Project Governance

Project Governance

Project Governance By Herman van Heerden, Freek van Heerden, Jurie Steyn   Introduction Ed Merrow (2011), in his book Industrial Megaprojects, maintains that much of the pathology we see in megaprojects today reflects the nature and problems of the modern industrial...
Black Swan Risk Management for Projects

Black Swan Risk Management for Projects

Black Swan Risk Management for Projects By Jurie Steyn. Introduction Decimus Junius Juvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a poet active in the period AD 110 to 130. He wrote sixteen satires on the vices, abuses, and follies of Imperial Rome and is regarded by...
Learning from All Projects

Learning from All Projects

Any organisation should strive for continual improvement in the way they execute projects. A good way to do this is to ensure that mistakes of the past are not repeated.

Document Management in a Digital World

Document Management in a Digital World

Document Management in a Digital World Once again, I am grappling with the future and considering moving back to the past… Things worked then, didn’t they?  Printers, photocopiers, and fax machines were the order of the day.  Nothing could go forward on a project...
Importance of Project Stakeholder Management

Importance of Project Stakeholder Management

Importance of Project Stakeholder Management Effective stakeholder management is fundamental to the success of projects. Communication is one of the main mechanisms used in stakeholder management.  According to the Project Management Institute (PMI, 2013), amongst...
Remote Project Support for Owner Teams

Remote Project Support for Owner Teams

Remote Project Support for Owner Teams Much has been written about the Covid-19 virus pandemic, the impact it has had on the world economy and how it will necessitate changes to the way we have traditionally interacted with other parties.  At this time, nobody knows...