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Recap of PMI Sydney Chapter Morning Event: 16 June 2020 - Team Resilience – Creating the next edge in project delivery

Team Resilience – Creating the next edge in project delivery


The PMI Sydney Chapter is privileged to have Silvia de Ridder, Managing Director of Unconscious Potential presenting an interesting topic, ‘Team Resilience - Creating the next edge in project delivery’.

Silvia de Ridder


Silvia works with organizations in the areas of leadership, people, and team development. and has partnered with PMI for the past 10 plus years delivering professional development programs.

Omer, the Director of Events facilitated this session and gave an overture of the presenter and PMI Sydney upcoming events along with important announcements from Ben, the President of the PMI Sydney Chapter.

Silvia started the presentation with the understanding of the word ‘Resilience’ and diving deeper into it. There are 7 elements of Team Resilience: Robust, Resourceful, Perseverance, A Culture of Self Care, Capability, Connected, and Alignment.



Silvia explained that resilient teams are robust enough to manage their role effectively yet agile enough to respond to and be the leaders in change. For performance to be sustained over the longer-term, team challenges need to be managed while preserving employee wellbeing. Resilience enables sustainable performance.

Silvia’s presentation also touches on the need to collectively re-group as a team as new obstacles emerge, to identify a team's capacity to deliver, identifying and accessing internal and external networks and support, understanding and managing the changing needs of stakeholders and tracking the learnings for the team to use post-COVID-19.

There were many interesting and impressive questions from the participants which were answered in detail by Silvia. A total of 20 participants joined this session.

TeamResilience Participants


At the end of the presentation, all participants were moved into smaller breakout rooms to share their thoughts, experiences and to discuss the strategies they are enacting to support the resilience of their teams or projects at this time.

PMI Sydney Thanks Silvia for delivering an inspiring and zealous presentation and hopes to collaborate more in the future.



PMI Sydney Events Team

Recap of PMI Sydney Chapter Morning Event - Information Security Governance Model - 19 February 2020 (2)

PMI Sydney Chapter - Information Security Governance Model 

Information Security or ‘Infosec’ as it’s known may be a little dry, but it is critical to the business of an organisation. Hein Bouman, our presenter indicated that Infosec related to the “protection of information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability.” He also quoted the International Standards 270001/270002.

Hein made a case for placing responsibility for an information security governance model to be adopted by the different levels of an organisation i.e. Corporate, Divisional & Operational levels, using a top down approach, based on accepted industry standards and security principles. In addition, for a ‘Plan Do Check Act’ cycle which would operate at each of the three levels using industry accepted hierarchical security accountability for security design, reporting and risk control roles. The roles should be published across the organisation to enable information security to be reviewed at intervals for suitability and effectiveness including with testing of security functionality at each level.

If the Governance Model is accepted, agreed status reporting with periodic governance audits should not provide too many surprises. For those issues which are highlighted in an audit, a program of work with funding should be initiated & prioritised to have the risks with a representative RAG yellow/Red status noted in the audit to be resolved with a security control put in place. A Process Manager manages the controls and ensures that there is synchronisation with the corporate level objectives for Infosec processes.

Lastly, Hein recommends personal KPIs for Infosec as part of the HR cycle.

              PMISC 19 Feb No 1        PMISC 19 Feb No 2       PMISC 19 Feb No 3

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