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Complexity Part 2: Solutions to Project Complexity

In Part 1 of this GATEKEEPER series on complexity, we identified 8 key sources of project and project team complexity.  In Part 2, we discuss what can be done about them.

The discussion has to start with inherent project complexity, which includes technical complexity and non-technical, or social-political complexity. A structured approach is necessary to ensure completeness.  Table 1 lists a few of the sources of technical complexity, and Table 2 lists a few of the sources of social-politicalcomplexity.