News & Insights

Realising a National Resilience Framework

We set out on the path to ‘Reframe our future’, as a way to step out of the Australian response to the Coronavirus Pandemic of ‘damage control’ and bring a…

Shoal interns 2020

Meet last year’s interns – 2019/20

If you’re considering applying for our Shoal Internship 2021, let us introduce you to our interns from last Summer, Albert, Jordan, Oscar, Rijul and Ross. Around this time last year,…

Project management - capturing lessons learnt

Capturing lessons learnt

After months working with a client on a project, meeting all deliverables, on time and to budget, we know that, in itself, this is a measure of success. But with…

Corporate leadership team

Shoal re-engineers our future

Shoal is pleased to announce a new corporate structure that aligns our business to bring us closer to our customers. This changes the emphasis of our business from managing activities…

Meet our interns 2019

Meet our Interns 2019

Meet Victoria and Tom.  They joined Shoal as Summer Interns in 2018/19 and are still working with us today. Victoria and Tom met at the University of Adelaide, where they…

Project management - plan for the unexpected

Plan for the unexpected

As the projects we work on often delve into the unknown, we must be open to new information, changing system influences (particularly for projects that span many years) and evolving…

Project management - lines of communication

Opening lines of communication

Misinformation, misunderstandings, inefficient information exchange, poor feedback and input mechanisms, lost emails, internal – client collaboration, remote working and distributed teams all add further complexity to an already complex project….

Understanding decision frameworks

Understanding decision frameworks

In our ‘Reframing our future’ series of articles, Head of Strategy, Greame Dunk, and I have been discussing a National Resilience Framework. Graeme has identified the National need, exploring three…

Project management - understanding

A shared understanding

This blog is the first in a series on project management, where we share some basics and insights into improving the management of projects. Our experience spans complex projects; those…

Resilience - from policy to implementation

Resilience – from policy to implementation

In my previous blog, I highlighted seven categories of the resilient society that we want in Australia: Continuity of government – requires the ability to choose and to conduct free…

Understanding resilience in systems

Understanding resilience in systems

Recently, I blogged my thoughts on Australia’s response to the current Coronavirus Pandemic through the lens of the The Cynefin framework. These thoughts led me to conclude that there is…

Chris French

Congratulations to Chris French

In the times of COVID-19, graduation ceremonies have been cancelled, but we didn’t want Chris French‘s achievements to go unnoticed. Yesterday, Chris dropped into the University of Adelaide to pick…