Course Description

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

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Projects sometimes appear too complex to handle - trying to identify the multitude of variables to be managed, let alone anticipating how they might interact to create unexpected challenges, can be overwhelming. Leading a complex project requires a new way of thinking—a new approach to applying known project management techniques and tools, with a clear understanding of the variables involved, in order to move forward.  This course provides an innovative approach to assess project complexity in order to develop a plan that provides the right level of control and deploy the best techniques and flexibility for success.

Attendees will learn to use Strategy Execution’s unique Complexity Indicator and Complex Project Model to increase effectiveness in controlling the complexity in a project. The Complex Project Model provides valuable insight into the variables that create the complexity of a particular project. It enables delegates 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.

The exercises and readings are designed to give a hands-on experience from a new perspective, while determining the true level of project complexity and using complexity to assist rather than hinder progress. This course is a must for the experienced project manager who needs to manage 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

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