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Cs4 1 1 creating a sustainable profession maire sheehan

CS4.1.1

Creating a Sustainable Profession

Maire Sheehan

TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER, 2007

Project Management - Setting the Standard

Australian Institute of Project Management National Conference 2007

Hobart TasmaniaOctober 7 – 10, 2007


Creating a sustainable profession

Creating a sustainable profession

Sustain

to cause or allow something to continue for a period of time

Factors influencing sustainability

usability – can it be applied effectively to achieve a purpose?

adaptability – lessons learnt?

credibility – proven & trusted

market share & penetration – individual and group survival/expansion

Regulation and licensing – coercive credibility

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Creating a sustainable profession1

Creating a sustainable profession

Project Management

Environment

Growing interest in PM as an occupation

Growing interest in PM to improve business performance and outcomes

is it an occupation?

is it a profession?

is it a discipline?

is it a business process system?

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Creating a sustainable profession are we developing a profession

professional

associations

formalised

training

BoK

Creating a sustainable professionAre we developing a profession?

practitioners

regulation

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Creating a sustainable profession2

Creating a sustainable profession

What will drive the journey to recognition?

Market forces?

Regulation?

Currently market forces – people and products have to prove themselves

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Creating a sustainable profession3

Creating a sustainable profession

The journey – credibility, usability, adaptability,

developing personal expertise

developing PM body of knowledge and skills

developing business process systems

developing organisational structures

Who decides? Where does the influence lie?

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Creating a sustainable profession4

Creating a sustainable profession

The Journey

creating shared meaning

sharing created meaning

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Creating a sustainable profession

TAFE NSW business environment

National priorities

COAG-Council Of Australian Government

Public funding arrangements

Training Packages

NSW government priorities

Allocating resources

public obligations

skilling priorities

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Creating a sustainable profession6

Creating a sustainable profession

Factors impacting TAFE NSW organisation

emerging disciplines and professions

publicly subsidised training

fee for service training – cost recovery/profit

dispersed staffing patterns

funding patterns – project funding

reporting patterns & obligations

personalised services

technologies

time/space flexibilities

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Creating a sustainable profession

TAFE NSW is:

providing advice/information to students

  • self supported

  • enterprise supported

  • providing advice/information to clients

    • reviewing the market

    • returning to TAFE NSW

    • tenders and EOIs

      TAFE NSW research into perceptions and understanding of project management & PM training and practice in collaboration with AIPM

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    Creating a sustainable profession8

    Creating a sustainable profession

    Questions for individuals

    • What is your current qualification?

    • is it in a discipline area or industry or organisation that commonly uses project management?

    • What is your area of expertise?

    • Will you have to move organisation to find work as a project manager?

    • Do you currently participate in projects?

    • Are you currently in a management role?

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    What kind of training is best fit?

    • Wide range of training

    • Universities, TAFE, in house, private RTOS and private companies, proprietary methodologies and tools

    • Overview, theory, applied knowledge, skill development, competency development

    • Benchmark – accredited, standards, certificate

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Developing the informed student/practitioner

    Information and advice

    AIPM database of endorsed providers

    personalised services from providers

    informal networks

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Independent and disinterested advice

    for individuals

    for organisations

    Clearing house of information & advice

    Supported by an advisory group of experienced PMs, RTOs, businesses & users

    Facilitated Informal networks

    Debriefs from selected projects

    Lessons learnt

    Sharing created meaningCreating shared meaning

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Maturity

    ‘full development’ or ‘perfected condition’

    knowing ‘how success occurs and ways to correct or prevent common problems’

    PWC research on PM maturity in organisations across globe

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    PWC maturity model examines four elements in the organisation:

    business processes

    organisational structure

    people

    systems and tools

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Findings:

    majority of project management process in organisations is informal and not yet institutionalised

    60% of organisations want to increase their maturity level.

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Public Sector

    most likely to be seeking a significant increase in project management maturity

    starting from a somewhat lower base than the private sector overall

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Public Sector – state & local government

    reports on various government agencies going back eight to ten years mention project management processes and reporting on projects.

    no mention of adopting particular project processes or methodologies.

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Public Sector

    Commonality of projects across government agencies/local councils

    Resource sharing – shared corporate services

    Resource sharing – whole of government

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Focus on

    external networks

    partnerships

    stakeholder input

    dispersed & networked organisations

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Department of Education and Training (DET)

    Decision to adopt a project based approach

    Purchased a proprietary methodology and IT tool

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Department of Education and Training (DET)

    Decision to adopt a project based approach

    Purchased a proprietary methodology and IT tool

    Sustain the decision

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Implementation issues

    differing levels of project maturity in various parts of the organisation

    scaling the methodology to suit project type and size

    using the project management to change culture change

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Making decisions

    what training and from/with whom?

    - the accidental career

    what methodologies/knowledge/skills?

    - methods & judgements

    what business process systems?

    - linking knowledge, practice and systems

    what organisational structure?

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Project Management in practice?

    staff development & certification enhances overall project performance in general

    maximised if part of business process systems continuous improvement (knowledge management)

    More then 60% of companies do not offer regular and/or planned PD

    Mature organisations do

    Mature organisations most likely to realise benefits

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    TAFE NSW view

    A coherent and developing body of knowledge, skills and capacity to make sound judgements are key to sustainability

    Methodologies, business process systems and tools support consistency & efficiency but are not a body of knowledge

    Blending the body of knowledge, systems and tools has most chance of delivering results

    Lessons learnt is critical to sustainability

    The journey continues

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    Creating a sustainable profession

    Who can help?

    Professional association with researchers

    independent and disinterested information & advice

    support and fund research effort – partnerships

    disseminate research results

    provide briefings on research findings

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