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Project Manager : Project Manager Oct Nov 2011
Infrastructural investment Essential skills training program Project managers in social infrastructure are in high demand both locally and overseas. Multitasking and time management are fundamental to project manager's toolkit. Professor Michael Regan is a lecturer in the Department of Infrastructure and Project Management at Bond University, Queensland. For more information on studying project management or infrastructure management, please call (07) 5595 3374 or visit www.bond.edu.au/isda For more information on the program, please contact tonkin Corporation on 02 9224 6055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org In today’s business world, project managers are under increasing pressure. According to a project manager network in the UK, the average project manager will have eight concurrent projects under their belt. Tonkin Corporation, a Sydney-based training organisation, has brought an industry expert on board to present a two-day public training pro gram. Diana Tapp from Real Changes will be presenting on essential skills such as leadership and management style. “This course is designed to give participants the skills to use their strengths and manage any weaknesses to successfully lead multiple projects, and gain the practical skills to manage their time effectively across several projects. This two-day course will be practical and interactive. It will enable delegates to refine their skills to manage multiple ventures with competence and confidence” says Diana. By Professor Michael regan, Bond University By Marie gornall, training Manager, tonkin corPoration The Australian economy is presently experiencing growth in the rate of infrastructure investment. This is occurring in industries delivering ser vices to the economy and social infrastructure, such as health, education and the law, which ser ve the needs of society. Delivering capital-intensive infrastructures is a complex process. It requires long-term planning, teamwork , an understanding of alternative procurement methods, cost and people management and project delivery. On completion, the contract management framework for the long operational phase of the project must be established. Central to the project implementation process is the project manager who is required to lead the project control group and deal with the many r isks, uncertainties, natural and man-made events that can lead to delays, cost overruns and post-commissioning disputes. Infrastructure projects can present significant challenges, particularly in developing countries where the obstacles may include difficult terrain, climate and the relatively low skills levels of the workforce. Australian project managers frequently excel in these conditions and experienced graduates are in much demand in the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and South America. Recent projections by the World Bank anticipate unprecedented infrastructure investment in developing countries in the coming decade. The timing has never been better for graduates to top up their qualifications and take the opportunities available to this fast-growing profession. «the World bank anticipates unprecedented investment» «this course is designed to give participants the skills to use their strengths» ADVeRtoRIAl CAReeR CeNtRe • www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 41
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