The 9th PGCS Symposium and Masterclasses were an outstanding success! The two-day symposium program consisted of eight keynote presentations, 23 plenary and concurrent sessions, with plenty of networking opportunities; followed by masterclasses on the third day. The overall program was enjoyed by more than 400 in-person and virtual attendees. The symposium theme: success is never an accident! describes the whole of PGCS 2022.
The PGCS Project and Program Management Symposium 2022 examined the foundations needed to deliver successful projects and programs including: Building successful teams Structuring organizations for successful delivery and Managing luck (aka risk) As Roman philosopher Seneca once said, Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, and being a part of PGCS 2022 as a delegate, presenter or sponsor was a great way to tap into a global knowledge network to help prepare for success, and if Diligence is the mother of good luck, then the diligent members of the PGCS community will be using the opportunity to review the presentations and build on the network of contacts made during the event to improve their luck on future projects.
Mr Ciril Karo, Group General Manager, CASG delivered the welcome address for PGCS 2022 and announced the Walt Lipke Research Grant winner. He also had a number of important things to say about PGCS and our mission - watch his opening address to the 2022 symposium:
The Symposium Day 1. Download the program.
Networking event in the trade exhibition.
The Symposium Day 2. Download the program.
Masterclass: Ms Melissa Cyrulik: Joint Agency Cost Schedule Risk Uncertainty Handbook (JA CSRUH)
Masterclass: Mr Mick Spiers: High Performance Leadership
Masterclass: Mr Gordon Kranz (Virtual): Integrating Agile with project controls on major projects
August - November 2022 - Free access to the recorded presentations for all Symposium delegates.
2022 was a hybrid event for both speakers and participants
Plenary Audience Mr. Ciril Karo Stream 3
Mr Travis Harvey & Mr Sirish Parekh (UK) Networking
Mr Iain Johnstone
In speaking order - download the available PowerPoint presentations via the links below.
Mr Ciril Karo, Group General Manager, CASG: Welcome address & Walt Lipke Research Grant announcement.
Ms Stacey Wehmeier, PGCS Director: Opening remarks and PGCS update.
Dr Alicia Aitken, General Manager Strategy Delivery & Governance ANZ: Scheduling, The Forgotten Art.
Mr Sirish Parekh, Head of Estimating and Benchmarking at the Infrastructure and Project Authority (IPA) UK: Standardisation and informed insights through effective collaboration.
Mr Gordon Kranz (Virtual), President Enlightened Integrated Program Management, LLC, USA: Integrating Agile with project controls on major projects.
Ms Melissa Cyrulik, Product Manager - Software Products and Services Group, Tecolote Research, Inc. USA: Hope is Not a Method: Using Uncertainty Analysis to Better Predict the Costs of Your Program.
Mr Mick Spiers, Founder and Principal, The Leadership Project: Manager AND Leader – balancing leadership and management for outstanding project success.
Mr Steve Wake, Chairman of the Management Standards Committee, British Standards Institution: BS202001: Project Controls – A personal view.
Mr Travis Harvey TBH Director - National P3M and Federal Government Service Leader & Mr Iain Johnstone, CASG: CASG Integrated Investment Portfolio Integrated Master Schedule: Strengthening Portfolio Visibility and Performance
Dr Naomi Mathers, Director, Industry Liaison and Member Services at ICCPM: Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome – Supporting the success of modern projects.
Kym Henderson, Chair PGCS Ltd: Closing remarks.
Dr Nitin Thakur, Principal Consultant, Providence Consulting Group: Designing for less complexity.
Mr Phil Rokic, Director, PR Consulting Pty Ltd: Designing success in a national change program.
Ms Val Jonas, CEO, Risk Decisions Group, UK: Who needs luck? How innovators thrive on risk and opportunity, leading the way to success.
Dr Ceilidh Armer, Senior Consultant with TBH Pty Ltd: SEA5000-1 Integrated Master Schedule Case Study.
Mr Kym Henderson ISO TC 258, WG12 Chair & Becky Winston USA: ISO 21512 EVM Implementation Guidance.
Mr Rasmus Rytter, Partner at Implement Consulting Group, Denmark (Virtual): Leading Successful Change Projects.
Mr Edmund Chew, Integrated Program Manager, Rail Projects Victoria: Systems Thinking in Planning for Project Success.
Mr Craig Pope, Consultant at CentrixPM: Making the Schedule Great Again.
Mr Pyrros Radimissis, Cost Capability Analysis Manager, Management Resource Consulting: Blackbox & Whitebox Estimating Techniques – Tips, Tricks & Pitfalls.
Mr Walt Lipke (Virtual), USA: Earned Schedule: Project Duration Increase from Rework.
Mr James Bancroft, Owner - Hyperion Group Australia: Defence Cost Modelling - leveraging people and information to succeed
Mr Wayne Greenwood, Managing Director at Priority Management Australia: Using Objective Driven Logic to Create Resource Loaded Execution Plans.
Ms Louise Gardner, Managing Director at Pledge Consulting: Building a Culture of Agile Governance.
Mr Rob McMartin, PMO Manager for Hanwha Defense Australia: Governance in Complex Projects.
Prof Shankar Sankaran, Professor of Organizational Project Management, University of Technology Sydney: Project Management started off as a management innovation. Can it transition to meet the sustainability challenge?
A/Prof Xiaohua (Sean) Jin, Director of Project Management Programs, School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment at Western Sydney University: Mental Health of Project Management Practitioners in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Projects during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Mr Munir Saeed, PhD candidate, Lecturer, Canberra Institute Of Technology: Making Benefits Realization A Project Success Criteria - Challenges in Practice.
Ms Roksana Jahan Tumpa, PhD candidate: Critical Themes on Group-based Assessments to Improve the Job-readiness of Project Management Graduates?