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2020 PROGRAM BEING DEVELOPED

Keynote presentations.

We have a great mix of Australian and international keynote speakers scheduled for Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning. Several have already been announced, with more exciting announcements to come soon.

Stream presentations

This year we will be running five parallel streams, timed to allow delegates to change streams at each break. The only issue is deciding which stream you will be attending.

Major Project stream - Successfully delivering any major project is difficult, this stream identifies ways to manage the systemic difficulties and complexity of delivering major infrastructure, engineering and business projects, highlights the most common causes of failure (and how to avoid them), as well as the issues and opportunities involved in contract formation, administration and claims. Papers are being sought covering:

- Systems engineering and complexity
- Major project case studies
- Innovative approaches to controls including BIM, 4D and 5D systems, and automation
- Governing major projects and programs
- Claims, disputes and contract administration.

IT and Business stream – in the years beyond 2020, the ability of any organisation to deliver its services will be totally dependent on its information technology. Maintaining an up to date, secure, and effective IT infrastructure requires projects to be defined and delivered in ever decreasing timeframes, in an increasingly complex environment. This stream covers the range of skills and methodologies needed to manage the complexities IT projects, and the associated business change required to create value for the organisation. Papers are being sought covering:

- Agile and adaptive approaches to project delivery, the opportunities and challenges
- Innovation and creativity
- Organisational change management
- Benefits mapping and realisation.

Academic Steam – PGCS is becoming the premier forum for the advancement of academic research into project, program and portfolio management in the Australian context. In addition to a range of papers from leading academics, this stream showcases the winners of the Walt Lipe Award for a published academic paper, and the recipient of the first PGCS grant for academic research. Papers are being sought covering:

- Research and innovation in the Australian context
- Case studies of Australian projects, particularly related to any of the themes above.

Defence stream – crafted in consultation with the Department, this stream will focus on the special challenges associated with successfully delivering defence projects. The presentations will focus on a number of case studies looking at various projects, and the lessons to be drawn from their successes and occasionally failings.

Education stream – everyone needs to be comfortable with the fundamental skills of project management. The three 'double sessions' in this stream will offer everyone the chance to refresh their knowledge and capabilities. The three topics planned to be covered in depth this year are:

- Scheduling in a complex and adaptive environment – beyond traditional CPM.
- Managing costs and resources, EVM and ES are the foundation.
- Stakeholders matter – communicating for effective engagement.

Day 1  Day 2  Day 3  Full Program

Tuesday 18th August, 2020

8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration

9:00am - 9:05am

Symposium Introduction

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9:05am - 9:20am

Welcome Address and Walt Lipke Award Presentation

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Mr Patrick Weaver, PGCS Chairman

9:20am - 9:40am

Opening Keynote Address

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9:40am - 10:40am

Keynote 2

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10:40am - 11:10am

Morning Tea

11:10am - 12:00pm

Keynote 3

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12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm

Major Projects

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1:01pm - 2:35pm

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2:35pm - 3:00pm

Afternoon Tea

3:00pm - 4:35pm

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4:35pm - 6:00pm

Welcome Networking Drinks

Includes canapes and beverages

Wednesday 19th August, 2020

8:15am - 5:00pm

Registration

8:50am - 9:00am

Recap on Day 1 and Introduction to Day 2

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9:10am - 10:00am

Keynote 4

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10:00am - 10:30am

Morning Tea

10:30am - 11:20am

Keynote 5

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11:20am - 12:10pm

Keynote 6

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12:10pm - 1:10pm

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1:10pm

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1:11pm - 2:45pm

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2:45pm - 3:15pm

Afternoon Tea

3:15pm - 4:00pm

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4:00pm - 5:00pm

Closing event – Watch this space!!

Thursday 20th August, 2020

8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration

9:00am - 5:00pm

Masterclass

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10:30am

Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea to be served during the day.

Walt Lipke Award

Short listed finalists for 2020 - TBA


Day 1 and Day 2:
Continuing professional development - CPD and PDU's

- AIPM Members earn up to 10 points for attending the conference (2 points per hour to a maximum of 10).

- PMI members earn 1 PDUs per hour to a maximum of 12 for the 2 days; allocation across the PMI
Talent Triangle® will depend on the sessions you attend.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to all delegates.

Day 3:
Continuing professional development - CPD and PDU's

- AIPM Members earn up to 10 points for attending a PGCS Masterclass.

- PMI members earn 6 PDUs by attending a PGCS Masterclass; allocation across the PMI Talent Triangle® will depend on the Masterclass you attend.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to all delegates.

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