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Project Manager : Project Manager Apr May 2013
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 33 enough to just have technical skills." Along with the protocol, the PPIR report also proposed three initiatives: a framework that calls for a formal 'best for risk management' approach; a contract template to guide corporate clients and suppliers; and a coordinated approach to improve the liability frameworks impacting engineering. Interactive training sessions began in early 2011, and the PPIR team is now continuing the process of developing and refining its tools, and launching pilot programs to ensure smooth implementation of the strategy. But implementing such a significant strategy comes with its challenges. "How does the individual protocol fit with company processes? Do we have gaps? Are there conflicts? How do we get alignment of processes?" says Kanellakis of the initial concerns regarding applicability of the PPIR Protocol. To overcome this the PPIR team has developed an industry adoption pack, which is now in place. And while the PPIR Protocol is still at the pilot stage, a number of organisations have already embraced it. Who is adopting PPIR? Rail Systems, an alliance of Regional Rail Link Authority, Metro, V/Line, UGL and Manidis Roberts that is working on the Regional Rail Link project in Victoria, is using the PPIR Protocol to help focus its large team of engineers and other specialists from multiple organisations. Alliance members undertook training in the PPIR Protocol in November last year. Other organisations trialling the PPIR ( ELEMENTS OF PERFORMANCE The PPIR Protocol outlines eight elements against which performance and, ultimately, the duty and standard of care of an engineer can be assessed: • contract • task management • innovation • risk • public interest • competence • the engineering task • stakeholders
Project Manager Feb Mar 2013
Project Manager June July 2013