Project and Program Management Symposium 2019
Theme: Project Success by Design
Venue: The Canberra Rex Hotel
Project & Program success is built from firm foundations
The organisational ecosystem that supports successful projects and programs is founded on three primary components:
- a focus on developing skilled people,
- a focus on creating and using knowledge effectively,
- a focus on doing the ‘right things’ the ‘right way’.
Creating the organisational capability needed to underpin the consistent delivery of successful projects in the 2020’s starts at the top. Leadership and a sustained focus are required to build a culture of excellence that can: balance innovation with surveillance and accountability, encourage learning, and manage knowledge effectively. All three elements need to work in unison to solve the unique challenges and complex problems that arise with every project.
Now in its 7th year, PGCS 2019 will focus on ways to build the foundations needed to create project and program success including creating:
- A organisational culture and governance system that support knowledge management and innovation in a well governed environment
- Project and program delivery systems and methodologies that apply knowledge to generates successful outcomes
- Project and program control systems that provide the insight and information needed to manage and govern successfully
- Portfolio management and organisational support systems to maximise benefits and create the opportunity for success
You are invited to be part of this journey, by sharing your knowledge and expertise by:
- Participating in the PGCS essay competition
- Presenting an Academic paper
- Presenting a practitioner paper
- Providing commercial support or sponsorship
- Planning to attend PGCS 2019 to learn from international and Australian experts, and
- Networking with your peers.
Previous PGCS presentations and papers are available for free download from the PGCS library www.pgcs.org.au/library/
Through its history, Australia has been built on projects like the original Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme, national highways and railroads, and Defence projects worth billions of dollars.
Effective project management has been critical to our success as a nation and this is just as important today.
The annual Project and Program Management Symposium provides a forum that brings together project management people to share knowledge and improve the governance and controls skill sets available to deliver successful project
outcomes for the nation.
A highlight of the symposium is its access to thought leaders from the USA and Europe. Each year, selected speakers from overseas are brought to the symposium to share knowledge and provide an international perspective on project and portfolio management.
The symposium has a multi-strand program that allows focus across three areas: introductory education, practitioner level knowledge or academic presentations / papers. Accordingly there is value for junior staff in the early stages of a project management career, for the experienced professional looking to catch up on recent developments, and the academic
seeking the intellectual stimulation that comes from interacting with peers.
More than anything else, the symposium is about connection. This is perhaps the only symposium that actively engages practitioners with the academic community. It fosters a strong defence and public sector attendance with industry and with project governance and controls specialists. And it doesn’t matter which project management professional body you belong to – this symposium is non-tribal from the opening address through to conclusion – it truly is about sharing knowledge and improving project outcomes.