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
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