There continues to be much written about the high failure rates of project management in New Zealand and abroad, including that project failure rates are on the increase. Research into the value of project management, including a significant work by the Project Management Institute, emphasise the high correlation between project success and the maturity of organisational project management capabilities. What is meant by project management maturity though, what are the benefits and financial returns that one might expect from improving project management maturity in one’s organization, and what are the practices and methods that one might use to improve maturity and add value to project management in your organisation? This talk, by New Zealand’s first APMG-accredited P3M3 consultant, will explore these questions and the issues behind them.
About the Speaker: Grant Avery.
Grant is a Director in KPMG’s Project Advisory Services group at KPMG. Prior to joining KPMG Grant was Manager Gateway and Project Monitoring at the State Services Commission. Grant has over 20 years experience in the management, oversight, and quality assurance of major projects and programmes, and has held management roles in the Department of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, and at Antarctica New Zealand.
Grant is a regular speaker at Project Management conferences in New Zealand and abroad, has been a PMI certified Project Management Professional since 2001, is an MSP Practitioner, experienced Gateway Reviewer, and holds an MBA with Distinction from Victoria University.
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