‘Means to ends’ integration for stakeholder engagement

Hong, Anita Lee and Melanie, Larissa and Duthie, Deb and Best, Odette (2014) ‘Means to ends’ integration for stakeholder engagement. In: National Indigenous Studies Conference 2014: Breaking Barriers in Indigenous Research and Thinking, 26-28 Mar 2014, Canberra, Australia.

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In project management today, sustainability considerations are becoming increasingly necessary as an inclusion into project discovery, design and delivery phase methodologies. However, sustainability cannot always be tacked on to traditional project management approaches and still achieve the best project outcomes. Throw in the particular considerations for a culturally specific project, as for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the traditional project management approach is at risk of not meeting the needs of stakeholders or their engagement. In this presentation, we will briefly demonstrate how from beginning with sustainability considerations and integrating both project management principles and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values that QUT's Oodgeroo Unit is actioning a 'means to ends' integration approach for stakeholder engagement in two national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander projects.

The iterative discovery and design of the federally Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Social Marketing Strategy (Strategy) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Portal (Portal) projects is being informed through a 'means' to 'ends' user- and design -led project management approach for inclusivity, visioning, and participation informing these projects for sustainable national deliverables.

This approach draws upon the integration of Sustain ability Development Pillars and Project Management Pillars with the contextual lens of our proposed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pillars as the underpinning methodology of the Strategy and Portal Project's Communication and Collaboration Plan and approach with stakeholders. These three Pillars are integrated further through participatory consideration and inclusion of comparative models: Daly's Sustainability Triangle, Walker's Object Design, Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs, Olsen's Four Layers of Communication, Project Management Institute's (PMI's) Integrated Framework for Organisational Project Management, with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander six core research ethics values.

This presentation invites participants to join us in envisioning the 'ultimate means' of Environment, Delivery and Sovereignty, through Economy, Design and Self-determination to the 'ultimate ends' of Social, Discovery and Cultural Safety principles through stakeholder engagement.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
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Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Unpublished conference presentation.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2016 02:34
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2017 00:44
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29515

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