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Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice | Project Research Institute

Exploring the Complexity of Projects: Implications of Complexity Theory for Project Management Practice

This PMI research project monograph by Dr Svetlana Cicmil, Dr Terry Cooke-Davies, Prof Lynn Crawford, Dr  Kurt Richardson presents an understanding of what information theorists and scientists really mean when they use the terms complex and complexity through to an understanding of what project complexity means in practice. Using an interpretive framework the research brings evidence forward about three key aspects of complexity in projects: conflicting understandings about goal of the project; unpredictability of future events; and interaction of multi-agencies (people, culture, values etc.). As with all good research it moves the reader toward the implications for practice and research in its conclusion.

An introductory overview of this book.

The asynchronous discussion forum of the PMRI book club considered key factors  (weekly topics  Feb 23 - Mar 15) [MEMBER CONTENT]

We will host a discussion with the author to close this book club. 

 

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