Title: ORCHESTRATION OF GLOBAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR NGO’s – ESTABLISH TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY
Development projects face many challenges that make the work more difficult; from extreme working conditions to volatile environments, were human or natural events can put the project at risk of not meeting its goals. For most development organizations, project management has been reduced to the implementation of the technical activities designed as part of the project’s proposal for funding, while little effort is devoted to plan the over all management of the project. Project management is more than just implementing the activities identified in a log frame, it includes managing all the components that make up a project from its resources, risks and changes, to ensure that the project meet its objectives within the expected quality, schedule, and budget, at the same time of meeting the expectations of its stakeholders.
This complex project environment requires appropriate project management skills; it requires a new type of competencies from project managers that goes beyond a technical expertise. Project managers require the skills to manage limited budgets, to monitor shrinking schedules, and monitor unpredictable outcomes, while at the same time dealing with people and organizational issues.
All of these causes could be addressed by the application of project management tools and techniques. Applying a formalized project management framework, or methodology can help with clarification of objectives, identify the right skills, reduce the impact of risks, foster a focus on results, improve communications and increase the chances for success. It is through the effective use of a project management methodology that organizations can ensure a cost effective use of limited resources to achieve the planned objectives.
Who Should Attend
NGO’s Board Members & Founders, NGO Consultants, Program Managers/ Coordinator/ Assistants, General/ Grant Coordinators, Team/ Committee/ Task-force leaders.
Understand and identify how to use standard tools and techniques of project management in NGOs.
Understand the relationship between the Knowledge Areas in the PMBOK (PMI) in relation to NGO’s terminology and way of work.
Understand how to develop a project idea into a full project management plan.