Project Management

Improve capacity to develop and manage sustainable and effective projects

Length:

1 week

Hours:

30 hours

Module:

Language:

English

Price:

$400 (USD)

Charges

Charges comprise the following:

Local Expenses Fee:

    • Non-Resident Accommodation: $75 – $175 (USD) *
    • Single Occupancy Accommodation: $175 – $250 (USD) *
    • Double Occupancy Accommodation: $165 – $235 (USD) *

* – varies depending on the venue and region

Covering: Full board and lodging, including refreshments, transport from and to the airport, social coordinators on site, computer and Internet facilities, medical insurance, registration fee, study tours and material.

The above does not cover airfare or tuition.

Tuition Fee:

    • $400 (USD)

We only process applications from candidates with the funding to cover the local expenses fee and air fare. We invite you to subscribe to our mailing list for updates on future opportunities, if you are currently unable to source this funding.

Overview

This module deals mainly with project management skills. Almost every organisation realizes the importance of project management as a vital process which plays a central role in achieving project goals and objectives. Learning to use and apply project management is a valuable and essential life skill. Every project manager or community worker needs these skills because he/she will use them throughout their life whether on-the-job or off-the-job. Everyone who works and deals with projects requires project management competency. Project management skills will help you achieve better results. Mastering the art of project management can help one become a better manager, facilitator and team-worker as well as a stellar performer at work.

Prerequisites

None. This REPARED module provides a comprehensive and cohesive approach to project planning and management regardless of background and level of experience.

Who Should Attend?

    • Staff from international and local NGOs
    • Staff whose roles involve developing proposals for fundraising
    • Donor organisations
    • Support organisations
    • Civil society umbrella bodies
    • Researchers and consultants
    • Government institutions
    • Small businesses
    • CBOs
    • Managers
    • Program/ Project coordinators
    • Report Writers
    • Religious organisations
    • Anyone faced with challenges of raising resources for their organisation

What you'll learn?

The training will equip participants with skills in resource mobilization, business planning and proposal writing in order to promote their activities, services and benefits. The training seeks to build and enhance the capacity of participants to actively mobilize resources in order to meet the increasing challenges facing them and their institutions. It will help participants to gain an understanding of resource mobilization principles and practices. Participants will learn the time-tested principles that govern the resource mobilisation process and fundamentals that lead to resource mobilization success.

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

    • Understand project life cycle in the context of development projects
    • Design an effective project focused on the needs of the community
    • Understand contextual issues in project management that are unique in development sector
    • Apply different tools, techniques and processes in project management
    • Direct and coordinate project team to execute a development project successfully

What's Included?

In addition to the world-class training, participants also receive:

    • A comprehensive course workbook – which is yours to keep
    • Supplemental materials incl. exercise files
    • A personalized Certificate of Completion
    • CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credits
    • Post course telephone support

Course Outline

Introduction to Project Management

    • What is Project Management
    • Project, Project and portfolio
    • The triple constraint triangle
    • Project Managers role and competency areas

The Project Life-cycle

    • Steps in Project life-cycle
    • Key aspects of the Project Management Life-cycle

Identification and Design Phase

    • Identification of Project ideas
    • Funding Opportunity Analysis
    • Assessment and Project Analysis
    • Project Logic – Logical Framework
    • Proposal Development – Technical and Financial proposals

The Set Up and Planning Phase

    • Creation of a Project File
    • Stakeholder Management Plan
    • Creation of  Project Work Plan
    • End of Project Transition Plan
    • Project Technical Requirements
    • Cross cutting Issues
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Risk Management Planning
    • Plan for Quality Assurance
    • Plan for M&E
    • Project Budget

Implementation Phase

    • Launching the Project
    • Managing Project Implementation
    • Project Tracking and Adjustment
    • Manage Project Human Resources
    • Managing Issues

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

    • M&E in Project Design
    • M&E at Project Set-Up and Planning
    • M&E at Project Implementation
    • Data Collection for Monitoring
    • Data Management Systems for Monitoring
    • Analysis and Reporting of Monitoring Data
    • Evaluation Planning and Scope of Work

End-of-Project Transition Phase

    • Types of Transitions
    • Updating and Communicating the End-of-Project Transition Plan
    • Transition Planning meeting
    • Review Status of the Project Scope
    • Financial and Operational
    • Transition for Project Team
    • Formal Partnerships
    • M&E and Lessons Learned Documentation
    • Communicating End-of-Project Transition Plan to Stakeholders
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