‘IT Project Success’ is a panel presentation and discussion forum to be held next month in Sydney. I’m delighted to be one of the presenters and invite you to register to attend this FREE event. Other speakers include Dr Alan Thorogood, Senior Visiting Fellow at the School of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; and Peter Grant from Intelligent Business Research Services.
Date: Thursday 8th September 2011
Time: 5.30pm – 8.00 pm, followed by drinks and canapés
Venue: Telstra Level 2 Auditorium – 400 George Street, Sydney.
The event is sponsored by Telstra and hosted by the University of South Australia’s Doctor of IT Management Program. It should be a lively evening, so don’t forget to register!
Please email email@example.com register your attendance
Hope to see you there…
Portfolios Programs Projects – simply making them happen
Peter Reefman loves his job – and he loves a challenge. He’s been a Project Manager for over ten years, and says that it’s precisely the satisfaction gained from overcoming challenges that makes being a PM such a great career.
Challenges such as resistance to change… Or being expected to manage a project with no control of finances nor any management of the vendor… Technology issues that could not be adequately addressed by a vendor but being told to use it anyway… Or even trying to deliver an effective solution when the solution had been picked before the requirements had been defined… Do these sound familiar to you?
Meeting such challenges and resolving conflicts have gained Peter many accolades from happy, indeed grateful customers. Part of the key to success is in achieving the right equilibrium between senior management and their vision, and the team members and their efficiencies, and Peter’s experiences in the world of PM have enabled him to shed new light on the often debated ‘Top Down v Bottom Up’ approaches.
Recently, Peter’s article, “Project Management – Top Down or Bottom Up” appeared in AIPM’s Project Manager magazine. In it, Peter presented some thoughts on these approaches to planning from a Project Manager’s perspective, and provided ideas and strategies that have helped create a better balance for all those involved.
Read a plain text PDF version of Peter’s article.
Click here to read the PDF version of the original article as it appeared in ‘Project Manager’ (The article was first published in the December/January 2011 issue of Project Manager, magazine of the AIPM (www.aipm.com.au).
In the meantime, Peter continues to love his job.
And his advice to others?
- Engage with your stakeholders!
- Listen to them.
- Try to get into their skin.
- Work at understanding their business drivers.
CHI and the BioPharma Strategy Series’ Ninth Annual Strategic Resource Management Conference will be held later this year in Philadelphia. The Sixth Annual Portfolio Management Conference is also included in the 3 day event. The conferences will feature presentations from industry thought leaders on the latest innovations in resource management, commercial strategies, R&D and portfolio management.
RNC is delighted to be a corporate sponsor, and is also pleased to announce that Diane will be speaking. If you’re interested, check out the link below for full details.
Diane is presenting on Day 1 (Nov 8th) - and if your resource strategies are causing you to wonder: “the question is how?”, you’ll be excited to know that she will be offering answers to this complex question, and indeed, you might soon be wondering: “the answer is…. Why didn’t I think of that before?”
Keep watching for news on the event plus Diane’s day by day perspectives on the speakers and presentations.
Click here for further conference details.