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Managing Complex Projects by Kathleen B. Hass

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PART IIIApplying Complexity Thinking to Select the Project Cycle

Based on the project profile diagnosed using the Project Complexity Model, and after the core project leadership team is established, the team collaborates to determine the appropriate project cycle to use. All projects have a cycle, a sequence of stages through which the project passes. Typical cycles comprise a series of periods and phases, each with a defined output that guides research, development, construction, and acquisition of goods and services.1

Project cycle models (also referred to as project life cycle models) are not interchangeable, and one size does not fit all. As projects have become more complex, project cycles have evolved to address the various levels of complexity. ...

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