Lagomizing, organic integration, and systems emergency wards

innovative practices in managing complex systems development projects

Many studies have advocated for using flexible and adaptive approaches when managing projects. But the suggestions for using these approaches are often ungrounded in effective managerial practices. This article examines a practice-oriented approach for developing complex development projects in the telecom industry, one that enables project managers to reduce project complexity and control the consequences of complexity. In doing so, it overviews the intersection between projects and innovation, noting how the field's lack of empirical analysis on using innovative approaches for managing complex projects is affecting practitioners and researchers. It lists the three challenges involved in managing complex systems development projects, adding that the traditional project success criteria (time, cost, scope) are unsatisfactory for gauging the success of complex projects.
member content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Join



Related Content

  • PM Network

    Unchartered Waters member content locked

    By Giannetto, Judy It could be a watershed moment for Finland and Estonia. Finnish entrepreneur Peter Vesterbacka, the former chief marketing officer of the company that developed Angry Birds, is looking to build the…

  • Project Management Journal

    External Stakeholder Management Strategies and Resources in Megaprojects member content locked

    By Ninan, Johan | Mahalingam, Ashwin | Clegg, Stewart Megaprojects involve managing external stakeholders with diverse interests. Using an Indian megaproject case study, we discuss how the project managed external stakeholders through strategies such…

  • PM Network

    Wanted: Data member content locked

    Good data is the lifeblood of a successful artificial intelligence (AI) project. But collecting and parsing quality data can be time-consuming and costly. That leaves many AI teams facing a…

  • PM Network

    Orbital Test member content locked

    By Ali, Ambreen It's getting crowded up there. In yet another space race driven by privatization, startups are launching projects to get more satellites into Earth's low orbit. Having more satellites closer to…

  • PM Network

    Jet Setters member content locked

    By Fister Gale, Sarah Like any leading aerospace company, Embraer is driven by a mission to aim higher. The company ranks as one of the world's largest commercial jet manufacturers, but with newer, more fuel-efficient…


Publishing or acceptance of an advertisement is neither a guarantee nor endorsement of the advertiser's product or service. View advertising policy.