Davida van der Walt
Davida is an industrial psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience. She has extensive experience in alignment, change management and communication on megaprojects, as well as corporate social investment and community engagement in the petrochemical and mining industries.
Davida is an industrial psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience. She has extensive experience in alignment, change management and communication on megaprojects, as well as corporate social investment and community engagement in the petrochemical and mining industries. Davida is co-author of a book on programme management.
Davida’s areas of expertise include:
- Framing and alignment facilitation between stakeholders on projects
- Development of project management stage-gate models
- Participation in the development of value assurance processes
- Change management and continuous improvement
- Community liaison / stakeholder management
- Project lessons learnt
- Development of project communication and stakeholder engagement strategies
- Development of project campaigns, e.g. safety
- Project owner team training and development, in particular sponsor training and framing and alignment
- Project team effectiveness assessment and interventions.
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.
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 those organisations considered to be highly...
Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility for Projects
In this article, an attempt is made to provide an integrated view of strategic CSR on projects. A stronger focus will be given to strategic CSR in the context of developing countries. Introduction Before we consider strategic corporate social responsibility, let’s...
The Importance of Framing and Alignment on a Project
The objective of the initial opportunity framing process is to ensure the right problem is tackled, from the right perspective, by the right people. Framing a project properly at the outset will assist in aligning the team towards success and reduce the probability...
The project management triangle conundrum: Selecting between Quality, Cost, Time
It is often said that good and fast projects are expensive, good and cheap projects are slow, and cheap and fast projects are of poor quality. It is our opinion that this dogma leads to a totally inadequate setting of the project framework and does not provide the...