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Managing Complex Projects by Kathleen B. Hass

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CHAPTER 6Appropriate Project Cycles for Independent Projects

As depicted in the Project Complexity Model, independent business projects are typically of short duration and are staffed with competent project leadership and internal team members (two to four team members) who have worked together in the past, use repeatable processes, and have a track record of reliable estimates. Scope has been minimized, and both the schedule and budget have some flexibility.

The business objective on an independent project is clear, requirements are well-defined and stable, and the solution is readily achievable using existing, well-understood technology. In addition, the project has strong executive support, few stakeholders, and no political implications. ...

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