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Project Manager : Project Manager June July 2012
10 Project Manager “ The AIPM Queensland State Conference is being held at the Sebel-Citigate on Thursday 6 September from 12pm to 5pm. If you get to read Project Manager magazine early enough, you may still have time to provide papers for this half- day conference. The theme of the conference is ‘Excellence in Project Management’, with two sub- themes of ‘Risk Management’ and ‘Change Management’. All themes are relevant in today’s changing global environment where we need to ensure we are using our project dollars wisely and with the greatest likelihood of success. Our Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA) dinner will commence at 7pm on the same evening and venue as the Conference. The dinner will celebrate the achievements of some of Queensland’s best- managed projects. Now is the time to book your tickets to both of these events and spend some time networking, sharing knowledge and celebrating our collective achievements in the profession. “ Jeff Butler recently resigned as Councillor following the arrival of daughter number two – my thanks to Jeff and best wishes to him and wife Renee. Councillor elections are just around the corner in October. Get more involved – join the Chapter Council. Watch out for the call for nominations. Our Chapter events program is going really well, but we are still keen to hear from individuals and organisations interested in presenting at, or sponsoring, one of our monthly events. Email Roger Birch at act_chapter@ aipm.com.au Congratulations to the ACT Chapter of the Change Management Institute, officially launched in April. There are strong synergies between our organisations and we hope to conduct some joint AIPM/CMI events in the future. NOTICEBOARD »JUN Monthly ForuM, yEPP, PMo and PMM SIG EvEntS »30JUL Monthly ForuM – darrEn PavIc on ProFESSIonal IndEMnIty, SPonSorEd by bovIll & rISk InSurancE conSultantS »31 AUg act PMaa EvEnt NOTICEBOARD »30 AUg PMaa Gala dInnEr »7-10 OCT aIPM natIonal conFErEncE NOTICEBOARD »18 JUN london 2012 – a rISk- baSEd olyMPIcS »19 JUL brISbanE cPd EvEnt “ In the turbulent political times in which we live, it may be worthwhile reflecting on an aspect we sign on to when we become AIPM members. Sometimes one of the casualties when the risks and issues in a project start to exceed a steady progress to success is ethics. We, in the pursuit of our profession, affect the quality of life for all people in society. It is therefore vital that we conduct our work in an ethical manner to earn and maintain the confidence of team members, colleagues, employees, employers, clients and the public (quoted from the preamble of the AIPM Code of Ethics). We are winding up to the Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAA) which will be presented in NSW this coming September, just before the annual conference in Melbourne. Book both dates to ensure you share in the sucesses of our profession. We are expecting 25 top entries this year spread across 11 corporate and individual categories. “ A risk that is active on every project is the risk of failure of the Project Team Succession Plan – a bigger risk if you do not have a plan. Ask yourself, what will occur if key members of the project team are absent permanently or for extended periods? Has the mitigation strategy been adequately documented and communicated? Who can take over at short notice to ensure the project will succeed? Murphy’s Law would suggest that you and the project team will have other priorities that cause them to be absent at the most inconvenient moment, and being critical to a project’s success makes training, leave and sickness hard to manage. A well-documented and communicated succession plan will minimise exposure to this risk. I hope this provides some food for thought, and that you consider how you are managing this risk on your projects. The next few NT Chapter events will provide continuous professional development around the topic of communication, one of the keys to project success. ❰ACT❱ ❰NSW❱ Boyd McCarron act chapter President Paul Campbell NSW Chapter President ❰NT❱ Paul Clark nt chapter President ❰QLD❱ Peter Fowler Qld chapter President NOTICEBOARD »JUN PublIc SPEakInG »31 AUg nt chaPtEr PMaa • AIPM NEWS CHAPTERS
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