Complexity Conquered

Communicating purposefully (for a change)

Whether you’re trying to deliver a major project, improve asset sustainability or renegotiate a critical contract, if you want to achieve your objectives you need to motivate the right human action. The best way to do that? By communicating with purpose.

To create the most value, don’t (just) focus on the money

Why are benefits not being recognised as effective project success criteria?

Breaking the Context Barrier

Understand what causes one of the major barriers to contract performance — and how you can break it.

Does your project ecosystem sabotage your own project managers?

We view the Project Delivery System as the ecosystem in which projects, programs and portfolios are planned, executed and governed.

Soft capabilities underpin hard outcomes

Effectively managing operations ‘in the field’ is an essential part of this business. Managing their equipment and assets, and ensuring operational efficiency on-site has a direct effect on financial results.

If you’re looking for project value through delivery, you’re already too late

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.

Lets talk about improving project performance

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

Check out our refreshed case studies

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

The PMO’s leadership role in conquering complexity

Project complexity is most commonly considered by organisations on a project-by-project basis.

Is your project going over the complexity cliff?

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.

Effectively manage project complexity in three steps

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

When you understand project complexity, you can conquer it

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.

9 years of project complexity research. One powerful Diagnostic.

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

Helmsman and AIPM to launch groundbreaking project diagnostic.

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