PMDoS Queensland Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is the Poject Management Day of Service?

   The Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS) is a FREE one day problem solving event where charities and not-for-profit organisations are matched with project management professionals.  Together participants will discuss and diagnose a critical problem and then scope out a project to help address and overcome the issue.

Who is responsible for PMDoS?

  The PMDoS is the signature event of PMI Queensland and Project Management for Change (PM4Change), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to raise the profile of the Project Management profession while furthering the missions of the non-profit and charities in our local communities.
When is the event?    Friday 17th November 2017
Where is the event?  

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Corner of Merivale and Glentel Streets,
South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (https://www.bcec.com.au/)

Bond University
Bond University Campus, Robina at the Gold Coast

Can I park at the venue?  

 Yes parking is available at the convention centre: In before 9am and out between 3-6pm at $16

Parking is available for free for participants at the Bond University event.

How do I get to BCEC?  

Pedestrian - Russell Walk connects pedestrians between Merivale and Grey Street underneath the building

Parking - Car park 1 is best for Merivale Street rooms, Car Park 2 & 3 are best for Exhibition Halls and Grey Street rooms via Russell Street Walkway.

Air train - Catch the Air train from South Brisbane station to Brisbane’s international and domestic airports. Tickets are available for this service from the Information Desk or you can pre-book at the Air train website

Bus Services - The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station cnr of Colchester and Tribune Streets are closest to BCEC. Translink manage the Brisbane City bus services, for more information on routes and to plan our journey click here.

City Cats - City Cats operate everyday and stop at the South Bank River Terminal on the Clem Jones Promenade. The inner-city ferry travels between the CBD, North Quay and Kangaroo Point, stopping at South Bank Terminal 1 and 2 on the Clem Jones Promenade.

Taxi - Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the Centre on Merivale Street. There is a taxi drop off located at the Convention Centre Grey Street entrance.

Trains - South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street or South Bank Railway Station are the most convenient stations to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

How do I get to Bond Uni?  

 Please use this link to take you to the Bond University page for instructions on all modes of transportation to the campus.

 

Charities and Not-for-Profits

What kinds of charity or not-for-profit will we be helping?

  

Any small to large charity or not-for-profit in Queensland.

What preparation will the charity or not-for-profit undertake?

 

They will need to complete the initiative statement that outlines the issue they are looking for assistance with.  They will also be requested to be available the week before the event to attend a conference call initiated by the consulting team lead.

Feedback for Charities on last year’s event?

  Multiple participating organisations from the 2016 event have reported successful implementation of the tools and/or guidance obtained from the event.  A listing of the details of these achievement is being prepared for publication.
     

 

Consultants

If I am a project administrator can I join PMDoS Queensland as a consultant?   

Yes you can join PMDoS Queensland because your skills will be very valuable on the day.

I’m thinking about volunteering what do I need to do?  

Get yourself signed up with our team by sending an email to pmdos@pmiqld.org. You will need to submit your resume or LinkedIn profile as we do review resumes and qualifications.  We want to pair you up with an initiative that would benefit from your experience.

What does the cost include?  

The cost includes your meals and refreshments for the day and a whole lot of fun sharing your expert knowledge and giving back your professional services to the community.

Do I get PDU’s?  

8 PDU’s will automatically be assigned to your PMI membership after the event.

Can I choose the charity that I want to work with on the day?  

Unfortunately not. The PMDoS committee will match each consultant’s skills to each charity project.  We have certain criteria that we must look to fulfil on each table which also guide our pairing decisions.  Finally we want to do our best to spread all of you around to the tables to achieve the best outcome for all our charitites and not-for-profits!

As a registered consultant what do I need to prepare?  

Once you have been told about the organisation you will be working for you can start to review their Initiative Statement to learn about the issues they are facing. Research the organisation, and have a conference call with them before the event to get started on your ideas.

How can I attend the required PMDoS Queensland training?  

Once consultants are approved you will be notified of the training through email.

What is the dress code?  

Business Formal

What can I bring?

 

You are welcome to bring any materials that you feel will be of value to you on the Day, for example:

  • Laptop
  • Documentation templates
  • USB - Thumb drive

Should I bring food and drink?

 

Not necessary!  There is a morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.  Water will be provided at the table.

How does a consultant get matched with a charity or not-for-profit?

  We match most volunteers with the most appropriate (best fit) charity or not-for-profit organization and initiative or problem. Matches are based on information submitted during the application process, including subject matter expertise, and experience stated in your LinkedIn profile or resume. A few project managers will be unmatched until the day of service to replace any project managers who may not be able to participate due to unforeseen circumstances.

Do you notify the consultant of the charity or not-for-profit assignment?

 

 Yes, all the team members will know their client before the Day.

How many will be in each team?

 

There will be 3 Project Manager Volunteers and 2 to 4 representatives from a single charity or not-for-profit organisation.  The same team will work together throughout the day.

Who assigns the roles within the team?

 

There will be 3 Project Manager Volunteers and 2 to 4 representatives from a single charity or not-for-profit organisation.  The same team will work together throughout the day.

 What happens after the PMDoS Queensland?    There are no commitments after PMDoS.  However, if you would like to continue to work with a charity or not-for-profit organization at the conclusion of the event, please email pmdos@pmiqld.org and indicate the best time to reach you.  A member of our team will contact you.

 

 

Sponsors

As a sponsor can I attend the event?

  

Of course, you can attend and discuss your products with the event attendees and showcase your products with silver or higher sponsorship.

What do I get for my sponsorship?

  Please refer to the sponsorship packages to determine the value you will receive from becoming a sponsor.

Is my sponsorship tax deductible?

 

PMIQ is not a registered charity and so you cannot claim a charitable donation.  Sponsorship should qualify as a marketing expense and you may be able to claim a GST credit as well.  Please consult the ATO site for further information.

How long does my sponsorship last?

  Your sponsorship lasts until the event and for a period of 1 month after the event.
     

 



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Where: BCEC & Bond Uni

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