Project support is the mainstay of any project and actively supports all the phases of the project from planning through monitoring and control to closing. Our range of project management services include:
Our range of project management services will ensure that your project is scoped and planned correctly, that process controls are in place and critical documentation on hand to guarantee that your project is delivered on time, within budget, according to the scope and as per the quality criteria stipulated.
Project managers and their teams will benefit from our key strengths: team integration, well established methodologies, a disciplined, pro-active approach to monitoring controls, and quality deliverables.
Defining the objectives and scope of a project is the first step to ensuring that projects start out well.
Once this first crucial step is performed, a project is well on its way to success – as the roadmap is unambiguous and all further planning is based on clearly defined goals.
We follow a well-established methodology for planning and developing schedules and work packages. Our schedules are “living documents” which follow the progress of the project using dynamic techniques.
These techniques not only provides a realistic view of the project, but also ensure that project schedule reporting is relevant and a true reflection of the progress.
We believe in being wholly involved and enmeshed in a project. It is the only way to provide the best service and obtain the desired outcomes.
We are part of the owners / project team and directly support the project manager in reaching the goals of the project.
In order to be most effective, we are on-site with our clients and spend most of our time in direct contact with the project team.
Document management is, and will always remain, a topic of discussion around “what is enough / too much”.
We believe in tailoring our document management offering to the needs and size of the project to ensure efficacy and efficiency, rather than applying the same methodology without regard for the project requirements.
We make use of various platforms for document management, ranging from online hosted platforms to traditional folder structures on the client’s server.
We are passionate about record keeping and document management, and believe that no project can function without it.
As with any discipline, various criteria for managing and delivering projects exist.
We pride ourselves in our internationally accredited staff members who apply best-practice principles to projects and project controls to ensure that projects comply to industry standards and/or client-specific governance.
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Lou Möller is a Discipline Manager Principal at VBKOM, an engineering consultancy firm that is all about providing guidance, mentoring with the application of world class skills to a huge variety of clients across the African continent.
Lou has comprehensive expertise in the design, selection, specification, implementation and optimisation of mining technologies that stretches across the full mining value chain.
As mining consultant, Lou has been involved in mineral resource management, production management, mine design and mine planning studies in both open pit and underground mining. He has provided a global consulting service to International Mining houses through the analysis of data, business process modelling and mine production performance. Lou has a special interest in financial modelling and corporate bench marking studies and has also conducted various due diligence studies internationally.
Born and raised in Pretoria, Netterine was a late bloomer in terms of career aspirations. She fostered a passion for horses but did not quite see herself making a career of it in the limited market that South Africa offers, and so opted to study industrial design. The first few years of her career were spent in product design, after which she made a deliberate move into the project management environment.
When talking about her career change, she shares, “My career has been such a journey! When I went to university, I really had no idea what I wanted to do or what made me happy, despite extensive psychometric testing and exploration. In hindsight, I just wasn’t exposed to that many options, and so when I was introduced to the concept of project management, I instantly related to the structure, the rules, and intentionality of it, and it gave me butterflies in my stomach knowing that I finally found my “thing”. There has been a lot of trial and error, and with every year of knowing and understanding myself better, my path going forward becomes clearer.
I would say my most significant career lesson has been to forgive yourself and others, as we all make decisions based on what we know at the time, and that probably differs from what we know now.”
Aside from being a project management professional and a passionate equestrian, Netterine also wears the hat of being a wife to her best friend, Stefan. They have been married for seven years, and they share their home with their three dogs.
Netterine likes to unwind after a long day at the office with a glass of good wine and hopefully sushi and believes that this combination can fix just about any problem that you might face.
Lynsey grew up in Durban and completed her studies in Geology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She moved to Gauteng in 2014 to start her career as a Mining Geologist on the West Wits Goldfields. She worked on three of the world’s deepest mines over a 5-year period before making a career change into Project Management with VBKOM to expand on her skills and expertise. She enjoys learning new skills and combining them with her Mining background to deliver innovative solutions to clients.
In 2019 she decided to pursue her passion for finance and investing and started studying towards gaining the CFA charter. Lynsey enjoys pushing her limits and is always open to new and exciting challenges. She values honesty and loyalty, and her logical and analytical nature means she does not take decision-making lightly.
Lynsey has an adventurous spirit and is very passionate about skydiving. She has been involved in the sport since 2015 and plans to start wingsuiting within the next few months to experience real human flight. She loves to travel with her partner and friends, and has been to several countries across Africa, Europe, and Asia, but still plans to visit the rest of the continents over the next few years. She also loves nature and being out and about, so enjoys hiking and trail running whenever she can.
Tiffany is always up for a laugh, a chat, or a challenge. She brightens up any room she walks into, and she is able to captivate her audience with her big smile and open and positive attitude.
Growing up, Tiffany’s parents quickly noticed that she likes organising everything and anything. They wanted Tiffany to choose a career path that will be naturally suited to her, and they had her complete three aptitude tests, and the results of all three tests indicated that Tiffany should venture into operations or project management.
Tiffany is one of the hardest workers you will ever cross paths with, and when she talks about her work, she shares that the most satisfying aspect of her role is, “being able to create structure and adding value to my client’s projects”.
At home, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family, around a braai. She comes from a family of really good project managers and loves to listen to her parents and siblings sharing their work and life experiences with her. Even though she is the youngest, she aspires to be the best project manager her family has ever seen.
Tiffany is the proud mommy of little Luna, a cute black Pug puppy, and also has some chickens, goats and rabbits.
Brendon grew up on a farm just outside of Senekal in the Free State. Growing up, he wanted to become a farmer, but as he got older, Urban Planning started tweaking his interest.
He enrolled at the North West University where he studied Urban and Regional Planning. In Brendon’s final year at University, one of his subjects was ‘Project Management’, and he shares, “I realized that Project Management was something I was very passionate about and something I would like to pursue in the future”. Consequently, he enrolled in Project Management courses to further expand his knowledge. Brendon worked in the Town Planning industry for 2 years before pursuing his true passion - Project management.
In project management, Brendon has found that the most fulfilling aspect was having the opportunity to work with people and to satisfactorily address each clients’ personalized requirements.
To relax, Brendon enjoys playing golf every opportunity he gets, or sitting back and watching sports. He says that his hidden talent is predicting the outcomes of rugby and football games, and jokingly says, “I’m pretty good at Superbru.”
In the future, he is eager to overstep language barriers by learning to speak Zulu. He also plans several international travel expeditions where he can enrich his cultural and adventurous soul.
Namibian-born Jani grew up all over Namibia, and by the age of 11, her family moved to Potchefstroom, and finally to Pretoria. When Jani was younger, she dreamed of becoming a Rally Driver, and shares “I might still become one!”
Jani started at VBKOM in the Project Management department in 2011 and shares, “Providing project management services within the mining industry, has taught me that a can-do attitude, excellence, and innovative solutions make all the difference in our delivery to our clients.”
With the organizational redesign that VBKOM went through and Jani’s great passion for seeing the VBKOM clients’ successes being realised, she made the big decision to pursue the challenges of a Business Development role. She will harness her project management knowledge and skills to identify the possibilities and craft solutions to the benefit of not only the VBKOM clients’ but of the whole of VBKOM.
Outside of the work environment, Jani’s hobbies include crafts, do-it-yourself projects, being outside and extensive gardening, she shares that she has about 200 plants in her greenhouse, of which her orchids are her favourite.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | Gideon van Zyl
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Friday, December 18, 2020 | Chantelle van der Walt
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Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | Chantelle van der Walt
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Monday, December 14, 2020 | Chantelle van der Walt
We would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy, safe, and joyous holiday season, and a prosperous 2021.
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