Unpacking innovation in project management

13 September 2016

Each representing innovative organisations and one an innovator in her own right, Nneile Nkholise, Nicki Koorbanally and Yolande Steyn, will share learnings and best practise at the Project Management South Africa (PMSA) 2016 National Biennial Conference at The Wanderers, Johannesburg from 9 to 11 November.

About the conference

Innovation is the focus of this year’s PMSA 2016 Conference and the conference aims to help project managers develop their own innovative skills to apply to their teams and to innovative projects that they manage.

Acknowledging the challenges inherent in encouraging and managing innovative thinking and application, the conference will provide input into the ever-growing body of knowledge that project management practitioners require to deliver successful projects.

According to, innovation must be seen as a discipline – learning to use the right methods, tools and approaches at the right times. In other words: learning to harness innovation.

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.

Presentations, workshops, panel discussions and reviewed academic papers will cover the latest trends in terms of best practice, research and innovation, insights, technology, toolsets and services essential to the practice of project management.


  • Practicing senior project managers
  • Aspiring project managers
  • Engineers, IT Specialists, Business Analysts, and other business professionals across a wide range of industries, who find themselves increasingly tasked with managing projects
  • Project team members and project administrators
  • Project sponsors
  • Project Management Office (PMO) leaders and administrators
  • Project management students


PMSA is a non-profit, voluntary professional association representing the interests of project, programme and portfolio management professionals in South Africa. PMSA has operated as an autonomous representative body for almost two decades and earned SAQA recognition 2013. PMSA continues to look for ways to improve its value to members and the extent to which it represents South Africa’s project people in different forums. The Biennial National Conference, providing a platform for researchers, thought leaders and practitioners to share their knowledge, is just one example of this.

More information from:

Dilshaan Duearte at [email protected]; Tel: +27(0)11 257 8003 or

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