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Items on this page are to help give a broad understanding of complex projects and managing complexity.  In the Recourse Centre below you can search for specific items indexed under subject matter categories or search by source and type.

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The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management

28 September 2018 | Recommended Reading

By Bent Flyvbjerg (Editor)  The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management provides state-of-the-art scholarship in the emerging field of megaproject management. Megaprojects are large, complex projects which typically cost billions of dollars and impact millions of people, like building a high-speed rail line, a megadam, a national health or pensions IT system, a new wide-body aircraft, or staging the […]

Enterprise Change Management: How to Prepare Your Organization for Continuous Change

28 September 2018 | Recommended Reading

By David Miller, Audra Proctor One of the biggest challenges facing organizations today is the ability to deliver the necessary change to sustain competitive advantage and adapt to economic and market environments. However, the gap between what organizations would like to deliver and their capabilities to do so is getting increasingly wide. Enterprise Change Management provides a practical roadmap […]

The Hudson Report – Forward Focus 2016: Navigate Australia’s Talent Landscape

28 September 2018 | Recommended Reading, Useful Weblinks

By Hudson Talent Hudson is a global talent solutions company with expertise in leadership and specialised recruitment, recruitment process outsourcing, talent management and contracting solutions.  We help our clients and candidates succeed by leveraging our expertise, deep industry and market knowledge, and proprietary assessment tools and techniques. Through relationships with millions of specialised professionals globally, […]

Learning from Failure: Why large government policy initiatives have gone so badly wrong in the past and how chances of success in the future can be improved

28 September 2018 | Recommended Reading, Useful Weblinks

In December 2013 the [Australian] Government established the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program led by Mr Ian Hanger AM QC, which reported to the Government in September 2014. The Government asked Professor Peter Shergold AC to lead an independent review of Government processes for the development and implementation of large public programmes and […]

Building High-Performance Project Talent — A Transformational Initiative

28 September 2018 | Recommended Reading, Useful Weblinks

White Paper Report by PMI The Canadian Department of National Defence has created a robust program that develops its project managers so they may best meet the organization’s objectives. This program also matches project managers’ competencies with the level of project complexity to provide better efficiency, resulting in better project outcomes. Available here.

Program Management

28 September 2018 | Recommended Reading

By Michel Thiry Program management (PgM) is fast developing as the essential link between strategy and projects and as a vehicle for organizational change. It offers the means to manage groups of projects with a common business purpose in an integrated and effective way. The Second Edition of Michel Thiry’s Program Management builds on the bestselling […]

Performance Coaching for Complex Projects

28 September 2018 | Recommended Reading

By Tony Llewellyn Performance Coaching for Complex Projects recognises a world of complex undertakings for which the common transactional mindsets and methodologies will not produce the required results. The author advocates, instead, the novel concept that the project manager or team leader should coach the team as part of their role. Managing complexity requires greater use […]

Project Management, Denial, and the Death Zone: Lessons from Everest and Antarctica

28 September 2018 | Recommended Reading

By Grant Avery Project success rates havent changed in 20 years Learn why, and what you can do to improve them in your organization Today, less than a third of projects deliver their specified business benefits on time and within budget. Nearly 20% of all projects fail outright, and under-delivery of benefits on the average project […]

Human Resource Management in the Project-Oriented Organization: Towards a Viable System for Project Personnel

28 September 2018 | Recommended Reading

By Martina Huemann Organizations regularly assume that the culture, values, dynamic and organization of their temporary project organizations are merely a smaller version of the original parent. Given that project organizations are made up of people and teams drawn, in most cases, from outside and inside the parent, these assumptions are nonsensical. But they do explain […]

A Practical Guide to Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders

28 September 2018 | Recommended Reading

By Jake Holloway,‎ David Bryde  All project stakeholders have different needs, objectives, responsibilities and priorities. For many project managers it is disturbing to realise that, for any number of personal or professional reasons, some of their stakeholders may not be as co-operative and helpful as they expect. It could be a negative and powerful sponsor (the ‘Anti-sponsor’), […]