Chapter Event - 26 October 2017 - Organisational Project Management: Rethinking Project Management -Evening

Chapter Event - 26 October 2017 - Organisational Project Management: Rethinking Project Management


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Organizational Project Management (OPM) is the integration of all project management-related activities throughout the organisational hierarchy or network.

Therefore, we propose to view OPM, not as a new sphere of management, but as the act or process of combining project management activi­ties throughout the organisation, as the collaboration required to achieve unity of effort. OPM takes a holistic perspective on project management-related activities that an organisation embarks in as an integrative mechanism of PM activities, in a network of strategic and collaborative initiatives governed and supported at the organisational level.

OPM is the ability to organise project activities not only at the project level, but at the wider organisational level. By shaping the project systems, processes and structures, OPM has a potential to have an impact on a company’s effectiveness and its capacity to achieve competitive advantage.

Come to this interactive workshop to actively engage with the international and local authors of the recently published Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Project Management that was recently released at international conferences in Boston and Glasgow. You will emulate an agile way of discussing the merits of OPM from practice to inform theory.


 About the Presenters:

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This Event will be presented by some of the authors of the Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Project Management, including Shankar Sankaran and Miia Martinsuo.

Shankar Sankaran is a Professor of Organisational Project Management at the University of Technology, Sydney and an editor of the Cambridge Handbook of Organizational Project Management. He has written chapters on OPM, leadership and teams in the handbook. He is a volunteer for the PMI’s Global Accreditation Centre and is a previous board member PMI Sydney Chapter.

Miia Martinsuo is Professor of Industrial Management at the Department of Industrial Management, Tampere University of Technology, Finland. Her field of research and teaching is industrial operations, particularly in project and service business. Her research interests include project organising and lifecycle management; managing project portfolios; the autonomy of development projects; and transformation towards service business.



Date: Thursday 26th October 2017

Location: Level 13, Cliftons, 60 Margaret Street (very close to Wynyard Station)

Time: 6:00PM (Networking); 6:30PM to 8:30PM (Event followed by networking)

Cost:  Free for PMI Sydney Chapter Members (log in first), $20 for Guests

A waiting list will come into effect when capacity is reached.

Professional Development Units (PDU): 1 PDU can be claimed for attending this event. 


Event Properties

Event Date 26-10-2017
Event End Date 26-10-2017
Registration Start Date 01-04-2017
Cut off date 26-10-2017
Individual Price $18.18
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