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  • Complexity methods to support design

    Stephen Grey addressed the Designing Health conference, held on 24-25 October 2016 in Adelaide, on supporting system and service design using methods developed to work with complex systems. His talk focused on narrative based methods and the use of SenseMaker(TM) to enable large scale, geographically dispersed and longitudinal exercises.

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  • Complexity and design

    An article by Stephen Grey on the value of complex systems methods for public sector program design was published in The Mandarin on the 1st of September 2016.

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  • Complexity and risk

    We assume complexity means risk and a combination of scale and complexity is sometimes used as an indicator of project uncertainty. Complexity, scale and risk are bound together in the way we think. It may be, though, that the risk associated with complex projects is not just due to complexity itself but also the way we choose to deal with it.

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  • Olympic Games archive

    With the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro just over a month away, we have been into our archives to extract a short case study relating to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

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  • Dr Dale Cooper at RISK 2016

    Quantitative analysis: about right or precisely wrong. Dr Dale Cooper spoke on this topic at RISK 2016, a conference organised by the Risk Engineering Society and Engineers Australia in Sydney on 18-20 May 2016.

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  • Book review: Grant Avery, Project Management, Denial and the Death Zone

    This book review by Dr Dale Cooper of Grant Avery: 'Project Management, Denial and the Death Zone: Lessons from Everest and Antarctica' (with a foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes), was published in RiskPost, the newsletter of RiskNZ (formerly the New Zealand Society for Risk Management), in March 2016. Grant Avery's fascinating book makes interesting and entertaining reading, as well as providing insights into aspects of managing risk in projects that we rarely think about in depth.

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  • Broadleaf’s peer review activities

    We have undertaken high-level independent reviews for important projects. These include qualitative and quantitative risk assessments and value improvement activities undertaken by other professional organisations and in-house teams. Drawing on decades of experience in this field, we have examined the design of the processes used, the information sources they draw upon, the implementation of the processes and the interpretation of their outputs.

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