PM Methodologies - Unpacking the Buzz Words

Jun 11
Join Future Project Leaders for a panel discussion


We constantly hear the terms in Project Management, 'Agile', 'Scrum', 'Lean', 'PMBOK', 'Prince2', but what do they actually mean? 

There are many different types of 'Methodologies' that form the basis of Project Management, but are they actually used in practice? As Future Project Leaders, is there a preferred method we should be learning, or are they all the same? Do practicing Project Manager's actually use these methodologies by-the-book, or is there a more simplified method used for day-to-day use? 

This questions and answers panel event, chaired by AIPM Future Project Leaders, will unpack the different types of Project Management Methodologies we can utilise, and provide real-world insight into where we should spend our time, upskilling ourselves to be future-ready. 

With very exciting panellists from KPMG, WSP, Pcubed and City of Gold Coast, the event will commence with some introductory questions for the speakers to discuss and then will open into an interactive Q&A format where those attending are invited to ask questions to the panel for discussion.

This Future Project Leaders event is aimed at young and emerging project leaders.

Student Members $0 | Members $10 | Non-members $25
CPD: 3 Points


Mark McDonald Mark McDonald has extensive Programs, Projects and Change Management experience. Having worked in Australia, the United States and Europe for major organizations such as Boeing, AECOM and Aurizon, Mark has developed, implemented and trained teams in project, program and portfolio management process frameworks and tools.  Mark is now working at WSP delivering enhanced Project Management and Project Controls capability to WSP’s clients on a portfolio of major and mega infrastructure projects. His engineering, commercial and project management background allows him to ensure project effort is focused on achieving the project and program objectives. His significant engineering management background and project management knowledge enables him to ensure projects are established and implemented with a focus on stakeholder information needs.
Caroline Dance Caroline is a skilled transformation professional committed to identifying, delivering and sustaining the benefits of business change for organisations. With more than 22 years’ experience in Australia and Canada, across Financial Services, Construction, Defence and Human Services. Caroline leverages her experience and the effective use of best practice methodologies across strategy development, program & project management, organisational optimisation, cultural change, and agile transformation initiatives.  Caroline is currently an Associate Director in the Transformation Program Management team at KPMG and utilises her certifications in Change Management, Prince 2, Prince 2 Agile and MSP to apply a pragmatic approach to complex challenges for organisations.
Geoff Irwin Geoff brings over 20 years of experience in project delivery, methodology establishment and harmonisation, PMO toolset implementation, PMO establishment & people leadership.
He has diverse qualifications in Project Management, including certification as a Reg.PM with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), accreditation in PRINCE2, MSP, P3O, MOP and Agile as well as functional consultant certification in the Clarity PPM toolset.
His experience includes leading all aspects of PMO strategy definition & implementation as well as building and leading significant teams of professional project and program delivery resources. He has experience in large ICT procurement bids and acquisitions, contract negotiations and execution, including subsequent transitions and implementations involving multiple third party vendors and suppliers. During his career, he has worked for major organisations including Telstra, NAB, Qantas as well as various Federal and Local Government sectors. 

Mark McDonald

Caroline Dance

Geoff Irwin

Event Partner