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Profiling Project Complexity: Insights from Complexity Science and Project Management Literature

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The current understanding of project complexity is limited in that there is neither a widely recognized conceptualization of project complexity nor a convergent view on how to deal with its effects. Drawing on the extant literature concerning project complexity and complexity science, this article develops a coherent and holistic profile of project complexity and provides reflections on its implications for project management theory and practice. This profile serves as a touchstone for practitioners to better understand, assess, and address complexity in their projects and as an aid to researchers in framing their research efforts.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Kiridena, S. & Sense, A. (2017). Profiling Project Complexity: Insights from Complexity Science and Project Management Literature. Project Management Journal, 47 (6), 56-74.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85046847755

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1650

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 18

Start Page


  • 56

End Page


  • 74

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • The current understanding of project complexity is limited in that there is neither a widely recognized conceptualization of project complexity nor a convergent view on how to deal with its effects. Drawing on the extant literature concerning project complexity and complexity science, this article develops a coherent and holistic profile of project complexity and provides reflections on its implications for project management theory and practice. This profile serves as a touchstone for practitioners to better understand, assess, and address complexity in their projects and as an aid to researchers in framing their research efforts.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Kiridena, S. & Sense, A. (2017). Profiling Project Complexity: Insights from Complexity Science and Project Management Literature. Project Management Journal, 47 (6), 56-74.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85046847755

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1650

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 18

Start Page


  • 56

End Page


  • 74

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United States