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

Program

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PMIAC18 Conference Program

Masterclasses
20 May
Conference Day 1
21 May
Conference Day 2
22 May

Innovation – From Strategy through Tactical to Operational (1/2 DAY)

In this strategic workshop on innovation implementation you will learn proven methodologies and best practices to lead and participate in innovation efforts for your organisation to gain or maintain sustainable...
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Haydn Thomas

Story telling for Leaders – how to influence, engage and inspire (Full Day)

Organisations are changing quickly. Structures are flatter and reporting lines more complex. Your people and customers are spread around the world. And everyone is deafened by the ‘noise’ of information...
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Mark Schenk

Speak and be heard – Strategies and skills to be heard when it’s difficult to be heard (Full Day)

How often do you find yourself in a situation where it’s difficult to be heard and have the impact you wish to have? It may be that: You are in...
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Megumi Miki
Richard Lawton

Agile & Lean – What you REALLY need to know and why (Full Day)

We live in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world where the pace of change is accelerating. To survive, grow and prosper in such an environment ALL organisations need to become more ADAPTABLE and make the most efficient...
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Stephen Dowling
Stephen Callaghan

Overcoming the Global Epidemic of Dysfunctional Organisations and Disengaged Employees (1/2 Day)

Empower leaders to recognize and overcome common causes of workplace dysfunctionality and employee disengagement, “leading from any chair” – without position or title. Decades of research – as well as...
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Kimberly Wiefling

Fast-track PMI-ACP® Agile Certified Practitioner (Full Day)

Agile knowledge and experience is in demand. Having great collaboration skills, focusing on business value, and embracing complexity are key components of what makes agile an exciting and sought after...
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Mike Roberts

Think with your hands: Performance Management – A Master Class facilitated with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (1/2 Day)

Concluding a project within the initial estimated budget and time frame does not necessarily guarantee that it has been a success. Nowadays, the success of a project is defined by...
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Fabio Rigamonti
Simona Bonghez
07:30AM - 08:30AM

Registration

Scrappy Design Thinking: Simple Rules, Practical Tools

“Introduction to Scrappy Design Thinking”, an approach to problem-solving that delivers higher quality solutions. Overview: The advantages of “finding solutions” over “solving problems”. BIG WHY – Digging deeply, to assure...
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Kimberly Wiefling

Managing Diversity from the Inside and Out

Ericsson takes great pride in the diversity of thought and experience it encourages in its workforce. It passionately endorses the belief that a varied and representative workforce generates a creative...
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Diane Samaroo
Forum Metpally
10:15AM - 10:45AM

Networking Break

If You Met A Goldfish – Effective communication for a diverse workplace

The modern workplace comprises of diverse skills, viewpoints, philosophies and decision-making styles. Whilst technology allows us to work on a multitude of things in parallel, project management today is required...
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Nim Gholkar

How PMO maturity assessment can create a road map for your future PMO

One of the key objectives of PMO is to provide solutions and services that help businesses grow and meet their strategic objectives. In this evolving digital world, a company’s PMO...
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Amireh Amirmazaheri

Cyber security – risk and growth #truestory

Digital technologies continue to transform every aspect of modern life. Immense economic, diplomatic and social opportunities are before us as we navigate the virtual, kinetic and yet unimagined impacts of...
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Michelle Price

The Industry 4.0 Art of War – Superior Performance Leadership 4.0 Through Diversity & Wellbeing

The future is Industry 4.0, where the Physical, Digital & Biological collide to create a constellation of endless possibilities of communicating, sensing and interaction which learn from, and infuse intelligence....
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Chee-Peng Tan

Customer Driven | Continuous Improvement

The way we need to work is changing. Every company is now a technology company and as such, every company is required to be transformative in nature. Join us as...
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Richard Hawes
Kristen Bresch
12:20PM - 13:15pm

Lunch

PMI Australia Panel Discussion: Gender Diversity – Fact or Fiction

Women in the IT and project management sectors have historically been seen as being under represented and marginalised. As non-traditional professions for women these sectors have often appeared to have...
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Galen Townson
Chivonne Algeo
Colin Pritchard
Chris Skipper-Conway
Dr Cecil White

Diversity @ Work: A session facilitated with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

We learned to be tolerant of colour, gender, sexuality, disability, culture… We recognise and accept that one brings his or her whole person to the job, and we work together...
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Fabio Rigamonti
Simona Bonghez

Complexity in ICT enabled change – practical approaches

This 90 minute workshop will explore complexity and its role in ICT enabled change from concept development through funding approval to implementation and benefits realisation. The aim is to stimulate...
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Dr Stephen Grey
David Hart
Nicholas Leask

What are the impacts of timely actions by front line leaders on a projects efficiency?

As projects grow in size, creating more layers of management, the frontline leader becomes further removed from the project decision makers. However, the real time availability of information can provide...
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Michael Rollo

Mitigating delays in high-rise building projects: The case of Dubai

Project delays have long been perceived as a normal occurrence in most construction projects worldwide. This study focuses on identifying common delay causes in high rise buildings in Dubai and...
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Dr Samer Skaik

The role of trust in project negotiation: A case study

Most projects include procurement processes which may consist of tendering, negotiation or a combination of the two. It has been found that if the procurement relationships in a project are...
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Dr Taryn Barnard

Uncovering the Power of Informal Networks

This study explores the association between egocentric network properties (structure, position and tie) and between social networks and change management in knowledge intensive organisations (KIO).  It contributes a theoretical development...
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Karen Ryan
14:50PM - 15:15PM

Networking Break

“The Value of Project Management” PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession®

The 2017 Pulse of the Profession® presentation, you will learn what PMI’s latest research reveals in project and program results. For the first time in five years, more projects are...
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Dr Cecil White

The true story of a life lost and found

Saroo Brierley was born in a small Indian town. In 1986, aged only 5, he lost all contact with his family when he was at a train station waiting for...
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Saroo Brierley
08:00AM - 08:45AM

Registration

Storytelling: A Project Management Superpower

Storytelling is a lot more than just marketing or Hollywood hype. It’s a powerful tool that can help project managers deliver exceptional business results. This interactive presentation will show why...
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Mark Schenk

From Disneyland to Rapid Earth Fault Current Limiters – a digital innovator’s journey

For decades, digital innovation has been a strategic pillar for large organisations, a source of popular excitement and speculation, and a career focus for thousands of people. We now know...
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Alex Jones
10:15AM - 10:45AM

Networking Break

Let yourself be heard and make a difference

Many of us in our professional lives go through times when we find it difficult to be heard. You could be: a woman who feels like you’re not taken seriously...
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Megumi Miki

Program Management: A new Australian renaissance- and a critical element of our economy and security

It could be argued that Australia is about to undergo a renaissance in Program Management over the coming period, thanks to the significant expansion in funding for complex Australian defence...
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Hannah Scherer
Ian Irving

Build your project management career brand by improving LinkedIn Performance

How is your LinkedIn Career Brand Performing? Without a solid Online profile you don’t exist. What opportunities could you be missing out on? Level Up and Lift Your LinkedIn Game...
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Jo Saunders

Sponsorship – don’t over think it, it is all about GSD!

Good sponsorship is one of the most critical elements to driving successful project outcomes. So, why do so many of us find it hard to engage with sponsors. Why do...
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Tim Mitchell- Adams

Methodology battles is making project delivery complex – but it shouldn’t

People in delivery roles across Telstra are feeling fatigued.  Rather than focus on delivering good outcomes for the customer, they are being caught up in a conflict between traditional project...
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Peter Moutsatsos

Executive Leadership: Mindset is the Biggest Issue! Why is this and how can we tackle it?

Most organisations need to rapidly transform if they want to survive and thrive into the future. Our belief is that the ‘Executive Leadership Mindset’ is the single biggest issue facing...
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Stephen Dowling
12:20PM -13:15PM

Lunch

Agile and the Future of Project Management

Agile as a way of working is becoming more and more prevalent, with long lasting teams replacing project teams, and small slices of value replacing traditional projects. What does this...
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Emma Sharrock

Enterprise Projects Performance: Going Beyond Project Controls

Project controls is a vital part of successful project delivery.  Following best practices to accurately measure and forecast a project’s performance is key to helping to drive success: on-time and...
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James Crowell

Australia’s newest radio telescope – project theory and practical delivery

Success in delivering large-scale projects is difficult. Too many large engineering/science projects fail in terms of budget, schedule and/or performance. Such failures have serious implications for the design, construction and...
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Dr Adrian Rispler
Dr Phil Crosby

Making sense of stakeholder value in project portfolios

When organizations invest in projects, they expect to create value. This paper explores the multiplicities surrounding stakeholder value in project portfolios. A set of guiding principles and stakeholder engagement questions...
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The Portfolio- Diversity Nexus: An Innovative Approach to Manage Diversity in the Workplace

A diverse workplace is proven to improve performance, however, what is less clear is how to optimize communication processes in organizations to take advantage of diversity.  Communication in diversified workplaces...
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Kumaran Murugan

The value of being human in a future of artificial intelligence and automation

We are increasingly challenged to lead projects and realise strategic benefits through and for others in a future of accelerating globalisation, automation and change. By first questioning the value of...
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Galen Townson

Will Robots Steal My Job?

There is a real love/hate relationship with computers and robots and there is an ongoing debate as to whether or not they are here to save us or enslave us....
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Tom Mason

Lean and agile project management research: state of the art and future directions

Lean and agile concepts have been the focus of researchers and practitioners since 1990. The lean concept started in the Japanese manufacturing sector to eliminate waste and enhance customer satisfaction....
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Organisational agility and its perceived benefits from Australian perspectives

Organisational agility helps businesses to sustain their competitive advantage and contributes to business success. It accelerates shared knowledge and learning processes that meet the pace of rapid environmental change. Despite...
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Collaborative competencies: Moving from ‘soft skills’ to a legitimate descriptor

This paper proposes an alternative descriptor for what is commonly referred to as ‘soft skills’ within the project management environment.  A critique of the current expression ‘soft skills’ is presented,...
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David Noble
14:50PM - 15:15PM

Networking Break

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