Project Management News from Australia and the World April 18th 2018

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Here at Your Project Manager we consider it our job to keep on top of all that is project management not just here in Queensland and Australia, but also worldwide. Just like others across all walks of life, we have our favourite online project management resources which help us to keep abreast of all the latest news, views, and advances in our sphere of expertise.

In the same way that you and your business use market knowledge to keep ahead of your competition, so it helps us to maintain the leading position of project management advice and on-site training.

Here are just a few of the things that we’ve found of most interest over the last few days and that we feel might be of interest to you, too:

·        Chevron to give go-ahead for $5.1 billion stage two of Gorgon gas …

“Benefits are expected to flow through to Australian industry, arising from local project management, drilling and completion activities and sub-sea infrastructure installation,” Chevron Australia managing director Nigel Hearne said. “Our world-class natural gas facilities have transformed Chevron into a leading and reliable …

·        NEC: Construction Begins on the Japan-Guam-Australia Cable …

An extensive service portfolio completes its comprehensive offering for the submarine business, including project management, installation and commissioning, as well as marine operations and maintenance performed by its fleet of cable ships. For more information, visit https://networks.nokia.com/solutions/submarine- …

·        Western Power and Smart Wires Trial First Power Flow Control …

Western Power and Smart Wires Trial First Power Flow Control Project in Western Australia … by making our network more dynamic, to redirect electricity quickly with the aim to meet our customers’ needs in a reliable and efficient way,” said Sean Mc Goldrick, Western Power’s Executive Manager for Asset Management.

·        New data show safety upgrades to dangerous South Australian …

A spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said all funding committed to SA remained available. “It is responsible financial management … to only release funding once project milestones have been achieved and not ahead of need,” the spokesman said. “The Government is keen to see projects completed …

·        Australian universities are leading the world in business research …

Associate Professor Julien Pollack (along with Professor Lynn Crawford) leads project management research at the University of Sydney, which League of Scholars rates as Australia’s best. At postgraduate level, the university offers a master of project management degree and a master of project leadership, as well as …

·        ASG takes Airservices Australia to secure cloud in $84M deal

ASG Group has been awarded $84 million deal with Airservices Australia to provide a secure cloud platform and a full desktop-as-a-service solution. … The project was expected to see the relocation and management – including support and maintenance – of the organisation’s end user compute functions and core …

·        Construction industry ‘on smoko’ when it comes to tech adoption

Australia’s building industry contributes around $400 billion to our economy annually, employing well over a million people across the country. … From simple tools to help streamline workflows, improve data collection and simplify project management, to more technical solutions like remote monitoring, smart sensors, and …

·        Road preservation placed on Infrastructure Australia’s priority list

Infrastructure Australia released its latest Infrastructure Priority List in March, with the recently announced Bells Line of Road-Castlereagh Connection being … However, in the latest release, the Bells Line of Road-Castlereagh Connection was added to the ‘High Priority’ section of the list, alongside the M9 Orbital project.

·        World Solar Challenge sees universities join forces

The University of South Australia will do project management, performance modelling and lead the solar collector design. RMIT will lead the design of the body structure and component integration. The Queensland University of Technology will lead the high-voltage electrical stream (solar collector, battery and motors).

·        Arrow Minerals forms joint venture with Pacton Gold

Arrow Pilbara holds two exploration licences and two further applications in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, Pacton can earn an … “Pacton’s Pilbara gold project is fast becoming one of the most significant in the Pilbara region.” Asset management firm Sprott is to oversee the deal …

·        This Australian entrepreneur runs a successful business and travels …

“If you want to enjoy stress-free absences from your business, acquire a good company intranet, some good project management software, and a good numbers dashboard. “This, along with “a good mobile SIM card and a solid messaging platform, like Slack, Stride or Voxer will mean you are never too far from the office.

·        Adelaide researchers leading the world in medical science projects …

In a bid to reduce the 80,000 injuries, and about 1000 fatalities, caused by elderly falls in Australia each year, UniSA PhD candidate Kalana Ishara Withanage is leading a project to enable companion robots to autonomously help older people who live alone to get up again if they have fallen. The computer science student …

·        The Reinvention Of Project Management

Since the dawn of the digital age, there isn’t one industry I can think of that hasn’t had to reinvent itself in some way, shape or form in order to remain relevant. Forward-looking businesses that remain on the bleeding edge of technology excel in their fields, while those that fail to adapt slowly fade away, condemned to …

·        New project management skills required to address digital disruption

Organisations are wasting 10 percent on every dollar spent due to poor project performance, according to the Project Management Institute’s latest report. CEO and President Mark A. Langley says the number of roles for project managers is increasing, alongside higher competition and a faster pace of change. So it’s more …

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