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Projects sometimes appear too complex to handle - trying to identify the multitude of variables to be managed, let alone anticipating how they might interact to create unexpected challenges, can be overwhelming. Leading a complex project requires a new way of thinking—a new approach to applying known project management techniques and tools, with a clear understanding of the variables involved, in order to move forward. This course provides an innovative approach to assess project complexity in order to develop a plan that provides the right level of control and deploy the best techniques and flexibility for success.
Attendees will learn to use Strategy Execution’s unique Complexity Indicator and Complex Project Model to increase effectiveness in controlling the complexity in a project. The Complex Project Model provides valuable insight into the variables that create the complexity of a particular project. It enables delegates to select existing tools from a new point of view that both limits the level of complexity and leverages use of the remaining complexity for positive results.
The exercises and readings are designed to give a hands-on experience from a new perspective, while determining the true level of project complexity and using complexity to assist rather than hinder progress. This course is a must for the experienced project manager who needs to manage the seemingly unmanageable.
Reminder: It is highly recommended that participants already have practical project management experience and a thorough understanding of project management tools and techniques.
- Select leadership techniques to increase your odds of success
- Apply the concepts of complexity science to project management
- Use Strategy Execution’s Complexity Indicator to assess your project’s complexity level
- Create an innovative framework for managing project complexity using Strategy Execution’s Complex Project Model and Process
Understanding Complexity in Projects
Elements of complexity theory
Leadership approaches and techniques
Leaders in complexity
The Complex Project Model and Process
Strategy Execution’s Complex Project Model
Strategy Execution’s Complex Project Process
Knowledge of complexity
Determining Project Complexity
Strategy Execution’s Complexity Indicator
Assessing complexity levels
Applying the indicator
Communicating Project Complexity
Risk and risk response
Designing for Complex Projects
OBS, PBS, WBS
Planning for project execution
Leading Complex Projects
Principles for leading complex projects
Disciplines for leading complex projects