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A-B                                 - J-L

C                                    - M-O

D                                    - P-R

E-F                                 - S-T

G                                   - U-Z




Joe Campbell.Joe_Campbell.jpg

2015: Foundations for a Successful Project Controls System.

The building blocks necessary to implement an accurate and useful Project Controls system, including:
- The data necessary to build a complete view of project performance
- Effective data integration to improve efficiency and speed to insights
- Using project data to forecast and improve outcomes
- Business and organizational considerations for implementing a project controls system.

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2022-Paul_Carrara.jpgPaul Carrara

2022 Webinar: Establishing the foundations for Project Controls

This seminar focuses on the core requirements for establishing effective project controls in an organisation including:
• Summarising the scope of the project controls initiative, including benefits, assumptions, constraints, key activities, key quantities, key risks, etc
• Agreeing the project controls objectives and benefits
• Identifying and agreeing the relevant governance activities to incorporate into a project controls strategy to exercise oversight at the required level
• Identifying and agreeing each project's control requirements to generate meaningful data that meets the requirements of the project, organization, and other stakeholders. 

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Danny_Carroll.jpgDanny Carroll.

2021: Integrating capability development: alignment of staff and organisational goals using software.

Many industries and government organisations face significant challenges in both recruitment and internal processes for integrating capability development. The benefits of aligning staff development and organisational goals require the ongoing application of assessment criteria that span both internal and external training, workshops and educational contexts.

ReViewTM software used at several large educational institutions applies capability-based frameworks at scale for educational assessment and capability development over time. Developed at the University of Technology Sydney the software has now become available to business and government for workforce capability development. This presentation will explore examples from high school and university contexts together with the methods for successful business and government implementation.

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Mr Chris Carson.jpgMr Chris Carson

2021: The path from good project scheduling to implementing Advanced Work Packaging

AWP is a collaborative approach to project delivery, that aligns engineering, procurement, and construction; with a focus on early planning This presentation will offer an overview of Advanced Work Planning and Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) and how these concepts can be used to improve the baseline CPM schedule.
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2020 Webinar: True Innovation is Successful Implementation of Lessons Learned

This session provides the detailed roadmap that every Owner and Contractor should follow, and support the map directions with several case studies of actual projects, as well as identification of symptoms that provide key performance indicators to ensure the mapped path is followed.

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Blank-head.jpgRipon Kumar Chakrabortty

Handling Uncertainties and Preparing for the Unexpected in Real-life Project Scheduling

Research on resource constrained project scheduling has mostly considered fixed resource capacities and deterministic activity durations. In real-world environments, however, it is impracticable to obtain only deterministic information. This presentation investigates the issues and shows the effectiveness of RCPSP techniques over traditional methods by considering one real-life scheduling problem.
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Edmund_Chew.jpgMr Edmund Chew

2022: Systems Thinking in Planning for Project Success

Over the last six years, Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) has been planning and delivering the State's largest investments in rail infrastructure. With 40 projects and packages of work worth more than $35 billion in the pipeline, many valuable lessons have been learnt. In this talk Edmund will share insights how the organization has changed their planning approach to enable successful delivery of its projects. This will include using the Metro Tunnel Project as case study and the client's role in taking a systems thinking and approach to planning.

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Sandeep Chinnobaiah.jpgProf. Sandeep Chinnobaiah

4D Program - Future of Project Controls

The advancement of 3D BIM Model Elements and with the availability of CPM Schedules, when integrated together to generate a 4D Programme, allows the development of a digital twin. Under simulation of various construction sequences and approach in 4D Program we are exposed to the scenarios, unknown constraints, and restrictions, which will help us in optimising construction strategies and resources deployment. Identifying risks, constraints, and limitations at the earliest stages of project during pre-construction period will enable higher standards of project controls. Cost loading to the 4D Program allows the project controls team to work with 5D program, where quantities of elements are obtained instantly, and Earned Value Analysis can be carried out in 4D Environment where we can visualise the extent of actual construction stages. This combined capabilities in one integral tool, will allow higher efficiency in Project Control which in-turn enable higher standards of Project Management. The future of project control lies in realising true potential of digital twin with the help of 4D Program.

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Tracey_Clavell.jpgTracey Clavell.

2021 Webinar: BAE's Journey with professionalising the Estimating & Pricing function/capability.

Presentation outline:

- Journey to date including how this interfaces with the holistic approach to People, tools, strategy and process
- Lessons learnt
- Reach Back into Academia, Professional organisations & the global company networks
- Linkages to ASC Shipbuilding mobilisation & Long Term plan for Suitably Qualified and Experience Personnel (SQEP)
- Next Steps

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Peter-C.JPGPeter Colquhoun.

2015: Extending EVM & scheduling best practice metrics.

An overview of Earned Schedule, which provides time based schedule metrics and schedule prediction using EVM data. Advanced techniques which build on from Earned Schedule is also discussed including the concepts of “Schedule Adherence” including the P factor measure and an explanation of how Schedule Adherence directly assists network schedule analysis by enabling the identification of tasks subject to “impediments and constraints” or “at risk of rework”. Download the presentation.

2014: Earned Value: Taking the Next Step When Schedule is King.

Anecdotal experiences that trace project management issues around EV and then identifying how Earned Schedule (If known about) may have provided insights and confidence that could have lead to better outcomes in a fixed price environment. Download the presentation.



Melissa_Cyrulik.jpgMelissa Cyrulik

2022 Keynote: Hope is Not a Method: Using Uncertainty Analysis to Better Predict the Costs of Your Program

According to the US Government Accountability Office, in 2008 nearly 70% of the US Defense 96 biggest weapons programs were over budget. Congress instituted the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act (WSARA) of 2009 to improve the organization and procedures of the DoD acquisition process. During this period, the cost community was primarily producing estimates based on most likely inputs, lacking incorporation of the full range of possible outcomes for the inputs. Studies were underway experimenting with incorporating monte carl simulation techniques into our cost estimating processes and WSARA provided the push that made it a requirement. The Joint Agency Cost Schedule Risk Uncertainty Handbook (JA CSRUH) describes the best practice techniques to model cost estimating uncertainty in order to calculate and report cost risk. This session shares thoughts and insights on the JA CSRUH and how it spurred major improvements in DoD's acquisitions.

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Chris Deeble.jpgChris Deeble, AO, CSC. Deputy Secretary of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) 

2023 Opening Keynote: Acquiring and Sustaining Capability - Delivering on our Promises

This presentation outlines the vision for CASG 2.0 a time for change focused on strengthening capability, and adjusting processes and systems, to enable CASG to deliver capability with an agility and flexibility that matches the speed of the threat and the changing demands upon us.
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AVM Deeble.jpgAir Vice Marshal Chris Deeble.

2015: A Best Practices Project Governance and Controls Framework Using Joint Strike Fighter as the Case Study.

This presentation discusses the project governance and controls framework for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The importance of the framework in enabling the achievement of successful outcomes from the strategic level down and the relevance of the governance and control considerations for projects and programs of all sizes and complexity is highlighted. Download the presentation.



MarkD.jpgMark Dickson.

2016: Benefits Linkages - Creating connection between purpose, governance and controls.

Insights as to why benefits realisation should become a cultural movement within organisations and why linkages to Governance and Controls may hold the key to increasing successful project, program and strategic outcomes based on PMI’s 2016 Global Project Management Survey, the Pulse of the Profession®. Download the presentation.



Jan_Drienko.jpgDr Jan Drienko.

2021: Operational issues in workforce management and their fit within the broader strategies in light of new challenges in internal and external labour markets.

This presentation uncovers some of the most pressing operational issues in workforce management and their fit within the broader strategies in light of new challenges in internal and external labour markets. Based on an approach that is not only targeted at investigating impacts of policy changes (including current and future impacts of COVID), evaluating regional labour markets and their limitations, internal workforce structures and designing transition plans to address functional changes but also testing various models of engaging Australian industry and internal communications to support workers through future changes as well as implementing innovative approaches impacting social behaviours and improving workforce motivation. 
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Rafd-ACS.jpgRaf Düa.

2018: How Project Failures Threatens the Board Room. Some Prevention Strategies – An Australian Perspective.

A review of the role of governance in relation to the oversight of project and program management, and the importance of good governance information at the board level.
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2018: An Introduction to Project Scheduling

This education session covers:
- What is Project Scheduling?
- Scheduling Definitions and Basics
- Scheduling techniques & CPM, and
- Basics of schedule review and analysis.
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2018: Peer Review of a Schedule.

An update on the 2017 presentation below.
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2017: Peer Reviewing a Project Schedule.

Management is required to ensure that the project planning and schedule being offered up actually works and actually meets the requirements of the contract and will, in reality, deliver the project. A Peer review will establish that a methodology and project narratives exist. Typical Peer Review techniques services include:

- Schedule consistency with Contractual clauses and any constraints
- Ensure KPI’s are met
- Evaluation of project status with relation to the updated schedule
- Earned Value Analysis
- Schedule Pull Sessions and crash studies
- Preparation of schedule narratives
- Analysis of "what if" scenarios for change order impacts
- Analysis of likely time extension requests

The presentation will illustrate how this can be achieved:

- Download Raf's presentation.

- Download the supporting White Paper.



2015: The Case for Governance and Controls.

The effect of statutory provisions mandating continuous disclosure by listed companies and recent enforcement activity on the governance of projects, programs and portfolios. Download the presentation, or download the full paper.


2014: Using Cultural Change to Introduce Earned Value Performance Management into an Australian SME Rural Construction Company.

This paper shows how cultural change was introduced into a rural, small to medium, Construction Company, using EVPM to manage increasing workload and tight resources and market conditions for a low cost. Download the presentation.




Ms Meri Duncanson.jpg

Meri Duncanson.

2023: My PMO is smaller than your PMO

In large organisations, the value and benefits of project controls and governance is well known. The acceptance and application may differ at various levels of the organisation, however, there is an expectation that planning, analysis and reporting on programs and projects will happen and will assist the organisation in doing the right projects at the right time. Taking the all the useful elements and learnings from the larger organisations and their mature tools, systems, and processes, and using the insights and challenges to design and implement appropriate Program Controls and Governance for small organisations is a challenge but can be extremely rewarding. This presentation will take an entertaining look at the tips and tricks and pitfalls in endeavouring to uplift the capability of smaller organisations. After this presentation you will: • Appreciate the value of governance is important for all organisations, no matter their size • Learn that the most important element of project management and governance is building and maintaining relationships • Discover key tips and tricks you can utilise in your workplace.

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2021: Lets re-examine how Agile is EVM.

This presentation is an interactive re-examination on how Agile and EVM can work together to uplift project performance and boost project analysis and forecasting. Giving an overview of both Earned Value Management and Agile methodology and using real world examples and scenarios, showing how the two approaches to managing projects can be melded into an effective framework focused on delivering quality outcomes for both the customer and the business.
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