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Torrens University Australia – Chifley Business School Melbourne Industry Event

Improving Organisational Agility through Project Portfolio Management

The ability to effectively innovate and implement change is a critical success factor for business today.

Successful organisations use projects to implement change, improve organisational agility and achieve corporate strategy. Project portfolio management practices are being increasingly adopted by organisations to prioritise and select the right projects to meet strategic objectives and improve organisational agility.

Three industry professionals will share perspectives and research findings from industry about current good practice and the factors that influence organisational agility.


Nick Hadjinicolaou

Nick is the Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Global Project Management Program at Torrens University Australia.

Currently he is conducting research for his PhD in the area of Supporting Project Success through the Implementation of Project Portfolio Management. He has presented at National and International project management conferences in Australia in 2016/2017 and in Poland in 2016. Amongst these include the 2016 AIPM/IPMG Regional conference and the PMI National Conferences in 2016 and 2017.

Prior to joining Torrens University Australia in 2013 he has been a Program, Project and IT Manager for 3Pillars Asia Pacific, Business SA, the State Government of South Australia, IBM and Telstra.

Nick holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Project Management from the University of Adelaide, is a PMI certified Program and Project Manager and a Certified Management Consultant from the Institute of Management Consultants.

With over 30 years of industry experience in education and senior leadership roles behind him he will present the latest findings on Project Portfolio Management and Organisational Agility.


Krys Paszkiewicz

Krys is a practical, pragmatic and proactive Senior Project Manager with over twenty five years of industry experience who focuses on delivering projects with the minimum of fuss via an effective and motivated team. Her breadth and depth of experience allows for adaptation of skills to suit the requirements and to ensure that the outcomes match customer requirements and requests.


Coming from a Training and Organisational Change Management background, Krys has long believed that the successful delivery of project outcomes must include stakeholder acceptance and has based her project management approach on the inclusion of Stakeholder Communications and Change Management including Change Readiness.


After completing her Masters in Global Project Management at Torrens University Australia, Krys has joined the Global Project Management Program in facilitating online and intensive (face to face) classes in Project Management, using her experience as a student to enhance the delivery of her facilitation approach. Krys sees herself as a “Pracademic” (Practising Academic) and is keen to continue her lifelong learning journey within the Project Change Management field.

Fiona Pileggi

Delivery focused Program, Change and IT Manager who uses tailored processes and frameworks to successfully deliver complex programs and organisational change. Managed and contributed to the delivery of high profile programs of work worth up to $120M across a range of industry sectors including health, education, telecommunications and logistics.

Successful track record delivering end-to-end ERP implementations, software development and Transition projects using Agile and Waterfall methodologies. Tertiary qualified, PRINCE2 Practitioner certified and a member of the Project Management Institute and Change Management Institute. Over ten years’ experience across public and private enterprise in ICT leadership and management. This includes the recruitment, management and mentoring of resources, teams and departments of up to sixty resources which both deliver new initiatives and support the business as usual state.

Established project, portfolio and project governance structures within multiple organisations including the Department of Human Services and the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Managed the delivery of change, training and communication functions utilising comprehensive frameworks such as the Kotter and ADKAR change models to support the successful implementation of ICT change initiatives within large and complex organisations.

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