1980s: NETWORKS FORMED

Everything is big in the 1980s. The management of megaprojects comes to the fore with the building of the Channel Tunnel and the Hong Kong Second Harbour Crossing.

The Western Australian Project Management Association (WAPMA) forms in this period, and negotiations to amalgamate with AIPM begin. The project management world begins to develop the standards that underpin professionalisation today.
 

   National Presidents

                                      1980 – 1981    Roy Hammond
1982 – 1983     Marton Marosszeky
1984 – 1985   Trevor Allen 
1986 – 1987   Ted Tooher
1987 – 1989
 
  Robin Schliebs
(first AIPM National President)

 

   Chapter Presidents

ACT

 

         1987 – 1989

   Peter Dechaineux

 

NSW

QLD

           1982 – 1983
1984 – 1985
1986 – 1987
1987 – 1991

 

 

Trevor Allen
Ted Tooher

Hugh Hamlyn-Harris
Brian Kooyman

    1986 – 1987
1988 – 1989
1989 – 1990

 

 

Peter Teys
Len Coyte
Peter Lattey

   

SA

VIC

     1981 – 1982
1983
1984 – 1985
1986 – 1987
1988 – 1989
1989 – 1991
    Barry Phillis
Ian Ide (1 year)

John Larwood
Robin Schliebs

John Larwood
Ian Ide

1982 – 1983
1984 – 1985
1986 – 1987
1987 – 1988
1989 – 1991

   

David Atkinson
Maurice Canterbury
Len Ellis

Nick Massie
Franceska Johnstone

 

WAPMA Presidents

                      1983    Antonio De Leo
1984   Ian Watson
1985   Vince Acalinovich
1988   Ray Miles

 

Interviewees: Vince Acalinovich, Life Fellow; Greg Martin, Fellow; Henry Stawarz, Fellow; Phil Harlow, Fellow

WAPMA founding members look back on the early days of the association.

 

Interviewee: Peter Dechaineux, Inaugural ACT Chapter President, Past National President, Life Fellow

Peter Dechaineux, inaugural ACT Chapter President and past National President of AIPM (1992-1993), talks about the establishment of the ACT Chapter and the maturing of AIPM.

There was a dedicated group of people who would travel to Canberra from all parts of the country on weekends, to work through the many issues faced by the organisation and what was required to take the organisation forward.
 

Interviewee: David Farwell, Fellow, CPPD

David Farwell, fellow and former National Vice-President, talks about the formation of AIPM's modern organisational structure. He also highlights the importance of women playing a larger role in the institution.
 

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Notable Events

  • SA Chapter forms in 1981.
  • An independent project management body forms in WA - The Western Australian Project Management Association (WAPMA) in 1983.
  • Development of a certification program for project managers begins in the Australian Capital Territory in 1987.
  • Negotiations to amalgamate WAPMA with AIPM begin in 1989.
  • Software program Microsoft Project is released.
  • ‚ÄčThe PRINCE project management methodology is developed.