2016 - UNSW Canberra (ADFA)

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120 project managers, speakers, and guests enjoyed two days of presentations and networking. The networking event at the ADFA Officers Mess built on the first day. 



10th May:

Masterclass:  A Practical Guide to Project and Contract Surveillance

11th May:

The Symposium Day 1. Download the 2016 program.

Networking event at the ADFA Offices Mess

12th May:

The Symposium Day 2. Download the 2016 program.


Photo Gallery: 

                                   Patrick Weaver                                             Kym Henderson
                  Geraldine Barker         Lisa Wolf            Jane Halton                                     Prof. Michael O’Donnell



In speaking order.
* = presentation available for downloading. 

Key Note and Plenary speakers:

Kym Henderson, Chair Organising Committee: Opening remarks*.

Prof. Michael O'Donnell, Head School of Business UNSW Canberra: Opening Address.

Dr Tom Ioannou, Group Executive Director, Performance Audit Services Group Australian National Audit Office (ANAO): The Australian Perspective (speaking notes)*.

Ms Geraldine Barker, Director, National Audit Office (NAO) United Kingdom: Project Governance and Controls - The UK Perspective on the Approaches, Challenges, and Lessons Learned in improving Performance of Major Projects at Individual and Portfolio Levels*.

Mr Kim Terrell, General Manager Portfolio Project Manager, Department of Human Services: Going the extra mile....*.

Mr David Bryant, Director of AIPM: ICT Project Success and the suitability of key persons*.

Mr Mark Dickson, Director, Vice Chair 
2016 PMI Board of Directors: Benefits Linkages - Creating connection between purpose, governance, and controls*

Professor Russell Kenley, Professor of Management, Swinburne University of Technology: Implications of Location-based Planning for Defence and Government Projects*

Mr Andrew Pyke, Keyholder Australia: The Challenges of and Potential Solutions to Scope Definition Issues on Complex Projects*.

Ms. Roxanne Kelley, One Defence Implementation Office Lead:  "One Defence", The Reasons For Change and the Way Forward focusing on the Challenges and Opportunities for the Defence Project Governance and Controls Community*.

Ms Melinda Penna, General Manager Project Delivery Community of Practice Chief Project Office, Telstra: How to Turn Project Controls Data Into An Executive Level Presentation.

Ms Lisa Wolf, Earned Value Management and Purchasing Systems Focal Point for Booz Allen Hamilton, USA: Project Surveillance*.

Ms Jane Halton, Secretary Department of Finance: The Finance Transformation Program*.

Mr David Hudson, Australian Institute of Project Management: Project Controls and the Implications for Enterprise Project Management*.

Kym Henderson, Chair Organising Committee: Closing remarks*.


Controls Stream

Yiding Hu, Weapons and Combat Systems Division, Defence Science and Technology Group: Can We Improve Project Risk Management?*.

Robert Bolton: Complex Projects - how to reduce the schedule RISK and ensure the desired returns*.



Academic Stream

Dr. Chivonne Algeo,  Associate Professor – Project Management Monash University: Exploiting Project Knowledge to Enhance Project Governance and Control*.

Group Captain (Retired) Dr Keith Joiner, UNSW Canberra at ADFA: Key opportunities to achieve best practice in capability development*.



Education Stream

Patrick Weaver: The art of predicting project completion. A good schedule is not enough!*