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Tuesday, 06 May 2008 13:07

Award winning international ecommerce project leader to run Web Project Management course in Sandton

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{pp}An intensive two-day course in Web Project Management has been announced by digital strategy firm Britefire. The course teaches the professional principles and disciplines of Project Management, state-of-the-art methodologies for web development, and the leadership and communication skills essential for success. The course will be led by Karen Parkin, whose international project leadership record includes major enterprise-level web projects for global organisations such as Intel, Marriott International and Lockheed Martin, as well as projects for tactical emarketing campaigns.

Karen Parkin said, “Eight out of ten internet projects fail to achieve their objectives, and they all fail before a line of code is written. Most often, that’s because web projects are not professionally defined or managed. Doing this stuff by the seat of your pants is no longer an acceptable methodology, especially as the disciplines and tools of Project Management are so robust and reliable. Anyone charged with managing a web project really needs to make sure that it is clearly defined and fully specified, and that it is managed in a way that gives it the very best chance of successful completion.

If you want to get things done, and done right, on time and within budget, there is only one way to do it, and that’s within a project framework. The relevant skills are easily learned, as is their application in a web project environment.” Web Project Managers are very much in demand in South Africa, and anyone wishing to improve their skills in this booming career field should not miss this opportunity to benefit from the very latest thinking and experience in the US and UK. This practical and down to earth course will teach participants up-to-date rigorous skills and knowledge, and is an ideal primer for anyone who is planning to become certified in Project Management.

All course participants will benefit from a wealth of indispensable real-world examples, exercises, and take-away materials. The Web Project Management course will be run in Johannesburg on May 20-21 and in Cape Town on June 2-3. Details are available on Britefire’s website Contact details: Vee Nuttley. Tel: 021-790-0303. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. About Britefire: Britefire (Pty) Ltd. ( is an international digital strategy firm dedicated to marketing innovation and performance improvement.

We provide consulting, training, project management, and implementation services that help people develop and sustain successful commercial relationships with online markets. Britefire’s consultants and trainers have all been active emarketing practitioners since the birth of the web, and have led some of the most innovative and successful online projects in the US and Europe.

As respected global thought leaders in our field, we are intimately connected with emerging issues. Companies ask Britefire to help them define and implement their digital strategies because we have proven methodologies, current expertise, and a depth of practical experience that helps our clients get it right the first time – and excel in the new economy.

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