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Masterclass 1: Strategies to Detect, Prevent, and Correct Causes of Project Stress and Failure

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Presenter: Mr Glen Alleman

General Registration: $2,200
Government/Defence Registration: $2,000

Masterclass Overview

As Australia embarks on an unprecedented level of capital expenditure on major projects across multiple domains in Federal and State Governments including Defence and infrastructure across multiple sectors, including roads and rail projects in both the major capital cities and regional areas, it is timely to be reminded that major projects are perilous undertakings with the risks of project stress (defined and cost and/or schedule overrun) and failure both ever present, requiring ongoing monitoring to prevent and correct.

This master class provides a rare opportunity to learn from the latest United States research on the primary causes and contributors to project stress and failure and the latest strategies and tools and techniques which can be implemented to prevent and correct these issues, significantly improving the probability of successful project delivery outcomes.

The foundation of this masterclass is research, principles, and practices developed at the US Institute for Defence Analyses, a Federally Funded Research and Development Centre (FFRDC) which analysed root causes of project and program stress and failure for US Department of Defence programs. While this research informs the policy advice provided to the US Defence Department Office of Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses (PARCA) focused at improving the probability of project and program success, the lessons learned can be applied to all projects and programs across government and industry.

Masterclass Objectives:

The attendees will learn the principles and practices needed to identify the primary causes of project stress and failure as shown in the diagram below.

The attendees will gain hands on experience to prepare them with the skills to identify:

Master class attendees will return to work with the knowledge and hands on experience needed to identify and implement preventative and corrective actions to address the primary causes and contributors to project stress and failure increasing the probability of successful delivery outcomes for projects and programs in their domains.

Target Audience:

The course is intended for persons across all domains and industry sectors with the responsibility for the management of projects and associated roles. This includes Project and Program Directors and Managers, Chief Engineers, Systems Engineering Managers, PMO and Contract Managers and Senior Analysts.

Others who would benefit from attending this course include persons with responsibility for the governance and oversight of projects including project and program portfolio managers and project stakeholders with oversight roles including members of Project Steering Committees or Governance Boards.

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Masterclass 2: A Practical Guide to implementing Complex Systems Governance Concepts on Projects

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Presenter: Professor Charles Keating

General Registration: $2,200
Government/Defence Registration: $2,000

Masterclass Overview

The purpose of this workshop is to provide a hands-on experience for Project Management (PM) professionals for application of Complex System Governance (CSG) concepts. CSG is a new and novel approach to improve performance through purposeful design, execution, and evolution of essential system functions. These functions sustain project performance in the midst of external turbulence and internal flux. CSG addresses the 'messes' and 'wicked problems' that are the by-product of modern projects and continue to overwhelm PM practitioners. Application of CSG for PM is examined to: (1) appreciate and map the complex environment faced by modern PM, (2) discover sources of 'deep system' project failure modes that ultimately produce schedule delays, cost overruns, and missed performance targets, (3) explore the 'systems' basis for those failure modes, and (4) develop responsive and feasible systems-based strategies to preclude failure modes in the design, execution, and development of complex projects.

Masterclass Objectives:

The workshop objectives are:
(1) Examine the nature and implications of the complex problem domain facing PM professionals.
(2) Explore CSG as a systems-based response to better deal with increasingly complex projects.
(3) Apply CSG methods to discover 'deep system' failure modes in design, execution, or development of projects.
(4) Determine feasible strategic responses to preclude or mitigate CSG failure modes in complex projects.
As a result of the workshop, participants will be better prepared and equipped to apply CSG concepts and tools. This will permit identification and assessment of systems-based project failure modes, mitigation of negative consequences, and identification of feasible actions improve project performance through design, execution, or development modifications.

Target Audience:

The workshop is primarily intended for persons currently performing or assuming responsibilities related to design, oversight, execution, or evaluation of projects, PM, or programs. This includes Project Directors, Program Directors and Managers, PMO and Contract Managers and Analysts, Senior Project Managers and project managers managing large complex projects.

Others who would benefit from attending this workshop include project stakeholders with oversight roles including members of Project Steering Committees or Governance Boards.

Topics:

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Masterclass 3: Leading the way on Risk Intelligent Decision Making (Risk Vision, Framework and Engagement)

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Presenter: Ms Val Jonas, CEO Risk Decisions Group, UK

General Registration: $2,200
Government/Defence Registration: $2,000

Masterclass Overview

As we embark on ever more challenging programmes and complex projects, in a world that can change in the blink of an eye, it's imperative we get better (and faster) at decision making. We no longer have time to gather data and prevaricate before choosing a way forward. We need information at our fingertips and the confidence to take the right path ahead.

Despite our increasing expectations that people be innovative and embrace agile methodologies, we nonetheless fail to provide the structures and skills required to handle the risks (or exploit the opportunities) they will inevitably encounter. Without a mature approach to risk, your decisions will most likely be hasty and ill-thought through - you'll be walking a tightrope.

Of course, one-size-doesn't-fit-all when it comes to risk. It depends on your objectives, the context you're working in, your team capabilities, resource availability and so on. Therefore, you need to know how to put together a sound structure for risk, that supports intelligent decision making based on your specific needs. Having created the structure, you then need to know how to communicate the value of risk in supporting successful outcomes.

Masterclass Objectives:


You will learn how to design practical structures that support sound risk-intelligent decision making. Attendees will work together to gain experience in

The goal is to ensure the whole team is focused on achieving successful outcomes, instead of being bogged down in myopic short-term problems.


You will understand how to communicate the value of risk and know how to embed risk intelligent decision making tools and techniques into your organisation, making your team stronger together and motivated behind common vision and goals.

Target Audience:

Portfolio, Program, Project, Product and Functional Managers, Risk Leads and members of Project Steering and Governance Boards, across all divisions, domains and sectors, who have responsibility for, or support, strategic decision making.

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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.

Partners

Gold Partner

Synergy Group Australia

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