12. Advanced Techniques

Project design is an intricate discipline, and the previous chapters covered only the basic concepts. This was deliberate, to allow for a moderate learning curve. There is more to project design, and in this chapter you will find additional techniques useful in almost any project, not just the very large or the very complex. What these techniques have in common is that they give you a better handle on risk and complexity. You will also see how to successfully handle even the most challenging and complex projects.

God Activities

As the name implies, god activities are activities too large for your project. “Too large” could be a relative term, when a god activity is too large with respect to other activities in the project. ...

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