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Managing Complex Projects by Kathleen B. Hass

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CHAPTER 11Applying Complexity Thinking to Highly Innovative, Urgent Projects

  Project Profile
Complexity Dimensions Independent Moderately Complex Highly Complex
Urgency and Flexibility of Cost, Time, and Scope
  • Minimized Scope
  • Small milestones
  • Flexible schedule, budget, and scope
  • Schedule, budget, scope can undergo minor variations, but deadlines are firm
  • Achievable scope and milestones
  • Over-ambitious schedule and scope
  • Deadline is aggressive, fixed, and cannot be changed
  • Budget, scope, and quality have no room for flexibility

An urgent project that demands an innovative solution and has an aggressive scope and schedule is another type of complex project. In this chapter we recommend management techniques that can help you and your ...

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