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More:Complete the last problem (Complex Systems). Only identify in two or three sentences what part each words (external, internal, technological, environmental) exemplifies. Document Preview: Copyright NEST Incubation 2005 -2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED CASE STUDY #6. COMPLEX SYSTEMS. (Start date: 7/31/15. Due date: 8/3/15 by 12:00 PM EDT) LEARNING OBJECTIVE 1. Describe the characteristics of complex systems. 2. Identify the categories used by the Darnall -Preston Complexity Index. Understanding and managing complex systems like a project require some systems concepts that have been developed in other disciplines and applied to project management as a tool to make complex projects manageable. Complex Systems When is a project complex? The answer to this question depends on how you define complex. One way to explore this question is to look at complexity models in various disciplines for insights that may apply to project management. In biology, the simplest plant is composed of one cell. As the cellular structure increases in number of cells and the number of connections to other cells increases, the plant life is seen as more complex. In the animal kingdom, the single cell ameba is the simplest animal, and life becomes more complex as the numbers of cells combine to form muscles and organs. The complexity of a system is usually determined by the number of parts or activities, the degree of differentiation between the parts, and the structure of their connections. Heterogeneous and irregularly configured systems are complex, such as organisms, airplanes, and junkyards. Order is the opposite of complex. Ordered systems are homogenous and redundant, like an interstate toll booth or a production line in a factory. Complex systems have multiple interacting components whose collective behavior cannot be simply inferred from the behavior of the components. In addition to the number of parts, the degree of differentiation between parts and the number, type, and strength of relationships between parts also influences the degree of complexity. For example, the transistors in a computer have three connections to other parts of the computer, but each nerve cell in the...

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