Program DPro (PgMD Pro) Rebranding

Program DPro (PgMD Pro) Rebranding

PMD Pro, Program Management

Over the past 10 years, PMD Pro has reached 27 thousand professionals, working at 1,250 organizations, in 165 countries. This is the number of professionals that we can acknowledge because they have taken the exam – but we are sure that many more project managers and their teams are applying the PMD Pro best practices. This large community has motivated and helped PM4NGOs and its partners to go beyond the project management level.

PMD Pro has given birth to a family of best practices and methodologies: Program Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Financial Management, PMD Pro Starter, and supplemental materials like the Theory of Change and the Quick Reading Guides.

Informally, we refer to this group of guides and methodologies as the DPro Family.

DPro Family, Program Management, Project Management, Financial Management

To better align with the growing DPro family of methodologies and Guides, we rebranded our methodology PgMD Pro to Program DPro. Next year, we will also rebrand PMD Pro to become Project DPro (with a permanent reference to the original brand PMD Pro).

Rebranding is about changing perception. It is more commonly described as a change in how you look, sound, and write. This change will allow practitioners to better recognize all current and future DPro practices as member of one family.

Rede Filantropia, uma organização parceira do PM4NGOs

Rede Filantropia, uma organização parceira do PM4NGOs

Partners

É com alegria que o PM4NGOs anuncia que a Rede Filantropia é uma de suas organizações treinadoras parceiras.

Texto por: Rede Filantropia

A Rede Filantropia atua, desde 2002, para fortalecer a gestão de organizações da sociedade civil organizada (OSCs) do Brasil por meio de diferentes canais: treinamentos, eventos, publicações impressas e on-line, webinars, dentre outros. Por meio desses canais, oferecemos capacitação e conteúdo sobre todos os temas que permeiam a gestão dessas ONGs, por exemplo: contabilidade, legislação, captação de recursos, voluntariado, tecnologia, RH, administração etc. Hoje, atuamos com organizações de todo o Brasil.

Rede Filantropia, Instituto Filantropia, Training Partner, Organização treinadora, PMD Pro, Gestão de Projetos
Rede Filantropia, PM4NGOs training partner

Rede Filantropia, PM4NGOs training partner

Partners

PM4NGOs gladly announce Rede Filantropia as new training partner.

Written by: Rede Filantropia
Translated by: PM4NGOs

Rede Filantropia has been working since 2002 to strengthen the management of organized civil society organizations (CSOs) in Brazil through different channels: training, events, print and online publications, webinars, among others. Through these channels, we offer training and content on all issues that permeate the management of these NGOs, for example: accounting, legislation, fundraising, volunteering, technology, HR, administration, etc. Today, we work with organizations from all over Brazil.

Rede Filantropia, Instituto Filantropia, Training Partner, Organização treinadora, PMD Pro, Gestão de Projetos
Project management professional development: agile or traditional?

Project management professional development: agile or traditional?

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This article was originally published on APMG.

Project management professional development: agile or traditional?

Training and certification is a great way for project professionals to demonstrate their knowledge and competences to current and future employers. Whether aligned to a particular framework or methodology, or a focus on the key attributes or a project manager, training and certification can prove incredibly valuable for enhancing skills and enabling career progression.

With a wide range of options available in the marketplace, it can be a difficult and time-consuming task identifying the best option/s for one’s career development.

This is further complicated by the rise of agile and its influence on the project management landscape, with more organizations and project professionals than ever embracing agile tools and frameworks as they aim to increase the success of – and return on investment from – projects and other change initiatives.

With agile now mainstream in project management, a key decision faces many project professionals considering training and certification, and indeed those embarking on a career in project management. The decision is linked to a question along the lines of:

Should I certify in agile or traditional/waterfall project management?

The ‘Intent’​ in Intentional Organizational Learning

The ‘Intent’​ in Intentional Organizational Learning

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The 'Intent'​ in Intentional Organizational Learning

This article was originally published on Humentum

Generally, to be intentional means, to do something on purpose or to be deliberate – when used, the addition of the word intentional often is to add emphasis. It implies that an organization has thought about its options, discussed everything that need to be discussed, and come to this decision. As a result, resources are being allocated to make it successful.

When it comes to learning this includes having deliberate discussions within the organization or to implement something purposefuly. At an individual level, intentional learning happens when one sets out to learn something specific. One might search on the internet for advice on how to solve a problem or acquire a skill. Or one might enroll in a training course to learn how to paint or speak another language. The point is that Intentional Learning is not accidental, and it is driven by a goal or need, even if you don’t know what that is.

According to written literature, intentional learning in an organization is the “persistent, continual process to acquire, understand, and use a variety of strategies to improve one’s ability to attain and apply knowledge” (American Accounting Association, 1995). The “cognitive processes that have learning as a goal rather than an incidental outcome (Bereiter & Scardamella, 1989)

Virtually Human: Creating Team Cohesion Without Being Together​

Virtually Human: Creating Team Cohesion Without Being Together​

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Virtually Human: Creating Team Cohesion Without Being Together

This article was originally published on Humentum

When I started my career in 1990 working for a small international agency, we still had a Telex machine, but we never used it. Instead, we heavily relied on fax. One of my duties was to collect the piles of curled pages lying on the floor after one of our project offices had sent through a report. I’d sort the pages into the correct order and set the pile on a table under a heavy weight to flatten before handing it to my executive director. The following day, I’d assist in faxing back a reply.

Today, most workers have never even used a fax machine. Instead, we struggle with the volume of email exchanged every day with colleagues, even while adjusting to the proliferation of apps offering even more ways to communicate and collaborate virtually. As a result, we now seem to be seeing the dawn of the fully virtualized workplace.

HUMENTUM’S TRANSITION

As a case in point, Humentum recently made the decision to transition to a virtual workplace model. In place of a collection of offices in several locations around the world, they’ll organize into a network of individuals primarily working from home. I would argue that this is a brave, strategic and—some may say—risky decision. It is also likely a prophetic choice, when we stop to imagine the workplace 25 years hence.

PMD Pro picture of the month – November, 2017

PMD Pro picture of the month – November, 2017

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The November picture of the month is from PM4NGOs! Our team met with experts in Washington (DC) to develop the Program Management Certification and to improve the Program Management for Development Guide (PgMD).

The PgMD Guide was created to link strategic management team with the Project Managers through an intentional set of activities and objectives. A Program Manager has a vital role in the success of an organization.

We can’t wait for it!
Check out some pictures of the meeting:

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Four key factors for eWorkshop success

Four key factors for eWorkshop success

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This blog was originally posted on Humentum.

I used not to believe much in online trainings compared to face to face. However, this training has really shifted my mind towards it: the setting, the support, the quality of material, and the flow was simply amazing and very friendly. I have really enjoyed these past few weeks!” Fuad Rayyna

I have just finished supporting Humentum Planning for Financial Sustainability eWorkshop and I am really delighted with the learner feedback, like the one above. Most of the learners in this workshop have a programmes rather than a finance background. It made me smile as not only were learners surprised to enjoy an online finance training but, more important, they learned loads and now feel confident to use their new finance skills and tools immediately their work.

This is what it is all about for us at Humentum – finding practical ways to ensure operational excellence in our everyday work.

I’ve been reflecting on why this eWorkshop, and others, work so well for participants. And I’ve come up with four main reasons.

Continue reading “Four key factors for eWorkshop success”

PM4NGOs partners with APM

PM4NGOs partners with APM

Partners

We are delighted to announce that PM4NGOs has become a Corporate Partner of the Association for Project Management (APM).

APM is a membership organization committed to developing and promoting project and program management with aims very similar to our own. APM’s vision is for a world in which all projects succeed with project management as a life skill for all, and its mission is to inspire communities to deliver meaningful change for societal benefit by advancing the art, science, theory and practice of project management. APM is the UK member of the International Project Management Association. Its website is at www.apm.org.uk.

By partnering with APM we will be able to represent project and program managers in the development community at APM forums, special interest groups and at their annual thought leadership event. We will also be able offer access for our professionals to APM’s vast library of digital resources and webinars to help them to develop their careers.