Management & Leadership Training Courses

Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro)


Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro) is an intense training program aimed to build the skills necessary for successful project management in the disciplines of software development and web development. It seeks to arm professionals with the information and abilities necessary to successfully manage projects and produce quality results.
The course offers a thorough, professional-level review of project management principles and procedures. It covers the principles of project initiation, planning, and control, as well as the procedures, methods, and strategies needed to complete projects successfully. Additionally, it emphasizes assisting the project management team by outlining important concepts for cooperation and communication as well as practical methods for project planning, costing, reporting, and budgeting.
This is a highly participatory training with real life scenarios designed to help NGO professionals effectively initiate, plan, execute, and close projects.

Targeted Groups:

•    Project Managers and team members who are new to project management.
•    Project Managers and team members who are new to the development sector.
•    Consultants/contract staff operating in the development sector.
•    Professionals in the development sector field who plan to be professionally certified in project management.
•    Students who are looking forward to pursuing a career in the project management or development sector.

Conference Objectives:

At the end of this conference the participants will be able to:
•    Learn best practices for project management and apply them to real-world development projects.
•    Learn how to lead project stakeholders to successful outcomes.
•    Acquire a solid foundation in project management principles and their application in the development sector.
•    Understand the unique challenges and dynamics of project management in development contexts.
•    Learn effective techniques for project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closure.
•    Develop skills in stakeholder management, risk assessment, and mitigation strategies.
•    Gain knowledge of project documentation and reporting requirements in development projects.
•    Familiarize yourself with tools and techniques for project scheduling, budgeting, and resource management.
•    Prepare for the Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro) certification exam.

Targeted Competencies:

• Knowledge of project management processes
• Experience with project planning tools
• Familiarity with team collaboration tool
• Ability to create and manage project plans
• Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders
• Understanding of team dynamics and conflict resolution
• Stakeholder Management
• Risk Assessment and Mitigation
• Project Documentation and Reporting
• Resource Management
• Leadership and Team Management
• Monitoring and Evaluation
• Ethical Considerations

Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to Project Management for Development

Understanding project management fundamentals
Project management in the development sector
Key roles and responsibilities of a project manager
Project life cycle and phases
Principles of project selection and prioritization in development

Day 2: Planning and Execution in Development Projects

Project initiation and identification
Stakeholder analysis and engagement strategies
Developing a comprehensive project management plan
Scope management and requirements gathering
Estimating project resources and budgeting in a development context

Day 3: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Closure

Project monitoring and control techniques in development projects
Risk assessment and mitigation strategies for development initiatives
Project reporting and documentation requirements in the development sector
Managing project communications and stakeholders in dynamic development environments
Project closure and knowledge transfer in development projects

Day 4: Leadership and Team Management in Development Projects

Leadership skills and styles for effective project management in development
Building and managing project teams in diverse cultural contexts
Conflict resolution and stakeholder negotiations in development projects
Capacity building and empowerment approaches for sustainable development outcomes

Day 5: Advanced Topics in Project Management for Development

Agile project management in the development sector
Managing partnerships and collaborations in development initiatives
Applying gender mainstreaming and social inclusion principles in project management
Monitoring and evaluation for sustainable development impact
Ethical considerations in project management for development

Management & Leadership Training Courses
Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro) (ML)


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