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Title: Using Project Complexity Determinations to Establish Required Levels of Project Rigor

Abstract

The concepts discussed in this paper 1) focus on using technical competencies and skills in making objective determinations regarding project complexity based on objective scoring criteria and 2) then using the complexity determinations to establish the level of rigor required in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects to maximize process efficiency. This paper presents a project complexity analysis methodology for defining the levels of project management process rigor a project team needs to employ to maximize project delivery efficiencies without compromising quality and performance. Methods for making project complexity determinations based on project lifecycle size, duration, organizational complexity, requirements, technology readiness, risk, and visibility are discussed. The paper correlates the levels of rigor needed by project management process groups given the determined level of project complexity. Next, the paper presents a graded approach to defining extent of team formation, planning documentation rigor, stakeholder communication rigor, requirements management rigor, acquisition planning, risk management, executing, and monitoring and controlling rigor dependent on project complexity determinations. Methods for integrating and aligning the project complexity determination methods into existing project management procedures and processes are also discussed as well as methods for training personnel in the use of the method andmore » facilitating and monitoring effectiveness of implementation within an organization in which project delivery is a mission focus.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Security Technologies, LLC. (NSTec), Mercury, NV (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nevada Test Site/National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1240271
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/25946-2512
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC52-06NA25946
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Project Management International Global Congress Orlando, FL October 11 - 13, 2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
complexity, project, determination, management, training, verification

Citation Formats

Andrews, Thomas D. Using Project Complexity Determinations to Establish Required Levels of Project Rigor. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Andrews, Thomas D. Using Project Complexity Determinations to Establish Required Levels of Project Rigor. United States.
Andrews, Thomas D. Thu . "Using Project Complexity Determinations to Establish Required Levels of Project Rigor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1240271.
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abstractNote = {The concepts discussed in this paper 1) focus on using technical competencies and skills in making objective determinations regarding project complexity based on objective scoring criteria and 2) then using the complexity determinations to establish the level of rigor required in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects to maximize process efficiency. This paper presents a project complexity analysis methodology for defining the levels of project management process rigor a project team needs to employ to maximize project delivery efficiencies without compromising quality and performance. Methods for making project complexity determinations based on project lifecycle size, duration, organizational complexity, requirements, technology readiness, risk, and visibility are discussed. The paper correlates the levels of rigor needed by project management process groups given the determined level of project complexity. Next, the paper presents a graded approach to defining extent of team formation, planning documentation rigor, stakeholder communication rigor, requirements management rigor, acquisition planning, risk management, executing, and monitoring and controlling rigor dependent on project complexity determinations. Methods for integrating and aligning the project complexity determination methods into existing project management procedures and processes are also discussed as well as methods for training personnel in the use of the method and facilitating and monitoring effectiveness of implementation within an organization in which project delivery is a mission focus.},
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