Complexity in project management

Navigate complexity with dexterity

Complexity in projects and programs has different meanings in different organizations. If your organization’s leadership feels its work is complex, it must function in a way that best navigates that complexity.

Ultimately, how your organization anticipates, comprehends and navigates complexity determines your rate of success. You must address complexity for three critical reasons:

  1. Complexity is not going away and will only increase.
  2. Large budgets are at stake.
  3. Effectively navigating complexity delivers a competitive advantage.

Your organization must establish the vision, mission and expected outcomes in a way that is broad enough to be complete, yet simple enough to understand – as our Pulse of the Profession® report describes. Use the resources on this page along with our foundational standards to help you reduce risk and effectively navigate complexity.


Resources on complexity



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