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Project Manager : Project Manager Dec Jan 2013
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 7 AIPM has taken a strong lead in the international project management community with the appointment of AIPM National President David Hudson to the International Project Management Association (IPMA) Executive Board. e 57 member countries of IPMA elected David Hudson as Vice President of IPMA for 2013 and 2014. Hudson will join leading professionals from the UK, Ger many, Spain, Ger many, Portugal, US and Croatia, taking on the critical role of Director, Membership of IPMA, as part of his wider responsibilities as a member of the IPMA Executive Board. AIPM has been a full member of IPMA since 2010. is appointment re ects the respect the Australian association has garnered in that time, as well as representing an opportunity for AIPM to in uence the standing of project management throughout the world. "For AIPM to gain such international recognition after just two years of full membership of IPMA is a powerful statement of how well our association is recognised by its inter national peers," Hudson says. "My challenge over the next two years is to bring the project management profession to emerging parts of the globe including Africa, South-East Asia and Oceania." Hudson has been on several IPMA project teams and chaired the largest IPMA World Congress ever, held last year in Brisbane. For the past 18 months, he has been directing the latest IPMA professional standards upgrade program that will carry IPMA's professional standards into 2020. "Running this program across ve continents, 50 countries and as many people is a fair logistical challenge and a learning cur ve for me in managing a global virtual project," Hudson says. AIPM is the second-largest national professional association for project management in the world, with only the British APM exceeding AIPM in size. Relative to national population, however, Australians outstrip the participation rates of our British colleagues by three to two. "IPMA membership has been a great eye opener for AIPM," says Hudson. "We were always quietly con dent in our local credibility but stepping up onto the inter national stage in the last two years has given us a refreshing perspective on just how well we are regarded generally, our national professional participation rate, and just how well respected our certi cation standards are in the international community." AIPM takes the lead IPMA MEMBERSHIP HAS BEEN A GREAT EYE OPENER FOR AIPM Life fellowship e Award of Life Fellowship was granted to Dr Neveen Moussa at the AGM and PMAA Gala Dinner. Dr Moussa has been AIPM National President and strongly involved in the establishment of the Asia Paci c Federation of Project Management. She has worked with the Council of Fellows and is currently involved in international standards development. Peter Dechaineu x noted that Dr Moussa was the rst female President of AIPM. ICT inquiry In November, AIPM National President David Hudson, NSW Chapter President Chris Mans eld, NSW Councillor Mike Kano, and CEO Margie O'Tarpey presented to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in relation to an inquiry into the procurement and management of ICT ser vices in the NSW public sector. Representatives outlined the role and representative nature of AIPM as the peak body for PM in Australia, highlighted the organisation's level of government participation in NSW membership, and noted that NSW has the largest membership cohort in Australia. AIPM commented on the impact of the ICT strategy on PM, particularly with regard to improving gover nance and portfolio management. AIPM noted the lack of strategic analysis of project delivery perfor mance and the importance of ICT skills development, moving beyond focusing just on technical skills. Discussing causes of failure in ICT project delivery, AIPM highlighted the importance of project sponsorship, as well as of funding, supporting and resourcing in the project delivery orga nisation. AIPM noted that project failure causes can include: • Poor requirement speci cation • Misunderstanding the di erence between requirement management and scope management • A lack of responsible and accountable levels of sponsor competency • A lack of genuine software gap assessment • A lack of understanding of complex rules attached to gover nment business requirements • A mismatch with global best practices and/or actual software capability • Overly optimistic time and cost estimations • A poor understanding of what constitutes PM in relation to technical delivery • A lack of a structured PM competency frameworks in many organisations • A lack of best practice human resource organisational strategies to organically grow and sustain internal competencies AIPM noted the importance of organisational PM maturity and its ow n organisational PM maturity evaluation framework through the AIPM PMO award program. In addressing some of these challenges in the management of ICT projects, AIPM highlighted its respected national and inter national competency standards and assessment frameworks as key to the maturity of ICT skills and competency development.
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