Project Management: Mastering Complexity

Initiative Description

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

Training Objectives

Underestimating project complexity is widely accepted as one of the major causes of project failure. Based on international benchmarking activities, 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. 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. This course is part of the Professional Certificate Program Management of Engineering Projects; Dealing with Complexity.

Training Contents

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.

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  • Others


  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Practical exercices


  • MOOC

Technology Absortion Cycle

  • Awareness of technology
  • Implementation

Target Group

  • Engineers

Instruction Level

  • Foundation
  • Intermediate


  • Research & Development

Education Level


  • More than 20



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Date: Starts 16 March 2023

Durations: +7 days

Price: Free | Earn certificate for $199


Project: Delft University of Technology

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