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The conversation opens on Project Leadership in Large Scale Complex Projects


ICCPM’s 2018 International Roundtable Series launched in Sydney in partnership with the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership, supported by the series sponsor the Australian Department of Defence (Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group – CASG) A big day for ICCPM today with the launch of our major thought leadership initiative for 2018 – the International [...]

The conversation opens on Project Leadership in Large Scale Complex Projects2018-11-08T14:24:37+11:00

Successful Contracting In Complex Projects


The Daily Telegraph carries an article today, 17th May, entitled ‘ Rail Mob’s Huge Pay-Ella’ ( in which it reports on the Spanish company holding Sydney to ransom with the delayed light rail project. According to this article Spanish construction company Acciona, who appear to have a track record of contractual spats with international [...]

Successful Contracting In Complex Projects2018-10-15T14:43:23+11:00

Complexity in Project Environments


The Australian Federal government has continually made strong commitments towards supporting state and territory project commitments and plans for future investment programs. The 2018/2019 Australian budget announced last night reaffirms this commitment with the “Federal Government investing more than $75 billion in transport infrastructure projects over the next decade, including $24 billion allocated in the 2018/2019 Federal Budget [...]

Complexity in Project Environments2018-09-24T14:36:00+10:00

Sydney University, John Grill Centre for Project Leadership joins as Series Partner for International Roundtable Series


ICCPM and the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership at The University of Sydney are pleased to announce their partnership, with the John Grill Centre joining as Series Partner for ICCPM’s 2018 International Roundtable Series. The 2018 International Roundtable Series conversation will challenge and seek to change leadership mindsets and practices in organisations to achieve successful [...]

Sydney University, John Grill Centre for Project Leadership joins as Series Partner for International Roundtable Series2018-09-24T14:37:08+10:00

AIPM Endorses ICCPM Course


ICCPM is proud to announce the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has endorsed our Certificate IV course – Responding to Organisational Complexity. After completing a rigorous endorsement application reviewed by both an industry and assessor expert in Project Management, ICCPM’s Nationally Recognised qualification was awarded “Endorsed Course” status by AIPM in late February. This successful [...]

AIPM Endorses ICCPM Course2018-10-16T16:28:09+11:00

ICCPM Welcomes New Fellows


ICCPM is pleased to welcome the appointment of two new Fellows,  Mr. David Pitchford (lower right) and Dr. Stephen Whittle (upper right), invited to join by the Board in November in recognition each of their contributions in complex projects. In seeking to provide a hub for Complex Project Management knowledge and leadership support, the ICCPM [...]

ICCPM Welcomes New Fellows2018-09-24T14:40:31+10:00

ICCPM Chair Appointment and Board Changes


We are very pleased to announce Dr Alicia Aitken as the new Chair of the Board of Directors, Alicia replaces Mr Harry Bradford who has provided exemplary service as Chair since November 2015. ICCPM Managing Director and CEO, Deborah Hein said, “Harry has provided me with sage counsel and wonderful humour in some trying times [...]

ICCPM Chair Appointment and Board Changes2018-09-24T14:43:15+10:00

ICCPM at AIPM Conference


ICCPM is once again attending the AIPM Conference being held in Melbourne this week. Yesterday Ian Biggs and Collin Smith facilitated a Summit on Complex Projects Establishing the Communities of Excellence in Project Complexity Approximately 130 people attended the summit, which started with presentations from two project practitioners focusing on complexity in projects, followed by a [...]

ICCPM at AIPM Conference2018-09-24T14:50:09+10:00

What does it feel like to be in complex project?


I am often asked “how you do you know and what does it feel like to be in complex project”. When I think about it, the short answer is it depends, it feels different for everyone. This article is a case study that I did quite a while ago, it is a real project with real [...]

What does it feel like to be in complex project?2018-09-24T14:24:35+10:00

Collaboration – “traitorous cooperation with an enemy”


A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be on a panel discussion at the Engineers Australia (WA) Leadership conference with some other wonderful presenters. The conference was very interesting and I think the format worked really well, well done Engineers Australia for doing something a little different….. The topic I was asked to [...]

Collaboration – “traitorous cooperation with an enemy”2018-09-24T14:34:14+10:00
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