Project Management: Mastering Complexity

Hans L. M. Bakker, Marcel J. C. M. Hertogh, Marian G. C. Bosch-Rekveldt, DelftX

Develop the project management skills you need to handle complexity in engineering, infrastructure and other large projects.

Underestimating project complexity is widely accepted as one of the major causes of project failure. Based on international benchmarking activities (Merrow, 2010), we know that an average of 40% of projects do not deliver what they promised; for megaprojects in the oil and gas industry this figure is even worse (Ernst&Young, 2014).

As with most external factors, many of the causes and consequences of complexity are difficult to avoid or control. When dealing with complexity, standard practices in the field of project management often overlook the inherent uncertainties linked to the length and scale of engineering and infrastructure projects and their constantly changing environments. The situation is exacerbated by rapidly evolving technologies and social change.

Attempts to overcome these challenges by simply trying to reduce their causes is not enough.

In this course, you will learn our approach to mastering complexity, focused on front-end development and teamwork, which will help you develop the skills you need to make timely actions in order to tackle complexities and improve your chances of project success. You will learn how to enhance your own capacities and capabilities by ensuring you have the necessary balance of complementary skills in your team.

Project success starts with recognizing the main drivers of complexity, which can be highly subjective and highly dynamic. In this course, you will learn to identify what makes a project complex and how to perform a complexity assessment.

Examining the elements of a project (such as interfaces, stakeholders, cultures, environment, technology, etc.) and their intricate interactions is key to mastering complexity.

You will analyze these elements in the context of your own project. Then, based on our complexity framework, you will identify the complexity footprint of your project and use it to adapt your management processes. With personalized guidance and feedback from our world-class instructors, you will learn how to recognize what competencies you need to develop and how to adapt your management style accordingly, not only to improve project performance but also to enhance your decision-making capacity.

“We see projects still fail and there is a need to do things differently. That’s what this course is about: delivering the best practices for project execution based on our state-of-the-art research.” – Professor Hans Bakker.

What will you learn

  • To identify complexity and its elements
  • To perform a project complexity assessment
  • To develop a complexity footprint
  • To adapt your management processes to fit the complexities of your project
  • To master project complexity

Сессии:
  • 7 марта 2019
Характеристики онлайн курса:
  • Бесплатный:
  • Платный:
  • Сертификат:
  • MOOC:
  • Видеолекции:
  • Аудиолекции:
  • Email-курс:
  • Язык: Английский Gb

Отзывы

Пока никто не написал отзыв по этому курсу. Хотите быть первым?

Зарегистрируйтесь, чтобы оставить отзыв

Ещё курсы на эту тему:
Slide1 Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems
Introduction to the design and implementation of applications for handheld systems...
60189_c44d_15 Financial Modeling Training Course
This CFA Approved training covers core areas of Investment Banking including...
92864_09d1_4 The Insider Guide to Building an Online Store
Go Inside a $1.3 Million eCommerce Business to Learn How to Build Your Own Successful...
Envphys_water EP101: Your Body in the World: Adapting to Your Next Big Adventure
Discover the amazing adaptability of the human body to environmental stressors...
Medium_69822885243040 Design Thinking
Whether you are a student, a designer or an entrepreneur, join this course and...
Ещё от edX:
Bcbbc43f-ba44-4220-950a-3a8fac4dd0f6-2dd0dd280c55.small Managing the Value of Customer Relationships
Learn how to identify your most valuable customers to develop and implement...
Fcd236ea-68ae-46f7-b991-849a41cebc64-c2d3dd18e157.small Video Game Asset Creation and Process
Learn about the tools, processes and platforms that allow video game assets...
291ed465-7c33-4b3d-b8fb-ffd1f12193a6-18c8d4a03ff8.small Marketing Analytics: Data Tools and Techniques
Learn how to measure, manage and analyze customer data to make effective marketing...
006be5f1-6ad8-409e-a4f8-f924e3e7b0a5-3cf7372d3de8.small Selling Ideas: How to Influence Others, and Get Your Message to Catch On
Learn how to use social media and word of mouth to spread your message and grow...
3acfcae0-ed5a-413e-87a0-0c1fd4606b86-a47c511efbce.small Business Strategy from Wharton: Competitive Advantage
Learn how to develop and execute strategies to gain competitive advantage and...

© 2013-2017