Established in 2001, our company’s diverse spread of service offerings provide flexible, tailor-made project logistics solutions to NGOs, the public and private sector.
LOGISTICS & FULFILMENT CAPABILITES
PROJECT MANAGEMENT DNA
PROJECT ERP & TECHNOLOGY
Our Service Pillars
Our company was formed to breathe life into the concept of integrated logistics combined with project-management skills to successfully support the delivery of large-scale private and public sector projects.
Bongani Rainmaker’s cutting-edge technology, its specialist team and resource base enable a truly end-to-end service solution for its clients. It’s our job to imagine and concretise the future of our sector: a future that’s powered by technology promotes efficiency and delivers accountability.
As we go about this vital task, we strive to view it through the lens of the success of our customers, approaching their projects with passion, experience and a desire to deliver success.
The gradual roll-out of e-Learning is an integral part of the much-spoken-about 4th Industrial Revolution. It is a strategy that will transform education and change pedagogy to improve teaching and learning so that learners achieve better, but are also better equipped for the 21st century world of work, study and living. Enhanced learning is the ultimate outcome of any e-Learning strategy which must be based on a comprehensive blueprint and execution framework.
Bongani Rainmaker has an in-house Edtech department dedicated to the operational execution and resulting support of a true end-to-end e-Learning solution.
Our company has developed a comprehensive LTSM capability able to offer an integrated, modular and scalable LTSM supply-chain solution. We are able to apply the right solution for every link in the LTSM supply chain, meeting all planning & execution needs.
Planning, procurement and total management of the LTSM cycle within set budgets, material availability and respective learner volumes at a classroom, school, district and provincial level is included in this service.
Audit and reporting functionality is an inherent ability of this solution.
THE SCIENCE OF DELIVERING RESULTS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
Ultimately, governments exist to deliver results to their citizens, but delivering meaningful results is easier said than done. This is especially true when faced with large and complicated bureaucracies required to make inroads on large-scale service delivery objectives. Deliverology is credited to Michael Barber who discovered a repeatable methodology for achieving real impact in government. Today, deliverology has been duplicated around the world with dozens of delivery units being established in dozens of countries.
Deliverology is about nothing more and nothing less than building systems that allow a leader in government to ask and answer these questions consistently and rigorously in order to focus on outcomes.
DELIVEROLOGY HAS CODIFIED THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS INTO FIVE DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE QUESTIONS:
- What are you trying to do?
- How are you planning to do it?
- How, at any given moment, will you know whether you are on track?
- If you are not on track, what are you going to do about it?
- How can we help?
PROJECT MANAGEMENT IS OUR DNA
In order to deliver exceptional service to our clients, every project that we undertake is allocated a dedicated Project Manager who operates under the framework of our companies Project Management Office (PMO). Our PMO capability includes the implementation of best practices and maintains standards related to project management, planning and execution. The PMO serves as a central hub for project documentation, resources, support and the measurement of success metrics.
Project Management Office (PMO)
The Rainmaker PMO has developed and adapted its unique project-management methodology and techniques to facilitate integration with government structures and education-centred projects. The Rainmaker methodology embraces and implements best practices from both the internationally known PMBoK (Project Management Body of Knowledge), PRINCE2 (an acronym for Projects in Controlled Environments) in combination with Agile project management, which is an approach based on delivering requirements iteratively and incrementally throughout the project life cycle.
At the core of agile project management is the ability to exhibit central values and behaviours of trust, flexibility, empowerment and collaboration.
The result is the Rainmaker project-management methodology which defines nine of the most important project management knowledge areas (work streams), with touch points and areas of accountability.
This Agile method has proven to be extremely effective in the school distribution/implementation environment, as it clearly defines areas of responsibility, goals and objectives against a set timeline/sprint.
The approach involves extensive critical thinking, in-depth knowledge, collaboration, communication, planning and sequential task completion to predict a repetitive, successful and scalable outcome.
PROJECT ERP AND TECHNOLOGY
ELEMENTS OF A PROJECT-BASED ERP
Lack of project oversight, access to activity reports and reliable audit trails can quickly make a large-scale project feel overwhelming. Balancing the planning, execution and reporting requirement inherent in all projects is what maintains the vital balance between project deliverables within a set budget and timeline, and this ultimately spells project success.
As we think about what makes up an ERP system we should consider the project lifecycle. The ERP should have all the elements of the lifecycle as a basic part of the system.
It all starts with an end user with a need. That need turns into services and products which ultimately turn into a project. That project is planned, monitored, and executed. Along the way, every transaction against the project must be captured and accounted for by a system.
The system includes financials, pipeline, customer relationship management, time, expense, resourcing, project management, reporting, and dashboarding.
PROJECTS PAST AND PRESENT
Since its inception in 2001, Bongani Rainmaker Logistics has distributed educational material across every corner of South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique. Projects include the distribution of IEC voter-support material, the Kha Ri Gude DBE Mass Literacy campaign, as well as various other projects that included the EU-funded SAPS ABET project, the Health and Welfare SETA ABET project, as well as the national distribution of printed material to all primary and secondary schools throughout South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique on behalf of Soul City and their Soul Buddyz program.
One of Bongani Rainmaker’s flagship projects has been the hugely successful Kha Ri Gude / DBE Mass Literacy Campaign. The Government launched this campaign with the intention of enabling 4,7 million adults above the age of 15 years to become literate and numerate in one of the eleven official languages by 2015. Achieving this goal, that of halving the country’s illiteracy rates by 2015, would enable South Africa to reach its UN: Education for All commitment made at Dakar in 2000. The project relies on community participation in which members of the community help with the recruitment of teachers and learners and the selection of venues for classes. Material is produced in all 11 official languages. The Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy Campaign is probably the largest project of its kind ever launched in South Africa. The learner is provided with stationery and learner-support material, classes are held in the area where the learner resides, the facilitators are trained and reimbursed for expenditure incurred.
Other key success stories are the Soul City & Soul Buddyz Distribution Centres as well as provincial LTSM solutions deployed in Mpumalanga and Gauteng.