Project and Program Management Symposium Industries


2024 Project and Program Management Symposium
- Plus Masterclasses -

Capability matters!
Accelerate your capability to deliver viable project outcomes.

Click through to the Symposium Website for more!

13 - 15 August 2024


PGCS 2024 Symposium Overview 

Capability matters!


PGCS 2024 is designed to accelerate your capability to deliver viable project outcomes Capability matters in all aspects of project and program management. Capable people are needed to deliver success, supported by capable systems, policies, and procedures, all focused on creating viable project outcomes for the organization.


PGCS 2024 will look at capability from every angle, from using Capabilities-Based Planning to optimize the specifications for a new product or service, through the capabilities needed to accelerate the delivery of projects and programs in a complex and volatile environment, to the design of the PGCS program which is focused on enhancing the capabilities of attendees to succeed in their careers. PGCS is the ideal opportunity to grow your knowledge and learn how to apply it effectively by being involved, attending the sessions, and then interacting with our presenters and your colleagues through the symposium's range of networking opportunities.  

Download the 2024 invitation to see why you should attend PGCS


As always, this year's PGCS project and program management symposium will feature an exciting range of masterclasses, keynote and stream speakers focused around our theme 'capability matters'.
-  Stream 1: Delivering the required capability in a complex environment .
-  Stream 2: The MOEs and MOPs of an effective project controls system.
-  Stream 3: Creating capable organizations and people. 


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 Symposium 2024



PGCS 2023 Presentations are available for downloading

Click through to our Library.


The PGCS Library is in three sections:

1.  The history of each event, including speakers, programs, etc.

2.  An alphabetical listing of all speakers with their contributions.

3.  Key papers and presentations sorted by topic


PGCS is unique in Australia

Investing in our profession!

PGCS is the only organisation 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:

A unique focus on project management, governance and controls

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.  


Working to develop Australian skills

- 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). 

- All money raised by PGCS is reinvested in our events and our academic grants program


Providing an open forum for the exchange of ideas

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.

Networking and an open forum for discussion are essential elements of PGCS - to stay in touch follow our
News Page or join our Linked-In group.

To read more about the PGCS objectives and mission, see our 'About Page'  

Latest News



The new PGCS Linked-In Group is live

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PGCS Director Patrick Weaver was awarded the Wayne Wilson Award for Lifetime Contribution in Project Controls at the Project Controls Expo Australia, 2023.  This follows on from the award to Raf Dua in 2022, making two in a row for the PGCS board.

Read Patrick's citation on our News Page.  





EVA29-Small.jpgEVA30 - London 
18 March 2024
09:00 - 21:00 GMT

PEOPLE and DATA. What are the wise choices we must make?

Steve Wake's EVA conferences are always stimulating and thought provoking and EVA30 promises to be no different, exploring 'What are the wise choices we must make?' in uniting the worlds of People and Data within the project controls universe.

Click through to book your place at this exciting event




ES-Logo.jpgFree Earned Schedule Masterclass

Developed by Mr. Walt Lipke (the developer of the Earned Schedule) the Masterclass is in five sections; each including a lecture (video) and exercises. The course will take about 8 hours to complete.

Click through to see more and register for this free class.



Earned Schedule 20th Anniversary Webinar

The presentations from this exciting event held internationally on 8th March are now available for reviewing in the PGCS Library. Click through to see the presenters.



Raf-Award.jpgPGCS Director Raf Düa has been awarded the inaugural Wayne Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award at the Melbourne PC Expo 2022.

We congratulate Raf on his winning of this prestigious award. 

Read more on our news page.





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