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Symposium Program

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Keynote presentations

The committee are putting the finishing touches to an exciting speakers scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, which will showcase a great mix of Australian and international keynote speakers.

Stream presentations

Stream 1: Defence and Major Projects – Successfully delivering any major project is difficult and crafting success requires organisational capability, great teamwork, and a slice of luck. This stream focuses on the core requirements needed to manage the systemic difficulties and complexity of delivering major defence, infrastructure, engineering and business projects. Presentations will combine practical learnings from case studies, with leading-edge ideas on ways to enhance organisational effectiveness to deliver real benefits.

Stream 2: Project Controls – Presented in association with the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA) and the Project Controls Expo, this stream focuses on the tools and techniques needed to manage risk, and to plan and control projects of all types and sizes in an uncertain environment. Agile delivery options are creating new challenges and shifting paradigms, this steam will compare and contrast techniques that add value to both traditional and adaptive delivery options.

Stream 3: Governance – This stream will look at the challenges of building organisations that are prepared to proactively engage with the evolving dynamics of successful project delivery. Expectations of flexibility, adaptability, agility, and self-management are forcing change on the older concepts of formal contracts and rigorous control and reporting systems. Organisations that adapt to the new environment best will be the ones that deliver successful projects in the years ahead. Good governance is good business and good information remains the key to good management; the challenge is evolving organisational structures and processes to excel in the changing environment of a COVID-normal world.

Stream 4: Academic – This stream will showcase the best papers received, together with reports on research projects funded in part by PGCS grants. PGCS is becoming the premier forum for the advancement of academic research into project, program and portfolio management in the Australian context, these presentations will highlight the progress we have helped achieve.

Tuesday 16th August, 2022

9:00am - 9:30am

Symposium Open

Housekeeping, Welcome Address & Walt Lipke Grant announcement, PGCS Update

Room 1 & 2
Chair: Tim Gavel

Presenter: Mr Ciril Karo & Stacey Wehmeier

9:30am - 10:30am

Opening Keynote Address


Room 1 & 2
Chair: Tim Gavel

Presenter: Dr Alicia Aitken

Title: Scheduling: The Forgotten Art

10:30am - 11:00am

Morning Tea

Grand Ballroom

11:00am - 11:50am

Keynote #2

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Room 1 & 2
Chair: Tim Gavel

Presenter: Mr Sirish Parekh

Title: Standardisation and informed insights through effective collaboration

11:50am - 12:40pm

Keynote #3


Room 1 & 2
Chair: Tim Gavel

Presenter: Mr Gordon Kranz (Virtual)

Title: Integrating Agile with project controls on major projects

12:40pm - 1:40pm

Lunch

Grand Ballroom

1:40pm - 2:20pm

Stream 1 - Defence and Major Projects


Session 1
Room 1
Chair: Tim Gavel

Presenter: Dr Nitin Thakur

Title: Designing for less complexity

Stream 2 - Project Controls

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Session 1‎
Room 2
Chair: Stacey Wehmeier

Presenter: Edmund Chew

Title: Systems Thinking in Planning for Project Success

Sponsored by PC Expo

Stream 3 - Governance

Session 1
Room 4 & 5
Chair: Pat Weaver

Presenter: Louise Gardner

Title: Building a Culture of Agile Governance

2:20pm - 3:00pm

Stream 1 - Defence and Major Projects

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Session 2
Room 1
Chair: Tim Gavel

Presenter: Phil Rokic

Title: Designing success in a national change program

Stream 2 - Project Controls

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Session 2
Room 2
Chair: Stacey Wehmeier

Presenter: Craig Pope

Title: Making the Schedule Great Again

Stream 3 - Governance


Session 2
Room 4 & 5
Chair: Pat Weaver

Presenter: Rob McMartin

Title: Governance in Complex Projects

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

Grand Ballroom

3:30pm - 4:10pm

4:10pm - 4:55pm

Keynote #5

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Room 1 & 2
Chair: Tim Gavel

Presenter: Mick Spiers

Title: Manager AND Leader – balancing leadership and management for outstanding project success

4:55pm - 5:00pm

Day One: Close

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Networking Reception

Grand Ballroom



Continuing Professional Development

PGCS provide delegates with a statement of attendance that is accepted by many professional organisations including:

PMI PDUs: 1 PDU per hour spent in a conference session or Masterclass

AIPM CPD Points:
Attending the Symposium (A03) 2 points per hour (maximum of 10 points)
Attending a Masterclass (B08) 2 points per hour (maximum of 12 points for six Hrs.)

ICCEA recertification points: Two points to CCEAs who report having attended PGCS.

Partners

Silver Partner

Micro Planning International Pty Ltd

Pledge Consulting

Risk Decisions

TBH

Supporters

Symposium Supporter

ICEAA

Project Controls Expo

Virtual Exhibitor

Project Performance International

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