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Read moreTunnelling presents challenges not found in other forms of construction. Analysis of uncertainty in tunnelling schedules may require a different approach from that used for the analysis of a process plant construction, for instance. In some situations, existing schedule modelling tools lack the means to represent particular features of tunnelling developments. However, these can be addressed, with appropriate expertise, using two modelling tools and exchanging information between them.
Read moreWe hate receiving lots of emails, so we only send the Broadleaf newsletter once per month, and then only if there has been a change to our web site. However, we do try to generate a case study or some interesting resource material every month, so you should expect to receive the newsletter regularly. You may have noticed that there was no newsletter in April. That was due to a technical problem with our RSS feed, so there will be several new items available in May.
Read moreA condensed version of Dr Dale Cooper's resource paper 'Headline risks: seeing the big picture' was published in the November issue of Risk Management Today, volume 27, number 9, page 140, 2017.
Read moreRiskNZ, formerly the New Zealand Society for Risk Management, will be holding its conference in Wellington NZ on 17-18 August 2017. The conference title is Repositioning Risk Management. Dr Dale Cooper will be presenting a keynote address on 'Governance, leadership and enterprise risk management' on 17 August, and chairing a conference wrap-up session on 18 August.
Read moreDepartment of Infrastructure and Regional Development probabilistic contingency estimation guidelines
Broadleaf was engaged by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development to help draft Probabilistic Contingency Estimation guidelines. These have now been issued for comment.
Read moreStephen Grey presented an introduction to complex systems and ICT projects at an event in Melbourne in May 2017 entitled 'Agile Thinking: Public Sector Perspectives'. The presentation material can be downloaded (see full post).
Read moreStephen 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.
Read moreAn 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.
Read moreWe 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.