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Project Manager : Project Manager Dec Jan 2013
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 5 As much as I have avoided reviews of AIPM activities this year, I trust you will bear with this exception. It is a good opportunity to look at how AIPM has performed over the past 15 months and what changes you can expect during 2013. e year 2012 has been one of change, not so much in day-to-day ter ms, but one of fundamental change in our international pro le. Domestically, it has been a year of preparation for change, and those changes will become more evident during 2013 and beyond. It has been a period of further insight on the part of the Board of Directors and, I believe, continuing maturity in the Board's approach and performance. Let's take those matters in reverse order. e AIPM Board is fundamentally a group of members who commit to direct and manage AIPM on behalf of all members. ey take the fullest responsibility for their directorship. ere are many theories about how corporate boards work, but the AIPM Board works at the strategic and operational levels. is re ects the specialist nature of our profession and the need for Directors to interface in decision making between the Board itself and the various councils and committees. e Board's focus this year has been one of nancial consolidation, due partly to fundamental changes in the way that membership fees can be attributed in the budget and the identi cation of the need for future revenue diversi cation. In 2012, the Board undertook a basic review of ser vices and activities, and 2013 will bear the fruit of a raft of substantial planning and preparation. We will launch the Certified Practicing Project Executive (Portfolio Management), and the Certi ed Senior Project Manager standards in early-to-mid 2013. ese are long awaited, re ect considerable work on the part of dedicated volunteers, and take AIPM into a world-leading position regarding our certi cations. We will also launch an AIPM professional development series that will ll the gap between the current provision of vocational and tertiary level education. It will be a year for consolidation of our event strategy, in particular the way we o er ser vices in regional areas and in developing a national approach to the way that we engage with senior decision makers through a corporate event program. As you may know, AIPM's international pro le has undergone a seachange. In late 2011, AIPM hosted the International Project Ma nagement Association World Congress for some 1200 international and domestic participants. is event was always going to be a temporary high point in attendances, so it was fantastic to see Melbour ne play host to some 750 delegates in 2012 -- by far the highest number yet for a National Conference. For the past two years, AIPM has provided substantial leadership in IPMA within the program that will lead to the latest revision of international project management professional standards. To have had the AIPM voted to the program lead and one of the two critical project leads by our international peers in March 2011 showed the respect our international colleagues have for the maturity of AIPM and its standards. A fundamental turnaround in our representation came recently when the Council of Delegates of IPMA voted me, on your behalf, to the Executive Board (ExBo) of IPMA. I take on the role of Vice President for Membership of IPMA as one of seven members of the IPMA ExBo with the responsibility of consolidating the current IPMA membership and car rying the word for project management professionalism into developing nations. For Australia to have received this endorsement from our global colleagues after just two years of membership of IPMA is astounding. In a w ry coincidence, with the vote only being a couple of weeks before the UN Security Council elections, we only just pipped Finland for a role on the ExBo. e festive season nds us in a great position, with excellent opportunities for 2013. I hope you enjoy a great Christmas and a relaxing New Year. David Hudson National President FIRST WORD Another big year 2013 BRINGS GREAT OPPORTUNITIES AND THE USUAL CHALLENGES, BUT ALL IN ALL AIPM IS ON A GREAT PATH
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