30-31 AUGUST, 2017 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 31 August 2017

8:30 am - 9:00 am Conference Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks by the Conference Chair

9:10 am - 9:50 am AUSTRAC’s Draft Privacy Impact Assessment – Data Matching Program and Fintel Alliance

Kamel Jogia, Deputy Chief Innovation Officer, Director, Performance and Assurance,AUSTRAC
  • Understanding the security challenges and strategies to overcome digital disruption and transformation
  • Learn the strategies to achieve good governance for your business strategy within the planning, implementation phases of delivering your IT project
  • Overcome the challenges of change management though strategies of support and training for all stakeholders

Kamel Jogia

Deputy Chief Innovation Officer, Director, Performance and Assurance

9:50 am - 10:20 am Thought Leadership Session –

10:20 am - 10:30 am Overcoming Skills Gap and Workforce Capability around Digital Transformation

Mitra Bhar, Chief Information Officer,NSW Education Standards Authority
  • An overview of the challenges and strategies around digital transformation concerning the replacement of legacy systems
  • Understanding the challenge of sourcing the right people, in relation to communication and leadership
  • Insights into the strategies to overcome skills gap, the choice between outsourcing and insourcing

Mitra Bhar

Chief Information Officer
NSW Education Standards Authority


11:00 am - 11:40 am The Success of Agile and Global Experience Framework (language) Portals: A Case Study from the Department of Education (NSW)

Peter Buckmaster, Director of Digital Services,Department of Education NSW
  • Understanding how delivering global experience framework (language) portals changes the focus for IT project management
  • Utilising a user centric approach to Project management
  • Implementing Agile methodology to overcome digital transformation

Peter Buckmaster

Director of Digital Services
Department of Education NSW

With the current digital transformation, the traditional organisational structure has changed.
No longer are IT projects delivered solely by the IT department. This new whole of organisational approach has brought about the need for new skills and a functional approach to project management.
Discussion on:
  • What are the correct skills needed – soft and hard skills
  • How can you acquire the correct people
  • The debate of insourcing (developing your team) verses outsourcing (paying for outside help)

Panel Members:

Mitra Bhar

Chief Information Officer
NSW Education Standards Authority

Monica Ritz

Business Transformation Manager
Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Amanda Gildea

ICT Manager
Australian Antarctic Division

Michael Young

Australian Institute of Project Management

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm Learning How to be Under Cost and Within Budget Through Proper Benefits Realisation & change Management Strategies

Amy Phillips, Strategic Business Director,ACT Government
  • Identifying and measuring accurately for proper benefits realisation – a project management case study
  • Understanding the challenge of scope limitation and maintaining budget as managed through the strategies of documentation and accountability
  • Insights into providing a realistic estimation in IT Project management as achieved through diverse strategies
  • Overcoming the challenge of change management by bringing the end user in from the beginning and going beyond the just training aspect for change management

Amy Phillips

Strategic Business Director
ACT Government

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Setting up a PMO: Lessons Learned from a Functional Approach

Kathleen Gray, PMO Manager,The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
  • Learn the strategies for overcoming the challenges of setting up a Project Management Office
  • An overview of the importance of a functional approach to a PMO with inspiration from Agile
  • Insights into challenges and strategies behind the case study of a network integration system for bringing two hospitals together with the same workflows and processes 
  • Perspective from a PMO Community Group (E-Health) with lessons and challenges from a PMO health viewpoint   

Kathleen Gray

PMO Manager
The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network


3:10 pm - 3:50 pm Does it Pay to be Mature? The Relationship between Organisational Maturity & Project Success

Raymond Young, Senior Lecturer,UNSW-CANBERRA
Based on a paper that has recently been submitted to the International Journal of Project Management, It reports on the efforts to overcome project failure at the federal level and presents case studies of the organisations that have realised the highest levels of project program and portfolio management maturity.
  • The persistent problem of project failure – recent insights from VIC & NSW
  • Increasing project, program and portfolio maturity to improve success rates and an overview of P3M3 assessments in the public sector
  • Case study of organisations with the highest maturity levels – ComSuper (and ATO)
  • How to choose the right projects and get the right results, and questioning if we are we achieving the mission statement and the Implications for practice

Raymond Young

Senior Lecturer

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm A Functional Approach: Workability to Training - Achieving Flexibility & Adaptability

  • Understanding the successes learned from an Investment approach focusing in terms of cost with a priority on workability with incremental checks for reasons to continue or fail
  • Insights into a functional approach for training in virtual environments and experimenting with the composition of project teams to ensure project flexibility and adaptability

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Close of Main Conference