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Managing Complex Projects by Kathleen B. Hass

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CHAPTER 14Applying Complexity Thinking to High-Visibility Strategic Projects

  Project Profile
Complexity Dimensions Independent Moderately Complex Highly Complex
Strategic Importance, Political Implications, Multiple Stakeholders
  • Strong executive support
  • No political implications
  • Straightforward communications
  • Adequate executive support
  • Some direct impact on mission
  • Minor political implications
  • 2-3 stakeholder groups
  • Challenging communication and coordination effort
  • Mixed/inadequate executive support
  • Impact on core mission
  • Major political implications
  • Visible at highest levels of the organization
  • Multiple stakeholder groups with conflicting expectations

Complex projects include highly visible, strategic projects that affect the core ...

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