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Pulling on the Threads of Our Teaching Practices
Pulling on the Threads of Our Teaching Practices

Teaching in the 21st century is complex and challenging; teacher education is incrementally knotty and demanding. Many competing agendas result in tangled conversations that reveal competing perspectives, needs, and understandings. It is easy, we fin…

Project Risk and the Project Complexity Profile
Project Risk and the Project Complexity Profile

Learning Objectives Identify the relationship between project risk and external, internal, technical, and environmental complexity. Risk seems to have a positive correlation to complexity. High-risk projects are in most cases highly comp…

Project Scheduling Software
Project Scheduling Software

Learning Objectives Describe the relationship between the choice of software and project complexity. Identify the features that should be considered when selecting software for project management. Low-complexity projects can be managed …

Selecting Software
Selecting Software

Learning Objectives Identify the types of software that are appropriate for projects of low complexity. Identify the types of software that are appropriate for projects of medium complexity. Identify the types of software that are appropriat…

Complex Systems and the Darnall-Preston Complexity Index
Complex Systems and the Darnall-Preston Complexity Index

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Describe the characteristics of complex systems. Explain the benefits of using the Darnall-Preston Complexity Index. COMPLEX SYSTEMS When is a project complex? The complexity of a system is usually determined by the …

Darnall-Preston Complexity Index Structure
Darnall-Preston Complexity Index Structure

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Describe each of the external attributes that contribute to project complexity. Describe each of the internal attributes that contribute to project complexity. Describe each of the technological attributes that contribute…

Using the Darnall-Preston Complexity Index to Measure Organizational Complexity
Using the Darnall-Preston Complexity Index to Measure Organizational Complexity

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Analyze a project function for size, organizational complexity, technological newness, and technological familiarity and assign a complexity score. Recall that the Darnall-Preston Complexity Index (DPCI™) ranks comp…