When the term "complex project" is mentioned here's an example. Joint Strike Fighter. The $380B (yes that is a Billion) program has just been cut by $6.8B trough FY 2016, along with a $4.6B shift from production to research.
The management of these class of program is truely a "complex adaptive system."
I'll try this for awhile to see how easy it is and how many items are really ALERT class.