Australia's Premier Project Management Conference / 20-22 May 2018 / Crown / Melbourne

Academic Track Program

ACADEMIC TRACK – DAY 1: GAC/ PM EDUCATION WORKSHOP

TIMES PROGRAM
08:30 – 10:15 PLENARY SESSIONS
10:15 – 10:45 MORNING TEA
10:45 GAC & PMI Resources for the Academic Community

  • Heather Ramsey – Manager, Academic Programs Department, PMI
  • Cristina Olaru – Academic Programs Specialist, PMI
11:15 Panel Discussion “Establishing Involvement with Industry”

  • Deborah Hein – Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at International Centre for Complex Project Management
  • Ish Rajendram – General Manager PMO, Fujitsu Australia Limited
  • Tayyab Maqsood, Associate Professor, B.Sc. Eng (Civil), M. Eng., PhD – MPMI Director, Centre for Integrated Project Solutions, Program Manager, Postgraduate Programs in Project Management (Online), School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University
12:15 – 13:15 NETWORKING LUNCH
13:15 Best Practices for Project Management Degree Programs – GAC Accreditation Standards

  • LuAnn Piccard – Director of Engineering and Science Project Management Program, University of Alaska Anchorage and GAC Chair
14:15 “Capstone Projects & Working with Student Project Teams” fireside chat with project management academics

  • Brad Carey, PhD – Director, Project management Program, School of Built Environment, Curtin University
  • Louis Taborda, PhD – Lecturer, Project Management Program, University of Sydney
  • LuAnn Piccard – Director of Engineering and Science Project Management Program, University of Alaska Anchorage and GAC Chair
15:00 – 15:15 AFTERNOON TEA
15:15 PLENARY SESSION
16:00 – 17:00 GAC Accreditation Workshop

  • Heather Ramsey – Manager, Academic Programs Department, PMI
  • Leslie Higham – GAC Accreditation Program Specialist
18:30 AWARDS GALA DINNER

 

ACADEMIC TRACK – DAY 2: RESEARCH PAPERS

TIMES THEME PAPER  TITLE PRESENTER CO-AUTHORS
08:30 – 10:15 PLENARY SESSIONS
10:15 – 10:45 MORNING TEA
10:45 Track Introduction
10:55 Projects in Organisations The study of association between organisational portfolios
and project portfolio management practices
Mr. Nick Hadjinicolaou Dr. Jantanee Dumrak
Dr. Sherif Mostafa
11:10 Making a case for adoption of projects management methodology
for capital works projects in Australian local governments.
Mr. Raj Ranasinghe Dr. Guinevere Gilbert
Dr. Ehsan Gharaie
11:25 Q&A
                    OPTIONAL SESSION CHANGE OVER POINT
11:30 Social Network Analysis Analysing Stakeholder Advice Networks: An Australian
Integrated Health Care Project
Mr. Julian Fares Dr. Kon Shing Kenneth Chung
Dr. Megan Passey
Dr. Jo Longman
Dr. Pim Valentijn
11:45 Towards a social network perspective of expertise
coordination and project team performance
Ms. Ekaterina Anichenko Dr. Kon Shing Kenneth Chung
Prof. Lynn Crawford
12:00 Are Top Stakeholders ‘Commanders’? A Social Network
Framework for Stakeholder Engagement Analysis
Dr. Kon Shing Kenneth Chung Ms. Xinyao Du
12:15 Q&A
12:20 – 13:15 LUNCH
13:15 Mining and Construction Impact Analysis of the effects of Centralised Procurement
on Projects in South African Matrix Mining Organisations
Mrs. Mbali Milanzi Dr. Taryn Barnard
13:30 Investigating expenditure projects in the Australian
coal-mining industry to increase investment value and benefit
Mr. Ben Skerman Dr. Barrie Todhunter
13:45 How do project-based organisation (PBO) scale its business:
insight from a longitudinal case study
 Ms. Yu Chen Dr. Li Liu
14:00 Q&A
                    OPTIONAL SESSION CHANGE OVER POINT
14:05 Project Knowledge Transfer Transferring practitioner knowledge: Open standards
projects lessons learned
Prof. Russell Kenley Dr. Bill East
Dr. Toby Harfield
14:20 Leading megaprojects: The power of life-stories from
landmark projects
Prof. Shankar Sankaran
14:35 Q&A
14:40 Track Wrap-Up
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