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Project Management

Truck manufacturer focuses on projects to improve global capability

17th July 2015 Japanese truck manufacturer Hino Motors is placing increased focus on projects and the management thereof to improve its global production and supply capability. 

Amendment Act will protect emerging contractors, says consultancy

By: Donna Slater     17th July 2015 Emerging contractors in the construction industry will soon stand to benefit from increased protection provided by a new amendment to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Act, which was proposed by the Department of Public Works, says Johannesburg-based construction consultancy... 

Amendment Act will protect emerging contractors, says consultancy
MITIGATING MANIPULATION The Construction Industry Development Board Act will empower small-scale and emerging contractors

David Brown

17th July 2015 Iconic engineering brand David Brown’s history of engineering high-integrity gearing systems and significant field service expertise has led to the company’s successful development of CX drives – next-generation conveyor technology for the mining industry. The mission of the engineering team was... 

David Brown

PPM training adds value to skills advancement

By: Bruce Montiea     18th July 2014 Project and portfolio management (PPM) specialist The Project Group (TPG) Africa is offering PPM training, based on Microsoft technologies, for the first time to the public. TPG Africa CEO Pieter Meyer says the training has been offered for the past ten years to its clients and more than 60... 

PPM training adds value to skills advancement
PIETER MEYER Training covers relevant skills needed to manage multiple projects in a range of industries

South Africa needs good-calibre project managers

By: Bruce Montiea     18th July 2014 The growth of the South African economy depends on project managers successfully executing projects – whether in the information and communications technology (ICT), banking or engineering sectors. Therefore, highly skilled project managers are needed, says IT software development and integration... 

South Africa needs  good-calibre project managers
GREG VERCELLOTTI Growth of economy depends on project managers successfully executing projects

Mining industry benefits from project management

By: Bruce Montiea     18th July 2014 Project management is useful to the mining industry, as it organises a team of specialists, such as geologists, environmental specialists, mining engineers and processing specialists, who need to collaborate to successfully complete projects, says process engineering design services provider... 

Mining industry benefits from project management
MINING IT The beneficiation of resources is a complex sequence of events

Project management builds efficient environments

By: Bruce Montiea     18th July 2014 In times of change, in order for the vision and strategy of a company to be realised, there needs to be proper project management, says Johnson Controls Africa Region project operations manager Yasas Jayakody. “Project management helps to drive organisations forward by building the frameworks and... 

Project management builds efficient environments
YASAS JAYAKODY Project management drives organisations forward

Industry relies on major infrastructure projects for survival

By: Bruce Montiea     18th July 2014 The South African project management industry is currently not thriving because the slow pace of infrastructure investments is negatively impacting the industry, professional services firm KPMG infrastructure and major projects director Jeff Shaw says. Although projects, such as power utility... 

Industry relies on major infrastructure projects for survival
JEFF SHAW The project management industry is cyclical in nature

Project management helps with executing large-scale projects

18th July 2014 Delivering large-scale construction projects requires project management to coordinate all the activities that are involved in the execution of the project, engineering and project implementation firm Hatch Goba reports. “For example, a large amount of existing services – ranging from electricity... 

Project management helps with executing large-scale projects
BRIDGE-BUILDING Delivering large-scale construction projects requires project management

Good project management guarantees success

18th July 2014 A project management company must thoroughly understand the needs of the client before it can successfully manage an engineering and construction project on behalf of the client, says engineering and construction company Fluor South Africa project director Arnout van Haarlem. “This requires... 

Good project management guarantees success
ARNOUT VAN HAARLEM A project management company must thoroughly understand the needs of the client

Skills spread too thinly, being lost in SA

By: Chantelle Kotze     19th July 2013 The good project management skills that exist in South Africa are unfortunately being spread too thinly, resulting in many projects going ahead with weak teams at the owner-team and contractor level. 

Skills spread too thinly, being lost in SA
LACK OF EXPERIENCEThe required number of project managers who are experienced enough to ensure the successful delivery of megaprojects in the country, such as power projects, is decreasing(Source: Bloomberg)

Project traps need to be overcome to ensure success

19th July 2013 Projects most commonly fail as a result of poor scheduling as many companies underestimate the time needed for their completion. 

Consulting engineer increases connectivity to improve information flow

By: Chantelle Kotze     19th July 2013 Cape Town-based managed services provider and Internet service provider SybaWeb added the Richards Bay branch of consulting engineering practice UWP Consulting to its connectivity backbone after it had approached the company last year with a turnkey information technology (IT) management solution... 

Keeping projects grounded vital to effective management

19th July 2013 Before any project gets off the ground, one would hope that the costs and benefits have already been carefully weighed up to make sure they balance out and that the project plan includes measures that assist in identifying when the project costs are too high and start to outweigh the benefits. 

Project managers developed despite economic slowdown

By: Chantelle Kotze     19th July 2013 While there are enough projects under way to employ the number of project managers in South Africa, there is a shortage of competent project and construction managers. 

Consulting company recommends discipline-orientated project management to industry

By: Gia Costella     20th July 2012 Consulting engineering company GIBB Group CEO Richard Vries says the company’s discipline-orientated project management has given it a competitive edge in the engineering industry. 

Project house tackles skills shortage, prepares for growth

By: Gia Costella     20th July 2012 Engineering, procurement and construction management company TWP Projects, part of the Basil Read group, established a planning school this month as part of its efforts to mitigate the shortage of skilled project managers and engineers in South Africa. 

Advisory firm encourages more projects

By: Gia Costella     20th July 2012 The level of project-management capabilities in South Africa will increase with every large-scale project that is undertaken in the country, says global advisory firm KPMG head of global infrastructure and projects De Buys Scott. 

Software developer sheds light on project management in IT sector 

By: Gia Costella     20th July 2012 In the last eight years, there has been a notable shift in the way project management is handled in the information technology (IT) sector, says custom software development company Dariel Solutions executive director Greg Vercellotti. 

project managers focus on philosophy of profession

By: Gia Costella     20th July 2012 Global construction project-management firm SIP Project Managers COO Rod Oosthuizen says the company’s focus on both the science and philosophy of project management has driven its success.  

Business Initelligence integral to successful project management

By: Gia Costella     20th July 2012 Business intelligence (BI) and information management services provider PBT Group emphasises the important, yet underused, role that BI plays in project management, especially for the information technology (IT) sector. 

Solutions provider enters industry with launch of new product

By: Gia Costella     20th July 2012 Project management solutions provider Gigafusion, which began operating in January, is already reacting to market demand with the launch of its Project Navigator project-management tool in early May.  

Software to assist mining companies

By: Gia Costella     20th July 2012 New Zealand-based software developer Professional Software On Demand Anywhere (Psoda) is marketing its Psoda project-management software to mining companies worldwide.  

Business management integration critical to success

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th July 2011 Current business processes and definitions should be based on the pillars of process, technology and people to be successful, says project management company SSG Consulting owner Steven Golding. 

Increasing need for proficiency spurs education

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th July 2011 The increasing need for project management proficiency in all facets of industry has ensured that consulting engineering and project implementation firm Hatch continues its drive to train the company’s project managers and team. 

Sixteenth school on track for completion in 2012

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th July 2011 Engineering and environmental consultants SSI’s project and construction management division is on track to deliver the sixteenth school of the R500-million 16 Schools Project to the Gauteng Department of Education by February 2012. 

Local firm adopts integrated project management system

15th July 2011 South African engineering and project management firm Amec Minproc, a wholly owned subsidiary of international group Amec, is the latest entity to change over to the group’s fully integrated project management Convero system. 

Company encourages project management internships

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th July 2011 To meet the growing demand for project management skills in industry, project management education company Davis & Dean is developing an internship programme for students to gain valuable working experience at South African companies. 

Engineering services company launches field development business

15th July 2011 Subsea and floating systems engineering company Peritus International has launched a field development business, which will offer tailored engineering and project management services for field development and transportation systems to clients undertaking global offshore projects.  

Integrated project management 
control office key for quality

28th May 2010 Integrated project management control office (IPMCO) is extremely important when implementing project quality systems that effectively integrate with business quality systems in the mining and engineering sectors 

Project managers take strain as budgets reduced

By: Karishma Thakurdin     28th May 2010 Project management is critical to the success of a project even more so during these tough economic times
 

Managing a £30-million 
brewery expansion

28th May 2010 Consulting services company WSP Africa’s risk management team has been appointed to manage multinational beer, wine and spirits business Diageo’s £30-million flagship project for 2010. 

Achieving real business benefits

28th May 2010 The project management process should never be confused with achieving real business results, because a project that is concluded on time and within budget adds no value to the organisation unless the intended business benefits are realised 

Project manager celebrates completion of 13 schools

By: Karishma Thakurdin     28th May 2010 Professional project and construction management company Profica has recently celebrated the completion of 13 secondary schools in the Gauteng province. 

Project cost management and sceduling tools key

By: Karishma Thakurdin     28th May 2010 The synchronised use of project cost management and scheduling tools can significantly enhance the capacity for project success 

Bridging the skills divide

By: Karishma Thakurdin     28th May 2010 The current global skills shortage, which is also a challenge for the project management industry, could have detrimental long-term consequences for this industry if a greater effort is not made to bridge the skills gap 

Training institute receives accreditation

28th May 2010 Business analysis and project management training organisation Faculty Training Institute (FTI) has been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a registered education provider (REP) for its exam preparation workshop, diploma in Internet solution project management and a short... 

Project management market given the green light

By: Philippa Levenberg     8th May 2009 Project managers (PMs) working in the built environment are advised to become ‘green’ by complying with environmental standards before it becomes a legal obligation. This will add value to their careers and the projects that they are involved in, says PM consulting and training company SQ Data... 

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