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Managing Projects in Africa: Essentials from the Project Management Journal by Project Management Journal

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Project Management Trilogy Challenges in Africa—Where to From Here?

P. D. Rwelamila

Graduate School of Business Leadership, University of South Africa [UNISA], Midrand, South Africa

Neha Purushottam

Graduate School of Business Leadership, University of South Africa [UNISA], Midrand, South Africa

ABSTRACT

While projects are now recognized as a means to achieve competitive advantage in Africa, project management still remains a Cinderella field. On average, 8 out of 10 project managers are accidental or have an inadequate project management (PM) knowledge base; PM training is falling short of some fundamental knowledge areas; and organizations which are supposed to be centered on programs and portfolios are, in practice, project-oriented organizations ...

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