Category: Project Management in Nigeria

Who’s willing to collaborate with me on this project?

I am working on a plan to tour the universities and polytechnics offering a bachelor’s degree or HND in project management in Nigeria. One university or polytechnic at a time.

I want to share my wealth of knowledge and experience on how they can become the ULTIMATE project management graduates. If you have been following my personal blog — JerryIhejirika.com — or have been a member of my group on Facebook — Career Development and Project Management — for the past 3 years, then you would have some ideas on the kind of information I want to share with these students....   Read the Full Article>>>

Hello Jerry,

Please in our society and current economic situation, what is the best field/ sector to go into as a project manager in terms of job and financial security? Please Sir, I need a candid life changing advice. – Olatunji, PMT student at LASU

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Hello Olatunji,

First and foremost, there’s no best field, niche, industry or sector. Every niche, industry or sector has critical roles to play in the economy, and you can get a good job and make good money or build a successful career in any niche, industry or sector. There are also successful project managers in any niche, industry or sector you can think of now. So if I must say, the best industries or sectors for you are the ones you find most interesting....   Read the Full Article>>>

Hello Jerry,   I want to go into automobile/aeronautics as a Project Manager or possibly, computer engineering. What would you suggest? This is sequel to the free consultation service. – Akintola, PMT student at FUTA   – – – – – – – – – – – –   Dear Akintola,   I am glad you are interested in the aviation and automobile industries.  

Automobile and aeronautical could be related but are definitely two different industries with their own challenges and opportunities, and you can definitely succeed in any of them. They both require high level of technical expertise and are both experiencing some form of technological advancements such as self-driving cars, hyperloop and reusable rockets....   Read the Full Article>>>

I will be offering a free consultation service for persons who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in project management at any university or college around the world. Inform your course mates or anyone you know who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in project management.

The consultation service will mostly focus on how you can start planning your project management career as a student, how you can start developing your entrepreneurship skills or entrepreneurial mindset as a student, how you can research and choose the project management certifications that would be right for your career before or after graduating, how you can become a digitally-savvy project manager, how to search for and choose the right mentor for your project management career and so much more. Just ask me any relevant or valuable question....   Read the Full Article>>>

Who says Nigerian projects are not being recognised globally?

You need to read this…

A project in Benin City, Edo State, is among the finalists in the Social Project of the Year Award category of the APM Project Management 2016 Awards. It succeeded to reach the finalist stage despite stiff competitions from social projects in the UK and around the world.

The project is: Charity Eye Camp, Benin City, Edo State Nigeria – Prime Opticals and Eye Clinic

I did some digging and found out that Mrs Ann Valentina Ideh, a renowned ophthalmologist in Edo State, is the proprietor of Prime Opticals and Eye Clinic in Benin City. Every year, Ideh offers on free eye treatment which includes surgery for indigent patients. I also heard that over 2,000 people have benefited from her charity project. They are on Twitter @prime_opticals....   Read the Full Article>>>

How many of the young and aspiring project managers in Africa are digitally-savvy?

I have talked about how we can raise the next generation of project leaders in Africa. However, with the huge impacts that digital transformation and innovative technologies are both having on project management, the Project Management for Africa Initiative wants to do more to help raise the next generation of digitally-savvy project leaders in Africa.

Whether we like it or not, digital transformation and innovative technologies would continue to have bigger impacts on project management in the future. So, it is better for us to help impact our young and aspiring project managers with the right digital knowledge that would help them develop their digital skills and be ready for the future....   Read the Full Article>>>

Project Management Degree Students

I believe this is a question that is on the lips of most persons who are currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in project management. I have been there before so I know how it feels when you are confused as to how to define or plan your project management career as a (degree) student.

In 2008, when I gained admission to study Project Management Technology at FUTO (Federal University of Technology Owerri), I was so excited of not only overcoming the JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination) stress but also overcoming the admission stress. JAMB really jammed me for some years, and anyone who has passed through that JAMB jamming experience knows how bad, frustrating, and insulting it is....   Read the Full Article>>>

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…is to get involved and PRACTICE it.

You might not believe it, but there are so many “Name-the-Position-or-Title-or-Industry-or-Sector” Project Manager than you can ever count! The project management world is open to anyone and everyone, and it is not a bad thing.

However, irrespective of what route you took or would take into the world of project management, the ONLY real way to learn about project management is get involved and PRACTICE it.

In joining your first project team or managing your first project, you will learn so much about project management during the course or duration of the project....   Read the Full Article>>>

In 2015, I interviewed three project management graduates from three different universities in Nigeria: FUTO, FUTA AND FUTMinna. Each of them shared with us the challenges they faced as project management students in Nigeria and solutions.

This year, I will continue the interview series with project management graduates from other institutions in Nigeria. I will also interview project management lecturers from those institutions in other to shed more light and offer solutions on some the challenges raised by the graduates....   Read the Full Article>>>

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The library, be it that of a school or community library, has a very important role to play in the development of project management education in Africa.

We all know the value of our libraries. For most students, it is their favourite place to read. The school library is also a great place where project management students can discover or learn new things about project management and leadership.

“The school library helped in leading me on the right path of acquiring project management knowledge on specific areas such as construction project management.” Bello-Ochende Victor, PMT Graduate, FUTMinna...   Read the Full Article>>>