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Project Manager : Project Manager Dec Jan 2012
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 9 8 Project Manager tasmania The Tasmanian chapter of the AIPM held a social media seminar to mark IPM Day. Colorado-based thought leader Les Squires ran a workshop on using social media to build effective networks in projects. Having travelled to 60 different member countries of the IPMA, Squires provided a global perspective on project management. The workshop covered the basics of social networking, including Skype, Ning, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google Reader and Google Analytics. “T he event was attended by a small yet engaged group of project managers who were really interested in what Les had to say,” said Tasmania Chapter President Maria Skillern. “ International Project Management Day allows us to recognise the individuals behind the project,” she continued. “ It gives a back-end view of things and acknowledges the importance of the people within the industry.” ACt AIPM supported an IPM Day Defence forum held at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. Air Vice-Marshal Chris Deeble discussed his involvement in the Wedgetail Airborne early Warning and Control project and Collins Class Submarine Reliability and Sustainability program. He also spoke on leadership and other values-based behaviours. Attendees also heard talks on the Anzac Ship Anti-Ship Missile Defence project and earned Value Management. Deviating from the Defence theme, Carmel brennan from ACT Health talked about health projects that had received an AIPM Project Management Achievement Award. The largely Defence audience agreed that the issues which arose in the health sector also applied to Defence projects. “There was a good mix of Defence-specific and general project management presentations,” said Richard White, AIPM Communications and Knowledge Manager. ••• international Project management Day • In dePth AIPM members across Australia joined the global community in celebrating a day dedicated to project management. By Ann Luff international Project Management (IPM) Day, held on 3 November 2011, was marked with events and proclamations aimed at raising the profile of the profession. Frank Saladis, IPM Day founder, said more organisations are becoming aware of this special day of recognition. “IPM Day acknowledges the contributions of project managers and teams whose dedication and significant efforts enable their organisations to succeed.” The 2011 event was particularly significant for AIPM, which hosted the 25th IPMA World Congress in Brisbane in October, said AIPM National President David Hudson. AIPM saw IPM Day as an opportunity to further engage in a global discussion and cement Australia’s place in the international project management community. “This helps ensure we ’re in the loop and not left out of discussions on project management standards,” Hudson said. “It’s a two-way street – we can listen to the world and the world can listen to us.” Queensland AIPM members in Queensland and New South Wales were invited to an evening event sponsored by the Heritage building Society’s Project Management Office in Toowoomba. “ One of our key objectives was to promote the industry in Toowoomba and strengthen ties with other peak bodies,” explained event organiser Dean borg. “ We also wanted to strengthen links between project managers across organisations in our area.” Invitations were extended to the Australian Computer Society and the Australian Institute of Management in an effort to secure cross-industrial links. Participating in this global event was also an extension of AIPM’s involvement with the International Project Management Association (IPMA), borg continued. “We hoped to build on IPMA’s hard work and do our part to support the global project management community.” borg organised the event with the help of fellow AIPM members Jim Carew and David Johnston. IPM Day events arounD austraLIa
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