Within the project management space, AI has already begun to take over some of the routine administration tasks. Dr Greg Usher takes a futurist perspective of the profession and how it may change over the next five to 10 years.
It’s something project managers working with remote teams have always known: it is more effective to build a working relationship based on trust than to rely on surveillance technology to monitor team members’ productivity.
Research conducted by global recruitment firm Robert Walters shows that Australia still has traditional working barriers to overcome if flexibility is to become the ‘new normal’ in a post-COVID world.
Not so long ago, the biggest cohort of project managers was engineers close to retirement. Today, project management draws practitioners from all walks of life and diversity has proved beneficial for the discipline.
Failure to provide an appropriate level of risk infrastructure can cripple risk management in an organisation. Too little support makes it difficult to implement the risk process efficiently, while too much infrastructure adds to the cost overhead.
The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) has launched its 2020 Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAAs), the annual accolades recognising project excellence and the people behind them. Established by AIPM in 2000, the awards exist to recognise, honour, and promote outstanding achievements in program and project leadership. This year marks its 20th anniversary, a significant […]
Project management through the 1950s
Projects have been undertaken since antiquity, however there is substantial agreement that modern project management as a distinctive discipline had its origins in the 1950s. There were, however, some relatively recent antecedents to these origins, which Peter Morris discusses in The Management of Projects, which I regard as the definitive history of project management up […]
Birth of the Critical Path Method
CPM is the most dominant scheduling network analysis technique, first developed by the company E I du Pont de Nemours (DuPont) through research in 1956, which led to the influential work of James Kelley and Morgan Walker in 1957, who used the term CPM “because of the central position that critical activities in a project […]
Alliance Contracting Excellence Awards call for nominations
Collaborative Contracting has opened nominations for the Alliance Contracting Excellence (ACE) Awards, to be held in conjunction with the Collaborative Contracting Excellence Summit in Sydney this May. The 5th Annual ACE Awards has a number of categories covering areas where project professionals have made outstanding achievements in contracting partnerships, including Excellence in Services/Operations/Maintenance Alliances and […]
IPMA World Congress calls for papers
The International Project Management Association (IPMA) World Congress has issued a call for papers for its Brisbane event, to be held in October this year. Hosted by member association the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), the congress program will be overseen by AIPM Life Fellow Lynn Crawford and a team of project practitioners. The […]
PMI and LinkedIn join forces for 2011 Global Congress
LinkedIn managing director for Europe Kevin Eyres will shine a spotlight on networking for project managers as one of the keynote speakers for the Project Management Institute (PMI) 2011 Global Congress for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Eyres will relay his thoughts on the value of social media for project management professionals and their organisations […]
Aquenta on the road to expansion
Cost and contract management service provider Aquenta Consulting will focus on growing its road infrastructure niche following the acquisition of BurmanGriffiths, specialist in estimating and programming services for the civil engineering industry. Aquenta, formerly known as Currie & Brown, is at the start of an “aggressive five-year growth plan,” according to managing director Bob McCallum. […]
ProjectCentre’s fast growth recognised
Internet project management company ProjectCentre has been named among Australia’s fastest growing technology companies for the second consecutive year. The 2010 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program recognised the Sydney-based firm’s continued strength over the past three years, including revenue growth of 78 percent. “We operate in a highly competitive, technical and expert field, and to […]