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Complexity & Project Management

Whether managing complex projects or implementing complex program or project management, complexity is an important topic in the project management field.  This topic has been much researched in recent years, and much has been published on the topic.  This section of the PM World Library provides access to a few useful resources on these topics.

PM World Journal

There have been several articles and papers related to complexity previously published in the PM World Journal and now included in the PM World Collection at https://pmworldlibrary.net/pm-world-collection/.

 

Organizations

International Centre for Complex Project Management (Australia) - a not-for-profit peak body dedicated to building organisational capability in complex project management. Learn more at https://iccpm.com

 

Papers, Reports, Studies

Ika, L., Coullard, J., Garon, S. (2021). Coping with Project Complexity: The Complexity Based Project Management Framework; PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue V, May. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/pmwj105-May2021-Ika-Couillard-Garon-coping-with-project-complexity.pdf

Pace, M. (2019). Can complex adaptive systems help the wicked problem that is project management? presented at the 13th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium, Richardson, Texas, USA in May 2019; published in the PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue VII, August.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/pmwj84-Aug2019-Pace-can-complex-adaptive-systems-help-wicked-project-management.pdf

Prieto, R. (2020). Decision Making Under Uncertainty; PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue XI, November.   Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/pmwj99-Nov2020-Prieto-Decision-Making-Under-Uncertainty.pdf

Sohi, A. J., Hertogh, M., Bosch-Rekveldt, M., Blom, R. (2016). Does lean & agile project management help coping with project complexity? ScienceDirect journal; Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 226, 14 July 2016, Pages 252-259. To access this paper, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042816308722  (Kumar)

Tain, D. (2019). Capitalizing on Complexity in Modern Business Environments: A Network-Based Perspective for Projects and Organizations; PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue II (February).  Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/pmwj79-Feb2019-Tain-capitalizing-on-complexity-in-modern-business-featured-paper.pdf

 

Articles, Blogs, Opinions

Villanyi Bokor, C. (2020).  There are complicated and there are complex projects; The Problem with Complexity, Part 2, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue XI, November.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/pmwj99-Nov2020-Bokor-the-problem-with-complexity-2-complicated-and-complex-projects.pdf

Villanyi Bokor, C. (2020).  The Problem with Complexity: What do you think? We have 30 seconds (part 1), PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue VIII, August.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/pmwj96-Aug2020-Bokor-the-problem-with-coplexity-30-seconds-part1.pdf

 

 

Books, Book Reviews

Jackson, S. R. (2019). Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We’re Thriving in a New World of Possibility, book review, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue XI, December. Online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/pmwj88-Dec2019-Jackson-Everyday-Chaos-book-review.pdf

 

 

Other Resources

 

 

More coming soon

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This section of the PMWL created in April 2018

 

 

 

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