Darius Danesh

Industry Fellow | Lead Portfolio Management
Casual Academic

Dr. Darius Danesh is a specialist in Project, Program and Portfolio Management and a decision-making advisor working closely with leaders across many industries in the public and private sectors. He has worked internationally across a diverse range of industries including Defence, Infrastructure, Transport, Energy, Oil and Gas, and Mining.

He has led and advised on a range of subject matters including Project, Program and Portfolio Management, PMO Management, Governance, Change Management and Performance Improvement, Organisational Maturity Assessment, Strategic Leadership and Asset Management, Multi-criteria Decision-Making and Decision Support Systems, Infrastructure Development, Defence Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Programs, Quality Audit and Risk Management.

Darius has been a Company Director and a Board member at various engineering and project management organisations. He is a Director of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), a member of the Canberra Division Committee of the Engineers Australia and has been an AIPM endorsed RegPM Certification Assessor and a panelist for numerous Chartered Professional Engineering (CPEng) assessment interviews.

He is a Fellow Certified Practising Portfolio Executive (FAIPM CPPE) and a Fellow Chartered Professional Engineering Executive (FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE). Darius holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degrees in Engineering Science and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Project Management from the University of New South Wales (UNSW); and a Diploma and an Advanced Diploma in Project Management.

Conference Papers
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El Sawah S; Danesh D; Ryan M, 2019, 'Strategic Asset Planning Decision Analysis: An Integrated System Dynamics and Multi-criteria Decision-making Method', in 29th Annual International INCOSE Symposium, Orlando, presented at 29th Annual International INCOSE Symposium, Orlando, 20 July 2019 - 25 July 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2334-5837.2019.00635.x
2019
Danesh D; Elsawah S; Ryan M, 2019, 'A Strategic Multi-criteria Decision-Making Model for Strategic Asset Management', Melbourne - Australia, presented at Asset Management: Promote Educate Assist Knowledge (AMPEAK 2019), Melbourne - Australia, 07 April 2019
2019
Danesh D; Ryan M, 2018, 'An Innovative Strategic Project and Portfolio Management Decision-making Tool', in Systems Engineering / Test and Evaluation Conference, Engineers Australia, Sydney, pp. 96 - 105, presented at Systems Engineering / Test and Evaluation Conference, Sydney, 30 April 2018 - 01 May 2018, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=626768645218794;res=IELENG
2018
Danesh D; Ryan MJ, 2017, 'Complex Portfolio Decision Making: An Innovative Strategic Portfolio Management Tool', in International Conference on Advances in Economics, Management and Innovation (ICAEMI), International Conference on Advances in Economics, Management and Innovation (ICAEMI), Antalya, Turkey, presented at International Conference on Advances in Economics, Management and Innovation (ICAEMI), Antalya, Turkey, 01 April 2017 - 02 April 2017
2017
Journal articles
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Danesh D, 2020, 'Supporting Australian Defence Force Capabilities through an Innovative Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Model', PARADIGM SHIFT: THE AIPM DIGITAL MAGAZINE, https://www.aipm.com.au/resources/paradigm-shift-magazine-(1).aspx
2020
Danesh D; Ryan M, 2020, 'An Integrated Artificial Intelligence Decision Support Model for Defence Complex Capability Programs', Connect e-Magazine, pp. 34 - 38, https://iccpm.com/
2020
Danesh D; Ryan MJ; Abbasi A, 2018, 'Multi-criteria decision-making methods for project portfolio management: A literature review', International Journal of Management and Decision Making, vol. 17, pp. 75 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMDM.2018.088813
2018
Danesh D; Ryan MJ; Abbasi A, 2017, 'A systematic comparison of multi-criteria decision making methods for the improvement of project portfolio management in complex organisations', International Journal of Management and Decision Making, vol. 16, pp. 280 - 320, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMDM.2017.085638
2017
Danesh D; Ryan MJ; Abbasi A, 2017, 'A Novel Integrated Strategic Portfolio Decision-Making Model', International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/ijsds.2017070101
2017
Danesh D; Ryan MJ; Abbasi A, 2017, 'Multi-criteria Decision-making Methods for Project Portfolio Management: A Literature Review', International Journal of Management and Decision Making, vol. 16, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijmdm.2017.10006139
2017
Danesh D; Ryan MJ; Abbasi A, 2017, 'A Systematic Comparison of Multi-criteria Decision Making Methods for the Improvement of Project Portfolio Management in Complex Organisations', International Journal of Management and Decision Making, vol. 16, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijmdm.2017.10005690
2017
Danesh D; Ryan MJ; Abbasi A, 2015, 'Using Analytic Hierarchy Process as a Decision-Making Tool in Project Portfolio Management', International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering, vol. 9, pp. 3770 - 3780, http://www.waset.org/publications/10003073
2015

Recent Awards:

  • 2020 MyBusiness Awards (Regional Business Leader of the Year) - I have been recognised as a finalist amongst Australia’s top SME businesses, business owners and professionals.
  • 2020 AIPM Project Management Achievement Awards - Judge
  • Australian Defence Industry Awards: Nominated as a finalist in three categories of the Australian Defence Industry Awards in 2019 and 2020 which showcases Australia’s top defence industry businesses and professionals, recognising their contribution in supporting national security and in driving innovation, economic growth and workforce development:
    • Innovator of the Year
    • Scientist of the Year
    • Academic of the Year
  • Omega Alpha Association (OAA) Honorary Recognition
  • 2018 AIPM Project Management Achievement Awards
  • Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) - Registered Assessor: As an AIPM accredited Assessor offered Registered Project Management (RegPM) certification assessments at all levels (CPPP, CPPM, CPSPM, CPPD and CPPE), for eligible candidates including the Defence ADF and Capability Managers in Australia and internationally.

Australian Defence Industry Awards  Omega Alpha Association (OAA) Honorary Recognition  AIPM Project Management Achievement Awards  PMMA 2020  AIDIA 2020  Regional Business Leader of the YearAIPM Assessor 

 

  • Defence Industry
    • Acquisition and Sustainment Programs
    • Data Analytics and Decision Support Systems
    • Capability Risk Assessment and Sensitivity Analysis
    • Government Reviews and Decision-Making
    • Force Design Modelling and Decision Support
    • Contestability and Capability Requirements Decision Support
    • Capability Life Cycle (CLC) Decision Improvement
    • Capability Criteria and Option Development
    • Simple/Complex Procurement Assessment
    • Smart Buyer Workshops and Analysis
  • Project, Program and Portfolio Management
  • Data Analytics and Decision-Making Support
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Business Intelligence
  • Assurance & Quality Audits
  • Asset Management & Infrastructure Development
  • Governance
  • PMO Development
  • Strategic Leadership and Knowledge Management
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