1990s: AMALGAMATION ACROSS AUSTRALIA

Plenty begins to happen at home and abroad. Australian project managers unite under the AIPM banner and are instrumental in contributing to an international standard the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

At this point, organisations begin to understand a new paradigm of work: from the management of projects, to management by projects.

            National Presidents

                   1990 – 1991    Len Ellis
1992 – 1993   Peter Dechaineux
1994 – 1995   Brian Kooyman
1996 – 1997   Roy Sargent
1998 – 1999   Phil Harlow
1999 – 2003   Colin Dobie

 

            Chapter Presidents

ACT

NSW

                 1989 – 1991
1991 – 1992
1992 – 1996
1996 – 1998
1998 – 1999
1999 – 2001

     

Peter Dechaineux
Phillip Rounsevell

Colin Dobie
Ian Noble
Peter Lang

Allen Stewart

         1991 – 1993
1993 – 1995
1995 – 1997
1997 – 2002
 

 

Grahame Rivett
John Boswell
Adel Kreich

Lynn Crawford
 

 

NT

QLD

1999 – 2002

   

Jim Davidson

1990 – 1991
1991 – 1993
1993 – 1996
1996 – 1998
1999 – 2000

 

John Woollett
John Parnell
Ian Leslie

John McEvoy
Ravidra Chopra




 
 

SA

VIC

  1988 –1989
1989 – 1991
1991 –1992
1991 –1993
1993 –1995

1995 –1997
1997 – 2002

 

John Larwood
 Ian Ide
Greg Betros (1 year)
 Trevor Rose
 Vic Musolino
 David Farwell
 Robin Schliebs

1991 – 1992
1992 – 1994
1994 – 1996
1996 – 1998
1998 – 1999

1998 – 2000
 

   

Geoff Costello
Colin Knowles
Bill Beck
Paul Steinfort
Bill Beck
John Barker
 

WAPMA Presidents

WA

 1990 – 1992
1993 –1996
1996 – 1997

   

Greg Martin
Henry Stawarz
Phil Harlow

1997 – 1998
1998 – 2000


 
  Jim Lyon
Terry Fennessy

 



 

Interviewees: Phil Rutherford, PhD; Professor Lynn Crawford, PhD, Life Fellow

A discussion on the development of the Australian National Competency Standards for Project Management, and AIPM's role in influencing other organisations to adopt those standards.
 


Interviewee: Robin Schliebs, Fellow

The decision to turn the Project Managers' Forum (PMF) into a professional institute was made in 1987, when membership stood at over 500. The PMF became the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) in 1989.  Robin Schliebs was elected as AIPM's first National President.
 


Interviewees: Jim Lyon, Past President of WAPMA; Vince Acalinovich, Founding member of WAPMA; Phil Harlow, Last President of WAPMA; David Baccarini, Past President of WAPMA; Greg Martin, Past President of WAPMA; Henry Stawarz, Past President of WAPMA

The amalgamation of WAPMA and AIPM was significant. WAPMA had been in discussion with AIPM about amalgamating for approximately seven years. AIPM began official negotiations with WAPMA to amalgamate the two bodies in 1989.

After a protracted series of meetings beginning in December 1989, a Memorandum of Cooperation was eventually signed in June 1996. Phil Harlow was the last WAPMA President and so became the first President of the WA Chapter of AIPM.
 


Interviewee: Jenny Kooyman

Brian Kooyman (April 26, 1948 - June 1, 2013) made a significant contribution to project management during his career.  This is an interview with his wife Jenny Kooyman.
 

Related Documents

Notable Events:

  • AIPM National Support Office is established in 1991.
  • WAPMA joins AIPM in 1997.
  • PMF officially relaunches as AIPM with a constitution and National Competency Standards for project management.
  • Northern Territory Chapter forms in 1999.
  • The Project Management Achievement Awards event is trialed in the Northern Territory in 1999. The following year it became a national initiative.
  • Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) is invented.
  • The American National Standards Institute recognises PMBOK® Guide as a standard.