Achieving Project Outcomes By Understanding Complexity/Risk

​How you can use your knowledge of complexity to manage project risk


This event will focus on understanding complexity in projects. Our guest speakers will discuss how complexity evolves during the lifecycle of a project, and how having an understanding of complexity can help you anticipate and manage risk during the project lifecycle, in order to achieve good project outcomes.

You will be provided with a framework for identifying and classifying complexity in projects and how you can relate this framework to decision theory and good risk management practices. An opportunity for questions will be provided at the end of the presentation.


  • An overview of the dynamic nature of project complexity and how it can change over time
  • How you can use your knowledge of complexity to manage project risk
  • Some of the most practical risk tools and techniques that apply to a broad range of projects
  • How understanding complexity can help you understand and manage resilience on a project

Members: $40 | Non Members: $80
CPD: 4 Points


Gareth Byatt Gareth owns Risk Insight Consulting, and is a Director of Satarla Australia. He has previously held various full-time senior risk roles in the international engineering and construction sector, and has worked in project management for over 20 years. He focuses on assisting clients in various industries around the world to maximise and transform their performance with corporate, operational and project risk management and the application of practical organisational resilience. Gareth is closely involved with Risk and Engineering Institutes in Australia and the UK, and is a visiting lecturer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He regularly writes about the management of risk for associations and publications and speaks at international conferences on risk and project management.
Matthew Winchur Matthew has worked in diverse cultures and industry sectors. He started his career in Canada with his own Biotech company, and then with Toyota, dealing with China and Japan. He now calls Australia home with experience in Rolling Stock, Property, Construction, & Civil sectors. Matthew’s current role is: Delivery Portfolio Manager, Operational Assurance & Performance at Lendlease

Gareth Byatt

Matthew Winchur