Mvula Trust

Boost for Mvula Trustís project management

On 5 May 2016, ProjectPro presented a proposal to key stakeholders from Mvula Trust to kick-start  an ambitious programme to improve Mvula Trustís project management systems and capabilities.

The Mvula Trust (TMT), established in 1993, is South Africaís leading and largest water and sanitation NGO. Since its inception , TMT has built a good reputation that positioned the organisation as a change agent and champion of community development.

TMTís occupational single-mindedness is in implementing and supporting the delivery of water and sanitation services in rural and peri-urban areas across South Africa. They specialise in community management, the establishment of community-based water and sanitation services providers and supporting national and local authorities to create and establish an enabling environment for water and sanitation sustainability.

The programme is divided into two stages.

Stage  1:

  • Execute a Gap Analysis based on ISO 21500: Guidance on Project Management and Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK) good practices.
  • Determine the proficiencies of project staff using the PathPro methodology.
  • Implement ProjectProís ISO and PMBOK aligned ProjectFlow® methodology.
  • Compile a Project Management Guidelines manual.
  • Train staff to obtain credentials in:
     Certified Associate in Project Management
     Project Management Professional (PMP) 
     Professional Construction Project Manager (Pr.CPM)
  • Stage 2:
    • Establishment of a Project Management Office (PMO).
    • Provision and implementation of a Portfolio Management System (PMS).
    • Training of end-users.
    • Post-implementation support and sustainment.
  • Says Terry Deacon, CEO ProjectPro, ďWe are proud to be associated with Mvula Trust on his strategic programme to align their organisation and systems with the world-class good practices of ISO 21500 and to empower their project managers with the practitioner processes contained in the PMBOK global standard. ď
     
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