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PRJ 127 - Project Management Development (PMD) Pro1 Preparation Course

Code Start Date Duration Venue
PRJ 127 08 July 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 127 12 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 127 16 September 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 127 21 October 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 127 25 November 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 127 09 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro) was developed by experts from several highly regarded non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and is adopted as a standard in many development organizations around the world. As the name implies, it serves as a guide for development organizations on how to create projects under the most difficult conditions and manage to run them until the end using the limited resources available. This step is deemed as an important benchmark for continuous improvement. 

This course is designed to meet the needs of any NGO project manager, program quality manager or supporting staff responsible for the creation and implementation of a development project.

The course covers the basic concepts, terminology, and tools of project management used by NGOs. During the five-day workshop, you will develop an understanding of the principles and terminology of project management within the context of international development projects.

Course Objectives

  • Learning key elements and overall concepts of PMD Pro 1
  • Understanding the life cycle of projects 
  • Learning all the terms used by non-governmental organizations to manage their projects 
  • Abiding to the pre-determined scope, time, and budget of the project
  • Letting everyone have their share in the development of the project from your team to your shareholders 
  • Ending your project and learn how to avoid leaving pending issues before closure 

Who Should Attend?

  • Project managers 
  • Development sector professionals
  • Consultants/contract staff
  • Staff of international NGOs

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introducing projects
  • Projects in the Development Sector
  • The role, competencies and responsibilities of the Project Manager
  • Project Cycle
  • The six phases of PMD Pro Project Phase Model 
  • Introduction to project identification and design

Day 2

  • Making projects out of problems 
  • Categories of work in the Project Identification and Design Phase
  • Assessing project needs
  • Project logic
  • Data collection and data analysis
  • SMART indicator
  • Project logical framework 
  • How to take decisions 

Day 3

  • Project Set Up
  • Project Planning
  • Components of a project plan
  • Identifying project’s scope, resourcing and scheduling
  • Project Implementation
  • Issues, Issues logs, and internal controls

Day 4

  • Timing 
  • People Management 
  • Monitoring and evaluation 
  • Project transition 
  • Administrative, contract and financial closure of project
  • Verifying project deliverables

Day 5

  • Financial Management
  • Risk Management
  • Justification Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Adapting the PMD Pro to different emergency and relief situations