the face of organizational complexity and market uncertainty, in the form of an adaptive complex project framework. Developed, refined, and validated through 20+ years of client experiences and feedback from project management thought leaders, this framework and robust methodology has demonstrated a favorable impact on project and program management success rates. 

Dr. Wysocki demonstrates that for program and project managers to be consistently successful in managing complex projects, they need to include in their project management portfolio of processes an adaptive framework that continuously analyzes and adapts to changing and modifying conditions even to the point of changing project management models mid-project. The author’s adaptive complex project framework is currently the only robust tool to offer an orderly approach to do just that. When applied and managed correctly, this intuitive framework that proceeds from ideation to set-up to execution has proven to deliver on the purpose of programs and projects without fail, in the form of desired business value.

Key Features
  • Defines the four-quadrant project landscape in order to classify project types
  • Classifies the linear, incremental, iterative, adaptive, and extreme project management model types into the appropriate project quadrants
  • Introduces the objective, strategy, and tactics model to align projects to the strategic plan
  • Uses a co-manager project team model for increasing business value
  • Emphasizes meaningful client involvement for increasing project success
  • Presents an incremental implementation model for defining and transitioning to an effective complex project management environment
  • Details a project support office used for complex project management