TPG America to target South African mining industry with new management program

The Project Group (TPG) America has teamed up with TPG Africa in order to promote integrated Management Control Systems (iPMCS) throughout the continent, and will begin its focus on the South African mining industry.

Some of the world’s biggest capital programmes’ management of schedules, financials and project controls are done through iPMCS, an enterprise-wide system with a single point of entry.

iPMCS integrates core internal systems such as Oracle, Primavera and SAP, as well as maximises project control and visibility.

The move by TPG follows large-scale success with iPMCS in the United States with the management of more than US$50 billion in capital projects. TPG America and TPG Africa hosted a conference at Microsoft recently in an effort to launch iPMCS in South Africa.

Pieter Meyer, TPG Africa’s Chief Executive, said the move is part of TPG America’s global expansion approach. He added the US expansion will compliment TPG Africa’s recently introduced range of newly designed specialised enterprise Project, Program and Project Portfolio Management (PPPM) services and solutions.

“We plan to expand TPG America’s success to South Africa where mining and construction industries can capitalise on these system offerings. We are excited by the prospects of iPMCS after several successful meetings with leading mining companies in South Africa. TPG America will certainly be returning to meet with several other large SA companies,” said Meyer.

Forming part of TPG Africa’s success is a “unique and practical” Project, Program and Portfolio maturity and organisational readiness assessment tool. “These services and tools are based on OPM3 (Operational Project Management maturity) and are integrated with Strategic Throughput Principles and Project Portfolio Management best practices.”

TPG Africa is also actively involved with project audits on mega, capital, large and medium size projects, which forms part of its practical assessment services.

Through the implementation of Integrated Project Management Control Offices (IMPCOs), TPG Africa has experienced much success with assisting construction, engineering and mining companies

“As a leading Project Program and Project Portfolio Management solutions provider, our goal is to have a global approach to TPG products and solutions. Our service offering has grown significantly and we have distinguished ourselves as specialists in the market, largely due to our ability to source subject matter experts, general skills and support staff in the mining, engineering, construction, financial and insurance sectors,” concludes Meyer.

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