Delivering Global Innovation in a Disrupted Project World

An event full of interactive sessions, tips and techniques for your projects, startups and organisations.

The Innovation Age is now and no longer just for the business-savvy risk-taker! This event is a MUST attend for all you Business leaders & Portfolio Managers, Project and Industry professionals, Innovators and  Entrepreneurs as well as students looking ahead to latest industry trends and concepts.

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SPEAKERS

Jock Fairweather, Director at Little Tokyo Two and Mentor for QUT Starters

Jock is an expert and commentator on collaboration, co-working, innovation and entrepreneurship. As a Brisbane-based serial entrepreneur, he provides advice and feedback on innovation and supports entrepreneurs whilst inspiring business through the rise of a disruptive economy.

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Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz, PwC Chair in Digital Economy at QUT

Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz is an academic and industry leader with extensive experience in conducting academically sound research, co-innovating with industry and university partners, and delivering innovative products to the market. Currently, as Professor and PwC Chair in Digital Economy, he leads Queensland University of Technology’s research agenda to inform and influence a robust digital economy in Australia. 

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An Innovation Masterclass with Jordan Duffy

Innovation and industry disruption is occurring at an increasingly rapid rate, and is spreading through the modern business world with viral proportions. Project managers are being asked to deliver projects requiring unprecedented levels of collaboration, leap-of-faith foresight and flexibility in delivery to succeed.

Project Management methodologies have traditionally found their place in the business world to provide a controlled framework in which to deliver change across an organisation. Today’s business world is demanding project managers to reimagine their skills and methodologies to make change happen at a whole new level! Embracing the Innovation Age is no longer just for the business-savvy risk-taker… the Innovation Age is now!

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Selling a Project to the Key Stakeholders

Driving organisational change through project management essentially involves selling. 

The Project Manager must have the skills to convince stakeholders across an organisation to disrupt their current, known processes and policies and adopt new ones. The first step of this journey involves the PM strategically gaining key stakeholder support. 

There are five stages to success: Identifying, prioritising, researching, engaging and adapting to the stakeholders. 

In this interactive workshop you will learn how behavioural style and KPIs drive stakeholder support and how to leverage this knowledge to successfully drive change, resulting in greater project success.

About our Speaker - Bernard Jones

Bernard Jones (Bern) is the MD of IMPACT Corporate Training.  He and his wife established the business in Singapore in 2001, and are now located in the Gold Coast.  IMPACT has designed and delivered training to companies in all continents. At the heart of the success of this business is the continuous process of engaging a constantly evolving theatre of stakeholders.

European Practices in Project, Program and Portfolio Management and 'Portfolio Program Project Management Maturity Model' (P3M3®)

This event features talk P3M3 expert and author Rod Sowden (lead author of the books P3M3® and MSP®)

The April Chapter Meeting delivers expert insights into the European market for project, program and portfolio management. P3M3® is a capability maturity model and provides a framework for organisations to assess and benchmark their current performance. Based on this assessment it enables organisations to effectively develop plans for improvement of their maturity.

Rod is Managing Director of Aspire Europe in the UK who conduct P3M3® assessments for their UK and international clients.He has become widely known in the project, program and portfolio management sector as lead author of Managing Successful Programs (MSP®) and Portfolio Program Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3®).Having just finished the third addition of his highly regarded book P3M3, Rod will also be giving a preview as to what to expect and what has changed.

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