Making the Complex Seem Simple
How many of out there have ever had a simple project? Really? It seems hard to believe that there are any at all. When you make the effort to determine if a project is actually complex, you can often figure it out pretty quickly based on a combination of the following criteria…
There is no escaping the fact that in an IT environment, there will be complex analysis, tasks and development. If you aren’t creating something from scratch, then you are building elaborate and/or specialized add-ons or fixes.
For hardware and software projects, it means such things as engineering solutions (broad and granular), complicated and integrated systems and interactions, multiple platforms and interfaces, and of course connecting to other projects being worked on in parallel. There are issues related to resource availability, testing, usability…the list goes on.
When it comes to anything related to finances, everything gets complex very quickly. There isn’t enough, there is too much being spent inappropriately, it needs to be shifted around, there are new demands requiring funding, etc. That’s assuming you even get your hands on some—obtaining it in the first place has its own significant (if not greater) challenges.
However, one could have a great case laid out for a project—including a well-
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