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Managing Complex Projects by Kathleen B. Hass

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PART IComplexity Thinking in the world of Business

In this part, we introduce complexity theory, the nature of complex adaptive systems, and their relevance to the world of business. We then present the case for applying complexity thinking to managing complex projects, building high-performing project teams, and selecting the appropriate management approach.

In Chapter 1 we briefly define complexity theory and consider the nature of complex adaptive systems. We then explore the notion of businesses and project teams as examples of complex adaptive systems.

In Chapter 2 we examine conventional project management approaches and consider whether they are sufficient for dealing with complex projects. We then present an adaptive approach to managing ...

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