Managing Complex Projects

Management Concepts

How long?

  • 2 days
  • online, in person

What are the topics?

Management Concepts

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Who should attend

This course is intended for advanced level Program and Project managers.

About the course

Complex projects require different project management strategies and techniques. By applying proven techniques and best practices in a specific and systematic way, you will learn the strategies needed to meet the unique challenges associated with complex projects. You are introduced to a recommended complex project management process based on research. You will apply these principles and techniques by working in small groups and reflecting on possible approaches to managing real projects within your organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and discuss project complexity management
  • Apply a best practice framework for managing project complexity
  • Develop management approaches for large projects
  • Develop management approaches for high-uncertainty projects
  • Formulate management approaches for edge of chaos projects
  • Create an on-the-job action plan

Course Topics

Complexity & the Project Environment

  • Success Rates of Complex Projects
  • Complexity
  • Historical Approaches
  • Success Characteristics

Best Practice Framework for Managing Project Complexity

  • Best Practice Framework
  • Identify Project Complexity Regime
  • Identify Specific Project Uncertainties
  • Reduce Complexity of the Project
  • Modularize Project Elements to Isolate Uncertainty
  • Assign Key Personnel
  • Develop Sponsor & Stakeholder Analysis
  • Develop Strategy, Methodology, & Best Practice for Project Situation
  • Develop a Communication Strategy
  • Identify Risk Factors
  • Risk Management Process
  • Integrate into Project Planning

Managing Large Projects

  • Project Complexity Matrix
  • Large Project Characteristics
  • Large Project Organization
  • Strategies
  • Methodologies
  • Managing Priorities
  • Approaches

Managing High-uncertainty Projects

  • Project Complexity Matrix
  • High-uncertainty Project Characteristics
  • Plan for Ambiguity
  • Strategies
  • High-uncertainty Methodologies
  • Probability Primer
  • Approach: Conditional Planning

Managing Edge of Chaos Projects

  • Project Complexity Matrix
  • Edge of Chaos Project Characteristics
  • Strategies
  • Methods & Techniques
  • Edge of Chaos Leadership Characteristics
  • Situational Leadership
  • Six Steps of Coaching
  • Diverse Project Teams

Developing an Action Plan

  • Best Practice Framework
  • Putting It All Together
  • Action Plan

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