Making your why work for you

Contracts and commercial relationships that are not outcome-focussed and driven by clear purpose are almost guaranteed to fail to realise their full potential, or worse, result in disputes.

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Remember your ‘why’

Invaluable words of advice for organisations struggling to balance the demands of day-to-day operations with high level strategy and future planning.

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Securing Defence's Seaworthiness

A well-defined objective, flexible design modelling and bombproof implementation: secrets to the success of the Defence Seaworthiness Management System project.

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Brooke Breakfast Sessions

The Brooke Breakfast Sessions, a series of seminars linking some of Australia’s top decision makers, with the country’s most experienced problem solvers.

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The Future is Here – and it’s Automated

The International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) will be holding its Australasia conference in Melbourne. Moderating one of the informative and lively panel discussions will be partner at Brooke Global, Bruce Everett. Under the title Robotic Process Automation: Adoption Roadmap, the panel will explore the latest issues surrounding automation, robotics and artificial intelligence.

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Client Confidence in Delivery Wins a Major Infrastructure Project

A rail infrastructure consortium bidding for a multi-billion dollar contract approached Brooke to assist with providing the State Government client with justified confidence that it could meet the aggressive timelines set out in its tender. Liaising with the three large companies who formed the consortium, Brooke...

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Why Projects Fail

Project failures are more prevalent and more persistent than you might think. In fact, published project failures are only the tip of the iceberg! Human nature being what it is, a great deal of energy and ingenuity is spent trying to find ways to make...

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Relational Contracting

Traditional approaches to contracting and the attendant supplier management methods have failed to address issues associated with managing complexity. The concept of contracts as instruments simply for the allocation and management of risk and liability has been shown to be a recipe for failure...

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Brooke leading the way on risk and assurance management globally

In today’s complex business world, 50% of large-scale projects statistically fail. To drive business value while minimising risk, management consulting firm Brooke are changing the status quo, implementing streamlined risk and assurance frameworks for local and international businesses. Founded in 2013, Brooke...

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It is time for trading in traditions

An effective management operating solution, underpinned by collaborative behaviour internally and across the supply chain, helps break the mould of a very traditional approach to maintenance in the Australian Navy. Here, we talk to the Australian Department of Defence’s Director of Maritime Strategic Industry Engagement, Dr Bruce McLennan, about how overcoming cultural complacency and contract management fatigue lead to the successful transformation of Australia’s Navy.

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A Pipeline for Change

Sydney Water sought to deepen its customer engagement performance and drive enhanced capability by implementing a customer-centric approach to operations. Here, we talk to Ken Wiggins, former Executive of Sydney Water’s Strategic Projects and project leader, about how the major utilities corporation carved out a competitive position, underpinned by a robust cultural and behavioural change programme and a holistic, enterprise-wide competency framework.

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Brooke’s new senior appointment a plus for Government sector

Brooke continues to grow its presence in the government sector, announcing the appointment of senior executive and industry expert, David Swan. As a partner, David will have responsibility for overseeing Brooke’s growing government practice. With extensive experience in asset, engineering and...

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Measuring Project Complexity

Most large projects are complex systems of systems themselves or effect changes to complex systems of systems or both. Project complexity is therefore a rich research field, but has yet to develop a generally-accepted industry standard that enables practitioners to utilise current knowledge....

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Sydney Water appoints Brooke to drive capability boost

Sydney Water has appointed Brooke to lead the implementation of their new capability model. Brooke will draw upon its established capability model framework to affect an enterprise-wide shift in Sydney Water’s work culture. Sydney Water provides water services to more than 4.6 million people...

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Brooke extends global reach into Netherlands

Brooke is extending its global reach into the Netherlands, opening its first overseas office in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam office will help to lift Brooke’s global standing as a leading professional services firm and accelerate the growth of the business in Europe. Often...

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Framing Measures for Accountability in Complex Enterprises

To consider the question of whether or not a complex enterprise is achieving its best possible performance, a system of measures helps a CEO to reach into her enterprise to understand how well it and its parts are performing in the real world....

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Brooke’s expansion continues with four senior appointments

Brooke continues to expand and take on the management consulting industry, announcing four senior appointments. Richard Hodge, Leeann Willson, Brett Ackroyd and Peter Sidman join Brooke as Partners and bring to the business significant expertise, experience and skills to help bolster the business’s...

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Brooke shakes up traditional management consulting sector

Moving away from traditional management consulting, senior business executives Lester Doecke, Jeroen Bolluijt and Brett Nan Tie have joined forces to launch Brooke, a professional services firm based in Sydney. Brooke is dedicated to helping organisations manage complex change through a refreshing...

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