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

Research paper presentations


Research paper presentations

The second day of the Academic Track program will feature research papers that address the latest trends and challenges facing the PM discipline.

Research papers have been collected and reviewed by the Academic Track’s Program Committee, on the topics related to the theory and practice of project management in the areas:

  • Strategy and Transformation
  • Business Analysis and Change
  • Portfolio Governance and PMO
  • Program and Project Management
  • Competencies and People Development
  • Interdisciplinary Project Research
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
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
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

Please see below table for the PDU distribution:

Technical Leadership Strategic Total PDUs
PMP® 1 3 2 6
PgMP® 1 3 2 6
PMI-ACP® 3 2 5
PMI-SP® 3 2 5
PMI-RMP® 3 2 5
PfMP® 3 2 5
PMI-PBA® 3 2 5
PMI Talent Triangle - TEchnical PMI Talent Triangle - Leadership PMI Talent Triangle - Strategic PMI Talent Triangle
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