PM Zimbabwe to join the rest of the world on IPM Day 2017



INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT DAY 2017 events in Zimbabwe on 2-3 November

Reported by Peter Banda in Harare

26 October 2017 – Harare, Zimbabwe – Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) has announced that Zimbabwe will join the rest of the world this year on 02 November 2017 in the recognition and marking of the INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT DAY (IPM DAY 2017). The country’s Largest Association of Project Managers PROJECT MANAGEMENT ZIMBABWE (PMZ) is organizing 2(two) major events in Harare and Bulawayo which will see Project Managers and Project Management Practitioner gathering to recognize IPM Day 2017 under the THEME: People, Passion and Purpose in a digital Age.

Bulawayo will this year host the main IPM Day 2017 event with a Business Breakfast meeting at Holiday Inn on 2 November 2017 where His Worship the Mayor of the City of Bulawayo Councilor M. K. Moyo will be the Guest of Honor.

Harare will follow suit on 3 November 2017 with another Breakfast meeting to close the IPM Day 2017 fanfare. International Project Management Practitioners from around the world, mainly South Africa, Kenya and USA are lined up to deliver high level papers at the two Zimbabwe IPM Day breakfast meetings. The centre of discussion at the 2 November 2017 Bulawayo meeting will be an analysis of how project management can be used to revive commerce and industry for the City of Kings.

To register or for more information, contact [email protected] or visit www.pmiz.org.zw

What is IPM Day All About?

International Project Management Day is celebrated every year since 2004 on the first Thursday in the month of November. This year, the Project Management Day will be observed on November 2. The International Project Management Day or IPM Day is designed to encourage project based organizations worldwide or companies who utilize project management methodologies to program some type of recognition event within their organizations or organized locally with others to demonstrate the appreciation for the achievements of project managers and their teams. Project Managers build new roads, bridges, assemble gadgets, write and run software programs etc. but they are seldom celebrated. Virtually all products that we use daily from a mere tooth brush, cellphones to aeroplanes that fly us etc are all outputs from some projects which were diligently managed by some project managers.

The International Project Management Day was created in 2004 by the team at International Institute of Learning (USA) as the day to honor project managers who work tirelessly to finish the projects efficiently on time. Project Managers are the backbone of the every project in the organization, and they always make sure that everything in the industry is moving smoothly, and work in every industry and sector, from the government to volunteer. International Project Management Day is an Worldwide appreciation of the many project managers and project teams in every organization including non-profit organisations.

Who is PMZ?

Established in 2009, Project Management Zimbabwe (PMZ) is Zimbabwe’ largest Association of Project Managers and Project Management practitioners. PMZ is a membership based organisation operating as a non-profit adult vocational education and training Trust. There are over 2500 members to date on the PMZ database. Besides providing various project management mentorship programmes for its members, PMZ is also licenced locally by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology to train and examine the Certificate and Diploma courses in Project Management (CPM/DPM) including the Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management (PGDPM).  PMZ is also able to mentor its members in the world’s top 2 project management certification programmes, i.e. the PRINCE2 and the PMP credentials.

Through their Harare based National Secretariat Office and the Bulawayo Regional office, PMZ has a mandate of registering membership, setting up, monitoring and evaluation of standards in project management training and certification nationally. From 2009 up to 2013 PMZ was known as Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe before rebranding to PMZ in line with identities of similar institutions world-wide and the recommendations of the parent Project Management Institute based in USA. Considered to be best practice organisation in project management standards, the Project Management Institute (PMI)   is the world’s largest Association of Project Managers.

In Zimbabwe and, as in most Sub-Saharan African countries the level of project management training and certification is nascent, albeit ominously low, given that these countries undertake massive infrastructural development projects. Hence projects fail due to incompetency in project management and the lack of appropriate project governance thereof, giving rise to opportunistic corruption. For information, visit www.pmiz.org.zw or email: [email protected]

Source:  Project Management Zimbabwe