Unit of Study Coordinators
M.Econ (UNE), Diploma in Technology (Management) NSWIT, MACS, ACIS, AFAIM, PMP
Harold has many years experience in various management roles, both general and IT, and also extensive experience in management consulting, both in Australia and Asia.
In recent years, his focus has been on helping organizations implement improved means for the delivery of strategy through portfolio, program and project management practices. He has experience in business value creation thorough business focused program management approach.
How work has included establishing and managing PMO's, process development and improvement, maturity assessments, independent program and project health checks, IT Governance improvement, supplier management, organisation change management and training.
Dr Michel Chaaya
Dr Chaaya is globally known for his expertise in business development, project management and construction management. He is currently the Director of Business Development for a project and facility management technology company in Australia leading the emerging fields of Total Infrastructure Facility management (TIFM) and Enterprise Information management (EIM).
Dr Chaaya is a Fellow of the Institution of engineers Australia and a Director of an independent consultancy services assisting commodity traders in sourcing global projects. He has a wealth of work experience in Sydney, the Middle East and in Africa. Dr Chaaya has been involved with The University of Sydney since 1995. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the faculty of engineering and information technologies. He has published in International Journals like the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management and the Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE. Dr Chaaya speaks 3 languages: English, French and Arabic.
Areas of research interests include: Innovation in Project Management, Construction Management, FM Solutions, Global business trading, TIFM, EIM, Equity and property Funds Management, Risk Management, Design Management, ICT, Strategic Delivery of Change, Global Project Management, Islamic Law Finance and Sharia compliancy, and Professional Practice in Engineering Management.
Dr Hemanta Doloi
BEng (1st Class Hons) Dibrugarh, India, MEng AIT Thailand, PhD Sydney.
Hemanta has published five papers in prominent international journals and presented 20 papers at international conferences. Research has included (in brief):
Development, application and validation of process simulation techniques for strategic decision making in a complex project environment.
Innovation in research while integrating operational constraints with decision making processes and considering the whole of the project life cycle philosophy.
Using industry case studies to demonstrate the system prototype in operation, services and production management contexts.
Development and implementation of artificial intelligence and a neural network in an intelligent project management information system in the current position (funded by the Australian Research Council).
A smart asset management information system using a process simulation/artificial neural network (funded by the Australian Research Council).
B.Sc.(Hons), B.A. (Hons), Cert. IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, Associate's Certificate in Project Management, MAIPM, MACS.
Originally trained as mathematician specialising in Management Science, John is a professional management consultant with over 30 years' experience in general and project management with major professional service consultancies and computer software firms.
He has spent over 10 years in senior regional and country management positions in Australia and the Asia Pacific region with direct responsibility for professional services, consulting staff, and the successful implementation of projects.
Peter holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Project Management degree with Honours from the University of Sydney. He is a professional project manager with industry experience covering banking and finance, insurance, telecommunications, Government and Defence. He is an accredited Project Management Professional and has close ties with the Sydney chapter of the Project Management Institute, where he previously held a position of Associate Director. He has presented at Project Management Australia conference and his interests include organisational design, transformational and behavioural leadership, team dynamics and the application of complex adaptive systems theory to project management.
Bachelor of Behavioural Science, Grad. Dip Sports Psychology, Masters of Organisational Psychology, PhD Change Management.
Over the last 11 years Anat has developed strong Change Management capabilities working with organisations varying in size and outputs, including finance, government, manufacturing, rail, automotive and IT. Adaptable and flexible in providing commercial, customer-centric solutions in fast-paced environments. Influencing large corporate strategic changes that build sustainable organisational capabilities and drive high performing cultures.
Anat has played leading roles in large scale projects and programmes implementing organisational changes, engaging stakeholders from CEO to staff levels, aligning whole businesses to the new requirements and transitioning stakeholders to their new roles and duties. Anat has lead change teams, developing change approaches for the implementations, communications and training plans as well as delivering these to ensure that the change experience is positive to stakeholders.
Bachelor of Commerce (Information Technology) with Merit, UNSW; Executive Programme, Harvard Business School; Adv Dip of Project Mgt; Cert IV Training and Assessment; Six Sigma Black Belt; Certified Practicing Project Director (CPPD) AIPM
Therese is a dynamic project management professional with over 25 years industry experience covering IT, Banking and Finance, Telecommunication and Manufacturing. In addition to her full time work commitments, part time lecturing and teaching, Therese also ran a boutique project management and change management consultancy for many years. She is passionate about professional practice in project management and has been teaching according to the Project Management Body of Knowledge for the last 6 years. Past students come from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and interests including Construction, Landscape Gardening, Design, Architecture, Event Management, Information Technology, Change Management and Business Process Re-engineering.
Therese has worked at the most senior levels for many of Australia's largest corporations - Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Macquarie Bank, Optus and Caltex and has had the opportunity to be involved in many outstanding, ground breaking projects. She delivered the world's fastest SAP implementation for Optus Vision which covered the Accounting, Budgeting, Logistics and Warehousing modules; has provided process and systems support for Aussie Home Loans and RAMs; developed and delivered the first new retail superannuation product in the last 10 years BT Financial Group/Westpac; used Lean Six Sigma techniques to re-engineer Home Loan, Personal Loan and Credit Card processes for the Commonwealth Bank; and most recently is heading up a portfolio of projects for one of Australia's leading law firms, including a broad reaching cultural change programme.
B Eng (Struct)(Hons), B Law, MPM (Hons)
Natalie Perisa is a qualified structural engineer, lawyer, who has also completed a Masters of Project Management. She has worked as a project manager, construction lawyer and contracts manager ranging from consultant engineering companies, telecommunications through to Government Departments. She believes in the importance of understanding risks in projects which can appear from inception to completion and mitigating risks through careful contract planning and drafting. Her diverse background provides for a fusion of lateral thinking and analysis whilst promoting legal conformity. Her passion is lecturing in contracts for project managers and helping students understand contracts law as it relates to their work environment.
MAIPM CPPD, MPM, GradCert Management, GradCert HRD, Adv Dip Bus Management MIMC CMC.
Alan has a 25 year track record in strategic management, business planning, program management, project management, education, training, management consulting, facilitation, competency standards, assessment architecture and construction. He has worked with over 125 Client organisations involved in construction, information management, engineering, telecommunications, finance, education, health, aged care, transportation, housing, utilities, retailing, entertainment, exhibition, infrastructure, manufacturing and defence. He is a director of Greco Schwartz Pty Ltd., an Australian Institute of Project Management endorsed course provider. Alan has developed and coordinated five PMGP Units of Study (1999 – 2008).
He is an approved assessor for three professional accreditation schemes - ‘Registered Project Manager’ (1998-2008) and ‘Project Managed Organisation’ Certification (Australian Institute of Project Management 2006-8) and Chief Assessor (Australia) for the internationally recognised ’Certified Management Consultant’ (Institute of Management Consultants) scheme (2004-8). For more information on Alan Schwartz visit www.agsconsulting.com.au.