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Managing Complex Projects by Kathleen B. Hass

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CHAPTER 16Applying Complexity Thinking to Projects with Significant Risks, Dependencies, and External Constraints

  Project Profile
Complexity Dimensions Independent Moderately Complex Highly Complex
Risks, Dependencies, and External Constraints
  • Considered low risk
  • Some external influences
  • No challenging integration issues
  • No new or unfamiliar regulatory requirements
  • No punitive exposure
  • Considered moderate risk
  • Some project objectives are dependent on external factors
  • Challenging integration effort
  • Some new regulatory requirements
  • Acceptable exposure
  • Considered high risk
  • Overall project success depends largely on external factors
  • Significant integration required
  • Highly regulated or novel sector
  • Significant exposure

Complex projects ...

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