For the past three years KPMG and the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) have conducted a joint survey, with over 550 Australian project management professionals, to identify the issues and trends in project management in Australia. While 2020 has been a year like no other and has seen project delivery face unprecedented challenges, the 2020 Annual AIPM/KPMG Project Management Survey provides a more positive outlook than we may have originally thought, with an ever increasing demand for project management skills.
As the world’s universities redesign for online delivery and Silicon Valley moves aggressively into the education space, here is what to know when choosing courses for yourself or your business. Online education has boomed in 2020.
Not only did schools, tertiary and professional education move to remote learning in March – but millions of individuals and businesses used online courses to upskill, reskill and frankly, off-ramp employees.
The state’s Audit Office made the recommendation in an insights report that reveals “many technology projects currently do not hit their deadlines, stay within budget, or achieve their objectives”. The Queensland government's chief customer and digital officer...said a “government enterprise architecture position”, smaller investments and continuous delivery assurance could go some way to solving these issues.
Project assurance is a process that allows project stakeholders and project managers (PMs) to assess the risks and strengths of a project. By outlining key threats, objective success criteria, and adequate project controls with project stakeholders, PMs can create a stronger infrastructure to increase the chance of success. For projects with high financial value, project assurance is particularly beneficial, since it prevents overspending – but the concept can work for a project of any size.
ANZ Banking Group is taking a purposely incremental approach to the Agile transformation of its contact centre environment, and is using an automated test regime to ensure the overall customer experience is maintained throughout. “It was a huge thing to bite off, which is why you really have to take small changes over time to improve your processes, because if you set about it all in one hit, it's almost impossible.”
The Department of Defence is set to embark on fewer “concurrent complex, disruptive and expensive” IT transformations and rely more heavily on smaller, iterative IT capabilities in a shake-up of its investment planning processes. As a review of its decade-old IT operating model continues, the department has revealed plans to introduce a “rolling forward work program” to ensure its systems remain up-to-date and secure.
Certain project assurance functions expect to see documentation, plans, review points and, in fact, so do some project sponsors. What happens when project teams adopt an agile delivery framework? What happens when the expectations, tools and techniques used by traditional project assurance don’t ‘fit’ the agile model?
ANZ Agile Digital Assurance® Professional training course, has been formally endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management, providing AIPM members, as well as program and project professionals, with simple access to the world's only accredited agile assurance reviewer training program and globally recognised accreditation.
Customers have become accustomed to seamless and timely interactions with businesses, regardless of industry. For businesses to successfully engage customers they need to continually provide and optimise new experiences and services. Overall, it is the ability to be more competitive, leverage new business models to improve operations and see your company grow!
The NSW government will dole out funding from its digital restart fund in up to $20 million “hits”, as the state continues its move towards a contemporary IT funding model. The new funding builds on an initial two-year investment of $100 million when the fund was established in last year’s budget to help the state move to a contemporary IT funding model.