In this video, learn the differences between complex and complicated processes, and how this influences methodology selection.
- Unfortunately, the words complicated and complex … are used interchangeably, … but they don't mean the same thing. … When you use them in the context of projects, … the difference can make or break your work effort. … There's a scale that's used to define difficulty … in relation to problems, systems, or processes. … There are four categories on this scale, … simple, complex, complicated, or chaotic. … Let's look at each one. … First, let's talk about simple problems, … systems, or processes. … Simple things are predictable and easy to understand. … An example of something that's simple is a sail. … Sails have been used for millennia as a way to move boats. … It's easy for me to predict that a large sheet of fabric, … exposed to wind, will catch it and propel the sheet … and anything connected to it forward. … As you can tell, simple things … are easily understood and predictable. … Second on this scale are things that are complicated. … Complicated things are harder to understand, …
- Waterfall vs. agile life cycles
- Strengths and weaknesses of each method
- Choosing your framework
- Measuring team progress
- Conducting a blended measurement