ILX Respond to Project Managers Recruited to Save Funds in West Africa

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Providers of PRINCE2® training, ILX, has commented on new project managers being brought into West African organisations in an effort to save funds.

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African countries reportedly spend similar amount on these projects, more developed nations often get better results.

Governments in West Africa have been urged by The West African Project Programme and Portfolio Management Association to recruit project managers in an effort to save money. The WAPMASS spoke at a news conference in Abuja, highlighting the waste of spending huge sums of money on projects that could be more successful with proper management. African countries reportedly spend similar amount on these projects, more developed nations often get better results.

They said: “We have a vision to see West Africa become equivalent if not better than the rest of the world; there seems to be this thing about West African projects that is different from projects all over the World. The way we administer projects in the sub-region is costing us as much if not more than other people in other parts of the globe, yet we are not delivering quality, we are not delivering standards. What we are lacking here is project management and best practices.’’

ILX, a leading provider of project management training courses, has commented on the shortfall in project management in West Africa, recommending organisations in the region utilise trained project management professionals to meet the demand. A spokesperson for the company said:

“The problems with unnecessary spending and less successful projects in West African organisations could absolutely be tracked back to a lack of project management in the region, and recruiting trained project managers to meet the current demand could turn things around, reducing costs and ensuring greater success for projects. With training with something like PRINCE2 courses from ILX, professionals can hone their skills and knowledge and apply this to real world projects.”

ILX is a leading global provider of Best Practice learning solutions and consulting services and is a market leader in PRINCE2 training. Operating across 100 countries, they have delivered learning solutions to corporate, public, and consumer audiences for over 25 years. They have trained over 100,000 learners in more than 5,000 organisations across their virtual and online learning programmes, as well as in classroom environments.

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

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