The former executive director of Destiny Dredgers International, Ltd., Edesiri Onatejiroghene Ibru now serves Midwestern Oil and Gas Limited in Nigeria as a corporate finance analyst. An experienced project manager, Edesiri Onatejiroghene Ibru has also earned the
practitioner certification, which helped her develop her skills.
Project managers must possess a number of key qualities to be successful in their roles, including the following.
1. Integrity in both words and actions demonstrates to the project team and all key stakeholders that the manager can be trusted. Project managers are clear and transparent in communications and the methods they use.
2. Project managers have excellent time management skills, which allows them to schedule both their own time and that of their teams. They can prioritize tasks and delegate appropriately.
3. Empathy is a key component in the makeup of a project manager. Not only does empathy allow project managers to relate to individuals in their teams, but it also helps them determine key motivators for each person that can be used to drive productivity.
Since 2015, Edesiri Onatejiroghene Ibru has served as a corporate finance analyst at Midwestern Oil and Gas Company Limited, based in Nigeria. As a part of her work, Edesiri Onatejiroghene Ibru holds industry certification with various regulatory bodies, such as PRINCE2.
PRINCE2 (also known as PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is an internationally recognized certification, by both private and public businesses, that sets apart an individual as being specially qualified in project management. Among other skills, PRINCE2 training aims at equipping individuals with the means to find the right reasons to move forward with a particular project, as well as strategies for overseeing large projects.
This certification can be an asset to include on a resume, showing employers who look for project management candidates that an individual possesses skills that set them apart from other candidates. Surveys have also indicated that those who obtain PRINCE2 training have found it to be an invaluable tool to advance their careers.
Executive director and head of corporate services at Destiny Dredgers International in Nigeria, Africa, Edesiri “Tejiro” Onatejiroghene Ibru oversees several company departments and ensures staff remain aware of changes in corporate culture. Edesiri Onatejiroghene Ibru also possesses a practitioner level certification in Projects In Controlled Environments (PRINCE2).
PRINCE2 provides an effective, process-based method for program management that offers best practice guidance and focuses on business justification. It outlines a defined organization structure for project management teams to follow and utilizes a product-based planning approach that divides the project into manageable stages. Furthermore, the method’s flexibility enables project management teams to apply it at levels appropriate to each individual project.
Benefits of the method include a greater sense of resource control and an improved ability to manage project and business risk. Certification also increases employment prospects and allows project managers to do their jobs with better efficiency. In addition, organizations that boast PRINCE2 certification can maintain a more consistent approach to their projects with a controlled start, middle, and end. It also provides an opportunity for regular review of progress.
Extensively used by the United Kingdom (UK) government and in private sectors internationally, PRINCE2 maintains a public domain status. The Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) established the method in 1989 and originally drew inspiration from PROMPT, a project management method designed by Simpact Systems in 1975. After the launch of PRINCE2, the CCTA suspended the use of PROMPT.
For additional information about PRINCE2 and certification details, visit prince2.com.