THE MEDIATION ROLE OF THE PMO IN THE TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE BETWEEN PROJECTS – A CASE STUDY OF FIVE PMO’S

Brighton Tshuma, Herman Steyn and Cornelis Cristo van Waveren

Purpose – This article describes advances in the study of knowledge transfer (KT) in project-based organizations (PBOs). Project management offices (PMOs) have both a moderation role and a mediation role to play in KT between projects. In order to improve KT between projects, this paper explores the mediation role of the PMO in the transfer of knowledge with different levels of articulability. The aim is to improve the usability of transferred knowledge.
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AN INVESTIGATION OF SPONSOR ATTRIBUTES ON SIX MEGAPROJECT CASES

Willem Louw, Herman Steyn, Jan Wium, Wim Gevers

Purpose – Executive sponsors play a significant role in the success of megaprojects which, in turn, affect national economies and millions of people. However, the literature on the requisite attributes of project sponsors on megaprojects is still sparse. The purpose of the paper is to provide guidelines to company boards and executives who are tasked to appoint suitable executive sponsors to megaprojects. Thus, the paper contributes to the sparse literature on megaproject sponsors.
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KNOWLEDGE- SHARING WITHIN THE PROJECT-BASED ORGANISATION: A KNOWLEDGE-PULL FRAMEWORK

L. Bell, C.C. van Waveren & H. Steyn

This paper examines mechanisms to use lessons learned on individual projects within an organisation. A Delphi study highlighted the organisation’s responsibility for incorporating knowledge from projects into a project management methodology. Knowledge from a project should be transferred through a centralised knowledge management function that should evaluate codified knowledge within the context in which it was generated, determine how the knowledge should be used, and maintain the explicit knowledge database and the knowledge flow process.
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DETERMINING THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY SELECTION IN AFRICA

M L Barry, Herman Steyn, Alan C Brent

The supply of sustainable energy is crucial for sustainable development in Africa. The aim of the study summarised in this paper is the identification, and prioritisation, of the factors that must be taken into account when selecting the most sustainable technological systems in the African context, by applying the Delphi technique. The questionnaire of the first round was based on factors already identified during a focus group exercise with energy experts. The Delphi participants were required to comment on the factors, add new factors, and rate all the factors. The results were fed back during the second round where respondents were again asked to rate the factors for feasibility, desirability, and importance.
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Accreditation

Delegates who successfully complete the PPM and comply with the related assessment criteria are awarded certificates of completion by the University of Pretoria.

The PPM is recognized by the following:

PMI (Project Management Institute) – USA

ECSA (Engineering Council of SA)

SACPCMP (South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions)

SACNASP (South African Council for Natural Scientific Professionals)

PMSA (Project Management South Africa)

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