Today, the sheer scale and quantity of projects being implemented across Australian government demand effective project, program and portfolio management. In response, there is an increasing push towards the establishment and maturation of PMOs to align budgets, resources, time frames and project scope with the organisation’s broader strategic direction.
This conference showcases key leaders in portfolio and program management from across the Australian Public Sector (APS) who will share their experiences and lessons learnt to address some of the biggest challenges facing government PMOs right now.
This conference will focus on:
- Defining the role of the PMO & its scope within your organisation
- Strengthening workforce capability & improving project delivery
- Linking organisational purpose to operational outcomes
- Measuring outcomes & improving benefits realisation
- Driving effective organisational change management
- Ensuring the longevity of your PMO
Who will attend?
- Federal Departments & Agencies
- State Departments & Agencies
- Local Councils
- Local Health Districts
Who are Directors, Managers, Executives and Heads of:
- Project Management Office
- Enterprise Project Management Office
- Portfolio, Program or Project Management/ Delivery
- Strategic Governance & Reporting
- Change, Transformation & Knowledge Management
Attend to learn:
Define the role of the PMO & its scope within your organisation
Strengthen workforce capability & improve project delivery
Link organisational purpose to operational outcomes & benefits realisation
- KEYNOTE: Creating a PMO framework from scratch & communicating this organisation wide
- Not the same PMO you had last year – the cyclic collapse & reinvention of PMOs
- PANEL DISCUSSION: How do government PMOs chop, change & integrate different project management methodologies? Waterfall, Agile, Prince2… let’s discuss!
- KEYNOTE: Evolving trends in project management governance jurisdictions across the globe
- Right projects, right way, right response: advancing the organisational maturity of your EPMO
- Measuring outcomes & benefits rather than outputs in a transformation program
- Undertaking a full overhaul of QUT’s governance & Project Portfolio Office
Department of Defence
Peter Terwee is the Assistant Secretary for Program Management in the Performance Management Division within the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG). Peter is responsible for the Program and Decision Support Centres of Expertise spanning the full capability life cycle and enabling CASG delivery of capability. Services and assurance Peter is responsible for include program establishment and government approvals, independent gate reviews, technical services – such as cost, schedule and risk ‑ performance reporting, policy, professionalisation and trusted information management.
Peter was previously in Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) where he was the ICT Senior Supplier for programs and projects within the Logistics, Finance, Estate and Military Platform Integration domains. Prior to this role Peter was the acting First Assistant Secretary for ICT Delivery (10 months), Assistant Secretary Finance and Logistics Program (applications) Delivery, and before that Assistant Secretary Corporate Services Reform with responsibilities including corporate support services, procurement and contracting, facilities, shared ICT services and whole of government coordination.
Peter joined CIOG in July 2008 as the Assistant Secretary Defence Information Services within the ICT Operations Division. Responsibilities in this position included the IT Service Management (ITSM) program and processes, Service Desks, Distributed Computing services, Customer Engagement, Fleet Management, Mobile ICT, Central and Regional ICT service delivery. Some major achievements during this time included establishment of the Defence Service Centre Mitchell, Defence Change Advisory Board, development of the ICT Service Catalogue/Employee Self Service, establishment of the Distributed Computing Central Services contract and completing Regional Service Delivery Reform.
Prior to joining Defence Peter was the Coordinator Reporting and Analytics for the Australian Federal Police, has worked as a consultant Project Manager for the Aviation Security Identity Card project, and held a number of project management and consulting roles with various Government agencies including earlier Defence experiences.
Peter started his ICT career in 1987. Peter’s tertiary qualifications include an Executive Masters in Complex Project Management, a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Procurement and an Associate Diploma in Computing. Peter has Practioner certifications for Agile Project Management, Prince 2 and Managing Successful Programs ‑ as well as certifications in ITIL, LEAN SIX SIGMA, COBIT and CMM.
Peter is married to Angela and their daughter’s name is Kiara. Kiara is undertaking an apprenticeship and is a keen soccer player. Mum and dad are enthusiastic supporters! Peter enjoys playing competitive and social tennis to counter balance his work responsibilities.
Australian Taxation Office
Dr Alicia Aitken is Telstra’s Chief Project Officer, responsible for ensuring successful project delivery across the capital investment programme. Alicia has worked extensively with organisations across the globe to assess and develop their organisational project management capability.
Prior to her role at Telstra Alicia held the position of 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 is actively involved in several industry groups and peak bodies. Alicia holds a PhD in project management and psychology with a particular focus on how project managers cope with stress. Alicia is a regular keynote speaker at conferences around the world and contributes to academic programs at universities in both Australia and Europe and is a director of the International Centre for Complex Project Management.
NSW Department of Planning & Environment
Richard Hemsworth heads the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Enterprise Program Management Office. With over $64 billion in infrastructure projects under review the role has its challenges.
Having established P3MOs for private, public, multinational and Australian companies; he has successfully been at the forefront of project management benefits realisation for more than 15 years.
Since 2007, Richard has a track record of facilitating the repair of troubled projects, bringing program oversight and rescaling to over-administered programs in finance, retail, telecommunication, warehousing, engineering, and government organisations.
Richard is currently the Associate Director of Certification for the Sydney Chapter of the Project Management Institute, a a practicing Scrum Master, Lean Six Sigma practitioner and expert in PRINCE2 and PMBoK methodologies.
CA Technologies helps customers succeed in the Application Economy, where every Government Department and Agency—local, state and federal—is being rewritten by software. At CA, our Agile Management solutions redefine how work is planned, executed and serviced to deliver more value, more rapidly to your citizens. With CA Project and Portfolio Management (CA PPM) you have complete visibility across the portfolio and your teams, enabling you to drive innovation and maintain the governance necessary to maximise investment at every turn. With CA software at the centre of your IT strategy, governments can leverage the technology that changes the way we live—from the data centre to the mobile device.
Psoda is a Wellington, New Zealand, based software company and we’re all about helping you make your portfolios, programmes and projects successful. We provide a suite of cloud-based tools covering the entire lifecycle of your portfolios, programmes and projects, covering scheduling, budgets, risks, issues, resources, reporting, benefits management and a lot more. Capture ideas, score and prioritise them, pick the ideas to develop more, manage your project gates, detailed planning, track progress, project closure and monitor your benefits after the project finished.
EPM Partners has been working with corporate and government Project Management Offices (PMOs) across Australia since 2008.
EPM Partners believes 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.
EPM Partners chooses to work exclusively with Microsoft’s Project Portfolio Management tools (both Project Online and Project Server).
EPM Partners’ experienced and well-respected consultants provide its clients with the best professional 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, EPM Partners’ consultants’ knowledge and experience grows with each engagement: learnings that benefit all customers, both new and existing.
Project Management Institute
Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organisational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognised standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, ProjectManagement.com and ProjectsAtWork.com create online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives.
Tracey Brunstrom & Hammond
TBH strives to provide clients independent, objective and sound management advice on projects from inception to handover.
Incorporated in 1965, we have provided a wide range of professional services on over 8,000 projects and 3,000 claims ranging from small boutique projects to some of the largest projects in the southern hemisphere in the construction, transport, health, mining, oil and gas, sport, communications, information technology and defence industries.
We are Australian owned and completely independent and can therefore be relied upon to provide objective, independent advice. Several TBH Principals are recognised as planning and scheduling experts by both national and international courts. Over the years, we have developed a reputation for providing solutions that are highly innovative yet practical and effective.
PwC is one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, bringing the power of our global network of firms to help Australian businesses, not-for-profit organisations and governments assess their performance and improve the way they work. Having grown from a one-man Melbourne accountancy practice in 1874 to the worldwide merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in 1998, PwC Australia now employs more than 6,000 people.
Our people are energetic and inspirational and come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds, including arts, business, accounting, tax, economics, engineering, finance, health and law. From improving the structure of the Australian health system, to performing due diligence on some of Australia’s largest deals, and working side-by-side with entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals, our teams bring a unique combination of knowledge and passion to address the challenges and opportunities that face our community.
What People Are Saying
“As the public service fully commits itself to measuring results by outcomes, program management needs to be accorded far greater professional status. Project and program managers need to be recognised as a community of practice…and capability needs to be progressively enhanced.”August 2015
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Date: 7 Dec 2016 By: Lauren PerryThe Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act has been passed unanimously by the U.S Senate and is on its way to President Barack Obama’s office to be signed. Currently in the U.S, only 64% of government strategic initiatives actually fulfill their intended outcomes and business intent. However, research by the Project Management Institute shows that …
Date: 16 Nov 2016 By: Chris LawlerEstablishing and developing the capability of a PMO has implications beyond portfolio, program and project management. When driving change, many PMO leaders get bogged down in things they can’t control, like their organisation’s strategy, people and environment. However, what can be changed is process. PMOs are sitting on an oilfield of untapped potential. No matter what …
Date: 8 Nov 2016 By: Alicia AitkenThe differentiator between winners and losers, success and failure, making real change and remaining the same is not just about crafting the strategy or policy, but the execution. When it comes to execution, project delivery excellence is the key to success. For many people the phrase ‘project management’ conjures up images of templates, process, gating, …
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