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The Systems Thinking Workshop will provide engineers with skills to address many of the complex issues facing enterprise management and project management. Systems Thinking provides tools to manage complex systems in developing infrastructure.Approaches to manage engineering enterprises will be covered, such as: Identifying changes in the basis of competitive advantage; Recognizing agents; Appropriate delegation; Managing change; Being ambidextrous to build new business while supporting traditional business. Approaches to manage complex projects will be covered including: Assessing required project capability and actual project capability; Developing innovation from suppliers; Being agile; Managing systemic risk; Managing stakeholders; Developing a useful lessons learned library.Issues such as NOT DEALING with complex systems will be addressed.
Prof Vernon Ireland is currently Emeritus Professor of Complex Systems at The University of Adelaide and Professor and Foreign Expert at Chongqing University. He practiced as a structural engineer, became an academic and was Professor and Dean at UTS. He then worked in the commercial sector for 12 years as Corporate Director of Fletcher Challenge Construction. He was also CEO of the Australian Graduate School of Engineering Innovation, Chairman of the Building Services Corporation, then Director of Project Manager at the University of Adelaide, and finally Professor at Chongqing University.He was President of the Sydney Division of Engineers Australia in 2005 and initiate the Centre of Engineering Leadership and Management, which became the College of Leadership and Management.
Agenda:6:00-7:00pm Seminar 7:15- 8:45 pm Workshop
Light Refreshments will be available.
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