• Learning and development

  • stones_stacked“Sometimes, when learning precedes experience it doesn’t make sense right away”, Richard Bach

    Personal development must ultimately affect the attitudes and beliefs of the participants, otherwise the impact on their performance and their behaviour fades quickly.   New knowledge is lost without a context within which it is useful, and skills are never properly formed without practice.  So many training providers, so many training courses, offer little more than lists to learn and token tasks to try out, and their value [… Read more]

  • Stakeholder management

  • extended-smIf stakeholders matter, then they must make a difference to the way we plan, structure, communicate, and execute business decisions.

    PiCubed has prepared a series of workshops that prepares individuals and organisations to carry out effective stakeholder-centred analysis and engagement.  It looks at both corporate and project models, focusing what is in common and what is different between the two approaches.

    Using case studies from around the world, it illustrates what goes wrong when stakeholders are not engaged successfully, and what amazing [… Read more]

  • APM Introductory Certificate

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    What is the Introductory Certificate?

    The Introductory Certificate – The APM Project Fundamentals Qualification – (SCQF Level 6) offers a fundamental awareness of project management terminology and is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession.

    Who is it for?

    No prior knowledge or experience is required for this qualification which will offer the individual the knowledge to make a positive contribution to any project.

    [… Read more]

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  • News: Workshops

    Stakeholder management

    extended-smIf stakeholders matter, then they must make a difference to the way we plan, structure, communicate, and execute business decisions.

    PiCubed has prepared a series of workshops... [... Read more]

  • News: Publications

    Changing the way project managers learn

    Presented at the Project Management Western Cape Conference, November 2017.

    This presentation looks at approaches to becoming a self-motivated professional learner in the field of project management.  It addresses the following:

    Why is self-led learning important? Informal learning and why it matters to PM professionals What... [... Read more]

    Networking and stakeholder engagement

    The young entrepreneur’s event was set up by Honeycomb and hosted by The Pepper Club in Cape Town.

    Louise spoke on networking and stakeholder management and what lesson from project management may be appropriate to entrepreneurs.  You can find the presentation slides here.

    [... Read more]

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