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PMiA June – Communication Channels & Techniques

Thanks to everyone who attended the June PMiA Meeting to hear Mark Sicé from Albury Wodonga Health talk about Communication Channels and Techniques.

Below is an information slider that was presented on the day.

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PMiA July – Defining requirements that deliver

YOU WANTED WHAT? 

Defining what you client or your business requires increases the chances of the solution delivering what is really needed.

How do you ensure you deliver all your client’s requirements? Not just the product or service, but the complete solution.

Not just the what, but the who, when where and how. By capturing all their requirements.

  • Your accounting/finance system isn’t meeting your needs and you need to change it.; or
  • You need a better system to manage your customers; or
  • You need to purchase a new phone system; or
  • You want to deliver a new product or service to your clients.
  • How do you ensure the solution delivers all you require?

Capturing all your (and your stakeholders) requirements is key. But how do you do this effectively?

During this session, we will explore tools and techniques you can use to:

  • Specify and document business requirements for your next major purchase.
  • Help your clients define what they really need from your business.

You can only get the solution your business needs if you are clear on your requirements.

You can only truly deliver your clients’ needs when you understand what they require.

 

Guest Speakers: Steve & Susan Owens

Steve and Susan have been working on major IT, business change and business transformation projects for… well, way too long. In 2015, they moved to Albury from Sydney and started E2E The Change Agency. They work with local organisations managing various business initiatives.

Steve is an Agile Scrum Master. He brings Agile tools and techniques to specifying business requirements. He has been Project Director and Project Manager for major business projects across a variety of business types.

Susan has a MBA, Organisational Change Management and Project Management qualifications. She works with project teams, IT teams, production staff, customers and vendors to achieve alignment for project success. On many projects, Susan has managed the business / vendors relationships, ensuring the vendor delivers what the business requires.

Date: July 29th 2019
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Venue: ANCC ChamberHub
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PMiA June – Communication Channels and Techniques

Communication Channels and Techniques

Ready, Fire, Aim…let’s discuss our favourite topic, “Project Communications” – the art and science of getting a variety of messages across to different groups of people in differing formats.

In the modern workplace of managing multiple projects, matrixed resources and information overload, an information diet of clear and consistent communications is needed to ensure the stakeholders are on the same page and accountable.

I am sure you would agree well over half the PM’s job is comms related. I would venture to say at least 70 percent of it, while the remaining 30 would be subject knowledge, processes and tools.

In this session, we will discuss the need for solid communications, What to communicate, When to communicate and How. Most importantly, how to gauge success and improve.

Remember, communication excellence is obtained and maintained by the practice.
 
Guest Speaker: Mark Sicé

Mark has been involved within the ICT industry for over 27 years, having started his career as a Telco technician, progressing into data communications and computer networking involving voice, data and security technologies. Being people focused, Mark grew into technical pre-sales, business development and eventually line management of system support staff, software developers and testing teams.

Recently, Mark has been focused on project delivery initiatives and has held positions as Project, PMO and Portfolio Manager. To back up, the practical experience, Mark has the following qualifications, ScrumMaster, Prince2 Practitioner, Managing Successful Programs Foundation and a graduate certificate in Project Management.

To escape the ever-increasing traffic in Melbourne, Mark moved to Albury/Wodonga, spending two good years working for Charles Sturt University as a Senior Project Manager. Mark has recently joined the dynamic project team at Albury Wodonga Health and is looking to connect with peers in the area to further develop and improve Project related outcomes for Businesses.

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PMiA May – Choosing the right projects

Choosing the Right Projects

All organisations should have a long term plan. Where do you want the organisation to be in 3 years’ time?
As we all know, managing projects is hard and risky work. If you are going to do projects, you had better make sure that they move you closer to where you want to be at the end of your plan, to justify the effort.

No matter how small or large your organisation, resources are limited. It is critical to use those resources only on projects that align with your strategy.
How are you going? Are you choosing your projects or are they choosing you?

Come along as we discuss some simple processes, tools and techniques to ensure that you maximise the alignment of the projects that you undertake.

Guest Speaker

Mark Guiney has over 25 years of industry experience including executive roles as a National Manager in Network operations and HR consultant on a major outsourcing in Telstra. He has established and managed Business Operations groups for Swinburne University of Technology and VETtrak and undertaken Business Development roles for Training organisations in both the Public and Private Sectors.

He has always enjoyed Project management and as a Program/Project manager has successfully delivered projects ranging from smaller technology solutions through to large building, system, outsourcing and organisational change programs.

Mark has also managed his own company Consulting in PM methodology, development of PM learning content (physical and online) and delivery of hundreds of training workshops in Project management and Business Leadership and innovation.

Mark holds a Master Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and has a particular interest in the development of processes to identify, nurture and implement innovative, business concepts.

Mark currently works in Albury as the Tafe Services Manager for the Border region of NSW TAFE which includes Corowa, Finley and Deniliquin.

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PMiA April – Renewal Energy Projects

PMiA April – Renewable Energy Projects – Working with Communities to Deliver Outcomes

Using Community Renewable Energy projects as a framework, Bobbi McKibbin from Renewable Albury-Wodonga (RAW) Energy will present insights into exciting local renewable energy projects and strategies.  Bobbi will discuss how she engages community members and businesses together to deliver affordable renewable energy.

Guest Speaker: Bobbi McKibbin

RAW Energy

Bobbi McKibbin is the President and founding member of Renewable Albury-Wodonga (RAW) Energy which commenced in 2015.

Bobbi has a long history in renewable energy having worked in the industry for over 10 years including the last 7 years as a partner in a local solar business.  She has a strong passion for renewable energy and sustainability and has completed a Diploma in Sustainability.

Date: 29th April
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Venue: ANCC ChamberHub
Register: Register Online Here
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PMiA February Meeting – Risk Management in Projects

Thanks to everyone who attended the February PMiA Meeting to hear Charmaine Stefani from Albury Wodonga Health talk about Risk and Projects. Click here for a copy of Charmaine’s presentation.

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PMiA – Let’s Talk About Ethics

Let’s talk about ethics – What are they and what do they mean for us? Almost every day we see discussion in all forms of media aobut honesty, acting fairly, abuse of power and corruption. At the March meeting David Thurley will use a series of anecdotes from his personal and business life to challenge you to think about the role of ethics in your business and private life.

Guest Speaker: David Thurley

David Thurley started his working life as a Research Scientist with a large Australian company and eventually became its technical manager responsible for all environmental matters as well as the implementation of multi-million dollar projects.

In a change of career he started his own consulting company specialising in the treatment of industrial wastewater and environmental management.  Over many years this led him to work in several countries including Malaysia, Brazil, France, Canada, Greece, the USA and UK.

For several years David was also a dangerous goods consultant accredited by NSW WorkCover to authorise licences for factories and facilities in NSW.

Although retired now, David is an Albury City Councillor, National President of the Murray Darling Association and a member of the Murray Darling Basin Community Committee.  In his spare time he does some volunteer science teaching in primary schools and amazes his grandchildren with scientific experiments.

 

Date: 25th March 2019
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Venue: ANCC ChamberHub
Register: Register Online Here
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PMiA – Risk Management in Projects

Facilitating a conversation on “Risk Management in Projects”, Charmaine Stefani, Internal Audit and Risk Manager from Albury Wodonga Health will explore how risk management presents both an opportunity for improvement as well as a process to identify and treat agreed risks in an effective and efficient manner.
Linking this together will be how risk management and projects supports an organisation to achieve its strategic and operational objectives.
Guest Speaker: Charmaine Stefani
Charmaine Stefani is Albury Wodonga Health’s Internal Audit and Risk Manager. Prior to working at AWH, Charmaine worked at Hume Medicare Local as the Quality Manager and Project Lead for its closure prior to the establishment of the Primary Health Networks.
Charmaine has just completed her Graduate Certificate of Internal Auditing with the Institute of Internal Auditors; holds a Bachelor of Management from CSU; Diploma of Project Management and Diploma of Quality Auditing.

 

Date: 25th February 2019
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Venue: ANCC ChamberHub
Website: https://alburynorthside.com.au/pmia/
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PMiA October Meeting – Managing Commercial Contracts Presentation

Thanks to everyone who attended the October PMiA Meeting to hear Anthony McFarlane and Paul Gray from Harwood Andrews talk some factors to consider when managing contracts and vendor relationships. Also, what to think about when planning to exit a contract. Click here for a copy of Anthony & Paul’s Presentation.

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PMiA November – Project Christmas Social

It has been another successful year of great projects happening around our region so let’s all celebrate. Join us for the PMiA Project Christmas Social.

A time to unwind and share project stories, the good, the bad, and the unbelievable.  There will be a cash bar and complimentary finger food thanks to sponsorship by Albury Precision Engineering and E2E the Change Agency.

Registrations will close on Thursday 22nd November for catering purposes.

Date: 26th November 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Atura Hotel Dean Street Albury
Register: Register here