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Masterclass 1:
A Practical Guide to implementing Complex Systems Governance Concepts on Projects

Date: Thursday 22 August 2019
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Presenter: Professor Charles Keating
Cost: $1,250

Masterclass Inclusions:
- attendance at Masterclass
- morning/afternoon teas and lunch
- name badge.

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.

Workshop 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.

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Masterclass 2:
Integrating Systems Engineering and Project Management. The Match Made in Heaven Which Increases the Probability of Project Success

Date: Thursday 22 August 2019
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Presenter: Mr Glen Alleman, MSSM
Cost: $1,250

Masterclass Inclusions:
- attendance at masterclass
- morning/afternoon teas and lunch
- name badge.

Masterclass Overview
All projects - no matter the domain - are fraught with Technical, Cost and Schedule uncertainties, that create risk and reduce the probability of project success.

The contributing factors leading to project failure have been long identified and include unrealistic cost and schedule estimates, inadequate risk assessment, unrealistic technical performance expectations, unrealistic (un)anticipation of technical issues, and poorly performed and ineffective risk management. [1]

Workshop Objectives:
This workshop will teach participants:
(1) The 5 immutable principles that must be addressed to achieve project success
(2) That project success requires a collaborative engagement between systems engineering and project management, supported by project controls
(3) The Seven principles of Systems Engineering needed to lead, manage and direct the processes and practices essential for project success [2],[3]
(4) The Measures of Effectiveness (MoE), Measures of Performance (MoP), their Technical Performance Measures (TPM) and Key Performance Parameters (KPP) all of which are needed to know what "Done" look like in units of measure meaningful to decision makers

The workshop will teach students the practical application of the immutable principles of project success, the seven systems engineering Principles, Processes, and Practices and the supporting project management and controls processes essential for achieving project success using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) case study project.

The workshop will develop the Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and associated Risk Management processes.

Attendees will leave the workshop with immediately actionable systems engineering and project management processes that when implemented in the workplace will increase the Probability of Project Success.

[1] "The Seven Deadly Risks of Defense Projects," F. N. Bennett, Security Challenges Vol. 6, No. 3, Spring 2010, pp. 97-111. Bennett was Chief of Capital Procurement, Australian Department of Defence, 1984-1988.

[2] Systems Engineering Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition, Alexander Kossiakoff, John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

[3] "Unifying Systems Engineering: Seven Principles for Systems Engineered Solutions, 20th International Symposium of the INCOSE, Denver, 2011

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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.


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EPM Partners


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Systems Engineering Society of Australia

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