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Managing Complex Projects by Kathleen B. Hass

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CHAPTER 9Applying Complexity Thinking to Large, Long-Duration Projects

  Independent Moderately Complex Highly Complex
Time/Cost < 3 months< $250K 3-6 months$250K-750K > 6 months> $750K
Team Size 3-4 team members 5-10 team members > 10 team members

In this chapter we first explore the nature of project complexity on large, long-duration projects, which often span multiple years. We then recommend techniques for you to consider in leading your team to manage the project and deliver the most innovative solution.

WHAT MAKES LARGE, LONG-DURATION PROJECTS COMPLEX?

Of the various elements that combine to make long-duration projects complex, the most significant is the inevitable changes that will occur in the business environment, which will ...

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