Project Management News from Australia and the World March 7th 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:

·        Australia launches world’s first OneSKY system to harmonise civil …

“The $1.2 billion OneSKY project will transform Australia’s air traffic managementsystem and national infrastructure in the sky, ensuring the travelling public arrive at their destination safely and with minimal delays,” said Minister Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP. The integrated system will manage more than …

·        Project Wing Expands Food Drone Delivery Testbed to Australian …

The last time we reported on Project Wing, a drone delivery division run by Google’s parent company Alphabet, it had begun testing its air traffic management system and delivery drones in southeast Australia. Months later, 150 locals have used the unmanned aerial vehicles to have their Mexican food and items from …

·        Snowy 2.0 a project for future, not now

Snowy Hydro chief operating officer Roger Whitby told senators on Tuesday the economic business case for the massive expansion was based on Australia’santicipated needs. “Snowy 2.0 is a project for the future. It’s not a project for the current state of the market,” he told an estimates committee hearing in Canberra.

·        Taxpayers face $150 million repair bill for trains with design flaws

Spinal Life Australia is one of the disability advocacy groups that challenged the Queensland government’s call for an exemption. … “Taxpayers will now have to fit a $150 million bill just to rectify these errors of poor project management, including Queensland Rail’s failure to involve the disability sector in the early stages of …

·        SA election: Deep-water port project on Spencer Gulf estimated to …

SA Labor has released details of its plan to create a deep-water port on Eyre Peninsula within four years, pledging $150 million to a new SA Ports Authority to get the project up and running. But the total cost of the project is estimated at up to $700 million, with the Government’s contribution essentially a start-up investment to ..

·        A new 10-year strategy aims to shift Australia’s international …

But within the organization itself there will be restructures, reallocation of resources, improved project management and reporting systems as well as consolidation of 13 research programs to 10 — enabling ACIAR to improve capacity and make a greater impact in the region. And a new chief scientist position, along with …

·        Macquarie bags nine completed highway projects

NEW DELHI: Australia-based capital fund manager Macquarie has bagged nine completed highway projects through auction, quoting upfront payment of over Rs 9,600 crore … NHAI has started preparing the detailed project reports of another 1,700 km of completed stretches, which it plans to bid out through the TOT mode.

·        Internet cable project progresses

Minister Agovaka also assured the Australian Prime Minister and the Foreign Affairs Minister of Solomon Islands gratitude and commitment to the project. … Moses Virivolomo, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Disaster Management and Metrology, Dr Melchior Mataki, Chief of Staff of the Office of …

·        Asia wants some of Trump’s infrastructure billions

It’s a subject that Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has raised as he prepares to meet Trump in Washington on Friday. … While it’s hard to compete with the billions China offers, according to Graham, countries like the US and Japan benefit from advantages in engineering know-how, project management and .

·        How the Digital Workplace is Changing Project Management and …

There’s no doubt that the digital workplace is changing project management. From the project itself to the team, location, and resource selection the digital workplace we exist in is changing how businesses and teams execute on projects and collaborate in real-time.

·        Technology is Transforming Project Management

Moving ahead of traditional project management techniques, technology in project management has revamped how companies and executives are working on their projects. Earlier project management was done using paperwork. With evolving technologies, stronger project management tools surfaced and improved …

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