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5 Important skill set a business analyst must possess

5 Important skill set a business analyst must possess

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published at Proventures. Business analysis is a discipline that focuses on ensuring that changes implemented in an organisation align with the strategic goals or direction of the organisation. And to successfully accomplish that, the business analyst would have to square-up to several challenges that demand a host of skills, competencies and expertise. For some people, these skills or competencies may come naturally, while for some others, it may just require some measure of training and perhaps a lot of practice to develop them As per me, not in a particular order, the below five most important skills one must possess to be effective and productive on the job of a business analyst; Continue reading
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PM4NGOs Hub – Board Representative

PM4NGOs Hub – Board Representative

PM4NGOs
Written by DOV ROSENMANN "I have been working in the NGO sector as professional since since 2003 and assumed various levels of responsibility within international organizations as well as in innovation startups. As detailed in my CV, I am a Project DPro and Program DPro certified professional. I have a multicultural background and identity being both a Brazilian and French citizen. I have a fluent command of French, English, Portuguese, as well as Spanish. Besides all the intrinsic management challenges I learned from during my carrier, my responsibilities have allowed me systematic contact with NGO business management, program development strategies, networks, resource mobilization challenges. At the same time, I have acquired on the ground and facilitation experience through leadership and coordination roles in fragile contexts. Building capacities and sharing knowledge…
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The Challenges of Managing Projects in International Development

The Challenges of Managing Projects in International Development

Development Sector, Project DPro, Project DPro, Project DPro Guide, Project Management
This article has been originally published by Project Managers Against Poverty. Peter Marlow discusses the unique challenges of managing projects in the international development sector and how a recent training and certification scheme for project managers has made a big difference. The Problem International Development is big. For example, in 2018 the UK government spent £14bn of public money on foreign aid and is committed to a target of 0.7% of GDP being spent on aid. The European Union is the world’s largest humanitarian donor spending €123bn and this is just part of a bigger picture of public and private donations being spent trying to improve the lives of people living in the developing world. Continue reading
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Taking over a half finished project

Taking over a half finished project

Project Management, Tools
This article has been originally published at APM. The role of the project manager comes in all shapes and sizes. In a perfect world you might get to choose your project team or even your project, but in our often less-than-perfect world sometimes it’s necessary, for whatever reason, for a project professional to take over a project that is half-finished. This situation brings with it a whole different set of challenges for us and can test our skills and capabilities to the limit. If you find yourself in this position, here are some questions you should be asking at the outset to give yourself the best possible chance of delivering a successful outcome. Continue reading
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Project DPro: A Practical Approach

Project DPro: A Practical Approach

Case Studies, PM4NGOs, Project DPro, Project DPro Guide, Project Management
Khumbulani Ndlovu describes how Project DPro has cohered the work of World Vision’s field-based project in Zimbabwe. The Project DPro course is very much respected. It’s highly practical and it offers a wide range of tools that help to ensure that projects are delivered on time, scope, and budget, in a way that also pays attention quality, benefits and risks. The course has achieved buy in from senior management at World Vision and hence it is taken with a lot of positivity by staff at all levels (from a development facilitator to a Director). It is well tailored for NGOs and the development industry and is very practical in approach so that you can apply the tools your day-to day work. Continue reading
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Prioritizing Learning in 2021

Prioritizing Learning in 2021

Development Sector, Tools
This article has been originally published at Humentum. AUTHORS: Ross Coxon and Chris Proulx It’s 2021, finally. You and your team slogged through all the challenges that 2020 threw at you. But you ended the year feeling exhausted, distracted, and overwhelmed. It’s time for a fresh start. Now is the time to upgrade your team and organization with these four learning and development do’s and don’ts. Don’t wait all year to bring people together in-person again Continue reading
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Call for Board of Directors Members

Call for Board of Directors Members

Board Members, Job / Consultant Opportunities, PM4NGOs
PM4NGOs Board Member (Volunteer) PM4NGOs is seeking a passionate and motivated volunteer to join our Board of Directors, with a range of skills and/or experience to complement our current Board.  PM4NGOs’ Board Members empathize with the organization’s vision and mission, are unpaid, and act as advisors to the organization’s operations in their specific areas of expertise. As the organization is small, they also use their professional expertise to support and contribute to the work of the organization. They are committed to the success of PM4NGOs. PM4NGOs Board Members come from the non-profit and private sectors and have a range of specialist expertise including project and programme management, non-profit management, finance, fundraising, marketing and monitoring & evaluation. It is important to highlight that each board member seat is occupied by a professional, not an organization.  Who we are:…
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Semana de Gestão de Projetos de Impacto Social: Sorteio

Semana de Gestão de Projetos de Impacto Social: Sorteio

PM4NGOs
De 07 a 10 de abril o PM4NGOs, junto com parceiros, promoveu a Semana de Gestão de Projetos de Impacto Social. Durante todos os dias ocorreram Webnars gratuitos sobre gestão de projetos, terceiro setor e assuntos relacionados. Contando com mais de 400 participantes, o evento promoveu interação e troca entre todos. Além dos conteúdos apresentados nas lives gratuitas, foram ainda sorteados exames e cursos Project DPro, oferecidos pelo PM4NGOs e seus parceiros. Confira abaixo a lista de sorteados: Continue reading
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Creating a common project language

Creating a common project language

Case Studies, PM4NGOs, Project DPro, Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project DPro Guide
Claudia Ovalle of Guatamala’s Highland Women’s Association (AMA) explains how Project DPro has transformed their work. In 2007, we secured funding from a donor organization for a new project. But as we started work, we realized that we had not given enough thought to planning its initial stages. We needed to clarify our objectives and to write better proposals, so we decided to look at Project DPro. Three of us attended a Project DPro training course and two of us passed the Project DPro 1 certificate. We shared what we had learned with other AMA staff because we felt that it was important to communicate with each other using a common language about projects. Project DPro has been useful in helping us to identify different project phases and to understand…
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Top 5 Tips for Facilitating Online Meetings

Top 5 Tips for Facilitating Online Meetings

Leadership, PM4NGOs, Program Management, Project Management
This article has been originally published at APMG AUTHOR: TOMASZ NEDZI Tomasz Nedzi, an experienced facilitator, explains some simple tips that can help you facilitate online meetings 1. Be early If you are the facilitator of the meeting it’s your duty to manage the meeting and be prepared. Show that you are prepared by being on time. It’s best to be the first person in the room.  Your participants will join gradually and you can meet and greet them. By showing your appreciation for their presence you will reduce stress. Asking them casual questions about the place they are joining from, or the weather at their place will help to build relationships. 2. Understand your participants It’s important to understand that we humans are not all the same. Even though we…
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