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news-04Effective Project Management

An advanced level course that will give you the skills to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget while satisfying the needs of stakeholders. You will learn the key management processes required to deliver consistent results in a development project. Read more...

news-05Fundamentals of Project Management

This course is a comprehensive introduction to development project management. Designed for people who want to build or increase their skills in project management and who work or are looking to work with international development organizations. Read more...

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Project Design Monitoring and Evaluation

This is an introductory level course on the fundamentals of the DM&E Cycle with practical applications of concepts and methods. This course will give you an understanding of the most common processes, tools and techniques needed to monitor and evaluate a project. Read more...

 

news-02Adaptive Project Management

This course presents the project management lifecycle of initiating, planning, implementing, monitoring, adapting and closing a projecct successfully. This course will teach you all the concepts, methods and best practices to help you become a better project manager. Read more...

> Documents and Articles for NGOS

A selection of documents and articles on various development topics related to project management. These short documents are full of good advice. 

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Deciding Under Pressure - Surinder Lamba PMP Deciding Under Pressure - Surinder Lamba PMP

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Date added: 10/08/2015
Date modified: 10/08/2015
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Description of a model to facilitate the decision making process of  project managers, based on the Recognition-Primed Decision (RPD) Model developed by Dr. Gary Klein. 

Participatory Approaches for an Impact Oriented Project Cycle- IFAD Participatory Approaches for an Impact Oriented Project Cycle- IFAD

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Date added: 12/16/2014
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The documents explores three themes: increasing project impact through participatory approaches, integrating management tools with the project management process; and introducing greater impact orientation at the institutional level. IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development

Project Cycle Management for Emergencies - PC Project Cycle Management for Emergencies - PC

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Date added: 12/16/2014
Date modified: 12/16/2014
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This guidance note looks at tools for incorporating disaster risk in the project cycle as a whole, particularly in the planning phases. Developed by the Provention Consortium

Lessons on Programme and Project Cycle Management - FASID Lessons on Programme and Project Cycle Management - FASID

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Date added: 12/16/2014
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A series of lessons from DFID and other organizations  This paper documents the lessons drawn from several years of practical work with a range of Programme and Project Cycle Management (PPCM) processes and tools. Presented at the Foundation for Advanced Studies for International Development (FASID) Tokyo Japan 

Managing the Project Cycle - Robert Youker Managing the Project Cycle - Robert Youker

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Date added: 12/16/2014
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This paper describes the World Bank’s Project Cycle which defines the project development process of moving from conception to completion. Lessons from evaluation are presented for improving both the process of managing the project cycle as well as improving the content of projects. The ultimate purpose is to accomplish the projects’ objectives within time, cost and quality of performance parameters.

Project Cycle Management in Regional Development - UO Project Cycle Management in Regional Development - UO

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Date added: 12/16/2014
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Project Cycle Management in Regional Development – UO This paper aims to analyse Project Cycle Management approach in the context of regional development. The theoretical framework covers contemporary concepts typical for regional development and specific project/programme management tools. Univeristy of Oulu, Finland

The Nature of International Development Projects - Robert Youker The Nature of International Development Projects - Robert Youker

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Date added: 12/16/2014
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International organizations like the World Bank and Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) plan and implement development projects with the aim of improving living conditions in developing countries. These projects are different from other types of projects for a number of reasons and the approach to implementation must also be different. This presentation will define those differences and specify approaches that are necessary for project success. Robert Youker, World Bank

Influencing Without Authority - Surinder Lamba Influencing Without Authority - Surinder Lamba

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Date added: 12/16/2014
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The paper examines the situation that most project managers face when dealing and influencing key project stakeholders, the paper proposes the use of a well regarded model of influencing without authority called the Cohen-Bradford Influence Model.

The Job of the Project Manager - Robert Youker The Job of the Project Manager - Robert Youker

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Date added: 12/16/2014
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This paper presents examples of three key documents on the Project Managers job: 1. A list of tasks organized by the sequence of management activities, 2. a list of duties or Terms of Reference and 3. a Project Charter defining organzational relationships. There are obvious overlaps and similarities as well as differences in these three documents.  - Robert Youker

Risk Management in International Development Projects - GWU Risk Management in International Development Projects - GWU

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Date added: 12/16/2014
Date modified: 12/16/2014
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This paper elaborates conceptual framework and risk management strategies for international development projects, which should be taken into consideration during the project initiation and project planning phases to enhance project success. The paper presents the many internal and external, visible, and invisible factors that influence the environment that create high risk in accomplishing project objectives. Young Hoon Kwak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The George Washington University

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