Management & Implementation of Development Projects

The term ‘Project Management’ is used to describe the activities and decision-making procedures used during the life cycle of a project. It is usually understood as having several distinct phases, such as identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Project Management helps to ensure several outcomes: that projects are supportive of overarching policy objectives of development agencies and their development partners; that projects are relevant to an agreed strategy and to the real problems of target groups and beneficiaries; that projects are feasible, meaning that objectives are realistic, and can be realized within the constraints of the operating environment and capabilities of the implementing agencies; and that benefits generated by projects are likely to be sustainable.

There are various explanations for this. One such explanation is the failure or partial success of the projects envisaged. Failures might be due to lapses at various stages of managing a project between conception and post-project evaluation. For a project to become successful and effective, a sound working knowledge of various aspects of project planning and execution is essential.


The main objective of this professional development training course is to enhance the understanding, skills and capacity of participants on Project Cycle Management, Monitoring, & successful Implementation.  

Specific objectives are to: 

  • Familiarize participants with the key concepts of project planning, identification, feasibility and relevant project management issues

  • Understand the basic principles of LFA and how to use for planning, implementing and monitoring development projects

  • Learn all the steps & methods of project management from conception to post-project impact assessment. 

  • Manage and lead the project team effectively by using Agile Methodology

  • Gain substantial knowledge on people management skills

Course Outline

Module I: Project Management; An overview

  • Introduction to project management

  • Project management cycle

  • Identification and design of the project

  • Project selection and appraisal

  • Planning: finance, budgeting & various resources

Module II: Project Implementation & Control

  • Project implementation: Scope & limitations

  • Logical framework analysis (LFA)

  • Scheduling & Time management

  • Project performance monitoring

  • Project risk management

  • Stakeholders management

Module III: Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Objectives & purpose of monitoring and evaluation

  • Performance monitoring and measurement 

  • Review & reporting techniques

  • Project performance audit report (PPAR)

  • Project completion report

Module IV: Management Skills for Project Managers 

  • Developing successful project team 

  • Negotiation, Communication & Problem solving 

  • Challenges of a project manager 

  • Agile project management

  • Leadership skills for project managers

Target Audience

This course targets development professionals who work in various development projects, individuals new to project management and development sector and those professionals who want to grow their career in project management.

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