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Strategic and systemic project management

Wednesday 4 August


Unbundled (per class):
General: $590
Alumni, students and staff: $540

Bundled (entire series):
General: $2,600
Alumni, students and staff: $2,350
Purchase as a group of five or more (general rate with discount): $2,450 per person
Includes a delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Note: If this program is rescheduled or cancelled, a full refund or credit note to use at another Executive Education program valued at the same price will be provided.

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This program may be rescheduled to ensure Curtin Executive Education complies with any current COVID restrictions.
If the program is rescheduled, your registration will automatically be transferred to the new date. If you wish to withdraw from this program 48 hours prior to the commencement date you will receive a full credit note. Less than 48 hours notice, the full program fee will be incurred. This credit can be used at any Curtin Executive Education Program (of equal value) within a 12 month period. If this program is cancelled the option of a credit note or full refund will be provided.

“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 which 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 provide 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 competences 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.

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.