Conference Agenda - Wednesday 18th March 2015


8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Keynote 1 - Stephen Jenner
Author, “Management of Portfolios” and “Managing Benefits” 

Improving Capital Investment Decision-making and Value Creation

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote 2 - William Murphy
Deputy Secretary, Service Innovation & Strategy, NSW Office of Finance & Services

What the Transition to Digital Means to the NSW Government

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Tea
Track 1
Best Practices in Capability Delivery
Track 2
Portfolio Management
Track 3
Realising Benefits
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Industry Trends: Emerging Developments in Integrated Program Management (IPM)

Rob Edwards • Deltek USA

Optimising Capital Allocation and Portfolio Design

Paul Mark Russell • PwC Australia
Dr. Herve Kieffel • PwC USA 

How to Get Benefits Management Adopted in Your Organisation

Jed Simms • Totally Optimized Projects

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Extending EVM & Scheduling Best Practice Metrics for More Confident Predictions of Future Project Performance

Peter Colquhuon • DOD (Navy Fleet Headquarters)
Kym Henderson • Chair of the PGC Organising Committee

Case Study: The AMP Portfolio Office

Gareth Chegwidden • AMP

Benefits-led Decision Making Drives Value Maximisation

Matt Williams • Connexion Systems

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Keynote 3 - Kevin Sandler
Asia Pacific Leader of the Program and Portfolio Management Practice
Global PPM Survey - Time to Start Thinking Differently
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Managing Change: Transformation of an Earned Value Management System to Support Upgraded Oracle E-Business Capability

Steven Delvizis • BAE Systems

Right Projects, Right Way, Right Results - A Case Study on Building Project and Portfolio management capabilities in the Australian Taxation Office

Brad Grey • Australian Tax Office
Peter Harrison • Value Management Consulting

Challenges and Lessons Learned in Applying a Benefits Management Framework Post the Investment Decision

Chintan Shah • PricewaterhouseCoopers

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon Tea
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Panel Session - What Are the Characteristics of Successful Transformational Organisations?
Facilitated by Connexion Systems
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Project Planning and Scheduling, from Punched Cards to Cloud Computing: Did we Overlook Something Critical as we Changed?

Raf Dua • Micro Planning International

Aligning Strategy with Delivery: Tailoring Portfolio Management for the Organisational Context

Nick Lauder • Management Consultant 

Case Study:  Using a Benefits-led Approach to Successful ERP Delivery

John Snowball • Brisbane City Council


Conference Agenda - Thursday 19th March 2015


Track 1
Best Practices in Capability Delivery
Track 2
Portfolio Management
Track 3
Enabling Technologies
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration & Group Sessions with Field Experts
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

The Real-world Practice of Integrated Project Management 

David Little • Elbit Systems

Deltek wInsight Analytics Purpose-Built Technology for Control Account & Project Managers, and Project Controls’ Analysts

Mike Boulton • Deltek Australia

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Risk Management and Mitigation: The Union of Traditional Risk Identification and Analysis Techniques and Team-consensus on their Probability and Severity

Rob Edwards • Deltek USA

Organisation Agility: Change at the Speed of Opportunity

Catia Davim • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Amplify Product Roadmap

Matt Williams • Connexion Systems

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Tea
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

From Using Navy Capability to Managing its Development: A thirty-year Defence Journey

Steve Dik • Defence Materiel Organisation

Validating Strategies – Linking Projects and Results to Uses and Benefits

Dr Phil Driver • OpenStrategies Ltd

Principal Toolbox Product Roadmap

Ruud Peltzer • Fortes Solutions BV

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Defence Capability Realisation: Using Preview Test & Evaluation to De-risk Project Approvals

Group Captain (Retired) Dr. Keith Joiner • UNSW Australian Defence Academy

Realise More Benefits with an Effective Change Strategy

Natalie Jackway • Chamonix

Deltek PPM Suite Roadmap

Mike Boulton • Deltek Australia

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Keynote 4 - Air Vice Marshall Chris Deeble
Program Manager for the Joint Strike Fighter Division, Defence Materiel Organisation

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: the transformation of Australia’s air combat capability

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Keynote 5 - Yvonne Butler, FAIPM
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Project Management

The Future of the Profession:  Strategic Project Management Will Deliver Greater Business Value

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Closing Remarks - Connexion Systems