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World-leading project managers to attend AIPM conference

Australian businesses, government and organisations across all sectors of industry will gather under one roof to demonstrate Australia’s leadership in project management at the Australian Institute of Project Management’s (AIPM) 2012 National Conference to be held in Melbourne next week.

On Monday 8 October, AIPM will host a selection of top business and government representatives across all industries at the Crown Promenade in Melbourne. The conference will allow companies to show their key capabilities in project management and leadership and discuss how to deliver strategies and build human capability to produce successful project outcomes.

With 11,000 companies and organisations building capability across all sectors, Australia is a world leader in professional participation and international standards in project leadership and management, proof for how vital strong project management and leadership skills are for businesses and partnerships.

“AIPM is committed to having and producing the highest project management standards in the world and AIPM is proud to be involved with producing these high standards, as members of the International Project Management Association and governance,” said David Hudson, AIPM president and vice president of IPMA.

CEO of AIPM Margie O’Tarpey added that good project management is imperative to the overall outcomes of business and infrastructure partnerships. “It is about discipline, time management, cost efficiency, building relationships, a highly skilled team and leader and creative innovative thinking. It is about having a maturity capability model within the business with the CEO committed to the principle of a project management method.”

AIPM is committed to the learning and education for businesses and partnerships on projects, human capital and ongoing training, she said. “It is important for businesses to engage and upskill their employees to receive outcomes for not only their business but their employees work satisfaction.”

A recent survey conducted by US firm Project Management Solutions demonstrates how project management has become entrenched, with 87% of businesses and organisations around the world running a PMO. PM Solutions’ The State of PMO 2012 Research Report named Australia as one of the leading areas in the world in project management and leadership close behind the United Kingdom and Europe.

The AIPM National Conference will also include the prestigious Project Management Achievement Awards on Tuesday 9 October. Finalists in these awards include BUPA, NSW Public Works, Optus and QLD Rail.

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