About Us

Shoal are leaders in systems thinking. We use it to help clients define, manage and deliver big projects in complex environments; the kinds of projects that you dream of, but then have nightmares trying to figure out.

These projects often have lots of moving pieces that are interrelated and technically challenging, so we use a rigorous, complex systems engineering approach, based on best practices gleaned from around the world (amongst which are our own). When we do this, all the pieces of the system come together to enable our clients to make better decisions, manage resources, adapt, avoid risks and achieve objectives.

We help our clients clearly define the complex problems they are facing and design solutions they can trust.

At Shoal, we dream of becoming an iconic company in systems thinking. This vision inspires us every day and drives our ambition as leaders in systems thinking.

Systems thinking is at the heart of everything we do.

We use it to clearly define the complex problems you are facing, whether you are developing new capability, introducing new technology or seeking a better way to manage your assets and resources.

We use it to support, manage and deliver big projects, in complex environments; the kinds of projects that you dream of, but then have nightmares trying to figure out.

We use it to analyse complex situations and problems, and therefore help you to understand and find solutions to these problems.

The projects that we work on often have lots of moving pieces that are interrelated and technically challenging, so we use a rigorous, systems engineering approach, based on best practices gleaned from around the world (amongst which are our own). When we do this, all the pieces of the system come together to enable and equip you with the information that they need to:

  • Make better decisions
  • Manage resources
  • Develop capability
  • Adapt
  • Avoid risks
  • Achieve objectives.

Vision, Mission and Values

Our vision is underpinned by our mission and values. Each of these works to support both our technical service delivery and achievement in our key performance areas.

Vision Mission Values

Our approach

At Shoal, we don’t just apply systems thinking to your projects, we apply it to the way we run our business too. We invest in our people, processes and tools to build their knowledge, our systems and capability to deliver benefit to you, our clients.

Approach Culture

Our industry and profession

Two of our values, ‘self awareness’ and ‘professionalism’, drive support of our industry and profession. As Shoalers, ‘self-awareness’ involves an understanding of what we are good at and taking action to develop ourselves and each other. Behind ‘professionalism’ is a desire to enrich thought leadership in systems thinking.

Our career development framework supports personal development and our involvement in industry bodies across our profession and key sectors. We sponsor and host events, and encourage our team to contribute to the profession through volunteering with professional organisations, participating in R&D and contributing to the technical body of literature, resources and modelling around systems thinking.

Amongst the organisations that Shoal or our team have been involved with are: INCOSE, SESA, Engineers Australia, CEDA, SmartSat CRC, Australian Youth Aerospace Association, Australian Universities Rocket Competition, International Astronautical Federation, RTAA, ANU Engineering Students Association, MODSIM, RTSA