About the PGCS Organisation
PGCS is an organisation that has a simple aim - to facilitate improvement in Australian project delivery outcomes.
The organisation focuses on improving knowledge and skill sets across project, program and portfolio management with an ongoing emphasis on the governance and controls disciplines.
Whilst active all year round, PGCS has traditionally conducted an annual Project/Program/Portfolio Management Symposium in Canberra, with associated master-classes conducted by international guest educators.
PGCS is supported by a wide range of professional associations, federal government departments, universities and other organisations. This has a number of positive impacts including:
- facilitating input from a wide range of practitioners, researchers and academics
- encouraging a diverse range of views, and
- through collaboration, creating a unified professional voice to influence government and improve project delivery in Australia.
PGCS actively contributes to the bodies of knowledge in the Project Controls, and the Project, Program and Portfolio Governance fields by promoting academic and practitioner collaboration.
Key members of the organising committee are representatives on a number of the international project management standards committees and are influential in shaping the professional body of knowledge - this engagement influences PGCS
and the annual symposium is a conduit for sharing updates, progress, and some of the thinking that sits behind the changes that appear in the international standards.
PGCS is not a project management professional body - it is a non-aligned facilitator that aims to bring project management practitioners and researchers together for a period where tribal allegiances are left at the door and the interchange of new and different ideas is encouraged.
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.
With 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.
Visit the PGCS Corporate website for details of our academic activities and to access the free PGCS library.
PGCS Corporate Website
Patrick is the Managing Director of Mosaic Project Services Pty Ltd. His consultancy work encompasses:
- developing and presenting project management training courses;
- representing Australia on ISO TC258 as well as contributing to other standards projects and committees;
- developing and advising on project schedules and the development of internal project control systems for client organisations;
Patrick is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Chartered Institute of Building. He has been a member of the AIPM, APM (UK) and PMI for over 25 years.
Kym Henderson has over twenty years of achievement to formally recognized high standards following an IT career change. His broad ranging career covers Project and Program Management, Program Management Office, Software Quality Assurance Management and Project Planning and Control across multiple industry sectors including Government, Commercial IT, Telecommunications, Defence, Manufacturing, Utilities and some Banking and Financial Services.
He was a core team member for the PMI Earned Value Management (EVM) Global Practice Standard 2nd edition project published in October 2011. Kym had primary responsibility for Chapter 5 "Develop Schedule" and Appendix D "Schedule Analysis Using EVM Data". He is a leading Earned Schedule researcher and Subject Matter Expert. Kym has extensive experience utilising EVM and associated techniques on IT projects of various sizes and complexity in the commercial and defence industry sectors.
Kym is actively professionally. He is the Chair of the Organising Committee for the Project Governance and Controls Symposium and was also the first non US national elected to office at the Washington DC based College of Performance Management (CPM) as Vice President of Research and Standards. He is currently the Vice President of Global Outreach and is also a founding member of the EVM Europe Association.
As the Executive Director Program Management and Controls with Synergy Group, Stacey is pleased to be part of a team providing quality services to Government. She has 9 years Industry experience in the Banking, Insurance and Electricity sectors, followed by almost 20 years' experience in the Government sector. Before joining Synergy in September 2018, she led a team implementing major reform in Project Controls (Cost Estimation and Forecasting, Schedule Management, Risk Management and Workforce Planning and Estimation) for a large Government department. She has extensive experience in cost estimation and analysis, focussed on major capital equipment and software, and in leading project controls teams. As a leader, she believe in being a positive advocate for her team, enabling their success in delivery and also encouraging their personal development. Stacey has joined the committee to support the growth of the program and project management, and project controls professions and networks.
Raphael M Düa researcher, innovator and writer of Critical Path software, Forensic Project Controls and Governance as a project management practitioner, a long career that includes 20 years teaching at the School of Architecture, Planning and Building - University of Melbourne and 4 years a member of the Medicine, Health Sciences and Nursing Faculty - Monash University as well as three years with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
With a proven record of accomplishment and performance on major defence projects spanning from Oberon and Collins Class submarines, Anzac frigates as well as F-111 maintenance over many years he has good team leadership qualities, complemented by excellent communication skills; committed, confident with determination to complete tasks successfully good at making tough decisions to the benefit of projects quickly and works to deliver on promises.
Has pioneered a number of project management innovations, including the Ladder Methodology and Location Based Resource Planning, has written widely on the use of CPM in construction and in Earned Value Performance Management and Resource Scheduling.
Consec – Conference and Event Management is a privately owned professional conference organising company, based in Canberra (established in 1995), providing conference and event management services to association, corporate and government clients. Consec applies their expertise in conference and event management by applying the principles of project management to develop a detailed project plan for all our events.