Project management education today
A vox pop of educators on the gaps between education and professional project management. What are the gaps between the project management profession and education? What can industry do to close the gaps? What can educators do to close the gaps? What are some of the key challenges? What is the desired outcome of closing the gaps?
Project management for beginners webinar
The Australian Businesswomen’s Network (ABN) will host a project management webinar for beginners on 28 April 2011.
Presented by Helen S Cooke and Karen Tate, authors of The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Project Management, the webinar will take participants through a basic overview of how to successfully coordinate projects from start to finish.
Project: Building the Education Revolution
When the school bell rang on the first day of the first term in 2011, construction company Hansen Yuncken had the majority of its school projects—halls, classrooms, libraries, offices—ready for students’ use.
The projects in question are all part of the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) program, implemented as part of the government’s response to economic downturn.
Program management education – where are we now?
Education in program management is currently provided through both vocational and postgraduate academic programs, leading to recognised qualifications. This is predominantly provided by organisations with courses and programs accredited by either or both of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and Project Management Institute (PMI). The relevant vocational qualification is an Advanced Diploma of […]
Project: E-learning platforms at ILX
Applying project management principles to a product that is designed to teach project management principles may seem like a circular kind of project, but it’s a method that works for Glyn Davies, product development manager for ILX Group, a global training organisation specialising in PRINCE2. While ILX offers face-to-face instruction in the classroom, it is […]
A bridge to real world project management education
Over the last five years, I conducted a number of detailed case studies of projects in both Australia and overseas with the aim of diagnosing their managerial shortcomings and suggesting improvements. The results clearly demonstrate that: The actual practices applied did not match the complexities of management of these projects. Managers strived to get their […]
Project management education, more than training
During a regular catch up, the executive sponsor and the PMO manager were discussing ways to get more improvements in project delivery capability. “I think better education across the company of how projects deliver on strategy will have a significant impact,” said the PMO manager. “Well, we’ve put a lot of your staff through project […]
Project: Horizon Power
Upgrading power supplies is the bread and butter of companies such as Horizon Power, a fully-integrated Western Australian government-owned business delivering energy solutions in regional Western Australia. However when the service being delivered is to remote and often isolated parts of the country, the project management approach used requires innovation and above all must be […]