The 2018 PMO Leadership Conference will feature real-life, best-practice case studies with strong cross-industry references. It aims to create a sound platform for all sectors to come together under one roof to collaborate with like-minded peers, addressing key challenges, and how to effectively adapt to the changing project management landscape.
This conference will focus on
- How to adapt and prove value and react to change
- Building workforce competencies and capabilities to extend longevity
- Linking benefits realisation to organisational outcomes
- The toolset required for PMO sustainability and career progression
- Improving stakeholder engagement and gaining executive sponsorship
- Aligning project delivery with strategic performance
Representatives from public and private sector PMOs who are Directors, Managers, Executives and Heads of:
- Project, Program, Portfolio Management Office
- Enterprise Project Management Office
- Capital, Business, Strategic Projects
- Project, Program, Portfolio Management & Delivery
- Project Planning, Governance & Performance
- Organisational Transformation & Change Management
Attend to learn:
- Adapt to business trends and the rate of disruption
- Strengthen workforce capabilities
- Improve stakeholder engagement
- Align benefits realisation to organisational outcome
Craig Lauchlan is an organisational transformation leader connecting people and systems to activate change, create enterprise value and draw out strategic insights. With a widely regarded track record in delivering customer-driven outcomes, Craig is a catalyst for cultural and operational change that optimises customer and employee experiences for competitive advantage. Craig is a team builder who expertly blends the right skills, perspectives and aptitudes for individual and collective success. He is a respected talent mentor.
Alicia is currently head of project delivery capability within the ANZ Investment Management Office. Prior to her role at ANZ Alicia held the position of Chief Project Officer for Telstra, where she led the organisation’s journey to establish project management as a stand-alone capability separate from IT, business and engineering skills. Alicia spent several years as CEO, Human Systems International now a PMI owned company. Her experience ranges through several industries including Telecommunications, Banking & Finance, Defence & Aerospace, Pharmaceutical, Engineering & Construction, Mining, Oil & Gas and Government.
Alicia Aitken is also the chairperson for the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM). She holds a PhD in project management and psychology with a particular focus on how project managers cope with stress and a bachelor of business.
Dr Fida has over 17 years’ experience developing small molecules and biological products, from early development through to registration in both the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. At CSL, she leads the early stage development program working with global teams to develop antibodies targeting diseases with unmet needs.
Previously, Dr Fida worked at Cytopia Research to develop new oncology drugs to treat solid tumours and haematological cancers including Cytopia’s JAK-kinase inhibitor, momelotinib, which recently completed Phase III clinical trials.
Prior to Cytopia, she was involved in developing and registering oncology products at Hospira including docetaxel, oxaliplatin and gemcitabine.
Dr Fida holds a PhD in Physiology from Monash University and is a certified Project Management Professional.
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Our Managing Director, Louise Gardner has been involved with establishing and managing PMO’s for almost 20 years in the UK and Australia. Louise’s experience stems across complex construction, engineering, business transformation and IT projects both in the public and private sector.
Louise currently lectures on the Masters of Project Management course at Sydney University and holds an MBA from University of Technology, Sydney. Prior to starting Pledge Consulting Louise held senior roles with Endeavour Energy, United Group and Networks New South Wales.
EPM Partners has been partnering with corporate and government PMOs across Australia since 2008. We believe that well-deployed, well-managed and well-supported Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tools significantly improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of project, program and portfolio management. This ensures better outcomes and accelerates benefits realisation. PPM is our business. It’s all we do and we do it well.
We choose to work exclusively with Microsoft’s technologies such as Project Online, Project Server, SharePoint, PowerBI and Dynamics. It’s the most flexible and scalable technologies set, it supports organisations across all levels of project, program and portfolio management maturity.
Our experienced and well-respected consultants provide our clients with the best professional PPM consulting services to make sure that the tool, the people and the processes are aligned to deliver optimal value. In working with a diversity of Australian organisations, our consultants’ knowledge and experience grows with each engagement: learnings that benefit all customers, both new and existing.
Partners in progress since 1965, TBH has a well-earned reputation for independent, objective, innovative and practical professional services. With in-house expertise we are ready to handle the diverse tasks of project management, planning and scheduling, claims and disputes, and cost management at any stage and can operate either as a complete project management solution, in association with other specialists, or as an integrated part of your team.
Free from affiliations with external agencies or companies, we provide completely independent advice with the highest ethical and professional standards to clients across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East and Europe.
Our Mission – We eliminate the barriers between ideas and business outcomes.
Every idea needs champions. At CA, it’s everyone’s mission to make your business successful. We champion great ideas, remove barriers and help them achieve the business outcomes they deserve.
To succeed in this age of digital transformation, you have to dream big. Challenge convention. Push the boundaries of technology. But just having groundbreaking ideas isn’t enough. You need to make them real. At CA, our sole purpose is to remove the obstacles our customers face every day. It’s what we do and what drives us as a company.
Beyond world-class solutions, we provide expert guidance, advice and partnership that creates immediate and lasting business value.
Changepoint is a leading provider of project portfolio management (PPM), professional services automation (PSA), and enterprise architecture (EA) solutions. We help more than 1,000 global customers transform chaos into order with work management solutions that help teams prioritize initiatives and get the job done. Whether you’re managing a portfolio of projects, engagements, or applications, Changepoint solutions help you realize benefits faster.
With the visibility and control that Changepoint provides, smarter decisions are easier to make, innovation is accelerated, and businesses are better poised to adapt to today’s changing landscape. The result? Align execution with strategy, drive digital transformation, and enable new business growth.
Why choose Changepoint?
We’ve made it our job to make your job easier. To that end, our business strategy is a combination of rich product development and acquisition—all of which centers around paying attention to market demands and, more importantly, the needs of our customers.
Over the last two years, we’ve grown our solution suite to Daptiv PPM and barometerIT. Together, as Changepoint, we’re breaking new ground for enterprises, and figuring out ways to continuously improve how you do business.
What People Are Saying
“This was an excellent opportunity to hear from some of the best in the business. It was also an opportunity to hear from those on the ground, operationalising and improving PMOs.”Brisbane Catholic Education & Public Sector PMO Leadership Conference Attendee 2017
Date: 17 Jul 2017 By: Stephen Davies
There are several reasons why an organisation might choose to take a systematic approach to benefits management. A methodical approach to benefits management can assist the project owner to clearly articulate the proposed problem or opportunity and achieve project outcomes. It can inform project investment decision-making and project design, and it can form the basis …
Date: 8 Jun 2017 By: Jordon Sims
The demands of today’s rapidly changing global business environment present organisations with increasingly complex strategic and operational challenges. Staying competitive calls for the effective management of projects and programs, which drive all organisational change. Successful organisations recognise the benefits of disciplined project delivery: lower costs, greater efficiencies, improved customer and stakeholder satisfaction, and greater competitive …
Date: 29 May 2017 By: Brian Dixon
In the past 10 years, I have been the lead on the establishment of three PMOs (Project Management Offices); two were in the private sector and I’m currently undertaking the third for a Public Sector organisation. When I first started this journey as a PM over 35 years ago, I was lost with no PM …
Date: 22 May 2017 By: Jessica Farrelly
More organisational projects are meeting their objectives and being completed within budget compared to five years ago, according to the 2017 Pulse of the Profession report. The global Project Management Institute (PMI) survey of project management professionals charts current and future project management trends. Despite progress in the completion of projects, it found that organisations …
Endorsers & Media Partners
International Centre for Complex Project Management
The International Centre of Complex Project Management (ICCPM) seeks to translate contemporary research on the effective management of complexity into practical solutions for organisations faced with delivering complex projects internationally. These solutions have application across all industry sectors, corporate, NGO and government initiatives throughout the world. ICCPM is a partner and membership based not-for-profit organisation seeking to:
- Utilise global networks to develop and sustain effective relationships between CPM thought leaders, practitioners, subject matter experts, business and government within ICCPM’s interconnected networks and the wider complex project management community globally,
- Provide leadership in the advancement of knowledge and practice in the management of complex projects, so as to facilitate the adoption of new and emerging knowledge and practice by individuals and organizations.
- Deliver educational training for individuals and organisations, across all fields to enhance CPM knowledge, skills and capability in delivering complex projects and programmes.
- Function as a hub for drawing together the capabilities of its Associate Partner Network of research institutions and subject matter experts to develop and deliver customised, systemic, broad based solutions at organisational, program and project levels.
Australian Institute of Project Management
The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is the premier, longest-serving body for project management in Australia. With over 10,000 members, we are recognised by Australian business, industry and government as the key promoter, developer and leader in project management professionalism.
AIPM is the second-largest member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), as well as the secretariat of the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (apfpm), an organisation initiated by the AIPM in early 2010.
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