Mr Ciril Karo, Group General Manager, CASG delivered the welcome address for PGCS 2022 and announced the Walt Lipke Research Grant winner. He also had a number of important things to say about PGCS and our mission - watch his opening address to the 2022 symposium:
A competent person is capable of applying knowledge effectively to achieve a desired outcome. This simple statement has several layers. To be a competent project practitioner or manager you need:
- To know what you need to know,
- Acquire that knowledge,
- Understand how to apply the knowledge in practice, and
- Reflect on your achievements to identify opportunities for improvement.
PGCS is designed to help develop you project management competencies by providing a range of presentations designed to pass on the presenters knowledge, offering opportunities to network and interact with other practitioners to discuss what works in practice, and preparing and delivering a presentation is the ideal opportunity to reflect on what was good, and what can be improved in your practice.
As always, this year's PGCS project and program management symposium will feature an exciting range of keynote and stream speakers focused around our theme 'competent people create success'. Its never too soon to click through to the new symposium website to register your interest and be kept up to date with the details of this exciting hybrid (face-to-face & virtual) event.
PGCS is the only event focused on enhancing an organisation's ability to govern its projects and programs by improving the capability and integration of both its project controls and governance functions. We achieve this in three ways:
PGCS is simultaneously a major event for Australia's project management professionals and for their senior managers responsible for organisational governance.
The Symposium is designed to provide a unique learning experience - see more.
Our corporate structure is deliberately light - see about us.
We are not-for-profit, all surpluses are invested in education and research in Australasia - see more on our research grants.
- Bringing international thought leaders from Europe and the USA to participate in the symposium.
- A strong focus on Australian academic development.
- Organising one-on-one meetings between our visiting keynotes and Australian leaders.
- Publishing the symposium materials, for public access, in our library.
- Including masterclasses from international experts in the program (see this year's program).
We do not seek to compete with member based organisations, PGCS policy is to network with and support all organisations focused on developing the profession of project management world-wide. See below.
To read more about the PGCS objectives and mission, see our 'About Page'
2022-23 ICCPM International Roundtables
The International Roundtable Series is a biennial thought leadership series that helps keep project leaders at the forefront of complex project delivery. The 2022-23 Series will explore Data Analytics for Informed Decision Making in Complex Projects. - read more.
2022 PCGS Conference.
PGCS 2022 - 16 to 18 August was enjoyed by over 400 people.
8 Keynote, 18 stream speakers and 3 Masterclasses were too good to miss.
Planning has started for PGCS 2023.
For more information see: https://www.pgcsymposium.org.au/
EVA 26 - London, March
For the first time in 2 years EVA is back for an in-person event. See: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eva-26-performance-that-works-tickets-194498489217
PGCS $10,000 Research Grant
The second PGCS research grant of $10,000 has been announced. Applications are sought from Australian based researchers working in the field of project, program and/or portfolio management for the 2022 award - see more.
Minister Gee Commends PGCS
The work of PGCS has been officially recognised by Assistant Minister Andrew Gee - read more.
The 2020 edition of the Project Governance and Controls Annual Review (PGCAR) has been published and is available for download.
The theme for PGCS 2020 has been released
Built on the proposition that foresight is more valuable then hindsight! The Symposium website is open to accept proposals and papers across the 4 streams - Visit the website.
PGCS 2019 voted the best ever!!
PGCS 2019 saw 200+ people enjoy: 2 international keynote plenary presentations, 5 Australian keynote plenary presentations, 27 stream presentations spread across 5 streams, and 2 panel sessions; making PGCS 2019 one of the busiest and best symposiums ever!
Ms Jane Halton, AO PSM Secretary of the Department of Finance highlighted the importance of the need to improve project management, governance and controls at PGCS 2016. Click here to access her speech.