UOE TRIP ONE DAY 1.4 PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF THE WORLD

Deidre Loubser -For any specific suggestion for a mini project, funding is a great mini project. She says that for this venture to succeed if the right stakeholders are brought on board, and one of the key stakeholders being the government. But the government have their own initiatives and it’s very difficult to get funding from the government. So she suggests that we should become the funder, accumulating funds from various organisations, becoming stronger, using a number of other parastatals to become involved in the process and carry out all these implementation strategies that have been identified.

The next level is where it becomes more sellable, which is then the marketing level. So we need to find agreement on where we’re going to. We need to know where we are going to. We need to know what it is that we want to achieve every day. Nothing that we do must be without benefits. We want to have an end result. That is what a project is about. A project by definition is a temporary endeavour that we undertake to create a specific service or product with the desired end result.

It’s like going out on the sea. We have to know where we are going. So the next level is going to be playing with ideas that are actually going to get down to the nitty-gritty of a project that is the marketability of the various ideas. Marketability is the funding for the project, and we have to be clear about where we are going. Concise, believable, credible. The buying of all the stakeholders of the mini project must be considered. And if there is one person is not caring and sharing, they are not needed on the project, and you can put that person on another project. Make sure that you only have the true ambassadors on board.

 

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