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Project Manager : Project Manager Apr May 2014
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 13 e SA Chapter has had a great first quarter, with the annual social networking drinks, two PMO SIG events including a half-day Symposium, monthly Chapter for ums, the PMAA information session and a WIPM event celebrating Inter national Women's Day. We look for ward to seeing you at upcoming events, including the one-day showcase and the annual PMA A Ceremony and Gala Dinner. e Chapter SIG events are also great opportunities for members to seek assistance with any problems that crop up in their projects and teams. I strongly encourage you to contact your Chapter Council for assistance in planning and preparation of your 2014 PMA A submissions (whether for a project or individual) and for any suggestions to help you submit an abstract for the conference. e PMAA is a great opportunity to recognise, honour and promote outstanding achievements in program and project management in your organisation. Entries close 4pm on Friday 6 June 2014. WA Chapter events continue to provide excellent opportunities to network and earn CPD points. We are planning to provide even more events with the recent introduction of a PMO SIG. Professional advocacy is another important area that the Chapter is working on. e PMA A competition for this year is heating up! Expressions of interest are still open and we are eager for WA to showcase more of the world-class work going on around the state. It's time to finalise your submission. Contact Chapter Coordinator Martine Peasley to find out more about entering. Obtaining sponsorship for our events continues to be difficult in the current economic times. We would like to hear from individuals or organisations that are interested in supporting the project management profession by sponsoring the local AIPM chapter. Please contact Chapter Coordinator Martine Peasley for infor mation on the opportunities available. All experienced PMs and team members know of projects that have gone off the rails. At the end, when all of the soul searching is done, what steps do we need to take to prevent it happening again? In an ideal world, we would have an experienced team following a set process. But what do you do if you are given a sheet of paper with four handwritten dot points as scope and asked to deliver on time and budget? Is this always a recipe for disaster? It depends on the knowledge and experience of your PM. An experienced one would more often than not deliver a successful outcome, but this delivery method still does not bode well for an organisation. Early identification of potential problems by the PM and action, including seeking advice or support, is part of the necessary lear ning curve to build confidence in delivery teams. ese are key skills of excellent delivery teams. So, review the project, identify the problems, home in on the things that went well, build them into your systems and continue to improve. » Find contact details for your State Chapter President and Coordinator on page 42. Sami Abou-Hamdan SA Chapter President Chris Carman WA Chapter President Michael King TAS Chapter President Michael Ratcliffe VIC Chapter President Organisations are increasingly looking beyond the traits of individual project managers and team members to contextual factors to increase the prospects of project and program success. is is not to deny the importance of individual competencies, but to ask what else is needed. Our recent forum on high- performance teams was well attended and spur red the debate about the key ingredients necessary for more effective teamwork. e interpersonal and collaborative skills of team members were only part of the equation. In other arenas the issue of culture has been raised. is creates the environment for management style and the basis of decision-making. is critical issue and others will be further explored in our annual Victorian Forum in August. In the meantime, in May a forum on PMOs will discuss the their role in ensuring the strategic alignment of projects and programs -- another issue of great importance. NOTICEBOARD » 5 JUN MANAGING PROJECT RISK IN THE RED CENTRE » 2-3 JUL APPW LEADERSHIP NOTICEBOARD » 1-2 JUL APPW RISK » 9-10 JUL APPW LEADERSHIP NOTICEBOARD » 4-5 JUN APPW RISK » 12-13 JUN APPW GOVERNANCE » 17 JUL PMO SIG MEETING » 23 JUL LEADERSHIP EVENT NOTICEBOARD » 9-10 JUN APPW PROCUREMENT » 26 JUN SITE VISIT: FIONA STANLEY HOSPITAL » 24 JUL BREAKFAST FORUM
Project Manager Feb Mar 2014