Inspiring teleconference

Create Better Access to Healthcare in South Africa - update February 2009

Last Friday we had again a very inspiring teleconference meeting with our Project Board in South Africa. During this meeting we discussed the next stage in our Project, where we need to organise a number of practical issues around Sales and Marketing, Finance, HR and Facilities. Until now we as Project Managers had the feeling that we still needed to sell our initial idea to our Project Board. They were enthusiastic every time we spoke to them, but they were not taking that many initiatives themselves. In last Friday’s meeting it was very good to sense that they were really taking ownership of the project by wanting to work on certain tasks themselves. Another important sign was the commitment to the idea of the Project by one of the Project Board members, Shireen. She said that she really felt that this Project was not just another Project, but something really special that will make a difference to people’s lives. She asked us what will happen to the Project after we will graduate in June. She was very happy to hear that both our commitment will continue as we also feel very strongly we have a very special Project.

Nicole Bosters and Gert van Westing