Complex Project Management

Global Access Partners, in collaboration with the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM), established an International Complex Project Management Task Force in 2010 to assist in the development of an international report on complex project management.

The Taskforce, comprising representatives from 35 of the world’s most forward-thinking organiaations, worked to inform global stakeholders in both government and industry about the issues, to leverage knowledge within the complex project management community to develop resilient solutions and provide a roadmap for future directions based on sound academic and experiential analysis.

Members of the Taskforce included, among others, the Australian Department of Defence, Defence Materiel Organisation, Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Victorian Department of Treasury & Finance, NSW Department of Industry & Investment, Gold Coast Health Services District, Office for Regulatory Efficiency, Queensland Treasury, Queensland University of Technology, Zing Technologies, CSIRO, Thales Australia, Boeing Defence Australia (Aus); Office of Government Commerce, National Audit Office, Department of Health, BAE Systems (UK), International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (US & UK); Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces (Canada); NASA, Lockheed Martin, Rolls Royce, Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems (USA); Airbus, Thales, EADS (France) and Euradvisor (Belgium).

The outcome from this Taskforce was the publication of a tiered set of documents titled “Complex Project Management – Global Perspectives and the Strategic Agenda to 2025”, comprising a comprehensive Report and a Compendium of Working Papers created to stimulate debate and encourage Government’s funding of a dedicated research and solution development centre.

The report provides 100 strategic and tactical recommendations for innovative organisational approaches to complex project delivery under the six key themes of Delivery Leadership; Collaboration & Competition; Benefits Realisation; Risk, Opportunity& Resilience; Culture, Communications & Relationships; and Sustainabiliy & Education.

The report was launched at Parliament House in Canberra by the Hon. Jason Clare MP, Australian Government Minister for Defence Materiel, on 13 October 2011, followed by a number of international launches in the US and the UK.

As a follow-on initiative, ICCPM and GAP are now collaborating to establish the Complex Project Management Knowledge Development and Dissemination Centre (KD2), a globally federated body.

Current projects

:: GAP Taskforce on Leadership in Education

:: GAP Taskforce on Productive Ageing

:: GAP Taskforce on the North, Agriculture and the Environment

:: National Economic Review - the Future of jobs: Global Access Partners 6th Annual Growth Summit - 17-18 September 2015, NSW Parliament House, Sydney

:: Vision for Australia