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|
- 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;
- managing the world-wide launch of the Stakeholder Circle® methodology and software tool.
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.
Peter Colquhoun, Department of Defence (Joint Logistics Command) has a broad background spanning both the private sector and Government. Originally an Army officer, he found his way into project management during his time leading a training and development unit that specialised in logistic support to airborne operations. He has run projects as a professional sports administrator, but the majority of his “big project” experience comes from his time as a business manager on major defence projects in both the maritime and aviation domains. More recently he has spent time rebuilding an engineering organisation within the Defence Material Organisation, and is currently working in a logistic management role in Queensland. He has spent time living in both the UK and the US, with his leisure activities including house renovation, tennis coaching and travel.
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.
Dr Keith Joiner
Dr Keith Joiner
Dr Keith Joiner, CSC, joined the Air Force in 1985 and became an aeronautical engineer, project manager and teacher over a 30 year career before joining the University of New South Wales in 2015 as a senior lecturer in test and evaluation. From 2010 to 2014 he was the Director-General of Test and Evaluation for the Australian Defence Force where he was awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross. Dr Joiner has an MSc in Aerospace Systems Engineering with Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, a PhD in Calculus Education and a Masters of Management. In previous roles he was a design engineer for aircraft and missiles, a project engineering manager, a chief engineer for several aircraft types, and an air base commander. In 2009 he did wartime service in Baghdad for the Multi-National Force Iraq where he was awarded a United States Meritorious Service Medal for his work developing drawdown plans. He is a Certified Practising Engineer and a Certified Practising Project Director.
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.