Currently researching systemic risk in complex projects, black swans, cascading events, tight coupling and early warning signals.
Andrew is a very successful, self employed project management consultant who has been delivering projects for Commonwealth government and large multi-national organisations as a consultant since 2008. Prior that, he was a public servant and began his project management career in 2003 when working in government in IT. He made a career decision to move into project management; so far from being an "accidental" project manager, he decided that this was the profession that he wanted to make his own.
He has now transitioned into lecturing for a number of reasons. Firstly, and foremost, is to "give back" to a profession that has been very kind to him and from which he has himself, gained much from. Secondly is to improve the overall level of professionalism in project managers. He has a strong desire to see the project management profession gain status as a Chartered Profession and that before anyone is able to title themselves as project manager, they must hold at least a bachelor's degree in project management. Much like the accountancy profession.
The third reason is because Andrew is currently undertaking a Doctorate of Project Management through the University of South Australia and by remaining engaged in academia and "learning through teaching" he hopes to enrich his thesis around developing a model for systemic risk in project management.
Andrew remains fully engaged with the latest project management methodologies and techniques by being a full member of the following project management organisations:
- Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
- Project Management Institute (PMI) of which he was the Canberra Chapter Vice President for more than two years.
- Association for Project Management (APM)
- International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM)
- International Project Management Association (IPMA)
Teaching MGMT7024, Principles of Project Management in the Masters of Project Management degree.