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Project risk

Confidence in completion

Project risk

Although project success is increasing, more than 20 percent of projects are still failing*. This increases the need to continuously assess projects against their objectives.

To mitigate project failure, delays or cost overruns; project sponsors and executives can use ongoing independent assurance to help get projects back on track and keep them there.

Our project risk team provides our clients with the capability to independently review and assess their project and provide the right insights for successful execution.

Through our continuous assurance approach, identification of underlying system risks and risk-centric predictive analytics, we seek to prevent project control breakdowns and failures before they can occur, empowering business change process management and enhancing performance outcomes. Independent of vendors and other third parties, we work together with our clients to:

  • Uncover hidden risks
  • Advise and educate project teams
  • Ensure project accountability and attention to best practices
  • Plan, execute and control projects
  • Protect project investment
  • Reduce risk to ongoing business.

We have the people, the knowledge, the methodologies, the tools and the track record to help our clients minimise, mitigate, manage and ultimately overcome project risks. d


Project assurance services


We offer ongoing independent assurance and detailed project reviews to determine if projects are running are on track to achieve their objectives.

Project risk services


We provide expert project risk consulting services, helping to identify, quantify and mitigate risks on major projects by implementing the right processes and controls.

Project turnaround


Our team provides dedicated project managers or service integrators delivering solutions to turnaround a failing project.


Consumer Business and Transport


Retail, Consumer Products, Transport and Agribusiness companies are focused on a number of business priorities across growth and revenue protection, cost reduction, cash and capital.

Our teams understand these and other critical issues for the industry and through our program assurance methodology, we help clients measure their strategic alignment to business priorities through ensuring that projects are on track to deliver stated benefits.


Energy and Resources


The booming Energy and Resources sector is investing heavily into major capital projects, enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations, and transformation projects. These high-risk and high return-projects are critical business projects and can gain significant value from project assurance.

Our teams understand these and other critical issues for the industry and through project risk we help our clients proactively identify their key project risks to ensure their projects are on track for success.


Financial Services


Numerous financial institutions are undergoing change through significant transformation projects with a continuous drive towards increased performance across departments.

Our teams have a deep understanding of the risk implications from these industry issues; through Project risk we help to design, implement and review organisational processes and controls for our clients aligned with their overall portfolio strategy.


Public Sector


Public Sector projects such as economic infrastructure investments can be inherently risky due to their complex delivery models, high spend and long duration.

Through our program assurance methodology can help our clients identify the key risks throughout the project lifecycle and ensure that the right risk mitigation is in place.


Technology, Media and Telecommunications


The convergence of the Technology, Media and Communications industry is profoundly changing the way business can be conducted.

Our teams understand these and other changes within the industry, through our program assurance methodology we can help senior stakeholders cut through the complexity of high-tech projects and achieve portfolio level success.



* Gartner Survey - 1 June 2012 ID:G00231952

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Phil Goulstone Phil Goulstone
Lead Partner
Tel: +61 2 9322 3260


Craig Mitchell Ian Blatchford Matthew Saines  
Craig Mitchell Ian Blatchford Matthew Saines  


Thought leadership

  • How fragile is your Agile?
    Deloitte report, April 2014 | 2 pages
  • Reining in project risk: Predictive project analytics
    White papers, 2013 | 34 pages in total


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