Navigating Complexity: Project Culture in support of dealing with Ambiguity – Case Study
– published by The Project Management Institute (PMI) and written by Simona Bonghez, Ph.D, PMP, BRISK Business Inc.
Being deeply immersed in the project details might at times impede the project manager’s recognition of elements of complexity. Ignoring complexity before the project start and trying to solve the situation only after difficulties have arisen could cause a manageable situation to become a troubled project. The case study presented in this paper confirmed the necessity of building a project culture that enables the mitigation of issues related to ambiguity and human behavior. However, establishing a project culture that supports and rewards the project team members is a journey that never ends; its sustainability requires a continuous organizational effort. And no matter how costly this effort might be, it solves only partially the complexity aspects in programs and projects.
Simona Bonghez, Ph.D. – Author, Speaker, Owner of Colors in Projects, Principal Consultant of BRISK Business Inc.
Although she has IT background, Simona Bonghez’s professional path moved slowly towards training and consultancy. With over 20 years’ experience in Management and Project Management, Simona is involved in delivering multiple training programs and consulting services in Romania and worldwide. Even though professional experience is a defining aspect in her activity she thinks that she would not have come this far without a good sense of humor. She really believes that games and metaphors are powerful tools for having interactive and enjoyable training sessions, thus enforcing the learning process.