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Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice by Kurt Richardson, Lynn Crawford, Terry Cooke-Davies, Svetlana Cicmil

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CHAPTER 5

Complexity Thinking and the Concept of CRPR—Implications for Project Management Practice and Future Possibilities for Project Management Research

In the introductory sections of this report, we have illuminated and discussed a number of key unsolved and paradoxical issues in the theory and practice of project-based working and project management, drawing on the extant body of research and debate in the field. These concerns include:

  1. Modelling of projects and project management process,
  2. Issues with project control, triple-constraint, and iron triangle,
  3. Definition of project performance evaluation criteria (success/failure),
  4. Dynamics and change of conditions and behavior over time,
  5. Re-planning, risk management , and renegotiation ...

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