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Student Feedback - Course Project Management Information Systems


“Project Information Management System (PIMS) is must study course for every development professional. If you are a development worker who has yet studied this course, I strongly recommend that you prioritize it course as part of your continued professional capacity development”

Henry Njakoi – Tanzania

“Excellent course teaching fundamentals and processes behind the development of an effective information management system, with the right focus on automation and technological tools. Extremely helpful in situated the mindset required for complex information management. Thank you!”

Arnab Majumdar, MSF Canada – Canada

“My intention was to refresh myself in Project Management Information System (PMIS) after so many years implementing it in the development world. But I was surprised recognizing that the PMIS course didn’t only refreshing my knowledge but also introducing me to the modern teaching tools and techniques in delivering knowledge to remote participants, as well as allowing participants to share ideas, insights and real-life experiences. I certainly will adopt some of the techniques in my work!”

Mohammad Ilyas – Indonesia

“This is undoubtedly a very good online course I’ve ever seen with great content and case studies – check it out!”  

Jonathan AKONKWA, Oxfam - Democratic Republic of the Congo

“PIMS is a powerful solution for capacity-building, improving the understanding of fundamentals, principles and practices of Information Management. The online course PIMS has changed and transformed the way I see things in an organization. Indeed have learnt among all to avoid staying confined in my own field of specialization, but also look beyond and share with others, as a means to learn more and understand how they can view things. You can thus have a better understanding of their needs and provide the right solution to meet and even exceed their expectations. So for me this has not been just an additional training, but it has strengthened and raised my awereness on my potential, also disposed from now to use it effectively and efficiently to provide solutions.”

Alain KOFFANA, UNHCR, Cameroon

“Very good blending of learning methods aiming to improve knowledge and application in daily work of PMIS concepts. Highly theoretical course, missing the conversion of the theory into a practical application embedded in the course curricula.”

Manuela Gazibar, World Vision – Romania

"’Knowledge is of two kinds: We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information about it.’  If someone aims for the top and determination to manage the organization, then it must to participate in the course. The course is well designed, best way of learning, and a good platform for knowledge sharing. Best Wishes”

Ajay Purohit, UGVS – India

“This was one of the most well organized, researched and structured eLearning course I have ever done with tremendous support from the tutor as if he knew me personally who even  wrote to me to enquire if I had any challenges when I lagged behind and offered to help in any way possible. This personal touch made me feel special and encouraged me triple fold. I have already used some of the skills even before completion and I could see from my boss that he was very impressed with the WBS logframe, and asked me to share it with our Regional Office.”

Malindi Kaima, Child Fund International - Zambia

“Thank you for this course, it has really equipped to what know Project  ManagInformation ement Information System is all about and practical approach to its application in my organization. The practical approach in solving the various problem of Project Management System. Having a proper understanding of the various characteristics of PIMS which includes Transparency, Accountability and Inclusion and participation. More so the various information environment and the information life cycle. The need for projects to meet up with various information need and requirement of its stakeholders and several information users. i love the presentations, the discussion forum, the facilitator and the text books. Very valuable indeed.  I am glad i didn't give up. it was interesting and challenging all the way despite my busy schedules. it was a great platform for learning. Thank you once again.”

Chukwunonso Okechukwu, Sense International - United Kingdom

“This course has been relevant for my understanding of information management (IM). I had the opportunity to share my experience and learn from the experience of many other around the world. PIMS is the part of IM missing a lot because we often find an existing system. We need to improve it or adapt it to changes. The life cycle of project influence most of the requirements.  This course give us a better understanding of those changes and give us tools to fit to those changes.”

Francis Tchassem, Cameroon

“Another fantastic course that will for sure give me valuable tools to improve my work, Thank you.”

Dalila Dias, Impacto Ltda. - Mozambique


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This course provides a process-based approach to manage development project information. While development projects are similar in some ways to other types of projects, they pose unique challenges for the managers and organizations that undertake them.

This course will give students an understanding of the most common processes, tools, techniques, and practices that are necessary to manage development project information. This course examines the defining characteristics of information in development projects and introduces the student to a variety of information management techniques that can be applied to a development project. The course has a duration of three weeks. Each week presents the activities and exercises required to meet the learning objectives. Participants require an average of one hour per day to complete the assigned activities. The course is asynchronous, the instructor provides materials, lectures, tests, and assignments that can be accessed at any time. Students are given a timeframe during which they need to complete the assigned activities, participate in discussion forums, and submit their exercises in order to receive a grade. 

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About this Course

This intensive and hands-on course gives you the skills to ensure your project information reaches the right stakeholder at the right time. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the concepts of project information management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage information in your projects. You will need between 8-10 hours per week to complete the lectures and case study exercises.  You will participate in engaging online conversations with peers from around the world while receiving constant guidance from the instructor.

Course Audience

This course is designed for all people that want to improve the way information is managed in their projects, including professionals wishing to upgrade their skills and knowledge, team members, supervisors of project managers and students of project management. A medium level of reading and writing English is recommended. Participants to our courses come from various parts of the world, and they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that is shared in the course forums.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Project Information Management Online course participants will: Understand the information management processes and information life-cycle, know the steps required to plan and manage project information and develop an effective project information management plan.  Participants will have an improved understanding of how a PIMS can improve the quality of the reports and decisions in the project. At the end of your course, you will have the confidence to apply the principles of information management in your organization or project.

Course Requirements

There are no requirements to take this course, although the students will benefit if they know the type of work that occurs in development organizations and development projects, or had some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader in their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments. Good connectivity is required to watch some of the online videos. As a convenience to our remote students, you can download most of the course material to read offline. A copy of the textbook will be available in pdf format.

Course Fees

The course fee is due before the start of the course; you can receive a 20% discount if payment is made one week before the course starts, use the code 20PMIS.  On the registration page, you can choose your preferred payment methods. We accept all major credit cards in a secure online payment system. We also accept payments via Western Unions or Money Gram. If you have any questions or require more instructions to send your payment please contact us at info@pm4dev Reference: eCourse PMIS. We offer a special discount of 30% for groups of three or more people from development organizations.

Course Registration

Registration for this course is now open. To apply please click here and complete the application form. We will close the registration one day before the start of the course. On the registration form, you will find the different payment options. If you have any questions contact us at info@pm4dev  Ref. eCourse PMIS.


Course Content: 

Module 1
Lesson 1 Introduction to PMIS
What is PMIS?
The problems with information management
Systematize before you automate
Logical framework and PMIS
Definitions of data, information, and knowledge
Lesson 2 Information Environment
Information Environment
Information Dimensions
Information Standards
Information Architecture
Module 2
Lesson 3 Components of a PMIS 
Core Modules
Team information
Project Results
Lesson 4 Information Life Cycle 
Life Cycle of PMIS
Information Needs
Collecting Information
Sharing Information
Evaluating the PMIS
Module 3
Lesson 5 Developing the PMIS 
The System Development Life Cycle
System requirements
Design of the solution
Development and testing
User Training
Deploying the PMIS
Lesson 6 Management of PMIS
Managing the information system
Information management plan
Information requirements
Information access
Internal controls and quality
Evaluating the PMIS
This course is based on the textbook Project Management Information Systems for Development, 4th Edition. All registered students will have access to this textbook at no extra cost and will be used to guide the learning activities and exercises during the three weeks of the course. 
Course Information
  • Course Schedule. See the course schedule to select a date.
  • Course Fees. The course fee is $125 and is due before the start of the course, you can receive a 20% discount if payment is made one week before the start of the course. Use the code 20PMIS
  • Group Discount. For groups or organizations that want to register 3 or more students, we offer a 30% discount. Use the code 30PMIS
  • Course Access. Access to the online course starts one week before the start of the course.
  • Course Limit: The course is limited to 20 students per class.
  • Requirements. To fully benefit from this course you need to have some experience working in a development project
  • Course Materials. Course materials are available for download from the online course module page to allow for printing and review. 
  • Course Evaluation. It is required that participants complete the course evaluation after they complete the course.
  • Credits. This course provides 35 PDUs (Professional Development Units)* or 35 contact hours.

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Course Certification
All students that successfully complete the course will receive a completion certificate. The certificate is a demonstration that you have learned the fundamental principles of Project Information Management; it is a valuable credential for your professional growth. Upon receiving your certificate, you will join a growing number of people who are building their competencies to increase their skills and knowledge to improve the quality of the projects they manage. The certificate is delivered worldwide via First Class airmail at no extra cost.
Student Feedback

“A course every career IT professional should take as one transition from the daily routine of IT hardware and software issues to project management to design and operationalize a Management Information System.” Brian Mugabe, Office of the Prime Minister – Uganda

“Project Management Information System (PMIS) is must study course for every development professional. If you are a development worker who has yet studied this course, I strongly recommend that you prioritize this course as part of your continued  professional capacity development” Henry Njakoi – Tanzania

“The PMIS is a great course, with an excellent instructor. Recommendable for everyone working with development organizations. Should not be missed by M&E professionals!” Joke Sijbesma – Netherlands

“The course applies a very practical approach with a Q & A discussion forum that provides different perspectives to resolving challenges in project management. I would recommend it to anybody seeking to improve their skills in a cost-effective manner.” Elizabeth Bakibinga-Gaswaga – United Kingdom

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PM4DEV is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.to issue professional development units (PDU's) for its project management training courses. Our instructors are experienced trainers and project managers who are PMP® certified. Our comprehensive courses in project management theory, fundamentals, principles, and practices are designed around industry best practices and based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide). We are confident in our ability to provide comprehensive, practical courses that will enable you to further your project management education.

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