Defence projects are intrinsically complex. They are often global undertakings with a need to manage stakeholders, their expectations, new technology, political influences and cultural differences.
Our current ways of working alone are no longer sufficient. Defence projects have numerous interdependencies, you cannot move one piece without affecting everything else. Moreover, there are many things out of our direct control, so we have to identify those factors that we can influence through new techniques and approaches. Therefore, in order to achieve the outcomes that we desire, we need to think and behave differently.
At Quintessential, we have first hand experience of managing Defence projects in complex environments, including working with stakeholders, developing communication strategies and taking into account the intercultural differences associated with complex projects.
Our experience shows that the best approach is one of strong relationships and advocacy, working with you and your team to build capabilities. We do this by offering you new project management techniques and methodologies, transferring this knowledge by enhancing the skills of your workforce skills, and improving the way we think about problem solving within complex project environments.
The ICCPM describes complex project complex projects are those that: