Frequently Asked Questions
The Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS) is a FREE one-day problem solving event where charities and not-for-profit organisations are matched with project management and business analyst professionals. Together, participants will discuss and diagnose a critical problem and then scope out a project to help address and overcome the issue.
The PMDoS is the signature event of PMI Sydney and Project Management for Change (PM4Change), a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise the profile of the Project Management profession while furthering the missions of the non-profit and charities in our local communities.
Monday 2nd November 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm
This virtual event will be hosted and coordinated by University of Wollongong using Zoom in conjunction with the PMDoS team.
A virtual event is an online event that involves people interacting in a virtual environment using a video conference tool, e.g. Zoom, rather than meeting in a physical location.
This will be a full day, eight hours session.
Yes, you are welcome to register. We will provide training, briefing and guidance to all participants prior to the event.
The basic requirement is an internet connection. It hasn't been finalized as yet, but most likely, our event will be conducted via Zoom. This tool has a version that can be downloaded and used free of charge.
Members of the professional team will interact with their assigned charity within the virtual environment. It will not be a face to face interaction.
However, if members of a charity decide to be in the same location for the session, e.g. charity to organise for their team to attend the online session in their office, they take full responsibility to comply with all COVID19 guidelines for any group meetings.
Likewise, if some professionals assigned to the charity decides to be in a single location, then, again, they take full responsibility to comply with all COVID19 guidelines for any group meetings.
White boards and flip charts used by either charities and professionals will be shared and shown on the screens which will be visible to both parties.
Training will be provided to both charities and professionals and this will be explained in more details.
Once you are selected, training sessions will be arranged, and this will be explained in detail
Functionality and process will be available to connect with PMDoS team at any point in time. PMDoS will also be checking in on your session on a regular basis.
Training will be provided to both charities and professionals and this will be explained in more details
Charities and Not-for-Profits
Any small to large charity or not-for-profit in Sydney.
They will need to complete the initiative statement that outlines the issue they are looking for assistance with. They will also be requested to be available the week before the event to attend a conference call initiated by the project professionals team lead.
Multiple participating organisations from the 2016-2019 events have reported successful implementation of the tools and/or guidance obtained from the event.
Of course, you can attend and discuss your products with the event attendees and showcase your products with silver or higher sponsorship.
Please refer to the sponsorship packages to determine the value you will receive from becoming a sponsor.
PMISC is not a registered charity and so you cannot claim a charitable donation. Sponsorship should qualify as a marketing expense and you may be able to claim a GST credit as well. Please consult the ATO site for further information.
Your sponsorship lasts until the event and for a period of 1 month after the event.
Yes you can join PMDoS Sydney because your skills will be very valuable on the day.
Unfortunately, not. The PMDoS committee will match each project professional’s skills to each charity project. We have certain criteria that we must look to fulfil on each table which also guide our pairing decisions. Finally, we want to do our best to have a good mix of skill sets and experiences relevant to the initiative to achieve the best outcome for all our charities and not-for-profits!!
Once you have been selected or on the waiting list, you will be notified of the training details through email.
You are welcome to bring any materials that you feel will be of value to you on the Day, for example:
- Documentation templates
- USB - Thumb drive
We match project professionals with the most appropriate (best fit) charity or not-for-profit organization and their initiative or problem. Matches are based on information submitted during the application process, including subject matter expertise, and experience stated in your LinkedIn profile or resume. Some project professionals will be reserved as contingency to replace a confirmed participant is not able to participate due to unforeseen circumstances.
There will be up to 4 Project Manager and business analysts Volunteers and 2 to 3 representatives from a single charity or not-for-profit organisation. The same team will work together throughout the day.
We will initially assign the roles; however, the team can mutually agree on their roles once they start working with each other