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Project Manager : June July 2011
NEWS • 7 www.aipm.com.au Project Manager Natural disasters that led to a nuclear meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant in March will have a far- reaching impact on projects in the nuclear power industry, according to a report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). There is a renewed focus on project risk management, the report stated. “It has awakened board rooms to the prospect that a single one-off event could drive even the largest of utilities to the brink of bankruptcy.” Another prediction is a rise in the use of data analytics, which help companies analyse enormous data sets to create scenarios and make informed decisions. “There appears to be a need for interoperability and efficient data management ... the industry’s complexity and continued globalisation drives high risk in capital projects, and failing to successfully execute these projects can significantly impact shareholder revenue,” stated DTTL. Nuclear crisis puts focus on risk PRIMAVERA REBRANDS AS FORTIOR GLOBAL Primavera Australia has changed its name to Fortior Global. The rebrand reflects the company’s expansion to international markets and growing range of solutions and ser vices. “It is no longer an accurate reflection to be named after the software we originally started our business with,” said Jim Fairchild, Managing Director of Fortior Global. “While we ... continue to invest in that technology, we now also represent several other project management and controls solutions and have a much broader and deeper services skills base.” Fortior Global has also expanded its software partners. Fairchild said: “Our focus now is to continue to find global partners who will help us provide the most complete integrated project controls solutions to the market and to keep extending our ser vices capability.” Jim Fairchild, MD Fortior Global A project to install air filters to reduce airborne radiation at the No. 1 reactor in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear complex has begun. The damage to reactors No. 1, 2 and 3 is calculated in terms of the percentage of fuel rods that were cracked or had small holes. These were the results: NO. 1: 70% DAMAGED NO. 2: 30% DAMAGED NO. 3: 25% DAMAGED WHAT’S THE DAMAGE? CRICOSProvider:00111D Master of IT Project Management. With an estimated 12 tril l ion doll ars being spent on projects worldwide, Swinburne is meeting the demand for IT Project Managers by offering the Masters in IT Project Management, unique for its inclusion of Program and Portfolio Management. Mid-year intakes are still available for Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate levels, on-campus or onl ine. Entry avail able for experienced Project Managers without formal qual ifications. So, call us on 1300 275 794 to discuss your options. swinburne.edu.au/ict/postgrad 12 trillion dollar industry. Thousands of jobs. One course.
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