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Collaborative Contracts - Is Your Organisation Ready For It?

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All too often we see the project sponsor and the project delivery team at war in the court room over failures in the contract. It’s a scenario that’s too common and often depressing.

How can we start improving contracts to become more collaborative, where the sponsor and the delivery team work in unison to achieve quality outcomes?

Well, according to Dr. Saeed Shalbafan and former PMI chapter president Mark Lowy – it's not going to be easy. Project maturity across APAC is generally considered quite low. Most organisations range from Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) level one or two... at worst, they are a zero!

This podcast will take a look at project contracts and how organisations can improve their maturity to:

  • Start Creating Better Contracts
  • Start Eliminating the Typical Pitfalls of Traditional Project Management
  • Start Knowing When and How to Deploy Technology
  • Start Improving Project Performance

Here are our Top 7 Hot Takes from the Webinar: 

Why mature project practices in most organisation falls apart. 

The importance of culture and executive buy-in for improving project outcomes. 

Creating a pathway to enterprise project portfolio tools – or level five project maturity.

How to influence project maturity laterally or from the top-down.

Why you need to improve project processes and maturity before you look at technology.

How to automate project processes, get real-time data delivery and why reporting lag happens.

Whether the immaturity of project practices can ever change... or are we doomed to a circle of destructive practices.

 

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About the
presenters

Dr Saeed Shalbafan

Author, Speaker 

Dr. Saeed Shalbafan is a respected author, speaker and academic member with over 20 years’ experience as a professional structural and industrial engineer and a Technical Director in PMO/Project Controls, executing complex projects for mega-infrastructure in EPCM, D&C and PPP.

Saeed also has a doctoral research degree in project portfolio management and is a certified PMP member of the Project Management Institute.

 

Mark Lowy

Principal Consultant, Guava Project Consulting

Mark spent four years on the board of PMI's Melbourne Chapter, most recently as its President. He is the principal consultant at Guava Project Consulting and a sessional lecturer within RMIT’s master’s in project management.

He has over 25 years of program and project management experience across a broad range of industries including banking, gaming, utilities, energy, telecoms, education, government, mining, health and logistics.

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