Modern programs and projects are increasingly complex. Even
simple projects can experience periods of complexity, and failing to
recognise and deal with complexity can be costly. Complexity can be
introduced by multiple interconnected stakeholders, uncertain
technology development, and changing internal and external influences.
In a complex environment, traditional project management practices
alone are insufficient. To increase project success, professionals
need a complimentary skillset to identify complexity early and respond
effectively. The International Centre for Complex Project Management
(ICCPM) was established in 2007 by the Australian Government to build
capability in the management of complex projects and improve project
outcomes across all sectors. This presentation will explore complex
project management within the context of CSIRO.