PMSA 2016 Conference: Harnessing the Power of Innovation



Registrations for the 2016 PMSA Conference are now open on the Deja Vu rate

13 June 2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Project Management South Africa (PMSA) has announced the dates, location and theme for their 2016 biennial national conference. The PMSA 2016 Conference with theme of “Harnessing the Power of Innovation” will be held at The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg, Gauteng during 9-11 November 2016. To access the conference website, click here.

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Registrations for the 2016 PMSA Conference are now open on the Deja Vu rate. For a limited time only attendees are able to register at a discounted rate of R6000 per person. Please note: This price is excluding VAT and includes conferencing for all three days and attendance at social functions…Read more

The national PMSA conference also provides researchers, practitioners and enthusiasts the opportunity to contribute to the local body of knowledge by responding to the Call for Research Papers and Call for Symposium (Industry Presentations). Please follow the links below for more information:
2016 PMSA Conference, First Call for Research Papers
Abstract submission deadline: 29th June 2016

2016 PMSA Conference, First Call for Symposium (Industry Presentations)
Summary submission deadline: 20th July 2016

The speed of change is increasing exponentially, often to the detriment of organisations who struggle to determine which change is applicable and how to manage it to their benefit. Many see “innovation” as the solution. The call is often for creativity and a shift in culture which will enable leaders and employees to optimise change. But how to achieve this is the question.

Project management often provides the ideal environment in which to harness innovation. It requires project managers’ skills sets to include the ability and know-how to encourage and develop creative thinking to achieve results within the parameters set by the project. It’s about developing the ability to marry the traditionally structured, output-driven project management approach with “out-of-the-box thinking.

This means learning, practising and honing innovation skills including what the various methods are and how they are applied in different contexts, as well as measuring the methods and their results, determining what works and what doesn’t. The PMSA 2016 Conference aims to aid project managers in developing their own innovative skills which they can apply to their teams, as well as to intrinsically innovative projects that they have to manage.

The Conference organisers have also created a comprehensive set of sponsorship opportunities. Make sure you don’t miss this chance to showcase your products or services to the PM community. Kindly click here for more information.

Project Management South Africa (PMSA) is a Section 21 (not-for-gain) professional association representing the interests of project, programme and portfolio management practitioners in South Africa. PMSA has a membership of over 1 500 project management practitioners at various career stages and has existed as an autonomous representative body for over 15 years. PMSA sponsors regional and national conferences and other events on a regular basis. For more information, visit http://www.projectmanagement.org.za/ or contact [email protected].

Source: Project Management South Africa