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Join hosts Rod Adams and Rebecca Bennett from Quay Consulting as we explore project manager's perspective on the issues and challenges in delivering successful projects.

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Join hosts Rod Adams and Rebecca Bennett from Quay Consulting as we explore project manager's perspective on the issues and challenges in delivering successful projects.

    A PM’s Perspective on Project Alchemy and the Science of Change

    A PM’s Perspective on Project Alchemy and the Science of Change

    Marcel Thompson is a Master Scheduler, project specialist, gin maker, and as you’ll discover quite the raconteur. In our Quay Conversation this month, Bec chats with Marcel about the alchemy of project delivery and why change management is so critical.


    With a background in manufacturing and supply chain, Marcel has more than 20 years of operational planning experience, forged in the FMCG, utilities, and engineering services industries.


    In this conversation, we explore his understanding of the ‘alchemy’ of project delivery that comes from being able to bring a wide range of experience into a team, particularly when leading people through considerable change. It starts with chemistry and curiosity which provides a surprising but logical link to how change can unfold in project delivery.


    In addition to his project experience, Marcel is an award-winning gin maker and storyteller, author of Still Magic and host of The Distillers' Voice podcast.

    • 52 min
    A PM’s Perspective on the Criticality of Sponsors

    A PM’s Perspective on the Criticality of Sponsors

    Sponsors are a vital part of the success – or failure – of a project. In this episode of Quay Conversations, Rod and Bec zero in on the 101s of good sponsorship in project delivery.

    • 27 min
    A PM's Perspective on Stakeholder Management

    A PM's Perspective on Stakeholder Management

    Arguably the most critical part of any successful project, Rod and Bec discuss stakeholder management and the importance of focusing on project fundamentals to deliver successful change. 

    • 35 min
    A PM Perspective on Assurance and Good News Culture

    A PM Perspective on Assurance and Good News Culture

    In this episode, Rod and Bec explore governance, accountability, and the risks of a good news culture.

    • 40 min
    A PM Perspective on Risk in Victoria's COVID19 Surge

    A PM Perspective on Risk in Victoria's COVID19 Surge

    In this episode, Bec and Rod explore risk management in large programs, why scope is critical to managing risk, and ensuring the right skills are in play. As Victoria's recent COVID-19 surge has shown, getting it wrong can have extraordinary consequences.

    • 30 min

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Quality and Risk in projects

Great conversation between Rod and Rebecca on the importance of applying risk assessment at every stage of the project lifecycle. Impartial analysis on what can happen when the need for quality outcomes was not identified or prioritised in Melbourne.

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