Research & Consulting Projects
Below are some of the more significant projects which APIC has been involved with to date.
The client organisation had an impressive team of highly skilled and experienced professional project managers and the goal was to build up the Corporation’s PM capabilities in readiness for the impending rise in the volume of projects. The participants utilised APIC’s Learning and Development Planning tool to develop their own personal L&D plan.
APIC then reviewed all of the L&D plans in order to design an appropriate and tailored training program which could be delivered flexibly. The client's project managers had access to all APIC resources, tools and facilities. This is an ongoing partnership and a model for industry-academic cooperation. At some point in time when the current capabilities within the Infrastructure Division is properly mapped, the whole portfolio will be reviewed vis-à-vis the anticipated work volume and associated challenges.
Professional Project Management Training Program
APIC has delivered a professional project management training course for senior and middle managers of a major company that was engaged in an ambitious expansion program. The scope of the training course included competency assessment of key managers, followed by the development and implementation of a tailored training program to address the competency deficiency of key managers in the program. APIC faculty delivered the intensive workshops on location with participants studying in teams and following APIC’s project-based learning process, while receiving mentoring and support. The whole process was run through APIC’s innovative online learning system. This project was very rewarding as the results of the study were directly applied to improve workplace practices, thus leading to significant innovation and performance improvements of the case projects used as the site of learning.
APIC conducted a major study of the management of a number of projects grouped together as a program in Australia. APIC utilised the College's Project Health Check tool as the basis of this consulting/research assignment and gathered a range of data from all sides involved in the planning, design, procurement and construction of this major program. The projects were designed to cater for continuing business growth.
The APIC team determined that a 360° study was needed and accordingly gathered information from the client team and their advisors, the project management team and the managing contractor team. These results were analysed and compared to shed light on the complexities of this program. Following a detailed analysis of the data, APIC submitted its first report to the client. At the request of the client, APIC provided a host of strategic recommendations for improving the management of the subject projects.
Train the Trainers Project
APIC was awarded a major contract to train 30 highly qualified trainers to MBA (Project and Program Management) level as the second phase of an industry wide program that sought to enhance the competencies of around 5,000 managers across an industry sector in a Middle Eastern country. This included Engineering Firms, EPC Contractors, Consultants, Clients, Vendors and Manufacturers. APIC selected 33 talented young professionals from a pool of 500 applicants through a 3 stage screening process.The program was successfully delivered producing graduates of outstanding capabilities.