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Managing Complex Projects by Kathleen B. Hass

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CHAPTER 17Applying Complexity Thinking to Projects with a High Level of IT Complexity

“For every complex problem there is a simple solution. And it is wrong:”

—H. L. MENCKEN, JOURNALIST AND SATIRIST

  Project Profile
Complexity Dimensions Independent Moderately Complex Highly Complex
Level of IT Complexity
  • Solution is readily achievable using existing, well-understood technologies
  • IT complexity is low
  • Solution is difficult to achieve or technology is proven but new to the organization
  • IT complexity and legacy integration are moderate
  • Solution requires groundbreaking innovation
  • Solution is likely to use immature, unproven, or complex technologies provided by outside vendors
  • IT complexity and legacy integration are high

The development ...

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