Complexity

In today’s fast-paced, competitive, dynamic environment, the challenging characteristics of programs and projects may be viewed as complexity. Efforts to navigate complexity include setting up the appropriate organizational structure, diligently researching programs or projects prior to approval, cultivating talent, fostering leadership, nurturing flexibility and being resilient.

  • Academic Research

    Maximizing Organizational Resilience under Institutional Complexity in Interorganizational Projects member content open

    By Wang, Linzhuo | Zhu, Fangwei | Müller, Ralf This empirical study uses mix-methods research to uncover how to improve organizational resilience by arguing for the design of governance systems of collaborative relationships.

  • Project Management Journal

    Explorative Learning in Infrastructure Development Megaprojects member content locked

    By Liu, Yan | Hertogh, Marcel | Yuan, Ziwei | Liu, Huimin This research draws upon the case study of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB)--a cross-sea link construction project--to study how explorative learning was achieved and sustained.

  • Project Management Journal

    Using Principal–Steward Contracting and Scenario Planning to Manage Megaprojects member content locked

    By Turner, J. Rodney Megaprojects are complex, but people use constructs inappropriate in complex situations for their management, particularly contractual arrangements.

  • Project Management Journal

    Coping With Institutional Complexity and Voids member content locked

    By Fu, Yongcheng | Zhang, Lihan | Chen, Yongqiang This study investigates how transnational interorganizational projects (IOPs) cope with institutional complexity and voids.

  • PMI Case Study

    Saudi Aramco member content open

    This in-depth case study outlines a project to increase productivity with Saudi Arabian public petroleum and natural gas company, Saudi Aramco.

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