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Project Managers urge Government to go Agile in Opening Zimbabwe for New Business

 

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Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

9 November 2018 – Harare, Zimbabwe – The country’s largest Association of Project Managers, Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ), has fully thrown their weight behind the Government’s mission of opening up the country for business investment and the vision of uplifting citizens to a middle income economy by 2030. The Project Managers have gone further and urged the Government to adopt an Agile approach in tackling the country’s economic challenges and to enact legislation that augments the proposed 2030 middle income economy vision.

This position was one of the major resolutions that came out last week (1 November 2018) at the annual INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT DAY (IPM Day) CONFERENCE hosted by PROJECT MANAGEMENT ZIMBABWE (PMZ) in Bulawayo that attracted over 100 project management practitioners from all major sectors of the national economy.

The conference was hosted to mark Zimbabwe’s endorsement of the annual global International Project Management Day recognized in over 100 countries in early November every year. The objective of IPM Day is to honor the contribution of project Managers in the development of products and services in all sectors of industry the world over.

The Zimbabwe project management practitioners came up with a five-point plan (noted below) centered on an Agile approach to tackling government programs and projects, having unanimously noted that it can only be project management that can drive the country towards the desired 2030 vision and beyond, not politicking.

  • The Office of the President must fast track the conclusion of the “Ease of doing business Project” that has dragged on for many years now and swiftly publish the newly simplified business start-up procedures for new investors.
  • Each Ministry must announce those programs and projects under their portfolio which they will be pre-occupied with for the next 5years in line with the 2030 Government vision. Project Management has been a critical success factor for the private sector for many years globally and it is now time for Government to seriously tap into the same and replace the politicking mantras with project management.
  • There must be deployment of adequately trained portfolio, program and project management practitioners to lead high level public mega infrastructure development projects such as the pending dualisation of the Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu highway. Political meddling, trial and error will reap disastrous or no deliverables at all.
  • Enact statutory instruments that enable the project management profession and lock out incompetent local and foreign bidders for public infrastructure development tenders. The Public Procurement and Disposal of public assets Act of 2017 is an example of such enabling instruments.
  • Roll out the long overdue Zimbabwe National Development Plan that must go beyond 2040. The NDP will motivate subsequent planning at portfolio and programme levels. A culture of intensive project planning within each government portfolios starting with the 40-year national development plan will translate the intentions of Government work from fuzzy to clear.

What is Agile?

Agile is a new approach to management of programs and projects that is now imbedded in the Project Management Body of knowledge (PMBOK) which requires practitioners to use adaptive tools and techniques of managing change, breaking away from predictive and pre-emptive approaches because the environment and needs of citizens are highly dynamic. Leading Silicon Valley software development companies like Microsoft are known to have largely gone Agile in their business processes. Business and Project Plans must never remain fixed during implementation but must be open for incremental changes in response to environmental demands and the evolution of consumer needs. Sectors like Agricultural which have seen erratic weather conditions in recent years were cited as requiring Farmers to go Agile and diversify into new crops and water supply management plans. Remaining loyal to traditional pre-emptive agronomy practices could spell disaster for farmers. Other sectors that could benefit from the Agile business manifesto include mining and ICTs.

The Project Managers also took a swipe at the authorities of the City of Bulawayo for hoping that the city’s once booming Belmont industry could be resuscitated back to the glory days of the 1990s. “Industrialists in Bulawayo must forget about the past glory of the 1990s and go Agile and think of completely new business lines consistent with present global demands”, said one of the IPM Day conference organiser Mr Peter Banda of PMZ.

“The same Belmont factory shells and buildings that appear idle and dilapidated today can be rekindled with new paint and used for housing new industries such as car assembly, bottled water, mobile phones assemble and repairs, recycling of rubber and scrap metals to name but a few,” said Mr Banda. “Agile is all about breaking away from a rigid historical business mentality and responding to arising business opportunities and threats overnight without going via rigid strategic change processes that will be overtaken by the new opportunities.”

Chinese entrepreneurs have gone Agile and come all the way from Beijing to Bulawayo to cash in on scrap metal processing business; they have set up small factory shells in the Kelvin North this year and are now producing various handy products for the local and export markets from the molten recycled steel on a small scale.

Who is PMZ?

Established in 2009, Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) is Zimbabwe’ largest Association of Project Managers and Project Management practitioners. PMZ is a membership based organisation operating as a non-profit adult vocational education and training Trust. There are over 3500 members to date on the PMZ database. Besides providing various project management mentorship programmes for its members, PMZ is also licenced locally by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology to train and examine the Certificate and Diploma courses in Project Management (CPM/DPM) including the Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM).  PMZ is also able to mentor its members in the world’s top 2 project management certification programmes, i.e. the PRINCE2 and the PMP credentials.

Through their Harare based National Secretariat Office and the Bulawayo Regional office, PMZ has a mandate of registering membership, setting up, monitoring and evaluation of standards in project management training and certification nationally. From 2009 up to 2013 PMZ was known as Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe before rebranding to PMZ in line with identities of similar institutions world-wide and the recommendations of the parent Project Management Institute based in USA. Considered to be best practice organisation in project management standards, the Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s largest Association of Project Managers.

In Zimbabwe and, as in most Sub-Saharan African countries, the level of project management training and certification is nascent, albeit ominously low, given that these countries undertake massive infrastructural development projects. Hence projects fail due to incompetency in project management and the lack of appropriate project governance thereof, giving rise to opportunistic corruption.

For More Information, contact

BANDA P. J. (Mr.)
Secretary General & CEO
PROJECT MANAGEMENT ZIMBABWE [PMZ]
NATIONAL SECRETARIAT OFFICE
NO. 8 BUCKINGHAM Rd
EASTLEA, HARARE, ZIMBABWE
TEL. +263 4 776000   OR   +263 8644075061  *Cell:  +263 773 432 610
www.pmiz.org.zw/index.html
Email: [email protected]

Source:  Project Management Zimbabwe

 

 

APM announces first Chartered Project Professionals

 

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31 October 2018 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that nearly 300 individuals have been awarded with Chartered Project Professional status (ChPP) making them the first of their kind in the world. Project professionals from across the UK and nearly 50 different sectors including, defence, education, finance, healthcare, IT, consulting, manufacturing, infrastructure, Government and more, have been awarded.

Speaking about this historic milestone Debbie Dore, chief executive of APM, said: “As of today, project management takes its rightful place at the table alongside other professions including accountancy, engineering and medicine. It is our belief that chartership will help to raise standards and employability while addressing a growing demand for project professionals. Chartership will enable project professionals to have an increasingly positive impact on society and the economy by helping to ensure a world in which all projects succeed.”

The Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) standard is a professional benchmark that demonstrates attainment of a defined level of technical knowledge, professional practice and ethical behaviour. Learn more about the Chartered Project Professional standard here.

Founded in 1972 and a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members, the APM received a Royal Charter in April 2017.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is also the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

PMI CEO Mark A. Langley to retire

 

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PMI Board of Directors to launch executive search for replacement; Cahill to lead during transition

11 September 2018 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Board of Directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI) today announced that Mark A. Langley, President & CEO, will be retiring from PMI effective 30 November 2018.

“I am honored to have led PMI through the last several years of significant growth as we approach the Institute’s 50th anniversary,” said Langley (pictured right). “As PMI continues through its digital transformation, this is a good time to begin transitioning to leadership that will drive the Institute to even greater heights in its next half century.”

PMI currently has members in nearly every country who are served by 300 chapters around the world. There are 1.4 million professionals who have been certified by PMI. Poised to become the association of the future, PMI has launched a digital transformation.

PMI’s Board of Directors and Langley would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire organization and volunteer community for their hard work, continued support and ongoing commitment that have advanced the profession and PMI.

“Mark has helped PMI become the strong global organization it is today, and we would like to express our gratitude for his many years of dedicated service,” said Caterina La Tona, Chair of the 2018 Board of Directors. “Mark’s leadership team, the entire staff and the army of dedicated global volunteers have worked to solidify PMI as the most influential and authoritative project management association in the world.”

To ensure continuity between now and when the new CEO begins, the PMI Board of Directors has asked Joe Cahill, Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration, to take on day-to-day operations of the Institute during the transition period.

The PMI Board of Directors will initiate a search for Langley’s replacement. During the search process, PMI will continue its mission to delivery strong value for its entire membership and the project management profession. Langley will participate in development of a smooth transition plan during the search process

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 3 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through globally recognized standards, certifications, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. For more, visit www.PMI.org.

Source: Project Management Institute

 

 

APM in UK appoints new Chief Executive

 

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Chief Operating Officer Debbie Dore selected to succeed Sara Drake

26 July 2018 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that the board of APM has unanimously selected Debbie Dore (pictured below) as the new APM chief executive.

Chairman John McGlynn confirmed: “We are delighted to make this appointment. Debbie was selected as our preferred candidate following a very thorough recruitment exercise. It’s very pleasing to be able to recognise an exceptional internal candidate and appoint from within. The board are confident that Debbie is the right candidate to successfully lead APM through its next stage of development. APM continues to progress as a professional chartered body and this is an exciting time for us. I’d like to reiterate the board’s thanks to Sara Drake for her sterling work.”

Debbie Dore will take up her appointment on 1st August following the planned departure of Sara Drake. Debbie has worked at APM since 2015, initially as chief commercial officer and latterly as chief operating officer. Prior to joining APM, Debbie served as a senior executive on the board of a multi-national subscription organisation delivering global transformation projects across sales, IT and customer service.

With responsibility for teams in 25 countries she also has huge international experience which will prove invaluable as APM seeks to grow its international presence. Debbie has also served as a non-executive director for a member association connecting the knowledge community.

Founded in 1972 and a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members, the APM received a Royal Charter in April 2017.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is also the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

IPMA-USA Announces New Officers

 

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18 July 2018 – New York, NY, USA – IPMA-USA has announced the results of the 2018 Election for the IPMA-USA Board of Director positions for the 2018-2021 term.  Newly elected board members are:

Dr. Joel Carboni – President, for a second term

Joel Carboni is a leading figure on sustainability in project management.  He is a graduate of Ball State University, holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and Environment and has over 23 years’ experience in portfolio, program and project management spanning government, the banking and legal sectors as well as big five consulting.

He is a frequent speaker at project management and sustainability symposiums, congresses and conferences all over the globe and has worked in over 50 countries advancing sustainable development.  He is the President of the International Project Management Association in the United States and the founder of GPM (Green Project Management). He is also Project Management’s lone representative to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a founding signatory of the UN’s Business for Peace Initiative & Anti-Corruption call to action, and one of only fourteen listed supporting organizers of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education Program (PRME).

He is the architect of the PRiSM™ project delivery methodology, the P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management and co-architect of the PSM3 Organizational Sustainability Model.  He has authored training programs on Green and Sustainable Project Management that are currently offered in over 145 countries through professional training providers, business associations, and universities in six languages.  He is the co-author of Sustainable Project Management an Amazon bestseller and is a member of the Forbes Non-Profit Board.

Neil Goldman – Secretary-Treasurer

Neil Goldman has held numerous local and global leadership positions within non-profits and is the current IPMA-USA Secretary/Treasurer. He has held similar positions in other organizations. Neil holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, MI).

Mr. Goldman is a certified Project / Program Manager with 30 years of extensive experience in managing large and strategic projects in Fortune 500 companies in Information Technology. Neil’s goal for IPMA-USA is to support its growth and support good organizational governance.

Nanci Love – Director of Education

Nanci Love delivers a strong career of project management in a range of services, including strategic planning, execution, and commissioning.  Nanci focuses on developing and executing solutions that encompass overall client project goals. She has more than 25 years of diversified experience in corporate architecture, design, and construction management for clients with various scopes and budgets, including multimillion-dollar projects.

Her specialties include an in-depth knowledge of the real estate process by working closely with brokers in the initial budget and schedule development. Her extensive knowledge of the contract furniture industry consistently benefits clients in controlling the overall budget. She has worked on several of the city’s premier corporate headquarters relocations, which include RaceTrac and HD Supply.

Nanci serves on the Communications Committee of CoreNet Atlanta and is active in the International Project Management Association. She has published articles and blog posts in Atlanta Network Magazine and Commercial Real Estate Women Atlanta (Utilizing Tenant Improvement Dollars, 2015). Nanci is a certified trainer for U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Certification (USGBC), The American Institute of Architects (AIA), PDH Academy and Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC).

Nanci participates in several Atlanta area nonprofit groups, the Bill Law House for Families First project, past Community Services liaison for the Decatur Cooperative Ministry for International Facility Management Association, Atlanta Food Bank service projects and Habitat for Humanity builds. Nanci was selected to manage Georgia’s first Federal funded Faith-Based Grant.

Nanci graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Counseling. She is eager to take on the role of Director of education to support IPMA’s objectives in supporting institutes of higher learning with programs centered on competence development.

Aman Gaur – Director of Young Crew

Aman Gaur has 3 years of experience in the construction and real estate industry and has worked on office, industrial and retail tenant build-out projects ranging from 20K to 300K SF, spread across various locations in the US. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a focus on Building Construction.

Mr. Gaur works as a Financial Analyst for the Office and Industrial Sales teams. His primary responsibilities at Colliers include tenant research, market analysis, credit analysis, due diligence, and valuation. Mr. Gaur also specializes in construction management and value engineering component of real estate.

Aman has been instrumental in the development of our young crew program, facilitating workshops at Universities all over the United States and is running to succeed Meghan Crumble who vacated the position when she became IPMA-USA Vice President.  His goals are to grow the young crew membership and compete internationally at the IPMA Global Young Crew Championships.

According to Meghan Crumble, IPMA-USA Vice President, who sent out the news, “We are excited to welcome them to the board and expect great things from their contributions.”

Carboni, Goldman, Love and Gaur join remaining IPMA-USA board members Meghan Crumble, Bill Duncon, Diego Arimany, Peter Millsom, Neville Goedhals and Ken Brooks.

Founded in 2001, IPMA-USA is a member-driven, not-for-profit professional association formed to meet the unfilled needs of today’s Program and Project Managers, stakeholders, and their Enterprises. We offer advanced, professionally assessed certifications, an organizational performance improvement assessment standard, and a website filled with thought-leader articles and blog posts. As the USA member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), the world’s first project management professional association, we work with over sixty other global professional associations to accomplish our Vision: A World where all projects succeed! More at http://www.ipma-usa.org/

For more information about IPMA, visit https://www.ipma.world/

Source: IPMA-USA

 

Benefits of Disruptive Technologies on Projects

 

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PMI releases latest Pulse of the Profession report

10 May 2018 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI) has published its latest Pulse of the Profession report titled “Next Practices: Benefits of Disruptive Technologies on Projects”.

According to PMI: ‘Organizations all over the world are being impacted by disruptive technologies that are displacing established technologies. Those that want to understand and manage the impact of these technologies can look to proven project management practices to survive and thrive during these times of change.

As they embrace project excellence, organizations will experience greater success with their strategic initiatives and higher project success rates—71% versus 60% in those that do not embed proven project management practices within their organization.’

To access the report, click here.

PMI is the world’s largest not-for-profit professional membership association for project, program and portfolio management. Founded in 1969, PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, academic research, publications, courses and networking opportunities. For more, visit www.PMI.org.

Source: Project Management Institute

 

 

Karen Richey receives Gary Christle Leadership Excellence Award

 

Prestigious award presented at the 34th Annual International Workshop EVM World

May 31, 2018 – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) announces that Ms. Karen Richey is the recipient of its prestigious Gary Christle Leadership Excellence Award. The Award, named for a distinguished executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, was established in 2009 and has been awarded only once before, to Dr. Robert B. “Bob” Rovinsky.

Award recipients are leaders in their community who have promoted an environment of cooperation whether between customer and supplier or within the government or a company. This is not a one-time effort but ongoing examples of leadership. Awardees have made significant contributions to the development and/or understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM) that will continue to distinguish their work. The contributions are represented by a definable body of work as demonstrated through speaking, teaching, training, research, publications, and professional practice.

In her role as the Assistant Director for Applied Research and Methods at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Ms. Richey led the development of a series of “best practice” guides that contributed significantly to effective understanding of EVM within the GAO, and throughout government, industry and academia. The guides were created to address best practices for ensuring credible program cost and schedule estimates for both government and industry by providing effective linkage between cost estimating, scheduling, and EVM.

The guides have been cited in U.S. Office of Management and Budget regulation and have been adopted as policy by some federal agencies. More than 1,000 experts worldwide continue to contribute best practices as the family of guides is growing to include scheduling, technical readiness, and Agile software development.

CPM is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of project management and performance measurement. We assist the earned value professional and project manager in professional growth and promote the application of earned value management and integrated performance measurement. We are an ever-growing body of professionals dedicated to managing projects on time and on budget. Based in Reston, Virginia, USA with chapters in Tennessee, California, Washington DC, and Colombia, CPM serves members and organizations in the Aerospace, Defense, Energy and other industries where EVM, IPPM and Project Controls are highly desired and often required.  www.mycpm.org

 

 

PMI Southern Germany Chapter Celebrates its 20th Birthday with a new President

 

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9 May 2018 – Munich, Germany – Domiciled in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, the Chapter of the Project Management Institute for the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg will become 20 this year. Founded in 1998 as the PMI Munich Chapter, its outreach covers the whole of Southern Germany.

The celebrations will be done in November this year led by Jörg Glunde, PMP, the new Chapter President, who took over the position from Oliver F. Lehmann, PMP, in April 2018. Oliver presided over the Chapter for 5 years, during which the membership grew by over 40%. He said he will spend his time in future focusing on his work in Project Business Management (PBM), which deals with projects performed by often complex and international project supply networks (PSNs).

Jörg Glunde, PMP, attended the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and has worked as a project manager for many years. He has co-authored a book on requirements engineering and volunteered at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Association for Computer Science). He has been a lead volunteer at the PMI Southern Germany Chapter since 2009, managing and governing projects with volunteers. Jörg works as a project manager at Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH.

Jörg Glunde has been a member of the Chapter for 10 years and managed its first project management congress named PM-Summit in 2010. He has been the Chapter’s Vice President Projects since 2012 and governed a number of major chapter projects performed solely by volunteers.

For more information, contact: [email protected]

 

 

PMI Zimbabwe Chapter officially launched

 

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Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

2 March 2018 – Harare, Zimbabwe – The Project Management Institute (PMI) Zimbabwe Chapter was officially launched in Harare on 23 February 2018 at a colourful evening reception hosted at the Meikles Hotel and attended by close to 100 local project management practitioners. Ex PMI Nigeria Chapter President and current PMI mentor of PMI Africa Chapters Mr Ike Nwanko was the guest of honor at the launch.

The PMI Zimbabwe Chapter was first chartered as a potential PMI Chapter in April 2017 and elections to appoint a seven member Board  were held in October 2017. Miss Mary Phiri is the President of the new Zimbabwe Chapter. With this launch Africa now has a total of 23 PMI Chapters across the continent and more Chapters are set to be inaugurated by the end of the year raising hope for Africa countries to elevate their project management standards.

Here are some photos from the event.

Source:  Project Management Zimbabwe

 

 

AIPM announces Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

 

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8 November 2017 – Sydney, Australia – The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has announced new diversity and inclusion initiatives.  AIPM is reinforcing its commitment to diversity and inclusion as a key cog of the Institute’s codes and culture by immediately committing to a number of key initiatives in the space.

The Institute has previously flagged its commitment to Diversity and Inclusion with its Diversity Statement, but it was recognised that both AIPM’s membership and its leadership demographics are currently not sufficiently representative of the multicultural community that makes up Australia and the more broadly Asia Pacific region. As a result, the AIPM has embarked on a journey in conjunction with key stakeholders to create a Diversity and Inclusion plan to deliver to our wider membership base.

During their presentation at the 2017 AIPM National Conference in Melbourne, Chair of the Board, AIPM, Mr Leh Simonelli FAIPM CPPD together with fellow Director Nicole Nader MAIPM CPPD, announced a number of key initiatives including aspirational targets of 30% female representation in our membership base as well as in leadership and office bearer roles along with a 15% representation of under 35’s in our membership by 2020.

Please click here to visit the AIPM website to read details of the initiatives in full.

Formed in 1976 as the Project Managers’ Forum, AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 35 years.  AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors.  AIPM’s vision is to be recognized by business, industry, and government as the key promoter, developer, and leader in project management professionalism.  AIPM is the Australian national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More about AIPM can be found at www.aipm.com.au.

Source: AIPM

 

 

Project management profession needs to lead on climate change

 

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New report by UCL Professor Peter Morris in UK outlines plan of action

5 November 2017 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced the publication of a major new report authored by UCL Emeritus Professor Peter Morris and APM Vice-President titled Climate Change and what the project management profession should be doing about it – a UK perspective.  In the report, Professor Morris argues that project management has a significant role to play in reducing the causes and consequences of climate change.

Professor Morris reviews where society stands regarding the potential implication of climate change and what project management as a profession should be doing about it. The report reviews the dimensions of the challenge and looks at how the profession could better achieve the targets agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015.

Professor Morris proposes:

  • Establishing a Project Management Office (PMO) at the UN level to define the expectations and methods to be used in working during the very early stages of projects; defining the major task elements, interdependencies, durations, risks, benefits, and organisational roles, processes and structures
  • Creating a single point of accountability (SPA) where possible
  • Project managers mitigating or adapting to climate change from business-as-usual projects to huge R&D projects
  • Applying relevant project management techniques and developing the required capabilities to develop people in owner and sponsor roles

In addition to his personal view, Professor Morris gathered responses from thought leaders in project management including: Sir John Armitt, Professor Andrew Davies, John McGlynn (APM Chairman) and Mark Thurston.

Professor Morris said: “Behaviours play a big role but unfortunately the behaviour changes required to achieve the UN targets are so major that one must doubt whether the goals are realistically attainable. Managing the institutional contexts within which projects and programs have to operate often requires a new type and level of skill. In effect, I am advocating a model of project management that involves a more probing, creative, front-end oriented approach.”

Sara Drake APM CEO said:”What is unique about this paper is that while much has been written about sustainability, this paper brings together all aspects of project management and how the profession can play an important role in shaping our future. We should engage with existing smaller groups to leverage all our knowledge and strength to help reduce the rate of carbon emissions and temperature rises. As the Chartered Body for the project profession, APM will reflect on the report’s recommendations and how the profession needs to address these challenges.”

Professor Andrew Edkins, Professor in the Management of Projects, University of London said:” Peter Morris is Emeritus Professor of the Management of Projects at UCL. After a long and successful career as both practitioner and renowned academic, his swan-song is a paper that is written in a personal yet professional style that seeks to both engage and provoke the reader. Its topic is climate change and the role that the discipline of project management can offer.

“To achieve the paper’s objective, it provides an overview of climate change and why it’s important, then looks at the nature and types of project that have been proposed or initiated to both tackle climate change and adapt to its consequences.

“The key contribution of the paper is not to offer a solution or even a pathway to any solution. It is rather to instigate a discussion, by those who consider themselves within the discipline of project management and between this discipline and those for whom dealing with climate change is a major and increasingly important issue.”

The report is available to download here.

For further information or to arrange an interview please call Cat Finlayson on 0773 607 1158 or email [email protected]

Founded in 1972 and a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members, the APM received a Royal Charter in April 2017.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is also the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

 

PM Zimbabwe to join the rest of the world on IPM Day 2017

 

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INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT DAY 2017 events in Zimbabwe on 2-3 November

Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

26 October 2017 – Harare, Zimbabwe – Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) has announced that Zimbabwe will join the rest of the world this year on 02 November 2017 in the recognition and marking of the INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT DAY (IPM DAY 2017). The country’s Largest Association of Project Managers PROJECT MANAGEMENT ZIMBABWE (PMZ) is organizing 2(two) major events in Harare and Bulawayo which will see Project Managers and Project Management Practitioner gathering to recognize IPM Day 2017 under the THEME: People, Passion and Purpose in a digital Age.

Bulawayo will this year host the main IPM Day 2017 event with a Business Breakfast meeting at Holiday Inn on 2 November 2017 where His Worship the Mayor of the City of Bulawayo Councilor M. K. Moyo will be the Guest of Honor.

Harare will follow suit on 3 November 2017 with another Breakfast meeting to close the IPM Day 2017 fanfare. International Project Management Practitioners from around the world, mainly South Africa, Kenya and USA are lined up to deliver high level papers at the two Zimbabwe IPM Day breakfast meetings. The centre of discussion at the 2 November 2017 Bulawayo meeting will be an analysis of how project management can be used to revive commerce and industry for the City of Kings.

To register or for more information, contact [email protected] or visit www.pmiz.org.zw

What is IPM Day All About?

International Project Management Day is celebrated every year since 2004 on the first Thursday in the month of November. This year, the Project Management Day will be observed on November 2. The International Project Management Day or IPM Day is designed to encourage project based organizations worldwide or companies who utilize project management methodologies to program some type of recognition event within their organizations or organized locally with others to demonstrate the appreciation for the achievements of project managers and their teams. Project Managers build new roads, bridges, assemble gadgets, write and run software programs etc. but they are seldom celebrated. Virtually all products that we use daily from a mere tooth brush, cellphones to aeroplanes that fly us etc are all outputs from some projects which were diligently managed by some project managers.

The International Project Management Day was created in 2004 by the team at International Institute of Learning (USA) as the day to honor project managers who work tirelessly to finish the projects efficiently on time. Project Managers are the backbone of the every project in the organization, and they always make sure that everything in the industry is moving smoothly, and work in every industry and sector, from the government to volunteer. International Project Management Day is an Worldwide appreciation of the many project managers and project teams in every organization including non-profit organisations.

Who is PMZ?

Established in 2009, Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) is Zimbabwe’ largest Association of Project Managers and Project Management practitioners. PMZ is a membership based organisation operating as a non-profit adult vocational education and training Trust. There are over 2500 members to date on the PMZ database. Besides providing various project management mentorship programmes for its members, PMZ is also licenced locally by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology to train and examine the Certificate and Diploma courses in Project Management (CPM/DPM) including the Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM).  PMZ is also able to mentor its members in the world’s top 2 project management certification programmes, i.e. the PRINCE2 and the PMP credentials.

Through their Harare based National Secretariat Office and the Bulawayo Regional office, PMZ has a mandate of registering membership, setting up, monitoring and evaluation of standards in project management training and certification nationally. From 2009 up to 2013 PMZ was known as Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe before rebranding to PMZ in line with identities of similar institutions world-wide and the recommendations of the parent Project Management Institute based in USA. Considered to be best practice organisation in project management standards, the Project Management Institute (PMI)   is the world’s largest Association of Project Managers.

In Zimbabwe and, as in most Sub-Saharan African countries the level of project management training and certification is nascent, albeit ominously low, given that these countries undertake massive infrastructural development projects. Hence projects fail due to incompetency in project management and the lack of appropriate project governance thereof, giving rise to opportunistic corruption. For information, visit www.pmiz.org.zw or email: [email protected]

Source:  Project Management Zimbabwe      

 

 

Organizational Agility Increases Project Success Rates

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

Two new PMI 2017 Pulse of the Profession in-Depth Reports released

18 September 2017 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) today unveiled its Pulse of the Profession in-depth reports: Achieving Greater Agility and The Drivers of Agility. The latest research demonstrates that an organization’s agility level helps determine the success rate of its projects in today’s complex and disruptive global marketplace. While all project management approaches help support successful outcomes, the study found that organizations with higher agility reported more projects successfully meeting original goals and business intent – whether they use hybrid (72 percent), predictive (71 percent) and agile (68 percent) approaches – than those with low agility using the same methods.

PMI’s Pulse of the Profession in-depth reports also revealed that:

  • People and Processes are Key: Organizations with higher levels of agility place a significant focus on building diverse skill sets and process capabilities.
  • Revenue Growth is Greater: 75 percent of organizations with high agility report a minimum of 5 percent year-over-year revenue growth last year, compared to only 29 percent of organizations with low agility.
  • The Project Management Office (PMO) could be a Beacon: Organizations with high agility recognize the value of having some form of project governing body, as 94 percent report having a PMO, an agile work group, or another type of formal governance board – versus 81 percent of organizations with low agility.

“Each day, organizations face heightened competition and ongoing disruptions from new technology, market shifts and social change,” said PMI President and CEO Mark A. Langley. “Given these challenges, it did not surprise us to find that a large majority of organizations indicated greater agility over the last five years. In today’s market, successful organizations must be able to react and adapt to unexpected roadblocks and market changes. Organizations with high agility can switch priorities quickly without losing momentum.”

Based on its two most recent in-depth reports, PMI recommends organizations recognize:

  • Agility is a Balance – Not a Battle of Choices: Seek a balance of speed and flexibility, stability and scale.
  • Adaptability is Key: Include all approaches to project delivery in your organization’s project management toolkit.
  • Drivers of Agility include People and Processes: Encourage open thinking and commit to talent development to accelerate results. Build effective processes to achieve high performance.
  • Agility Levels can determine the Success of an Organization: To achieve maximum business value, react with flexibility, respond to change, and engage employees and customers.

Earlier this month, PMI launched the first-ever bundle of its Agile Practice Guide and PMBOK® Guide â€“ Sixth Edition to reinforce its position that industry professionals should consider the full range of project management approaches in determining which method will deliver the best project outcomes. PMI has provided practitioners with critical information spanning many approaches to ensure industry professionals can select the method that is best suited to an individual project.

“As organizations strive to be more nimble and respond faster, they recognize there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to delivering successful projects,” Langley said. “Having a diverse toolkit for project managers enables them to contribute to the overall agility of an organization.”

The 2017 Pulse of the Profession in-depth reports features feedback and insights from 1,469 project management practitioners and leaders that use predictive and agile project management approaches in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States.

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading association for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than three million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the project management profession through globally-recognized standards, certifications, communities, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, ProjectManagement.com creates online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives. Visit PMI at www.PMI.orgwww.projectmanagement.com, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

Source: Project Management Institute

 

 

Project Management Journal (PMJ) Updates Announced

 

PM PROFESSION & PUBLISHING NEWS

15 August 2017 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has announced that during the past year PMI has implemented two significant changes that directly affected the Project Management Journalâ (PMJ). In April 2016, the Institute began to self-publish PMJ. Then in July, PMI moved its website, http://www.pmi.org/; to a new platform. These changes temporarily hampered the effectiveness of the academic search functionality and access to PMJ content. Everyone’s patience as they addressed the situation—and as they continued to make improvements — was greatly appreciated.

Individual contributions to advance the project management profession are invaluable and PMJ continues to have a strong following. Thomson Reuters’ recently published 2016 Journal Citation Report showed an increase in PMJ’s Impact Factors from 1.765 to 2.714. This notable improvement reflects the collective efforts of our authors and editors with whom PMI Academic Resources and PMI Publications are honored to collaborate.

PMI has also announced that all visitors to http://www.pmi.org/ now have access to both current and archive editions of the Journal, whether or not they have an account. On the PMJ homepage, visitors may access current articles in HTML format or download each issue as a single PDF. They will also find an “Access back issues” link at the bottom of the page. In addition, “Early View” articles are now being posted as downloadable PDFs on the PMJ Early View page.

PMI is also announcing an important content change in the Journal. The PMJ is now accepting teaching cases for publication consideration. With the rise of experiential learning, case studies have gained traction as a fundamental teaching tool in every subject area, and they have proven to be the most requested instructional resource by project management faculty internationally. PMJ is responding to the needs of instructors by launching a new section that provides full-length cases and instructor’s manuals for classroom or consulting use. See the Call for Submissions for more details.

Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. For more, visit http://www.pmi.org/.

Source: Project Management Institute

 

 

APM Announces Charter Consultation

 

PROFESSION NEWS

Reported by Miles Shepherd in UK

3 August 2017 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced the launch of charter consultation to develop the “standard” required of all chartered bodies in the United Kingdom.

In October 2016, the Privy Council, the body that advises HM The Queen on variety of constitutional matters, announced that the Association for Project Management (APM) would receive a Royal Charter. The Charter became effective in April 2017 when APM joined the unique group of professional bodies, learned societies and world-class institutions that represent the values of trust, respect and reliability by becoming the Chartered body for the project profession.

Becoming a Chartered body is not simply a matter of receiving a formal Charter (see picture). APM is required to develop a Standard that governs conditions of entry. It is not sufficient to use existing entry requirements as Chartered bodies are required to comply with a number of conditions set by the Privy Council.

Work on the Standard could only begin once the formal award had been made so APM have been hard at work since April developing the standards and values that will become the benchmark for professional project management through a Register of Chartered Project Professionals.

The proposed Chartered standard presents what APM considers the public and industry will need and expect in the future from project professionals.

This reflects the technical knowledge and professional experience that project professionals must demonstrate along with a commitment to continued professional development and ethical behaviour to achieve the internationally recognised standard of a chartered professional.

APM is now consulting on its proposed Chartered standard and is seeking informed feedback from interested parties, employers and stakeholders. Note that you do not need to be a member of APM to comment.

The consultation document is available from APM at:

https://www.apm.org.uk/media/6340/chartered_consultation_2017_final.pdf

You can access the consultation from the website or use the YouGov link:.

https://start.yougov.com/refer/vSG8D8hgWgpBQY

For any technical queries, or if you have a need to respond by email or letter, please contact: [email protected]

Consultation deadline

Responses must be received by 22 September 2017.

Response to the consultation 

Please note APM does not intend to respond individually to responses received. We will publish a summary of consultation responses. Unattributed excerpts from some responses may be used as examples.

APM’s overall timeline for the Charter process is illustrated below.

Founded in 1972 and a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members, the APM received a Royal Charter in April 2017. The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is also the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk/

 

 

The Growing Significance of Continuing Professional Development

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

Road to Chartered: APM announces 4th Thought Leadership paper

13 July 2017 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has launched its fourth thought leadership paper as part of its Road to Chartered series.

Focusing on continuing professional development (CPD), the paper provides insight into how your professional body will develop, what this means for you and how you can be involved in this evolution.

Written by Professor Andrew Friedman of the Professional Associations Research Network (PARN), this paper sets the context for APM and the profession’s future journey, concluding with initial thoughts of how APM as a Chartered body needs to adapt and support members – both corporate and individual – in their journey to professionalism using CPD. As the foreword by Dr Paul Chapman states:

Professional bodies have a crucial role to play in enabling and supporting CPD. This relates to the vital role that professional bodies play in underpinning and justifying public confidence and ensuring when the public deals with a professional that they can trust and have confidence in the skills of the professional, and that their organisation/firm is at the cutting edge of their profession in terms of the latest knowledge. Commitment to CPD is not only the best way to maintain professional standards but also to signal a commitment to them too. 

“In ensuring professional standards, the role of a professional body is vital for a number of different reasons, and first and foremost is in supporting the individual professional’s own self–development. It is also important as a component for organisations and firms ensuring their people are aware of developments both relevant to their specific work but also wider training needs and ensuring their organisation or firm is investing in the skills of its people.

“APM, like other professional bodies, is keen to benchmark the journey we need to take to ensure our CPD content and systems are fit for purpose for our future plans as the Chartered body for the project profession. This paper on best practice and developments in other professional bodies is therefore of great help to us, as I am sure it is for others”.

In April 2017 APM became a Chartered body. As part of becoming the Chartered body for the project profession, APM is publishing a series of thought-leadership papers over the next 12 months until April 2018. To access this and previous papers in this series, visit the Road to Chartered resource page

Founded in 1972 and a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members, the APM received a Royal Charter in April 2017. The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is also the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk/

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

Team Serbia wins IPMA Young Crew 2017 PM Championship

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

Young Crew teams from Spain and Italy also recognized

Reported by Gundars Strazdins, Marketing & PR Manager for IPMA Young Crew Project Management Championships 2017

16 June 2017 – Brijuni, Croatia – In the 2016/2017 academic year 209 teams, 750 students from 7 countries – Spain, Finland, Serbia, Lithuania, Germany, Croatia, and Italy – competed in the Project Management Championship. The International Final of Project Management Championship final took place in Brijuni, Croatia on June 10, 2017, and gathered the best student teams from all participating countries. The assessment tool was a project simulation KINSHASA provided by OMEC, and teams needed to plan and execute a project in Africa in challenging and changing conditions.

The winners – Team Serbia (Anja Spasojević, Miloš Milosavljević, Velizar Stefanović and Nemanja Jevtić)

Piotr Bogobowicz, Member of the Board, OMEC, shares his insights: “The simulation game KINSHASA, performed during the International Final of the PMC, is usually organized to be executed within two days. Yet, the requirements of the Final made it even challenging as the full game should have been done in just six hours. Needless to say – this is a huge task for young project managers to do it. I noticed that the main issues for the young project managers this year are the level of detail in communication with the sponsor, difficulties to have a general overall view of the project and transfer of project priorities to teamwork priorities. However, the team spirit and the attention and the quality of the reporting were a huge advantage to all of the teams. The simulation providers and assessors were astonished to see the results teams delivered.”

For the first time since the International Finals have been organized, it was decided to award the 2nd and the 3rd place as well.

The 2nd Place was awarded to the Team Spain (Raico Álvarez Feijoo, Ivan Adrio Muñiz, Patricia Fernández Fernández, Joaquín Abadín Mayo).

The 3rd Place was awarded to the Team Italy (Veronica Bertolotti, Barbara Bianchi, Marta Bindi).

The Project Management Championship is organized by International Project Management Association (IPMA) Young Crew. The PMC is kindly supported by STS – the project management training company. Main sponsor – OMEC. Supporting Sponsor – Opera Opus.

IPMA Young Crew is a key component of IPMA’s growth and development of leaders of tomorrow. Young Crew is an active network of young professional project managers and students aged 25 to 35 who believe in community and the building of a worldwide young professional project management family. With over 20 member countries, IPMA Young Crew provides experiential learning through interaction and information exchange among young project managers. For more information visit http://www.ipma.ch/young-crew/

Founded in 1965 and registered in Switzerland, the International Project Management Association (IPMA) is the oldest global project management professional organization. IPMA is an international federation of 60+ national project management societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. For further information navigate to http://www.ipma.world/

 

 

AIPM announces changes to RegPM Certification

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

9 June 2017 – Sydney, Australia – The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has announced process improvements to their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program intended to streamline the recertification process for RegPMs. As a result of feedback received during their annual Member Satisfaction Survey, they looked for ways to make it easier for certified project professionals to log and maintain their CPD points.

As of 1 July 2017 certified members will be self-managing their own CPDs through a personal CPD log. Random audits will take place to ensure the profession continues to enjoy the reputation from which all Members benefit. RegPMs will still be required to attain 70 CPD points over the course of three years to maintain their certification.

Attendance at any AIPM events (such as Chapter Events, PM Webinars or the National Conference) will still have the allocated CDP points automatically credited to your MyAIPM profile on the AIPM website.

Benefits of AIPM Certification include:

For more information on becoming a certified project manager today, please visit the certification page on the AIPM website, or contact the AIPM Certification team at mailto:[email protected]or on (02) 8288 8700.

Since 1976 AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia. AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors. AIPM’s vision is to be recognized by business, industry, and government as the key promoter, developer, and leader in project management professionalism. AIPM is the Australian national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More about AIPM can be found at http://www.aipm.com.au/.

Source: AIPM

 

 

APM’s Project journal wins top prize in UK’s 2017 Association Excellence Awards

 

PM PROFESSION NEWS

5 April 2017 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that APM’s Project journal was awarded top prize at this year’s Association Excellence Awards 2017. Project, which relaunched as a quarterly journal in 2015, was named ‘Best Association Magazine or Newsletter – Over 18,500 circulation’ at the ceremony at London’s Hurlingham Club on Friday 1 April.

Reflecting on the success, James Simons, APM publishing manager, (centre left) said: “We’re delighted with the award; it’s a real team effort and everyone involved with Project is rightly proud of the achievement.”

Scott Walkinshaw (centre right), APM head of marketing and communications, added: “We were able to tell a really positive story about how we used customer data and feedback to change Project from being a monthly magazine to an in-depth quarterly journal. We showed how the printed journal still plays an important role in both our membership packages and member communications.”

Project saw off tough competition from some of the UK’s most respected professional bodies to scoop the award. Finalists in the category included the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant’s publication Accounting and Business and The Royal Town Planning Institute’s magazine The Planner. All entries were assessed by a panel of judges made up of chief executives from leading member associations.

Comments from the judges reflected the hard work and commitment to identify the key needs of Project Journal readers:

“The judges felt that Project was an excellent advancement of APM’s aims as an association.  It met a clear business need to regain readers and advertisers and very successfully addressed this – improving member engagement, increasing readership, reducing costs, gaining excellent member feedback and improving the quality of content and information provided.  A fantastic entry!”

Project journal was relaunched in March 2015, following a redesign with Think Publishing, as well as a new editorial approach. Since the relaunch, Project’s annual readership survey has seen the highest rating for editorial since the survey began 10 years ago. Nearly 80 percent of respondents said they read all or most issues – over 30 percent  higher than the result two years earlier. In addition the new design and format has been very well received with 88 per cent of readers rating the overall quality as very good or excellent.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

AIPM launches new PM Webinar series in Australia

 

P/PM PROFESSION NEWS

11 January 2017 – Sydney, Australia – The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has announced the launch of on online professional development program “PM Webinars” beginning in February 2017.

According to the AIPM notice, busy project professionals can now learn without leaving their desk, with webinars covering a wide range of topical project management themes accessible from wherever you might be in Australia. So no matter where you are located or what time of day it is, you will have an opportunity to link to others in the project management industry via AIPM’s PM Webinar series.

Series 1 – The Art of Less DOING

In AIPM’s first webinar series you will be taken on a journey to discover how systems thinking and Theory of Constraints in particular, can help all Project Manager’s apply their innate thinking capacity to identify and resolve why projects fail. We will explore the points of leverage that allow PM’s to deliver ‘more with less’ through the application of critical chain project management environments.

170111-pmwj54-aipm-IMAGE1Webinar 1 – Why Many Projects Fail: We all know that there is much greater leverage gained when addressing a problem’s root cause rather than merely, its symptoms.  Consequently Webinar 1 will start with a summary of the more traditional explanations of why projects fail but will delve deeper in order to identify the root cause/s that really matter. 14 February 2017, 12 noon to 1:00 pm AEDT Register Here

Webinar 2 – How CCPM Addresses the Causes of Project Failure: Based on the outcomes of Webinar 1, we will explore how the critical chain project management and buffer management methodologies neutralize these causes in a way which statistically results in a significant improvement in project success rates. 14 March 2017 12 noon to 1:00 pm AEDT Register Here

Webinar 3 – Buffer Management: The use of buffer management to act as a ‘shock absorber’ for variations in task completion durations is only one of its roles in improving the success rates of projects.  In Webinar 3, additional benefits of using buffer management to measure project progress will be explored and compared to the more traditional earned value management approach. 6 April 2017 12 noon to 1:00 pm AEDT Register Here

Webinar 4 – Applying CCPM and BM: The final webinar in this series will explore the implementation, risks and opportunities of CCPM and BM in both single and multi-project environments including what are the prerequisites for success. 11 May 2017 12 noon to 1:00 pm AEDT Register Here

Presenter: Gordon Dunbar, Senior Consultant, Author and Lecturer at ECU

170111-pmwj54-aipm-IMAGE2Gordon Dunbar is a senior consultant, author and lecturer with key experience in the design and implementation of continuous improvement and program/project management practices.  Gordon has extensive knowledge and experience in the inter/national resource sector including coal, copper, nickel, gold and iron ore and including downstream and central projects control in oil and gas.  He is a lecturer in the Masters in Project Management at ECU, Perth.

Gordon is recognised for developing and implementing best practice in process and project management methodologies across both technical and commercial disciplines.  He systematically applies the principles of the Theory of Constraints and sequence of what to change, what to change to and how to effect the change to deliver sustainable and enduring outcomes.

170111-pmwj54-aipm-IMAGE3Formed in 1976 as the Project Managers’ Forum, AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 35 years. AIPM’s role is to improve the knowledge, skills and competence of project team members, project managers and project directors. AIPM’s vision is to be recognized by business, industry, and government as the key promoter, developer, and leader in project management professionalism. AIPM is the Australian national member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More about AIPM is at www.aipm.com.au.

Source: AIPM