“The future of project management is increasingly strategic”
(KPMG, AIPM IPMA report: The Future of Project Management Global Outlook 2019)
This assertion is based on a global survey that also highlighted the significance of moving beyond technical project management skills with a clear focus on the need to develop skills to handle complex and dynamic environments. This masterclass provides delegates with frameworks and techniques enabling a strategic and systemic approach to project management. You’ll explore how to a) identify and align objectives within and across organisations, and b) leverage competitive advantage through modelling the distinctive competencies and assets within the organisation.
Led by Dr Francis Norman and Professor Fran Ackermann, this program will cover contemporary project delivery models such as partnerships and multiple execution centres. You’ll gain an understanding of how these different models impact project planning and execution. Through the workshop you will gain greater understanding of the roles of different parties in the successful delivery of modern complex projects.
Project masterclass series
This Masterclass is part of our project management masterclass series
The project management masterclass series comprises five one-day masterclasses into one program. It will expand your knowledge and skills in project management, so you can take the next step in your career.
Delivered in October and November, the series includes:
- Strategic and systemic project management
- Sponsoring projects
- Managing stakeholders
- Delivering strategy with Agile
About the facilitators
Dr Francis Norman
Dr Francis Norman is a Curtin researcher with 30 years’ experience in major resources engineering projects and almost four decades in industry. His research specialty is in the field of virtual teams, understanding how members of these teams communicate and interact when working on large engineering projects. Dr Norman is a member of the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM), past president of the WA Division of Engineers Australia and the current chair of the EA WA College of Leadership and Management committee.
Professor Fran Ackermann
Professor Fran Ackermann is a John Curtin Distinguished Professor in the School of Management. She is currently an Honorary Professor at Manchester University, an adjunct professor at Strathclyde University and has previously held positions at Bordeaux Business School, The University of Western Australia and Tilburg University. Professor Ackermann conducts industry funded research projects for a number of organisations across the globe in industries such as transport, engineering, construction, Oil and Gas and health. Her areas of expertise encompass; systemic project risk, complex project management and strategy. She is regularly invited to undertake bespoke executive education programs based on her research and experience teaching in the US, MEA and the UK. She is a British Academy of Management Fellow, a senior editor of Decision Support Systems and has written extensively publishing 5 books, 30+ book chapters and over 80 peer reviewed articles.