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Project Manager : Project Manager Aug Sep 2011
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 7 NEWS • CEOs facing crisis of confidence ‘WICKED’ PROBLEMS NEED FINESSE Complex projects with a high degree of ambiguity and unknown risk require highly skilled project managers to finesse ‘wicked’ problems, according to a report by the Alliancing Association of Australasia (AAA). Undertaken by RMIT and Victoria University, the study found that traditional infrastructure procurement methods and basic project management only deal with ‘tame ’ problems; and that more was needed for ‘messier ’ problems. “The infrastructure industry needs to improve productivity to overcome issues with skills shortages, project delays and government funding constraints,” said Alain Mignot, AAA CEO. Australian CEOs are losing confidence in the economy, according to The CEO Institute Business Confidence Index. The Index drew responses from almost 200 CEOs and resulted in a rating of 30, down from 45 in October 2010 and 39 in February (on a scale of 100 to -100). The CEO Institute Business Confidence Index is a commissioned quarterly survey of The CEO Institute’s members, tracking CEO expectations of business and economic outlook. National spokesperson, Mr Evan Davies, said the dichotomy was that CEOs were more confident in their own businesses than in the economy overall. If the downward trend continued, business confidence would move into the negative within 12 months. “While CEOs are reasonably confident about their own businesses over the next three months, they are worried about the exchange rate and the possibility of government decisions taking the economy in the wrong direction,” he said. THE CEO INSTITUTE BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX Economy 53 41 23 36 26 37 36 38 35 25 48 45 39 45 39 30 41 42 Employment Investment Profit Sales Index October 2010 February 2011 May 2011 ABN:74003099125 Call 1800 818 458 • email@example.com www.unep.edu.au/projectmanagement meeting project needs at all levels The Project Manager July 2011 Size: 200mm x 130mm Deadline: 16/03/11 UNE Partnerships Pty Ltd - The Education & Training Company of the University of New England Certificate IV in Project Management (BSB41507) Diploma of Project Management (BSB51407) Advanced Diploma of Project Management (BSB60707) all people, all fields, all projects management Visit us at the 25th IPMA World Congress - Stand 50 The Project Manager Size: 188mm x 115mm Deadline: 20/7/2011
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