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Project Management

Software company meets growing demand for customised projects

By: Philippa Levenberg     8th May 2009 An increase in customised projects worldwide, particularly in the Information Technology (IT) field, has prompted a need for project managers with specialised skills. Software architecture company Dariel Solutions, which specialises in bespoke application development and customised integration... 

Lack of foresight hinders worldwide projects

By: Philippa Levenberg     8th May 2009 An increasing number of large-scale projects across sectors worldwide are failing. This is owing to a shortage of project managers (PM) who are able to plan for the often far-reaching geographical, cultural and environmental implications of projects, says PM training academy The Da Vinci... 

SA needs improved human capital management

By: Philippa Levenberg     8th May 2009 An improvement in human capital management will ensure that South Africa continues to produce globally-competitive project managers (PM) and that projects meet their end goals, says Information Technology (IT) services provider PBT delivery manager Hennie de Villiers.  

Local project managers gain traction internationally

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th May 2009 South African project managers (PM) in the engineering sector are sought after by international companies because their experience is more diverse and they are able to participate across a broader spectrum of projects than their foreign counterparts, says recruitment solutions company Network... 

Mixed reactions experienced in build up to 2010 

By: Philippa Levenberg     8th May 2009 The 2010 FIFA World Cup is among the largest projects currently underway in South Africa and has presented immense opportunities and challenges for the country’s project managers. Construction project management (PM) consultancy Betts Townsend Betts Townsend project coordinator Andile Cele has... 

New management sector launched for complex projects

8th May 2009 Multidisciplinary consultancy SSI Engineers and Environmental Consultants has launched a new project and construction management (P&CM) sector to meet the demand for comprehensive project, programme and construction management in large and complex projects.  

Pipeline starts delivery to Bushveld complex

8th May 2009 Engineering company Thuthuka Group Limited (TGL) has completed the design and implementation of a steel water pipeline between Padda Junction and Tuschenkomst for the Pilansberg Platinum mine, situated on the western limb of the Bushveld complex, north of Rusternburg. 

R367-m educational construction project takes delivery of sixth school

By: Philippa Levenberg     8th May 2009 Multi-disciplinary firm SSI Engineers and Environmental Consultants in a joint venture (JV) with Mafuri Project Management, its black economic empowerment partner, has handed over a 3 500 m2 single story school to the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), in Vlakfontein. 

Project management skills gain ground

By: Fatima Gabru     9th May 2008 The development of project management as a life skill by the Department of Education and Training could see project management principles and concepts working its way into the school curriculum, says Project Management South Africa (PMSA) president Elmar Roberg. 

Skills transfer, capacity building imperative in project management

9th May 2008 There should be a close interdependency between project management and capacity building if South Africa is to be able to make meaningful inroads into its skills shortages and provide for a sustainable future, says project management, transport and infrastructure planning firm, Dornier Consulting... 

Project management goes online

9th May 2008 A current trend in managing project information in engineering is the increasing use of online services, says project software company Aconex’s regional manager of Europe and Africa, Yuval Attais. 

South Africa in need of project managers 

By: Fatima Gabru     9th May 2008 Amid a worldwide project managers’ shortage, South Africa is in need of of between 3 000 and 5 000 project managers in the short-term, says Da Vinci Institute of Technology chairman and Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition (Jipsa) technical committee member professor Roy Marcus. 

Consulting company launches project management division

9th May 2008 Engineering and environmental consultanting company SSI, a DHV company, has launched a new division specifically for comprehensive projects, programmes and construction management in the context of large and or complex projects. 

International expertise finds local application

By: Fatima Gabru     9th May 2008 Australian business consultants, Partners in Performance International’s (Pip’s) South African office is growing to serve clients in all parts of the world. 

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