november, 2019

11nov(nov 11)8:30 am15(nov 15)5:00 pmProject ManagementModule II of the Diploma in Project Planning and Management8:30 am - 5:00 pm (15) EAT Luther House Centre, 15 Sokoine Drive, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaCourse:Module IICountry:Tanzania

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This Second 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.

Project management involves organisation of tasks, time and resources to achieve some specific goals. Besides helping you learn the management of projects successfully, this course will also give you the confidence and tact in managing people as well as that rare opportunity to network and build relationships. Project management training will arm you with valuable skills and knowledge such as planning, organisation, communication with team members, timely application of various leadership skills and management tools, cost estimation, facilitation of meetings and management of multiple projects. Since maintaining high quality is fundamental in project management, this course helps achieve this through proper planning, budget allocation, resources and good testing methods to help achieve higher quality service. This module will generally help you as a manager to grasp the intricacies of control, quality and management.

Time

11 (Monday) 8:30 am - 15 (Friday) 5:00 pm EAT

Location

Mviringo Hall, Tanzania

Luther House Centre, 15 Sokoine Drive, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Facilitators

  • John Chikati

    John Chikati

    Regional Coordinator

    Dr. John Chikati has over 20 years (15 with a second level university degree) of work experience in Personnel and Project Management, Organisational Development, Manpower Planning and more specifically in the fields of Development of Strategic Plans and Implementation, Project design and Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting.

    Regional Coordinator

Programme

    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • Day 4
    • Day 5
    • November 11, 2019
    • 8:30 am Principles of Project Management8:30 am - 1:00 pmThis topic provides an introduction to the purpose, processes and methodologies of project management. Participants will develop a more informed understanding of the purpose of project management and engage with a variety of underlying issues – strategic, operational and tactical. The topic aims to increase your knowledge of Project Management practice. It will help to build your confidence in using the key methodologies, tools and techniques and identifying which are appropriate for particular environments.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • 2:30 pm Factors that lead to Project Failure2:30 pm - 5:00 pmIt is amazing that every year, organizations large and small support projects to achieve various types of strategic goals. While the intent behind these projects can be very different, quite often the results come out the same: the projects fail. Statistics have placed the project failure rate in Africa due to disappointing results or abandonment to be as high as 65 percent. Whether failure is defined as a complete project meltdown or the inability to achieve some or any of the original goals, the likelihood of failure points to the pitfalls that produce these results. In this topic we will examine some of the factors that lead to project failure and propose mitigation measures.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • November 12, 2019
    • 8:30 am Project Cycle Management8:30 am - 1:00 pmThe way in which projects are planned and carried out follows a sequence that has become known as the project cycle. The cycle starts with the identification of an idea and develops that idea into a working plan that can be implemented and evaluated. Ideas are identified in the context of an agreed strategy. It provides a structure to ensure that stakeholders are consulted and relevant information is available, so that informed decisions can be made at key stages in the life of a project. The generic project cycle has six phases: Programming; Identification; Formulation; Financing; Implementation; and Evaluation. Within all institutions the cycle shares three common themes which will be examined under this topic.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • 2:30 pm Project Cycle Management – continued2:30 pm - 5:00 pmThe way in which projects are planned and carried out follows a sequence that has become known as the project cycle. The cycle starts with the identification of an idea and develops that idea into a working plan that can be implemented and evaluated. Ideas are identified in the context of an agreed strategy. It provides a structure to ensure that stakeholders are consulted and relevant information is available, so that informed decisions can be made at key stages in the life of a project. The generic project cycle has six phases: Programming; Identification; Formulation; Financing; Implementation; and Evaluation. Within all institutions the cycle shares three common themes which will be examined under this topic.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • November 13, 2019
    • 8:30 am The Logical Framework Approach (LFA) 8:30 am - 1:00 pmThe Logical Framework Approach (LFA) is a management tool mainly used in the design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. It is also widely known as Goal Oriented Project Planning (GOPP) or Objectives Oriented Project Planning (OOPP). LFA is widely used by bilateral and multilateral donor organizations like It has also been widely adopted by NPOs. The logical framework document is a 4 column by 4 row matrix. The cells of the matrix contain text that succinctly describes the most important features of a project. If the correct process (LFA) was used to develop the content of the log frame, the document will reveal the quality of the design and make flaws readily apparent.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • 2:30 pm Understanding the Project Environment2:30 pm - 5:00 pmThe project environment includes a whole range of factors, many of which will have a direct bearing not only on the way the project is actually implemented but also on its outputs and bow it is subsequently operated. There must be continued interaction between the project and its environment, and the project itself affects the environment just as it in turn is affected by it, so that there is a two-way relationship between them. The concept of mutual interdependence and survival demonstrates the importance of supportive linkages with the environment for the successful outcome of a project whether at the level of outputs, purposes or goals. The project environment includes a whole range of factors, many of which will have a direct bearing not only on the way the project is actually implemented but also on its outputs and bow it is subsequently operated. Each project will of course have its own unique environment and there is no definitive method for detailing the precise nature of the environment of a particular project. This Topic will examine the factor within the project environment and how this affects project outcomes.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • November 14, 2019
    • 8:30 am How to apply SWOT Analysis in Planning8:30 am - 1:00 pmSWOT analysis is a classic strategic planning tool. Using a framework of internal strengths and weaknesses and external opportunities and threats, it provides a simple way to assess how a strategy can best be implemented. The tool helps planners be realistic about what they can achieve, and where they should focus. SWOT Analysis is a tool used for understanding an organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. It is a tool for auditing an organization and its environment. It is the first stage of planning and helps organizations to focus on key issues. SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Strengths and weaknesses are internal factors. Opportunities and threats are external factors. In this topic we will examine among other things how to apply SWOT analysis in planning.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • November 15, 2019
    • 8:30 am Principles of Strategic Planning8:30 am - 1:00 pmEvery effective organization must have a strategic plan. The greatest value of strategic planning is not the document, though it is important, but the process the organization works through to establish the plan. For your strategic plan to be effective and move you forward, you need to keep in mind some basic principles which will be examined during the training.Facilitator: John Chikati

    • 2:30 pm Conclusion2:30 pm - 5:00 pmWorkshop review, awards, and closing.

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