What started in California in September 2015, PM4NGOs completed its final draft on “Program Management Guide for Development Professional” (PGM Pro) during the week of 25th – 29th July 2016, at Baltimore, MD, USA.Experts, practitioners, leaders and educators in development sector gathered up in this important Write Shop to review the preliminary draft of 2015 and completing the final one. This is another milestone for PM4NGOs to produce such practitioner’s guide book in addition to its popular “Project Management for Development Professional” (PMD Pro) Guide.

Experts, practitioners, leaders and educators in development sector gathered up in this important Write Shop to review the preliminary draft of 2015 and completing the final one. This is another milestone for PM4NGOs to produce such practitioner’s guidebook in addition to its popular “Project Management for Development Professional” (PMD Pro) Guide.Like PMD Pro Guide is for Project Managers, the PgMD Pro is for program managers in the sector and aims to build a common language and framework for practitioners to implement programs effectively and productively with proper alignments with projects.

Thomas Dente, Don McPhee, Tikajit Rai
Thomas Dente, Don McPhee, Tikajit Rai

Like PMD Pro Guide is for Project Managers, the PgMD Pro is for program managers in the sector and aims to build a common language and framework for practitioners to implement programs effectively and productively with proper alignments with projects in one side and portfolio of the organization in the other.

I have done many community development and infrastructure projects; and through both social entrepreneurship and donor-funded programs. When it comes to taking up program manager’s responsibility, I always felt that there was a void when it comes to availability of a program guide for reference for program management.

During the Write Shop, hearing other colleagues’ view on program management, based on years of experiences and empirical knowledge in development space, did not just validated how I felt, but also set a precedence for aspects of program management that one should consider for improved delivery of programs. I sincerely believe, the PGM Pro will substantially help sector practitioners as a common and good guide. Without such talents, experience, competences, and expertise, the guide would not have been possible. Thanks to PM4NGOs for making this happen!

The unprecedented PgMD Pro Guide is expected to be released in November 2016.

The Team
Amanda Fleetwood    –    PM4NGOs
Chris Foster    –    Healthier Lives Worldwide
IMG_2624Don McPhee    –    PM4NGOs
Dov Rosenmann    –    Quintessência Inteligência Organizacional
Edson Marinho    –    PM4NGOs
John Cropper    –    PM4NGOs
Kim Kuncinkas    –    InsideNGO
Lucy Davies (Editor)    –    Lucy Davies Communications
Thomas Dente    –    InsideNGO
Tikajit Rai    –    LINGOs
Trevor Nelson    –    PM4NGOs

 

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