Services

Project Management

Crest Advisory Africa project management division is well-positioned offering service-oriented consulting focused on project management skills, experience, knowledge, tools and techniques to assist with the improvement in the providing of exceptional services and innovative, sustainable solutions for clients worldwide. Headquartered in Gauteng, South Africa, The Crest Advisory Africa team provides a wide range of project management services for mining, petroleum refineries, process plants, water, food processing plants, factories, municipalities, governments, steel fabricators and engineering workshops worldwide.

Our success is driven by our passion to serve others in what we do, how we do it, and most importantly why we do it!

Crest Advisory Africa professional services offered:

  1. Project management consulting
  2. Project management contracting services
  3. Auditing of project management processes
  4. Cost controlling of projects
  5. Project contract management
  6. Project administration
  7. Project control services
  8. Project QS services
  9. Project quality services
  10. Project safety services
  11. Project execution services
  12. Project Office Maturity Assessment & Improvement

As stated in the Project Management Institute (PMI), A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), – Six Edition “Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project.

Project management is comprising of six

Project Management Process Groups:

1. Initiating

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2. Planning

3. Executing

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4. Monitoring

5. Controlling

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6. Closing

Initiation

  • Problem Definition
  • Business Plan
  • Project Requirements
  • Business Case
  • Project Charter
  • Project Initiation Checklist

Planning

  • Project Scope and Business Objectives
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Project Organization Chart
  • Development Plan

Execution & Control

  • Change Request
  • Project Dashboard
  • Project Issues
  • Project Status Report
  • Quick Status Report
  • Quality Review Meeting
  • Steering Committee Meeting
  • Continuous Assessment Monitoring

Project Closure

  • Project Closure Report
  • Project Post Mortem
  • Lessons Learned
In offering project excellence in these six groups of making a success of a project, we need knowledge in the following nine areas:
  1. Cost management
  2. Time management
  3. Scope management
  4. Human resources management
  5. Project integration management
  6. Communication management
  7. Quality management
  8. Project risk management
  9. Procurement management

People have been planning and managing projects since the dawn of time.

Whenever and wherever civilizations took root, there were projects to manage: buildings to build, roads to pave, laws to write. 

Without the advanced tools, techniques, and methodologies we have today, people created timelines, located materials, and resources, and weighed risks involved. These early ideas were the precursors to a set of management techniques we now know as “modern project management”.

Crest Advisory Africa facilitators are responsible for conducting planning sessions and project workshops aligned with ISO 21500 and PMBOK and the client’s requirements. Key outcomes of the facilitation sessions include:

Neutrally leading the group through discussion sessions to consensus, looking for a win-win situation.

Ensuring that the client’s expectations are met with regards to the identified deliverables. Client’s expectations and Crest Advisory Africa`s knowledge to meet each other here. 

Obtaining the best infra-structure, products, time, human- resources, knowledge.

Crest Advisory Africa results are improved through the utilization of mechanisms such as:

  • Good communication to all team members
  • WBS (Work Breakdown Structures)
  • Schedules and cost management
  • Cost estimates
  • Document Control systems
  • Changes control
  • Financial model, e.g. IRR, NPV
  • Risk management
Some advantages of using Crest Advisory Africa are:

Small overheads 
Small dedicated team
Better communication between team members
Highly experienced employees 
Quality work
Professionality
International accredited company
Access to international technology

Experience of using Crest Advisory Africa are:

  • Mining
  • Processing
  • Chemical plants
  • Diesel storage
  • Fire suppression
  • Plant optimization
  • Cost optimization
  • Power generation
  • Alternative power generation – Solar/Generators
  • Water plants – Including water RO plants and Sewage plants
  • Machinery optimization
  • Food industry
  • Biogas plants
  • Gas power generation
  • Gas line distribution
  • Gautrain
  • Rural nonprofit projects
  • R&D Projects

The discipline of project management plays a key role in the competitive global business arena.

Serving customers demand more and better products and faster services. Time-to-market pressures force greater efficiency. More than ever, organizations need individuals and teams with solid project management knowledge and skills.  When you decide to choose Crest Advisory Africa, the advantages are many – not the least of which is a more attractive bottom line!

Projects requiring multi-disciplinary professional services are undertaken by incorporating practices from other professions, such as specialist geotechnical engineers, mechanical, electrical and industrial engineers, architects, town planners, land surveyors, quantity surveyors, quality assurance specialists, and cost controllers. Whenever necessary, specialists/academics are commissioned to undertake specific tasks, such as process designs, research, and experiments, to find solutions to complicated engineering problems.

We believe that to succeed in the challenges of the future every organization needs to invest in its people as tomorrow’s workplaces and projects will require strong and diverse people skills. 

One of our many strengths is the fact that we can take responsibility for the client’s projects technical solutions utilizing support infrastructure, ensuring that the solution is both feasible and technically sound. To add to the success of any project, it is essential to ensure that the project will be completed within scope, time, cost, not only meeting but frequently exceeding the stakeholder’s expectations.

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