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To an extent, every project – indeed every future venture - has an inherent degree of complexity. We live in a constantly changing world. No-one can predict the changes in the external ‘PEST’ (Political, Economic. Social, Technological) environment with anything like 100% certainty.

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Experiential Learning is not a luxury, but an absolute necessity in any project management toolset – and the greater the complexity, the greater the need. This demands that a formalised and managed learning cycle should be institutionalised in every organisation that seeks to execute complex projects.

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The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking. If I had known to what my research would lead, I would have become a watchmaker.
Albert Einstein
Click below to face a classic ethical dilemma..

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