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The Project Governance & Controls Annual Review (PGCAR)

ISSN 2652-1016 (Online)

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 published in the PGCAR are peer reviewed and relevant to our mission to improve project governance and control.  We will also occasionally include non-academic papers of a high quality submitted a part of the Symposium proceedings.  All academic papers approved for publication are eligible for inclusion in the Walt Lipke Award.

 

Selected finalists in the Walt Lipke award 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 - see more on the Walt Lipke Award

 

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PGCAR-Image.jpgPage contents

  1.  Information on submitting a paper for double blind peer review and publication.
  2.  Information on the Walt Lipke award.
  3.  Publication index.
  4.  Index of published papers sorted by title.
  5.  Index of lead authors sorted by surname.
  6. To submit a conference presentation, visit our Symposium web site.

Series Editor:
Patrick Weaver, email enquiries to  patw@mosaicprojects.com.au 
 

Academic panel:
Dr. Raymond Young, UNSW Canberra.
Dr. Keith Joiner, UNSW Canberra.  
Dr. Lynda Bourne, Monash University.

 


 

Publication Index

Sorted by year of publication.

2019 - see pre-press listing for accepted papers for our 2019 edition

2017-18 edition: The Project Governance & Controls Annual Update

 

 


 

Published Paper Index

Sorted by title. 

 

Benefits Realisation Management Practices: Are they worthy?
Troy Allen, Saeed Munir.
Published 2018 Edition PGCAR.

Failure of Public Sector Programs; A Framework to Manage Success Criteria
P.G.R. Slay, A. Abbasi, A. Imran, C.K. Lee. 
Published 2017 Edition PGCAR, Walt Lipke Award winner.

Handling Uncertainties and Preparing for the Unexpected in Real-life Project Scheduling
Ripon K Chakrabortty,  Alireza Abbasi  and  Michael J. Ryan.
Published 2018 Edition PGCAR.

Implementing Strategy through P3M and Benefits Management - A Case Study of the Defence Science and Technology Group
Raymond Young,  Roger Vodicka  and  Richard Bartholomeusz.
Published 2017 Edition PGCAR.

Strategic management of the Defence S&T Portfolio: Are we there yet?
Raymond Young,  Roger Vodicka  and  Richard Bartholomeusz.
Published 2018 Edition PGCAR, Walt Lipke Award winner.


 

Published Author Index

Sorted by lead author's surname.
 

Benefits Realisation Management Practices: Are they worthy?
Troy Allen, Saeed Munir.
Published 2018 Edition PGCAR.
 

Handling Uncertainties and Preparing for the Unexpected in Real-life Project Scheduling
Ripon K Chakrabortty,  Alireza Abbasi  and  Michael J. Ryan.
Published 2018 Edition PGCAR.
 

Failure of Public Sector Programs; A Framework to Manage Success Criteria
P.G.R. Slay, A. Abbasi, A. Imran, C.K. Lee.  
Published 2017 Edition PGCAR, Walt Lipke Award winner.

Implementing Strategy through P3M and Benefits Management - A Case Study of the Defence Science and Technology Group
Raymond Young,  Roger Vodicka  and  Richard Bartholomeusz.
Published 2017 Edition PGCAR.

Strategic management of the Defence S&T Portfolio: Are we there yet?
Raymond Young,  Roger Vodicka  and  Richard Bartholomeusz.
Published 2018 Edition PGCAR, Walt Lipke Award winner.

 


 

Instructions for submitting papers to PGCAR

The Project Governance and Controls Symposium (PGCS) is a not for profit organisation focused on expanding knowledge of the management and governance of projects, programs, and portfolios in Australasia and rewarding excellence in research. Our published academic papers are designed to encourage practitioners, academics, and students to creatively think about the challenges our profession faces, suggest innovative solutions and offers a platform for disseminating your ideas to a wide audience. Papers selected for publication in the PGCAR are automatically eligible for inclusion in the Walt Lipke awards and a $1000 first prize (subject to the award conditions) - see more on the Walt Lipke Award.

 

PGCAR is an Australian publication, supported by PGCS and the Australian academic community, focused on improving the governance, control and delivery of protects, programs and portfolios. To achieve our aim of collecting and disseminating high quality papers and information in support of our objective, we are pleased to advice there are no charges associated with the review and publication of your paper. 

 

To ensure a high quality, this journal uses the double-blind review process, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from each other throughout the review process. The editor is the sole point of contact until after the paper has been accepted for publication. If you have any questions, email your enquiry to Patrick Weaver at:  patw@mosaicprojects.com.au 

 

Our annual Symposium includes a strong academic track designed to link researchers and practitioners. There are two ways you can contribute:

1. Authors of accepted papers are encouraged to participate in the symposium, either through the Walt Lipke Award or as a registered/invited speaker. 

2. If you have a presentation you would like to share, register via the Symposium website. Presentations may have been previously presented at other conferences 
    (eg, IRNOP) and are not peer reviewed. Click through to the symposium website.

 

 

Information for prospective authors: 

This is an open publication - anyone can participate, practitioners, students, academics - the requirement is for an interesting paper of a high academic standard.  But in preparing your paper, remember PGCS is focused on achieving real improvement in the practice of project, program, and/or portfolio, management and/or governance. Therefore, preference will be given to innovative papers that have direct, practical value. 

 ♦  Academic papers of of 3000 - 6000 words are required:

     -  Papers may have been written for other purposes (eg, coursework) but not published
     -  Download general information on the publication, formatting and referencing
     -  Download information on copyright.
     -  Download information on submitting your paper for review

♦   Papers selected for publication will be published in the prepress section of this website as soon as practical after acceptance, and included in our annual publication.

 

 


 

The Walt Lipke Award

The Walt Lipke award is an annual prize awarded to the best academic paper received by PGCS.

 

To be eligible for the award, your paper must have been:

♦  Submitted to the PGCAR journal since the close-off of the previous year's award,

♦  Accepted for publication, and

♦  Be available for presentation at the annual PGCS symposium in Canberra.

 

Agreeing to present your accepted paper at the annual PGCS symposium is a condition-precedent to being considered for the Walt Lipke award.  PGCS recognises this requirement may be a limitation to some people and will consider practical options, email patw@mosaicprojects.com.au if you feel dispensation may be appropriate. 

 

Three papers are nominated as finalists each year prior to PGCS, the winner is announced during the opening plenary session each year. 

♦  The winner will receive:
    - The Walt Lipke Project Governance and Control Excellence Award (Perpetual Trophy);
    -  A $1000 cash prize;
    -  Complimentary attendance at PGCS; and
    -  The presentation of your paper to the PGCS plenary (Key Note).

♦  The runners-up will receive:
    -  Complimentary attendance at PGCS; and
    -  The presentation of your paper in the PGCS Academic stream.

♦  Other papers deemed of a sufficient standard will be considered for presentations and/or publication,
    complimentary invitations to PGCS may be offered.

 

Selection of the finalists and winner each year is at the sole discretion of the PGCAR academic panel and will be based on the academic merit of the paper together with its potential for practical application, and availability for presentation at PGCS. Decisions of the selection panel are final.