The Centre for Integrated Project Solutions (CIPS) works with industry in co-designing sustainable research to improve productivity and innovation.
We connect educational and professional communities, and seek to influence industry and policymakers through our research outcomes.
Centre members work with industry partners to improve the delivery of projects and create integrated project solutions. This reflects the Centre's core mission to challenge organisations and be the leading centre for impact.
We want to challenge and drive change across diversified sectors including construction services and technologies, engineering, architecture, residential, property, mining, oil and gas, education, IT and disaster relief.
In our outreach to the broad academic project management community, we engage in collaborations with academics and research centres in Australia and abroad. Our research addresses all project and portfolio processes, including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and completion.
Our key research areas are
- Project delivery
- Project performance modelling
- Organisational culture
- Visualisation Integration Collaboration (VIC) Lab
- Supply chain integration.
We are located in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management and have specialist expertise in the construction, architecture, engineering and property industries.
The Centre consolidates several Australian Research Council (ARC), national and state based, as well as internationally funded research projects. CIPS is also home to many PhD and research master degree candidates.
Global impact: why project management matters
According to the International Standards Organization (2015), over 20 million people work in project teams worldwide. Significantly, 20 per cent of global GDP (US $12 trillion per year) is spent on fixed capital projects, not including billions spent on new product development, IT software and services, new business process, intellectual property and media production.
There will be a forecasted 32.6 million project-orientated employees in the 11 leading economies by 2016. A study from the Project Management Institute showed that in these leading economies the total GDP will rise to $11.5 trillion, with up to $194 billion of that at risk due to a skills shortage in project management.