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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...

pm4dev - ebooks

PM4DEV E-books. These are free resources that contain practical advice and insight on the practice of modern project management in the development field. These e-books present the best current thinking and span the entire range of contemporary business practice. Each e-book gives you the key concepts behind the subject and the techniques to implement the ideas effectively.

 

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The Project Information Management The Project Information Management

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Date added: 01/24/2015
Date modified: 04/17/2017
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Project Information Management is a process that defines the actions and responsibilities to manage project information. The process includes all the steps, from collecting, analyzing, storing, reporting and evaluating the information management cycle. It is an essential process to ensure the right information reaches the right people at the right time.

Development Project Management Development Project Management

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Date added: 01/24/2015
Date modified: 11/06/2015
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The proposed premise of this document is that organization that systematically applies project management methodologies can ensure that donor, organizational and beneficiary resources is used in the most efficient, and effective manner; which help increase the chances of the project to meet its objectives.

Project Management Glossary of Terms Project Management Glossary of Terms

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Date added: 01/24/2015
Date modified: 10/28/2015
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A complete glossary of project management terms and  definitions

The Project Management Processes The Project Management Processes

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Date added: 11/24/2010
Date modified: 08/24/2012
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The Project Management Processes. This books presents the nine management processes required to manage a projects. Includes the four processes to manage the project constrains of scope, schedule, budget and quality and five additional supporting processes to manage the team, stakeholders, information, risk and contracts.

Roles Responsibilities and Skills Roles Responsibilities and Skills

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Date added: 11/03/2010
Date modified: 10/28/2015
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One of the mistakes development organizations make is appointing a project manager only for the depth of her technical skills. It is not unusual to find a good engineer being promoted to project manager just for her technical competence. While it is true that one must have a good understanding of the technical aspects of the project, the principal areas of competence that are required in the management competence areas and these include communicating; planning, negotiating, coaching, decision-making, and leadership.

The Project Management Cycle The Project Management Cycle

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Date added: 09/04/2010
Date modified: 10/28/2015
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pm cycleThe Project Management Cycle, This ebook introduces the concept of managing a project using a cyclical approach. Development project management consists of six phases; initiating, planning, implementing, monitoring, adapting and closing. Its an integrated approach that provides for the continuous cycle that includes learning through all the phases.

Project Scope Management Project Scope Management

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Date added: 09/04/2010
Date modified: 10/28/2015
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scope managementScope Management includes the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required to complete the project successfully. Project scope management’s primary concern is with defining and controlling what is and is not included in the project. Scope is the description of the boundaries of the project and helps define the expectations of what the project will achieve.

Project Schedule Management Project Schedule Management

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Date added: 09/04/2010
Date modified: 10/28/2015
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schedule managementSchedule Management is the process includes the actions required to ensure the timely completion of the project. It includes the development of a schedule that contains all project activities, the project schedule is a communications tool that informs project stakeholders the status of the project and gives project team members information, in the form of graphs and charts, as to when each activity must begin and end.

Project Quality Management Project Quality Management

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Date added: 09/04/2010
Date modified: 10/28/2015
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Quality_ManagementQuality Management is the process to ensure that the project will satisfy the needs of the beneficiaries. Quality is defined as a commitment to deliver the project outputs and meet the expectations of the beneficiaries, which means that quality is ultimately defined by the beneficiary. Quality is ensuring the project outputs are relevant to the needs and that they are adequate to the conditions in which they have to be used.

The Project Management Organizational Structures The Project Management Organizational Structures

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Date added: 08/15/2010
Date modified: 10/28/2015
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This ebook presents the various structures to organize project management and the advantages and disadvantages of each one. The ebook also discuses the various management styles that influence the organization of a project; it also presents the concepts on project governance process for sharing decisions rights about projects for monitoring the performance of project interventions.

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