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Leading Complex Projects

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Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 22.5 2.5 10 10 0 0 0 2.5 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 22.5
Technical PMP/PgMp 2.5
Leadership 10
Strategy 10
PfMP 2.5
  • CEUs: 2.2
  • CPEs: 27
  • Field of Study: Management Advisory Services

Have you ever taken on a project that appeared just too complex to handle? Just trying to identify the multitude of variables to be managed, let alone to anticipate how they might interact to create unexpected challenges, can be overwhelming. So how do you determine the true complexity, with a clear understanding of the variables involved and move forward to develop a plan that provides the right level of control and flexibility for success.

Leading a complex project requires a new way of thinking—a new approach to applying known project management techniques and tools. Leading Complex Projects provides an innovative approach to assess project complexity and to deploy the best techniques to achieve success.

You’ll learn to use Strategy Execution’s unique Complexity Indicator and Complex Project Model to increase your effectiveness in controlling the complexity in your project. The Complex Project Model provides valuable insight into the variables that create the complexity of your particular project. It enables you 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—in short, to stack the odds of success in your favor!

The exercises and readings are designed to give you hands-on experience from a new perspective while determining the true level of project complexity and using complexity to assist rather than hinder progress. Among the tools provided is an automated template of Strategy Execution’s Complexity Indicator. Using your answers to the questions in the Complexity Indicator, this tool automatically calculates your project’s complexity level, and plots the strengths and weaknesses of your project against the nine areas of PMBOK® Guide. This course is a must for the experienced project manager who needs a leg up in managing 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

This course uses digital materials.

  • Understanding Complexity in Projects

    Elements of complexity theory




    Nonlinear dynamics

    Open/closed systems

    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



    Project management

  • Determining Project Complexity

    Strategy Execution’s Complexity Indicator

    Assessing complexity levels

    Applying the indicator

  • Communicating Project Complexity

    Communication platforms

    Risk and risk response

    Change management

    Problem solving

  • Designing for Complex Projects


    Design tasks

    Planning for project execution

  • Leading Complex Projects

    Leadership levels

    Clear vision

    Principles for leading complex projects

    Disciplines for leading complex projects