PGCS 2023 Symposium Overview 

Competent people create project success.


A competent person is capable of applying knowledge effectively to achieve a desired outcome. This simple statement has several layers.  To be a competent project practitioner or manager you need:
 - To know what you need to know,
 - Acquire that knowledge,
 - Understand how to apply the knowledge in practice, and
 - Reflect on your achievements to identify opportunities for improvement. 


PGCS is designed to help develop you project management competencies by providing a range of presentations designed to pass on the presenters knowledge, offering opportunities to network and interact with other practitioners to discuss what works in practice, and preparing and delivering a presentation is the ideal opportunity to reflect on what was good, and what can be improved in your practice. 


As always, this year's PGCS project and program management symposium will feature an exciting range of masterclasses, keynote and stream speakers focused around our theme 'competent people create success'.
-  Stream 1: Delivering complex projects and programs.
-  Stream 2: Controlling projects and programs.
-  Stream 3: Governance and stakeholders. 


Its never too soon to click through to the new symposium website to register your interest and be kept up to date with the details of this exciting hybrid (face-to-face & virtual) event.  


PGCS Symposium 2023


PGCS 2022 Presentations are available for downloading

Click through to our Library:


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:


Earned Schedule Special Event

ES-Logo.jpgMarch 2023 was 20 years after the publication of the seminal paper Schedule is Different, in The Measurable News. This was the paper that introduced the concept of Earned Schedule to the world. 
View the presentations from eight international experts in our on-line library.

PGCS is unique in Australia

Investing in our profession!

PGCS is the only organisation focused on enhancing an organisation's ability to govern its projects and programs by improving the capability and integration of both its project controls and governance functions. We achieve this in three ways:

A unique focus on project management, governance and controls

PGCS is simultaneously a major event for Australia's project management professionals and for their senior managers responsible for organisational governance. 

The Symposium is designed to provide a unique learning experience - see more

Our corporate structure is deliberately light - see about us

We are not-for-profit, all surpluses are invested in education and research in Australasia - see more on our research grants.  


Working to develop Australian skills

- Bringing international thought leaders from Europe and the USA to participate in the symposium.

- A strong focus on Australian academic development.

- Organising one-on-one meetings between our visiting keynotes and Australian leaders.

- Publishing the symposium materials, for public access, in our library.

- Including masterclasses from international experts in the program (see this year's program). 

- All money raised by PGCS is reinvested in our events and our academic grants program


Providing an open forum for the exchange of ideas

We do not seek to compete with member based organisations, PGCS policy is to network with and support all organisations focused on developing the profession of project management world-wide. See below.

Networking and an open forum for discussion are essential elements of PGCS - to stay in touch follow our
News Page or join our Linked-In group.

To read more about the PGCS objectives and mission, see our 'About Page'  

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The new PGCS Linked-In Group is live

 Click through to join the group: 



Diploma of Project Controls

The Diploma of Project Controls qualification is now ready to be delivered - the first course starts on 3rd July 2023.

This qualification has been designed to help you or your team gain the capabilities needed to coordinate all aspects of project controls through the project lifecycle. Course Outline
• Delivery method: This course is delivered via a
   blended method (virtual/classroom lectures).
• Duration: The course duration is 12 months.
• Units: Student must complete 11 units
   (9 core units and 2 elective units). 

For more details see: 



Earned Schedule 20th Anniversary Webinar

The presentations from this exciting event held internationally on 8th March are now available for reviewing in the PGCS Library. Click through to see the presenters.



Raf-Award.jpgPGCS Director Raf Düa has been awarded the inaugural Wayne Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award at the Melbourne PC Expo 2022.

We congratulate Raf on his winning of this prestigious award. 

Read more on our news page.




PGCS 2023 Open for business!

The PGCS 2023 call for papers and expressions of interest are now open. Log into the Symposium website for mre details: . 



2022-23 ICCPM International Roundtables

The International Roundtable Series is a biennial thought leadership series that helps keep project leaders at the forefront of complex project delivery. The 2022-23 Series will explore Data Analytics for Informed Decision Making in Complex Projects. - read more



2022 PCGS Conference.

PGCS 2022 - 16 to 18 August was enjoyed by over 400 people. 

8 Keynote, 18 stream speakers and 3 Masterclasses were too good to miss.

Planning has started for PGCS 2023. 

For more information see: 



Minister Gee Commends PGCS

The work of PGCS has been officially recognised by Assistant Minister Andrew Gee - read more



PGCS 2019 voted the best ever!!

PGCS 2019 saw 200+ people enjoy: 2 international keynote plenary presentations, 5 Australian keynote plenary presentations, 27 stream presentations spread across 5 streams, and 2 panel sessions; making PGCS 2019 one of the busiest and best symposiums ever!

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Jane Halton 2016 Keynote Speech 

Ms Jane Halton, AO PSM Secretary of the Department of Finance highlighted the importance of the need to improve project management, governance and controls at PGCS 2016. Click here to access her speech.

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Supporters & Sponsors - click to see the full list