While project delivery is key to realising the value of a project, creating the value occurs primarily in the early stages of a project, and well before delivery gets underway.

Our thinking is based on our multi-year research into complex projects, conducted with the University of Technology Sydney.

Our Case study library is filled with the stories of organisations we’ve worked with to navigate complexity, achieve project performance, and transform businesses.

Helmsman’s 9-year research into the impact of complexity on project outcomes has uncovered a specific and consistent scenario where the likelihood of project success plummets – The Complexity Cliff.

Knowing your project is complex is one thing. Effectively managing its complexity is something else.

Navigating sophisticated technology, broadening (and vocal) stakeholder groups, and long project-delivery timelines can ‘shift’ requirements and challenge the ability of project managers and sponsors to deliver on project outcomes.

Conquering complexity is a passion at Helmsman, and is fundamental to how we deliver sustained, tangible outcomes for organisations.

Helmsman’s Project Performance Diagnostic leverages the insights from more than 1000 successful projects to measure project complexity