The PGCS 2022 lunchtime webinar program is developed with the support of CASG and the Defence Program and Project Management Community.
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Mrs Christina Snyder, CCEA® Executive Vice President, ICEAA International Board of Directors
As estimators, we advocate the importance of good data; but without context, estimates and analyses are just numbers. To give power to our work, we need to effectively pair good estimating with good communication. There is no existing best practice guidance for estimators on how to create a compelling narrative to accompany analysis. By leveraging a storytelling structure, we can inspire action, communicate our findings in a way that resonates, and ultimately become more effective.
Paul Carrara Project Controls & Project Management Lecturer at Project Controls Institute, UK
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.
Rob McMartin PMO Manager for Hanwha Defense Australia
There has been an evolution occurring in projects and where once projects were difficult, but simple. They have now evolved to include a variety of different types of projects.
As these new project types have emerged and increased in difficulty, complexity and value, it has become obvious that the current systems, processes and governance requirements are now no longer suitable.
This presentation looks at the differences in the new evolved projects, as well as techniques for managing, controlling and governing these projects. We will look at the definitions of the project types and governance and personal attributes required for delivery of the new types of projects.
Matthew Benn, Managing Partner at Alongside Business Consulting
Developing Australia's sovereign industry capability. This webinar covers:
- What industry needs and wants
- What Defence & Government can do to help
- The current results from industry in relation to SIC and AIC
Naomi Mathers Director, Industry Liaison and Member Services
International Centre for Complex Project Management
Delivering projects in an environment exhibiting volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) characteristics requires special treatment using tools and methods designed for use in these types of environments. However, many conventional project management methods, methodologies, frameworks, and bodies of knowledge used today are based on a linear and deterministic (controllable and predictable) world view. That is not to say that these don't have their place, indeed conventional project management methodologies and tools are foundational and necessary, however, they are insufficient when dealing with project complexity. This presentation will explore why a complexity-based view of project delivery is important, and why this must include more than just project, program and portfolio managers.
Mr Rasmus Rytter, Partner at Implement Consulting Group
Supported by Helena Bograd.
Rasmus is an author, speaker and renowned expert within benefits realisation and organisational change. His expertise and three books on the subject have helped a wide variety of companies and public organisations realise their benefit potential. Since 2013, he has been part of Implement Consulting Group as a partner, consultant and advisor. Before joining Implement, Rasmus worked for 10 years as a project manager, program manager and people manager. Rasmus has a master's degree from Aarhus University.
Rebecca A. Winston (Becky), VP Standards at CPM, Fellow, PMI, Winston Strategic Management Consulting.
Supported by Dr. Josh E. Ramirez.
She provides consulting services in portfolio, program, and project management for various government agencies and private corporations in research and development, construction, information technologies, operations, environmental management, and other areas of management. This presentation considers:
1. INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE READINESS
A. Three Main Intelligences
ii. Current applications and why project management
B. Mindfulness to assist with integration
2. INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT SCIENCE FOR OPTIMAL PROJECT PERFORMANCE
A. Need for redesign
B. Behavioral Project Management as a new foundation of PM science
C. Processing of information in complex, time-sensitive projects
3. INTEGRATION OF COGNITIVE READINESS AND THE APPLICATION OF SCIENCE FOR OPTIMAL PROJECT PERFORMANCE
A. Both areas of study use neuroscience
B. Both move the discussion from the old term 'soft skills' to science-based approaches
C. Both are relevant to time-sensitive and disruptive times in the management of projects.