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This interview is between ICCPM CEO Collin Smith and Dr John Bensley, Academic Director, QUT Canberra & Learning Innovation, QUT Graduate School of Business. Dr Bensley is a subject matter expert in systems thinking.  Collin and Dr.Bensley draw out some key discussion points around the topic of complex program leadership and the need to be able to respond to an increasingly complex project and program environments.

In this 2018 Roundtable Catch Up, you will hear from senior delegates at the Melbourne Roundtable discussing key highlights from the event and future opportunities for in-depth discussion and research on crucial points raised.  Panel representatives in this podcast: • Collin Smith, ICCPM CEO (Moderator) • Dr Maurizio Floris (Director Leadership Development, John Grill Centre for Project Leadership) • Peter Sexton (Partner Management Consulting, KPMG) • Susannah Thelander (Project Director, Toll).

ICCPM Members Exclusive. This interview podcast discusses square kilometre arrays (SKA) w/ Dr Sarah Pearce and Dr Phil Crosby from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Sarah is currently the Deputy Director of CSIRO’s Astronomy & Space Science (CASS), where she chairs the CASS Executive. Sarah has a particular responsibility for CSIRO’s role in the Square Kilometre Array project, and manages the CSIRO SKA Centre that co-ordinates CSIRO SKA activities. She has been Australian Science Director on the SKA Board, and part of the negotiating team for the SKA Convention.

Phil is CASS Business Strategist and major project consultant, with responsibilities including long range planning, risk reviews, new program studies, industry engagement, and oversight of CASS’s Project Review Board. He is also a Fellow Member of ICCPM. Interview by Dr Naomi Mathers, ICCPM Director, Industry Liaison and Member Services.

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Project Leadership

13 June 2019 | ICCPM Resource, Research, Thought Leadership

Resource Tags: Complex Project Management, Complexity, ICCPM, Leadership, Project Leadership, Project Management

The ICCPM International Roundtable Report, Project Leadership: The game changer in large scale complex projects launched in Canberra on the 13th June. Senior defence and industry representatives braved the early morning Canberra weather to attend the briefing and gain insights into how they can improve the performance of large scale complex projects. Mr Shane Fairweather, First Assistant […]

The Role of the PMO in Managing Complexity

5 March 2019 | ICCPM Resource, Insights, Knowledge Bites

Resource Tags: Complexity, people management, PMO

In attempting to understand the role of the PMO in managing complexity it is important to understand at least the basics about the subject of complexity and the conventional view of the role of the PMO.  This article written by ICCPM CEO Collin Smith exploring complexity and projects and the role of the PMO in […]

The Future of Jobs Report 2018

25 January 2019 | Recommended Reading, Research

Resource Tags: Complexity, Future Skills, Project Management

By: World Economic Forum, Cerntre for the New Economy and Society As technological breakthroughs rapidly shift the frontier between the work tasks performed by humans and those performed by machines and algorithms, global labour markets are likely to undergo major transformations. These transformations, if managed wisely, could lead to a new age of good work, good […]

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management

28 September 2018 | Recommended Reading

Resource Tags: Complex Project Management, Complexity, Future Skills

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

Resource Tags: Complex Project Management, Complexity, Future Skills

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

Resource Tags: Complex Project Management, Complexity, Future Skills

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 […]