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How disruptive will blockchain be for project management?

21 Jan 2020
Guest writer, Steve Wilson, Blockchain


Blockchain has been around for some time. It has made in-roads into select financial services and supply chains among other areas. Conventional functions like government are now sitting up and looking at Blockchain with greater interest...

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The Impact of AI on the Australian Project Management Industry

14 Jan 2020
Artificial intelligence, Guest writer, Dr. Greg Usher


Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines. It encompasses automation, machine learning, machine vision, natural language processing and robotics. The reaction to AI has been a mixed bag...

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The Millennial Project Manager: New Leaders for a New Time

07 Jan 2020
Guest writer, Millennials, Future leaders


We have been here before. In the 50’s, as project management emerged as a discipline, the mantle was taken up by the young managers rather than the establishment. Even in the early 90’s project management was new in some...

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Complexity in Engineering Procurement and Construct Projects

24 Dec 2019
Guest writer, Mathew Winchur, EPC


In this article, the basics of complexity will be translated into EPC projects. A risk trend of how the emergent impacts from complexity could generate cost volatility will be provided. These risk trends will highlight the fact that...

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Project Management Starts with Philosophy

17 Dec 2019
Guest Writer, David Porter


We think of project management as practical methods, skills, systems and tools for achieving practical and measurable outcomes. However, a project management philosophy underpins this. All forms of human knowledge have a philosophy, as...

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The Future Management of Large-Scale Projects

10 Dec 2019
Guest writer, Large scale projects, David Porter


Project managers are expected to effectively manage large and complex projects or programmes, but it is widely recognised that these large-scale projects are not always delivered as planned. In liaison with the client, project managers...

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Strategies for Managing Complexity in Construction Projects

10 Dec 2019
Guest writer, Mathew Winchur, Complexity


In this article an enterprise framework including a Portfolio Management Office (PMO), will be central to creating a sensitivity to complexity in the environment. New project team capabilities and behaviours critical to managing the...

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Effective vs. Efficient

03 Dec 2019
Guest Writer, Productivity, David Porter


When it comes to managing major projects, we strive for “effective and efficient”. It’s a cliché. Thinking about it, effective is a hurdle to get to efficient. Without effective there is no efficient. Research shows...

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