Case Study

Global diesel engine project: Where are the simplifiers for the overwhelming complexity?

7 pages
November 2006
Reference: IMD-3-1742

The Global Diesel Engine Project has the aim to integrate the development for an engine, which could be used globally. Despite general support from top management, the project manager experiences increasing complexity (ambiguity, diversity, interdependencies and fast flux) due to the various demands by the internal customers for adaptations.

Learning Objective

Discuss the reasons for complexity in a global/strategic project and find simplifiers.

Complexity, Global Project, Project Management, Automotive
Generalized Experience
© 2006
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