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Certification CDPM

Obtain the Certified Development Project Management  (CDPM®) credential. This certification is a valuable demonstration that you have completed a comprehensive training program on project management. Learn more CDPM ®

Results Based Management (RBM) is a shift from a focus on the inputs and activities to a focus on the outputs, outcomes, and impact. Results are the changes that can be described and measured, and it’s the consequence of a cause-effect relationship. They imply that changes in behaviors, by individuals, groups of people, organizations, government bodies or society, has taken place.

This course takes the concepts of RBM and applies it directly to the project management environment, using all the processes and methods that will help development projects achieve the desired results. It is designed for people that have a responsibility to manage or contribute to the results of a project; especially project managers, team members, and program directors.

Participants will develop a complete understanding of the most common principles, processes, and tools that are necessary for the planning, implementation monitoring and reporting based on best practices in the RBM field. With a special focus on the application of the results chain, the logical framework, and the performance measurement framework.

The online course has a duration of three weeks. Each week, the instructor will provide instructions to help students complete the required assignments. Students will participate in discussions and receive feedback from the course instructor. Students will have access to videos, lectures, tests, and assignments that can be accessed at any time.  Students will follow a detailed schedule to complete the assigned activities, participate in discussion forums, and submit their exercises in order to receive a grade. Successful completion of all the course requirements will lead to the award of a Certificate of Completion.


About this Course

This course provides a complete overview of the results-based project management (RBPM) approach with practical applications of tools and methods needed for planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating development 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 people working in development organizations, including, NGOs, project teams, multi and bi-lateral development organizations, representatives from national and local governments, and anyone who is interested in learning the concepts, tools, and methods of Results Based Project Management. 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

Participants will gain the confidence to apply the acquired skills and knowledge of RBM to their projects, by sharing and learning from other country experiences, they will strengthen their RBM process. Participants will have an improved understanding of how RBM can improve the quality of their projects while promoting learning and accountability. Participants will also learn how to plan, manage, and monitor a project with a focus on results. In addition, they will learn the concepts for effective evaluation, the qualities of good reports and the benefits of continuous learning process applied during the project life-cycle.

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.

Course Fees

The course fee is USD$150 and is due before the start of the course; you can receive a 20% discount if payment is made one week before the course starts.  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 RBPM. We offer additional discounts for groups from development organizations.

Course Content: 

Lesson 1 – Principles of RBM
Results Chain
RBM Frameworks
RBPM Cycle
Lesson 4 – Monitoring and Evaluation
Performance Measurement Framework
Monitoring Process 
Monitoring Indicators
Risks and Assumptions
Lesson 2 – Planning for Results
RBPM Planning
Problem Analysis
Logical Framework
Results Matrix
Lesson 5 – Reporting for Results
Reporting Results
Progress Reports 
Reporting Process
Management Reports
Lesson 3 – Managing for Results
Budget Management
Stakeholder Management 
Information Management 
Risk Management
Lesson 6 – Learning from Results
Learning Process 
Adapting the Project 
Continuous Improvements 
The Learning Organization
Course Information
  • Schedule: See the course schedule to select a date.
  • Registration Fee: The course fee is USD$150 and is due before the start of the course.
  • Discount: 20% discount if payment is made one week before the start of the course. Use code 20RBPM
  • Group Discounts: For groups or organizations that want to register three or more students, we offer a 30% discount. Use the code 30RBPM
  • Course Limit: The course is limited to 20 students per class.
  • Materials: Course materials are available for download from the online course module page to allow for printing and review. 
  • Evaluation: It is required that participants complete the course evaluation after they take the final exam.
  • Credits. This course provides 35 PDUs (Professional Development Units)* or 35 contact hours.



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Course Certificate 

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 Results-Bases Project 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
Student Feedback
“This course was relevant, informative and well done. I learned a lot. It was a great experience. The teacher was there for us, available to answer questions. The learning methodology is simple and give you time to learn at your speed. It has been a great experience.” Ariane Proulx, ICAO - Canada

“The Result-Based Project Management course was really what I needed to boost my skills and efficiency as a Project Officer. The fact that it's specific to international development projects was key, in that way I could start applying some of the practices immediately. Whether you've been at it for years or are just starting out, I highly recommend this course for anyone whose assignments include Project Management!” Alea Kagoyire, Burundi

Result Based project Management course is a must for all development project managers if they are to make the required impact as it will prepare them to better plan, share information with stakeholders and increase ownership resulting to project efficiency and effectiveness.” Amara Lebbie, Marie Stopes Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone

“I was slightly apprehensive about jumping into an advanced-level class instead of starting with the introductory classes. The learning curve was noticeable at the beginning, but the course instructor's regular announcements and supportive learning environment quickly brought me into the fold and I became comfortable learning from and sharing with my classmates. Rodolfo is 
an engaging instructor, subject expert and extremely motivating person to learn from. Big thank you for the regular and detailed feedback and professional development opportunity. I look forward to our next course together and feel confident that the Certificate will help me move to the next stage of my career.”  Emily Pittman, Project Ploughshares – Canada

In 2013, PM4DEV became 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.


Student Feedback - Course Results-Based Project Management


Awesome Course!

George Wafula , Options Consultancy Limited - Kenya

"I highly recommend this course. You will learn a lot about Results-Based Management in project management context."

Perla Pineda Bojorges , ICAO - Canada

“PM4DEV is always on point as also in this RBPM course. I think PM4DEV is a practical learning centre for development work and I will not only recommend this course to others but I will always come back to update my skill set."

Abdul Razak Mohammed , Oxfam International, Ghana - Ghana

“ The Result-Based Project Management course was really what I needed to boost my skills and efficiency as a Project Officer. The fact that it's specific to international development projects was key, in that way I could start applying some of the practices immediately. Whether you've been at it for years or are just starting out, I highly recommend this course for anyone whose assignments include Project Management!”

Alea Kagoyire ,  - Burundi

“The course was well-structured and stimulated the regular engagement.  The lessons were clear and simple. The literature and reading material were well-selected and enriched the knowledge of the topic.  
I would recommend to try to structure the forums with more practical case studies to engage more actively the students: sharing real tools, make us building indicators, comments framework, etc."


Valeria E. Pujia ,  - Italy

“The only valuable asset in which we need and we can invest in is knowledge, every day is an opportunity for you and I to learn more, therefore take time to resource yourself as I did by taking this training, you will enjoy and keep coming back for such learning experience. Thanks guys for your support during this learning experience."

Paul Mwanga Bozenge , ILU-Burundi - Burundi

“The course was well conducted and the way it is conducted is fun and makes you understand the subject quite easily."

Alban Rodrigue Tapsoba ,  - United States

"I really enjoyed the course. It allowed me to organize my studies in accordance with my professional obligation in such a way, that I was able to be fully concentrated on the topic, whenever it suited me. What made it an excellent learning experience was, that the theory was presented in brief and compressed manner, but always to the point - the presentations and training material provided will certainly guide me further through my professional career."

Franz Prutsch , Int. Organization for Migration - Egypt

"I was inspired to take this course after reading a RFP requesting RBPM. This course not only helped me to understand what is Result-Based Project Management but it helped me to understand the methodology as well. I was definitely elevated to a new level and approach on how to manage projects more effectively by measuring results rather than activities."

Pat Christian , Caleb Missionary Relief Services - United States

“I am extremely pleased with the Results Based Project Management course. The knowledge and skills that I developed will be put to good use in my monitoring and evaluation projects. I gained incredibly valuable insights from the interactions with my classmates in the forums. The high level of expertise and experience among my classmates was impressive. I gained useful insight from my fellow classmates. The resources the course provides are a treasure trove of examples and best practices for achieving results.  I enjoyed the RBPM course immensely."

Susie Baker , Branch Out Leadership for Teens (BOLT) - United States

“I really appreciated the way the course was given, the participation of everyone in the different forums helped us to have a better understanding of what is the Result Base management project."

Christian Ekeba , Airtel DRC - Democratic Republic of the Congo

“I really appreciated the way the course was given, the participation of everyone in the different forums helped us to have a better understanding of what is the Result Base management project.”

Christian Ekeba , Airtel DRC - Democratic Republic of the Congo


“This course has been helped me get a clear understand of Results Based Management. I am confident that I will be able to identify, implement and successfully manage Results based projects in my current job.”

Helena Chandwe , Private Enterprise Programme Zambia - Zambia

“Well-designed modules and contents. Excellent presentation with lectures. Good opportunity for people like me to enhance my skills and knowledge on Development project management. Wishing you to extend for many professionals.”

Augustine Savariyar , Oxfam GB - Sri Lanka

“RBPM is a very insightful course. It's particularly very relevant for development workers who are mandated to show results of program interventions”

Bahati Alexi Tumusiime , KIM University - Rwanda

“It was a great opportinuty to participate in this course.”


“Thanks for the course (RBPM), the learning platform was well organized, which brought about participatory learning during the course period.The resource materials are very useful for future reference.  Thanks”

Samuel D. Woods Sr. , Liberian Red Cross - Liberia

“I have been in the project management for a while, i have been routinely managing my project based on the funder's requirements. having taken this course, i have been empowered with the new approach of managing project based on the beneficiary need. Results based project management  is not just a course but a real tool to effectively manage the projects, I will definitely recommend my colleagues managers to take this course in order to give transparency and credibility to the projects we intend to deliver with the best outcomes.”

Roger kabuya , LIHC - Canada

“This course is properly conceived and well planned. It is designed for anyone in project management who does not know struggling to meet the needs of the beneficiaries and stakeholders, as well as the requirements of the donor”

Asa D. Chon , Liberian Red Cross - Liberia

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