Professor Pieter Steyn named International Editorial Advisor for PMForum in South Africa

Professor Pieter Steyn of Cranefield College appointed academic and editorial advisor for PMForum and the popular online project management eJournal PM World Today
By: PMForum, Inc.
Feb. 4, 2009 - PRLog -- Dallas, Texas, USA — PMForum, Inc. announced today that Pieter Steyn, principal and professor at Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management in South Africa, has been named an international editorial advisor for PMForum and the online eJournal PM World Today.  PMForum’s international academic & editorial advisory council, which now includes representatives from some of the world’s leading universities with graduate programs in project management, advises the company’s managing editor on content, quality and academic matters.

According to managing editor David L. Pells, “Pieter Steyn has gained a reputation in recent years for aggressive promotion of project management-focused learning in South Africa.  Through his relations with academic leaders in Europe, he has brought new attention to project management education in his country.  Cranefield College represents an exciting new type of private university, entirely focused on project-oriented organizations, industries and public sector needs.  We are happy to welcome him to our academic advisory team.”

Dr. Pieter Steyn is Founder and Principal of Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management, a South African Council on Higher Education / Dept of Education accredited and registered Private Institution offering an Advanced Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s Degree in project and programme-based leadership and management.  Professor Steyn holds an engineering degree (BSc Eng), MBA and Doctorate in business management and is a registered Professional Engineer.  Dr. Steyn founded consulting engineering firm Steyn & Van Rensburg (SVR) in 1970.   Cranefield College was founded in 1998.

He was appointed professor in the Department of Management, University of South Africa (1976), and helped pioneer Project Management as a university subject at the post-graduate level in 1979 at the University of South Africa.  He was professor of Project and Operations Management at the TUKS Graduate School of Management, University of Pretoria from 1990 until retiring in 1998.  Pieter was Chairperson of the Commission of Enquiry into the Swaziland Civil Service in 1993; Project Leader of the Strategic Management Team for the Gauteng Government’s Welfare Department and Corporate Core, 1994 to 1996.  Pieter is co-author of the “International Handbook of Production and Operations Management,” (Cassell, London, 1989, ed. Ray Wild) and author of many articles and papers on leadership and management.

Pieter is a founder Fellow of the Production Management Institute of South Africa, and a member of the Association of Business Leadership, Industrial Engineering Institute, Engineering Association of South Africa and Project Management South Africa (PMSA).  He is founder and past President of the Association of Project Management, South Africa (APMSA) and South Africa’s former representative on the Council of Delegates of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), 2000-2005.  He is currently a member of IPMA’s Research Management Board (since 2007).

About Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management
Cranefield College of Project and Programme Management is a registered Private Higher Education Institution in South Africa, with primary campus in Midrand near Johannesburg. Courses are also offered in Durban, East London, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Namibia.  Cranefield provides “new economy” strategy-centred leadership and management education that enables students and organisations to progress towards a learning culture and knowledge management excellence.   Cranefield offers a web-based project implementation course available world-wide, as well as a classroom-based Advanced Diploma, Post-graduate Diploma and Master’s Degree in project and programme-based value chain management. Cranefield is proud of its many graduates who are appointed to senior leadership and management positions in the private and public sectors, not only in Africa, but also in Europe, the Middle East and the USA.  For more information, visit

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About PMForum
Established in 1994, was the world’s first project management website and remains one of the world’s best known and leading sources of project management news and information. PMForum is an organization established to operate and administer the website. PMForum also publishes the monthly online PM World Today e-Journal, where articles, case studies, papers and viewpoints by leading project management authorities and experts from around the world can be found. Free subscriptions are available at

SOURCE: PMForum, Inc.
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