Strategic and systemic project management

Part of the Project Management Masterclass Series

Young Group Of Professionals Developing Business Strategy and Providing The Business Plan

“The future of project management is increasingly strategic”
(KPMG, AIPM IPMA report: The Future of Project Management Global Outlook 2019)

This assertion is based on a global survey which also highlighted the significance of moving beyond technical project management skills with a clear focus on the need to develop skills to handle complex and dynamic environments. This masterclass provide delegates with frameworks and techniques enabling a strategic and systemic approach to project management. You’ll explore how to a) identify and align objectives within and across organisations, b) leverage competitive advantage through modelling the distinctive competences and assets within the organisation and c) take a systemic approach to risk management.

Led by Dr Francis Norman and Professor Fran Ackermann, this program will cover contemporary project delivery models such as partnerships and multiple execution centres. You’ll gain an understanding of how these different models impact project planning and execution. Through the workshop you will gain greater understanding of the roles of different parties in the successful delivery of modern complex projects.

Program details

Date: 29 October 2020

Time: 9am–4.30pm

Location: Curtin 137 St Georges Terrace, Perth (map)


Unbundled (per class):

  • General: $590
  • Alumni, students and staff: $540

Bundled (entire series):

  • General: $2,600
  • Alumni, students and staff: $2,350
  • Purchase as a group of five or more (general rate with discount): $2,450 per person

Includes a delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Key takeaways

  • Learn a process for surfacing, structuring and agreeing on project objectives (both within and across organisations e.g. joint ventures)
  • Model so as to leverage distinctive assets and competencies available to a project
  • Identify and learn how to treat risks in a systemic manner
  • Gain an understanding of project delivery partnerships and the use of multiple delivery centres for project execution.

Who is this program for?

  • Project managers, particularly those with multiple stakeholders
  • Project sponsors

Program schedule

TimeTitle Facilitator
9:00am – 10:30am

Welcome and introduction

Francis Norman and Fran Ackermann

Determining and aligning project objectives

Fran Ackermann

10:30am – 11:00am Morning tea
11:00am – 12:30pmIdentifying and modelling distinctive competences and assets for project success

Fran Ackermann
12:30pm – 1:15pmLunch
1:15pm – 2:30pmUnderstanding the imperative, and learning a technique, for taking a systemic, dynamic and comprehensive approach to risk management Francis Norman
2:30pm – 3:00pmAfternoon tea
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Understanding partnerships in project execution and the use of multiple delivery centres

Francis Norman

Wrap up

Fran Ackermann and Francis Norman

Registrations are now open

This Masterclass is part of our project management masterclass series

The project management masterclass series comprises five one-day masterclasses into one program. It will expand your knowledge and skills in project management, so you can take the next step in your career.

Delivered in October and November, the series includes:

Read more about the series