Note: A limited number of presentations are not available for publication.
This year's PGCS project and program management symposium features an exciting range of keynote speakers focused around our theme 'failure is not an option'. Click through to the new symposium website for full details of this exciting event. PGCS Symposium 2020.
$1000 in prizes plus complimentary registrations to PGCS for Walt Lipke Award winners.
Our annual review of interesting and practical academic papers is focused on enhancing the governance and practice of project, program and portfolio management in the Australasian region. Each annual update is published in the month following the Project Governance & Controls Symposium held in August, in Canberra and includes papers received in the preceding year. Academic papers approved for publication are eligible for inclusion in the Walt Lipke Award, finalists receive a free registration to the PGCS symposium in Canberra to present their paper, the winner also receives a trophy and a $1000 cash prize.
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 will be invested in education and research in Australasia.
- Bringing international thought leaders from Europe and the USA to participate in the symposium.
- A strong focus on Australian academic developments including an academic stream.
- 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 masterclass).
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'
PGCS $10,000 Research Grant
The first 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 - see more.
Minister Gee Commends PGCS
The work of PGCS has been officially recognised by Assistant Minister Andrew Gee - read more.
2020 PGCS Update
Dates for PGCS 2020 have been confirmed as 25th and 26th August, with Masterclasses on 27th. These dates have been set to avoid the Parliamentary sitting weeks.
The 2019 edition of the Project Governance and Controls Annual Review (PGCAR) has been published and is available for download. PGCAR 2019 contains 8 in-depth papers focused on various aspects of project management.
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 5 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.
His address to the APS in the Great Hall of Parliament House highlighted the need for effective project governance and controls.
PGCS is uniquely placed to help Departments deal with the challenges of implementing this report.
Final version published and available for download.