2016 Project Governance and Controls Symposium in Canberra



May event to showcase project governance and project controls practices in Australian government and industry

27 March 2016 – Canberra, Australia – The Project Governance and Controls Symposium hosted by UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) will feature a range of national, and international speakers on Wed. 11th and Thur. 12th May 2016.

160327-pmwj45-pgcs-LOGODescribed as “impressive by any standards”, the speaker line-up includes:

  • The UK civil servant who just lead the review into the performance of the British Government’s Major Projects Authority
  • A recognised expert on US Government major capital acquisition project techniques for project and contract surveillance
  • The permanent head of a large Australian Federal Government department
  • A project portfolio manager from a large national organisation
  • The lead public servant coordinating the Defence First Principles Review implementation program
  • And a number of other speakers who are leaders in their field.

The Symposium is designed as a forum for the exchange of ideas, focused on building the overall project management abilities of Australian Government agencies and the wider project management community. Papers from previous years are available in our library and we facilitate connections between our distinguished speakers and project management leaders in Australia.

PGCS 2016 has added significance in the shadow of the recently released report ‘Learning from Failure’ by Professor Peter Shergold which was critical of the ‘low priority that [project and program management] have received, compared to other professional disciplines in the Australian Public Service’.

The Symposium is an opportunity to advance down the path Shergold advocates – building knowledge and learning from people who know project and program management and understand the underlying project governance and control mechanisms that are essential for success.

The speaking program for 2016 is almost complete, the Master Class scheduled for the 10th is almost full and registrations are building quickly. To be part of the action visit the Symposium website at http://www.pgcs.org.au/ and start making your plans!!