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PRJ 185 - Managing, Monitoring and Evaluation of Complex Projects (10 Days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
PRJ 185 01 July 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 185 05 August 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 185 09 September 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 185 14 October 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 185 18 November 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 185 23 December 2024 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course is designed to develop individuals’ understanding of what monitoring and evaluation entails, why it is so vital, and how to do it well and in a participatory way. This course ensures that those who are new to this field have a thorough understanding of monitoring and evaluation concepts and have built up the practical skills and the confidence needed to do monitoring and evaluation effectively. Participants will learn to use a range of monitoring and evaluation tools and activities that will help them improve accountability, learning and effectiveness of projects and programmes.

Course Objectives

  • Defining the main terms and concepts associated with the processes of monitoring and evaluation
  • Articulating the key purposes of monitoring and evaluation
  • Being able to prioritize according to the context
  • Selecting and using a range of tools with confidence
  • Learning information qualitative and quantitative gathering techniques
  • Applying results of monitoring and evaluation processes to both accountability and organizational learning

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Supervisors
  • Project and Program Directors/Managers
  • Executive Managers
  • Anyone planning to become more effective in monitoring and evaluating projects 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Key project management concepts and terminology
  • Understanding the project management eco-system
  • Portfolio and Program management concepts
  • Strategic aspect of project management
  • Impact of technology on projects
  • Project management processes
  • Project life cycles of technical project
  • Phases of transformation

Day 2

  • Organizational Structures and Stakeholders in Complex Projects
  • Organizational Structures and Stakeholders in Complex Projects
  • Identifying and analyzing project stakeholders
  • Organizational culture and stakeholder management
  • Building and maintaining stakeholder relationships
  • The role of a project manager
  • Project manager talent triangle
  • Importance of defining the customer in projects
  • Project management methodologies & frameworks
  • Organizational structures and their impact on project management methodologies

Day 3

  • Being Agile in the Complex Business World
  • Understanding complexity in projects
  • Managing projects in VUCA World
  • Complexity theories and their applications
  • Being Agile in project management
  • Agile frameworks in the business world
  • Values and principles of agility
  • Embracing agility and adaptability in project leadership

Day 4

  •  Value creation process in complex projects
  • Value creation process in complex projects
  • Defining success in project management
  • Mission, vision, and strategy concepts when determining value.
  • Balanced scorecard concept in the value creation process
  • Understanding the terms: Output-Outcome-Impact
  • Role of "Change Management" in complex projects
  • Managing resistance to change
  • Aligning project goals with organizational objectives
  • Understanding the critical stakeholder informational needs and expectations
  • Creating a strategic roadmap complex projects

Day 5

  • Performance Assessment and Competency Evaluation in project management
  • Individual performance assessment
  • Understanding competence
  • Assessment centers
  • Individual competency assessment
  • Experience vs. complexity
  • Knowledge assessment
  • Rating scale
  • Performance appraisal
  • Judgmental vs. developmental assessment
  • The reward process
  • Characteristics of effective systems
  • Business performance versus individual performance when managing a change

Day 6

  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Definition and importance of project monitoring and evaluation
  • Distinctions between monitoring and evaluation
  • The links between monitoring and evaluation and project success
  • M&E processes and the project lifecycle
  • Setting SMART project objectives
  • Developing performance indicators and targets
  • Selecting appropriate data collection methods (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Establishing a baseline for project performance
  • Utilizing key performance indicators (KPIs) for tracking performance


Day 7

  • Strategies for effective teams in complex projects
  • Strategies for effective teams in complex technical projects
  • Importance of effective teams in complex project environments
  • Characteristics of high-performing teams
  • Team dynamics and collaboration in complex projects
  • Team composition and role allocation in complex projects
  • Developing trust and fostering a positive team culture
  • Effective communication strategies in complex technical project teams
  • Empowering team members to take ownership and initiative
  • Establishing accountability mechanisms within the team
  • Handling conflicts and managing team dynamics

Day 8

  • Leadership complex projects
  • Characteristics and challenges of complex technical projects
  • Importance of effective leadership in complex projects
  • Effective leadership styles
  • Effective decision-making in complex and ambiguous situations
  • Problem-solving strategies for complex project challenges
  • Leading technical projects

Day 9

  • Risk Management in Complex Projects
  • Dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity in complex projects
  • Characteristics and challenges of risk management in technical projects
  • Being aware of "Technical Debt" in a project
  • Systems thinking and its application to risk management
  • Risk identification techniques for complex projects
  • Qualitative and quantitative risk analysis methods
  • Risk response planning and strategies
  • Risks and mitigation

Day 10

  • Case Studies, Best Practices & Course Closure
  • Analyzing real-world complex technical project examples
  • How to control and leverage complexity
  • Best practices in managing complex technical projects
  • Project Complexity Mapping
  • Course wrap up