Working Together to better Support the Future Social Development Project Managers
This article has been originally published at Humentum
By John Cropper, Lead Programme Management and Humanitarian
This amazing photo comes via a colleague, Peter Marlow, and is from Tukongote School and Study Centre near the Victoria Falls at Livingstone in Zambia. You can find out more about the School and Tukongote Community Projects here.
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This article has been originally published at Humentum
Our sector is notably opposed to the language of standardisation. So, when preparing to speak at the Humentum conference this year on how large organisations can standardise their approaches to project management and remain adaptive, the first thing I did was try to find an alternative for that phrase.
A quick google thesaurus of ‘standardise’ throws up a long list of equally, often more, uncomplimentary terms. To institutionalise, to stereotype, to regiment or mass produce. Not things most Project Managers or organisations would want to be associated with.
Scrolling down to the list of antonyms for ‘standardise’ gave even more reason to want to avoid it. To mix up, prevent, change or differentiate. These are camps which any PM worth their stripes would much rather sit in. Our primary goal is to instigate change. To prevent bad things from happening.
This article has been originally published at APM
So you’ve decided you would like to climb aboard the project management ride, and feel that your love for planning, passion for budgeting and the pleasure evoked by telling people what to do will get you climbing the career ladder. But is this enough? What about the soft skills that you need to land and sustain your dream project manager role? Being a project manager can sometimes compare to being a pawn in a difficult game of chess. You are often assigned to projects which are aimed to implement change within the business but are fraught with politics and bound in bureaucracy. In these instances the project manager is often expected to perform an act of magic to deliver a project. I’m going to give you the real deal and tell you from my hands on perspective the skills you need to succeed as an excellent project manager:
Nome: Saulo Esteves
Profissão: Profissional de Monitoramento e Avaliação de Projetos Sociais
Organização: ChildFund Brasil
Qual é sua opinião sobre o treinamento / exame PMD Pro?
“Não tenho dúvidas de que o PMD Pro é o melhor curso de gerenciamento de projetos para profissionais do terceiro setor. A grande vantagem do PMD Pro é que existem excelentes ferramentas aplicáveis a todos os ciclos de vida do projeto. Além de fornecer conteúdo rico para o setor de desenvolvimento, o PMD Pro permite que você seja certificado internacionalmente em gestão de projetos. Eu recentemente obtive a certificação de nível 2. ”
Name: Saulo Esteves
Role: Professional of Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Projects
Organization: ChildFund Brasil
What are your thoughts on the training / exam?
“I have no doubt that PMD Pro is the best project management course for professionals in the third sector. The great advantage of PMD Pro is that there are excellent tools applicable to all project life cycles. In addition to providing rich content for the development sector, PMD Pro enables you to be internationally certified in project management. I recently achieved the Level 2 certification.”
PM4NGOs has the pleasure to announce IME – Inspire for Management Excellence – as one of its training partners.
Written by: IME – Inspire for Management Excellence
Inspire for Management Excellence (IME) is a capacity development social enterprise established in May 2018 aiming to have social impact in Sudan and other countries. IME was founded by a team of three professionals with a shared passion for enhancing people’s skills and confidence as well as improving organizational systems. IME registered as a Private Limited company under Commercial Register of Ministry of Justice in Sudan.
The PMD Pro Guide has been downloaded over 38 thousand times in the past three years and it is available free of costs at PM4NGOs other websites across the Internet. As a PDF document, it is accessible at most computers and mobile operational systems.
Attending suggestions from many learners and practitioners, the PMD Pro Guide is now available in Kindle and paperback formats, at Amazon Books, worldwide. There is a cost to purchase these formats, which varies from country to country. Make sure you access the Amazon site of your country to get the right local price.
We worked to make the PMD Pro Guide cost at Amazon as much lower as possible, as we would like to make it affordable to our main audience: community-based organizations and project managers.
At this moment, only the English version is available for purchasing at Amazon. We expect to publish the PMD Pro Guide in other languages and the Program DPro Guide very soon.
It is important to state and assure that PMD Pro Guide and all PM4NGOs best practices and tools will always be available free of costs in PDF format.
APEX Global (www.apexgloballearning.com), one of the Philippines’ leading learning solutions providers, announced that they have partnered with PM4NGO, an international NGO that promotes project management in the international development sector, to provide courses tailored towards the said sectors starting with the PMD Pro Certification.
“The development landscape here in the Philippines has grown significantly in the past few years.”, said Karthik Subburaman, ASSIST Asia’s Regional Director, one of APEX Global’s clients. “I have worked with project managers who are well versed with several international PM frameworks but are unfamiliar with how the development sector operates and carries out projects”