Masterclass Tips: Advice from Global Project Management Program Director, Nick Hadjinicolaou

Today’s organisations operate within rapid changes of economy and market conditions. Organisational Agility provides organisations with the ability to adapt rapidly to internal and external changes, productively and cost-effectively.

 

Meet Nick, the Program Director for the Masters of Global Project Management suite, including Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and the dual Master of Business Administration (MBA) and MGPM.

Nick has played an integral part of the Chifley Business School at Torrens University Australia leadership team, since the University opened in January 2014. Torrens University Australia is part of the Laureate International Network Group, with Nick’s role involving both strategic and operational input into the global project management and dual degree programs within Australia. The build, and success of these degrees is a testament to the hard work Nick has put in, with his students happy to confirm Nick is ‘an excellent coach, instructor and mentor’, Veronica, MBA & MGPM student.

TELL US MORE ABOUT ORGANISATIONAL AGILITY
The adaptive ability and real-time responsiveness of organisations are generally necessitated for projects and portfolios to reach maturity. While characteristics of Organisational Agility and Portfolio Project Management maturity have been studied in the existing literature, the relationships between two variables have not been fully explored.

The current research investigates relationships among the characteristics of Organisational Agility and Portfolio Project Management maturity, but also to present the status quo of the studied variables from Australian perspectives.

WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Projects exist across every industry and sector, worldwide. Projects are increasingly being used by companies to execute organisational agility. Implement change and achieve corporate strategy.

The preliminary findings from my research on Project Portfolio Management, include factors that influence organisational performance, and contribute to organisational agility. Project portfolio management practices are increasingly being improved and adjusted into the workflow of companies, to assist in the prioritisation of projects to meet business and strategic objectives, and ultimately, to improve organisation agility.

WHAT DO YOU THINK STUDENTS AND INDUSTRY WILL GET OUT OF YOUR MASTERCLASS?
Attendees will learn more about the characteristics and practices that influence Organisational Agility and Portfolio Management maturity. This will be from a current research perspective, and also from an industry perspective on one of the practices of Organisational Agility – being agile with agile project management.

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