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ICCPM Member Event - Brisbane

  • 10 Nov 2017
    • ICCPM & IML Members: $ 0.00 (includes GST of $ 0.00) AUD
    • Non-Members: $ 22.00 (includes GST of $ 2.00) AUD

Solving complex challenges: A case study driven discussion into the practical applications of complex systems thinking

Join us to discuss the influence that complexity has on large organisations, projects and businesses.  We will address how to use complex systems thinking as a practical means of addressing the challenges that ever increasing complexity brings to our day to day work.

The fact is, complex systems do not play by the same set of rules as rational ordered systems and are subject to very specific and unique complexity phenomena.  Complex systems comprise a large number of internal contributing parts or components, which often exist in a highly dynamic and adaptive state. Examples include the weather, a virus, the human brain, a rain forest, an economy, the internet, a major city, a global organisation, a complex project etc.

Mr Warren Black will share with you his experiences and knowledge from both a practitioners and PhD Candidate’s research perspective on what he has found work.  He will demonstrate the application of complexity approaches that he has personally used when he presents his case study.

About the Event

Date:  Friday 10 November 2017

Time:  9:30am - 11:30am

Location: Institute of Managers and Leaders, level 16, 40 Creek St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Nearby parking: Wilson Parking: Central Plaza 2 Car Park, 66 Eagle St, limited metered parks Creek Street & Elizabeth Street


  • Networking and Refreshments
  • Welcome by Deborah Hein, ICCPM CEO
  • Keynote speaker: Warren Black, Complexus


About Warren Black

Warren is a qualified Project Engineer and Risk Professional who holds a Masters in Business degree (MBA). He specialises in helping the broader stakeholders of complex organisations, projects & programs to embed appropriate governance, risk and assurance practices which may better reflect the degree of investment risk.

Over the past decade in particular, Warren has accrued deep expertise in his chosen subject matter as evidenced by the fact that he was the lead for Program-wide Risk within BG QCLNG and has held Senior Project Advisory roles at both Deloitte and Ernst & Young. Warren is also arguably one of only a handful a Risk Professionals who has built a full ‘end-to-end’ risk management & reporting framework for an organisation of over $25 billion (BG QCLNG). At its peak this was the 8th largest project in the world and is therefore a significant indicator of his capability.

Also, as a demonstration of his commitment to his art Warren is currently engaged in a Higher Degree in Research (PHD) whereby he is investigating how the accepted principles of “complexity science” and “complex systems theory” might provide a more appropriate risk management solution for projects that are highly complex, dynamic and unpredictable. In this regard, Warren is of the belief that the complexity sciences provide a new lens upon which to help project risk management transition into the next generation.



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