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  • The power of models

    Models are powerful ways of thinking about and communicating ideas involving complex real world concepts and events.  They are different from methods and procedures in that they are metaphors not directions on what to do and how to do it – they are valuable because they illustrate and suggest ways of understanding how things work and how things are interrelated.

    A good model is memorable – easy to communicate – and it suggests linkages and connections that may otherwise be overlooked.  It should – as any good metaphor [… 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.

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