The future of project management
The Project Management Australia Conference, known as PMOz, will celebrate a decade of thought leadership at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne on 17-18 September 2013 with a program themed ‘Projects Driving and Sustaining the Future of the Australian Economy’.
Is it time to go professional?
Like journalism, project management is not recognised as a profession, neither requiring qualifications, deference to a core body of knowledge, mandatory registration or licensing, a code of ethics and legal status for people to practise. You can see that project management is almost there, but not quite.
Simulation and Industry Mentors—Weterman, Hogan
Simulation and Industry Mentors as a pathway to learning ‘near world’ Project Management
Students are increasingly finding it difficult to learn project management in a classroom environment that is conducted using a traditional teaching approach as it lacks the complexity to bring real-life project experiences to life. Simulation is a widely accepted technique to create models that resemble the real life business context and can be very useful for teaching and learning project managzement. Expert project managers can also share project management scenarios with the students and successfully mentor them during their learning process. This paper brings these two techniques together and presents an alternative teaching methodology for project management that uses latest simulation technology and involves industry mentors to generate ‘near world’ project knowledge and a positive learning experience in a stimulating, enjoyable and engaging learning and teaching environment.
Author: Linda Weterman, Frank Weterman, Tania Hogan
Review status: Presented at the 2011 PMOz Conference (PMI endorsed)