by taryn van olden

PMSA 2012 Biennial Conference

Next Generation Project

PMSA 2012 Biennial Conference
PMSA 2012 Biennial Conference
The body of knowledge supporting the professional practice of project management continues to evolve and 2012 sees the ‘refreshing’ of a number of new versions of tried and tested standards, as well as new standards supporting proven practices. These are a response to a new set of priorities born as much out of necessity as of innovation in an ever-maturing profession.

Developments in technology are influencing how we manage projects, and the changing face of our multi-generation workforce is giving rise to a different kind of energy on project teams. People are becoming more mindful of their personal and professional responsibility to the planet, economic development and sustainability in all its forms. As the world continues to grapple with the challenges and opportunities associated with financial crises, social and economic development, and natural disasters, productive energy is being focused on doing things right first time and delivering tangible return on investments in projects. These are exciting, changing times and what we’re seeing is the next generation of project management and project managers who have the choice between resisting what is new and unknown, or becoming active role-players in what is to come.

PMSA’s 2012 Biennial National Conference will explore Next Generation Project, Programme and Portfolio Management. It will look at the changing face of the technology, resources, practices, and principles enabling successful projects across the spectrum of industries. Presentations, workshops and research papers will be presented in topic-specific themes and will cover:

  • Project People - Characteristics of next generation project managers

  • Best practices - Proven methodologies and success stories from the project management trenches

  • Research and Innovation - What we’ve learned and what we know about measuring how we implement project management

  • Technology - How IT and telecoms are enabling better project management

  • Project management for the greater good - Applying project management to social causes; including people, planet and profit in our project practices and ensuring ethical practice as project practitioners

  • Updating the project toolkit - Tips, tools and techniques for Next-Gen project management

A Call for Papers will be circulated early in March 2012 and you can consult the PMSA website for up-to-date conference information: www.projectmanagement.org.za.
 
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