ICCPM to hold international risk management roundtable

The International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM) will hold a 2020 International Roundtable Series that explores risk, uncertainty and opportunity in complex projects.

According to the 2019 State of Risk Oversight: An Overview of Enterprise Risk Management Practices report, most of the 445 executives surveyed believe business environment uncertainties created complex risk challenges for their organisations.

The report also highlights that few executives described their organisation’s approach to risk management as mature or robust.

An ICCPM statement suggests the dynamic nature of complex projects across all industries, including roads and infrastructure, creates unique challenges for leaders.

“Increasingly volatile project contexts require leaders to integrate emergent phenomena into their adaptive response in order to sustain best practice and realise better outcomes,” the statement reads.

“The 2020 International Roundtable Series will consider what this might mean in relation to risk and opportunity in complex projects, and how we might harness the dynamics of emergence, exploit the necessary uncertainty to create value and through better decision-making, achieve better outcomes.”

The ICCPM International Roundtable Series was established in 2009 as a thought leadership initiative to help organisations stay at the forefront of successful complex project delivery.

“The ICCPM and Queensland University of Technology will facilitate workshops throughout 2020 in key locations across Australia and internationally, to gather insights from across industries, sectors and cultures,” the statement reads.

“At the end of the series, the workshop findings will be synthesised and written up into a final outcomes report to be released no later than mid-2021.”


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