PMIQ Chapter Meeting – September 2008
Once a month we are having our PMI Queensland Chapter Meeting, at the Irish Club in Brisbane CBD. September 17th at 06pm we started of with a great presentation from Richard Egelstaff, a practicing IT Project Manager for Thiess-Services Pty Ltd responsible for the development and implementation of enterprise IT systems. Richard was talking about Project Management Eucation in general and he is looking at all the options we might have to upskill ourselves. Questions like
will be looked at.How ever some points Richard was missing or at least missing to give an answer to. What kind of Education a full time working Project Manager should undertake without impacting his job. We will cover that within the TJTV series as part of a personal short interview. Richard has done some great research for this presentation and looked at many current options out there, so make sure you take a look.
As always, the slides can be seen below.
Thanks TJ, for hosting this presentation and enabling me to undertake the presentation.
I was very pleased (and surprised) with the feedback, comments, observations and perceptive questions raised by the audience. I have given presentations to a diverse community on this topic for many years, including full-time participants in the education industry, and have seldom met such a committed audience.
Clearly, this topic is one that is seen by many as of considerable value and a cornerstone of our profession.
On a personal note; I would have liked to have been able to explore more, the relationship between the schools of PM thought (Bredillet et al) and the goal of education provided in the vocational and academic sectors, as compared by the needs of local industry. This particular subject is, I think, at the heart of being able to substantiate the relevance of our profession (further to the previous comments by Hays Recruitment two months ago). Unfortunately, to do this would take far longer than a 45 minute timeframe. Perhaps this is a topic for the PMIQ Symposium next year?