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Training course

Project Management of Development Projects (PMD Pro Level 1 Certificate) /

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Organisations in the international development sector see improvements in project management practice as a top priority.

It is crucial to embed a common approach to project management so that the fundamental and complex challenges faced by managers of development projects can be consistently and effectively addressed.

The programme provides a thorough grounding in project management concepts, processes and practice. It considers how projects can be consistently organised and managed, effectively and efficiently delivered, completed on time and to agreed budget, scope and quality.

This course is aligned to the PMD Pro Level 1 syllabus. It includes integrated preparation for the optional PMD Pro Level 1 certificate exam which may be taken at the end of week two.

Course Objectives

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe typical activities in each phase of the project life cycle
  • Assess the quality of a project logframe
  • Map key project stakeholders and create an effective engagement plan
  • Plan an appropriate approach to M&E for a given project
  • Recognise and distinguish all elements in the life of a development project as described in the PMD Pro Guide
  • ​Participate actively in the management of a development project from identification to end of project transition

Key Topics

  • Phases of a programme and project life cycle
  • Project governance and organisation
  • Project design, initiation and planning
  • Logframe tool and theories of change
  • Complex stakeholder management
  • Project implementation, project control and project triangle
  • Risk and issue management
  • Monitoring, reporting and evaluation
  • Project review and change

This course is week one and two of The Development Project Toolkit and The PMD Pro Qualifications Toolkit. 

All courses will be conducted entirely in English. A proficient level of both spoken and written English is required by all delegates so that they are able to fully benefit from the course and participate in our interactive style of training.

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