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Project Manager : Project Manager Aug Sept 2012
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 9 business drivers According to those surveyed in the Hays Salary Guide 2012, key factors driving business activity include: ProJects DriveN by FeDeral or state goverNmeNt • 30% say it has a significant impact • 37% say it has some impact • 33% say it has no impact curreNt ecoNomic coNDitioNs • 58% say it has a significant impact • 37% say it has some impact • 5% say it has no impact Not a body on site? While thought to be experiencing skills shortages, construction, m ining and resource industries may be creating or contributing to any shortages by operating a closed labour system. IN DEPTH • This presents a paradigm leaving those who have acquired a sound understanding of project management frustrated. Thomas says that project managers should be selected with more weight on success in managing projects rather than experience in a certain industry. “ This situation didn’t arise from a mechanism to create a barrier to entry, but from a lack of understanding of the profession and assurance that employees would be able to operate in the industry,” he says. “ This strateg y is, however, creating an unintentional closed labour system and a catalyst for skills shortages.” with a fairly long gestational time for resources, development time for some projects is upwards of 10 years, so it may be helpful for resou rce industries to look longer term and take a developmental perspective. ••• PMAA SPECIAL ISSUE For more information about advertising packages, contact Kate Galea. E:kgalea@mahlab media.com.au T: (02) 9556 9122 The next issue of Project Manager magazine will feature the best of the best – the winners of AIPM’s national annual PMAA awards. The magazine will be distributed at the AIPM annual national conference and read in earnest by attendees. It is a great opportunity to showcase your brand to project managers from around Australia.
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