journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
|Year||CPS||MPI||Practical PM Pty Ltd||Mosaic Project Services Pty Ltd||Stakeholder Management Pty Ltd|
|1985||Patrick Weaver starts his consultancy business trading as Computer Planning Services. CPS 'only uses computerised tools' for its project scheduling (planning) services; primarily ICL VME PERT (mainframe) and Micro Planner (PC).||
|1987||CPS drops VME PERT and focuses exclusively on using PC tools for its project scheduling and consultancy work. Major projects include New Parliament House (Canberra), Expo 88 and Myer Centre (Brisbane).||Micro
Planning Australia Pty Ltd starts trading. Initially focused solely on
software sales of the Micro Planner range.
Patrick Weaver is appointed MPI's Managing Director.
tools to compliment the MPI range:
- PlanTrac, Outlook, BARoNET & TimeLocK
from Computerline UK
[see the story of the early years]
- Cresta from K&H Ltd London
- Kernel PMS,
- PreProd, Arrow and others
[ See more on MPI's history ]
|1990||CPS continues to expand and develop its consulting services and begins offering training.||Micro Planning Australia Pty Ltd changes its name to Micro Planning International Pty Ltd to conform with the MPI brand internationally. InstaPlan added to MPI software range.|
[ See more on MPI's history ]
|Computer Planning Software Pty Ltd starts trading as a software importer and wholesale business supporting MPI (this structure is needed to mange the new sales tax on software and tax exempt sales to government).|
|1996||CPS incorporates as Computer Planning Services Pty Ltd and continues as a consulting business in association with MPI.||MPI starts offering direct consulting services to select clients in support of its software sales business.||M.P.I. Holdings Pty Ltd formed as a holding company. MPI Holdings will become Mosaic in 1999.|
|1999||Computer Planning Services Pty Ltd consolidates its role into an employment business for all wages based employees in the group. All consultancy and training work transferred to Mosaic.||Micro Planning International Pty Ltd sold to new owners. P.Weaver resigns as Managing Director and starts Mosaic's consulting business.||Computer Planning Software Pty Ltd consolidates its role as primary holder of IP and Copyright within the group.||Mosaic Project Services Pty Ltd takes over as the lead consulting business in the group focused on project scheduling, 'expert witness' work and ADR services.||Lynda Bourne starts Casablanca Management Pty Ltd as an ICT management consultancy business.|
MPI ceased trading in 2005.
|Mosaic becomes a PMI approved Registered Education Provider and increases its training offerings to include PMP Exam Prep courses.|
|2003||PMI Public classroom training offered in Melbourne in conjunction with PMI Melbourne Chapter.|
sale and support of the Micro Planner
software range is now managed by
Micro Planning International Asia Pacific Pty Ltd
|Computer Planning Software Pty Ltd changes its name to Practical PM Pty Ltd.||Dr.
Lynda Bourne joins Mosaic as
Director of Training.
Mosaic starts work commercialising the Stakeholder Circle® prior to formation of the new company.
consultancy business transferred into Mosaic.
Lynda's work developing stakeholder management capabilities
off' into a new 'Stakeholder Management' business.
Casablanca consolidates its role as the primary holder of physical assets within the group.
Lynda Bourne, acquires PMI
accredited, OPM3 ProductSuite
Assessment & Consultancy capabilities.
Training expanded to Canberra in conjunction with PMI Canberra Chapter.
training courses are in demand world-wide with clients in Europe, USA,
Asia and New Zealand: [view
[view training clients].
|2008||PMI public classroom training expanded to Brisbane in conjunction with PMI Queensland Chapter (plus continuing in Canberra and Melbourne). Mosaic undertakes the first OPM3 ProductSuite assessments in Australia.||
Short courses updated, re-organised and included on the PMI R.E.P. database.
PMI Credential courses updated to new Standards and expanded to include PMP, CAPM, PgMP and PMI-SP.
Dr. Lynda Bourne, becomes Director of Professional Services.
|2010||Webshop updated and re-launched. Primary focus, Mentored Email™ courses world-wide + Mosaic's classroom courses in Melbourne.||
Business taken over by Mosaic to streamline operations and CPS shut
||Business consolidated with CPS to focus on delivering training for PMI credentials and project controls.||
and Practical PM businesses merged into a single entity holding all of
the groups IP and physical assets:
Casablanca Management Pty Ltd
|PM Knowledge portal
Circle migrated to 'the
cloud' and supplied as a SaaS application.
|2013||Webshop updated and moved to new server.||Stakeholder
Circle enhanced to include
|2014||PM History portal launched.|