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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.

Supporting Termanin center for prostheses

Supporting Termanin center for prostheses

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by Mohammad Mansor Alatrash

Mohammad Mansor is one of the winners of the #StoryContest

Project Name: supporting Termanin center for prostheses at the north west of Syria to provide prostheses to 300 amputated children and women, who got injured because of the ongoing conflict in Syria. 
Duration of the project: 10 Months 
Organization: Polish medical mission (PMM)

A glance before the project fund approval:  A strong advocacy had been done since the beginning of the year 2018 to support this center, also I made many visits to capture the reality and the reliable estimations in time and costs to include them in the project design. Also, to foresee the risks that may confront us.

The project was launched officially the beginning of April/2018 , but to be honest it was through signing the contracts not with a project charter. So, I increased the communications with the staff and other stakeholders to ensure the good understanding for their roles, responsibilities and to get feedback about their concerns and fears. 

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Training professionals in project management

Training professionals in project management

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By Bimal Ghimire

Bimal Guimire, is one of the winners of the #StoryContest.

Hi, my name is Bimal Ghimire. I am a project manager by profession and I have been managing various development related projects/programs in Nepal over past thirteen years. I took PMD Pro certification in 2014 while I was working with World Vision International Nepal where the organization rolled out PMD Pro as a part of Project Management capacity building initiatives.

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FIELD – Field Managers in Emergencies Learning and Development

FIELD – Field Managers in Emergencies Learning and Development

Development Sector, Humanitarian Sector

Save the Children is offering you the chance to get involved in the development of a pioneering humanitarian learning resource!

FIELD (Field Managers in Emergencies Learning and Development) is a ground-breaking, free capacity building programme currently being designed by Save the Children, with support of World Vision International and funding from the IKEA Foundation.

FIELD’s focus is to develop the pool of local, national, and international staff who can prepare for and take charge of in-country operational programmes in humanitarian responses.

If you want to learn more and engage, watch the FIELD Programme Video, visit FIELD Announcement Page, or contact the FIELD team:

Valerie Gebhard: V.Gebhard@savethechildren.org.uk

Timothy Quick: T.Quick@savethechildren.org.uk

FIELD: field@savethechildren.org.uk

More efficient Birth registrations and certifications process

More efficient Birth registrations and certifications process

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by Peter Njuguna

Peter Njuguna is the winner of the #StoryConstest. Here, enjoy the first price story.

My name is Peter Njuguna

I have implemented a project to digitize and make birth registration and certification process more efficient in terms of turnaround time and cost for citizens. The onset of this project coincided with my finishing PMD Pro course. It is implemented in coastal counties of Kenya. The project has an intensive government involvement as main duty bearer and therefore timeliness, systematic management of every stage, methodical handling of issues, risk identification, elaborate risk mitigation strategies and cost sustainability prove at scale is important. Managing such a project, whose interventions are all integrated and range from technology to non-technology and advocacy, requires elaborate project management tools to manage risk, issues, stakeholder, and budgets among others. This is exactly what PMD Pro provided me with! Elaborate, practical and robust tools.

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Can agile be scaled?

Can agile be scaled?

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This APM Research Fund study builds on the 2015 APM North West Volunteer study on the practical adoption of agile methodologies which provided a review of approaches at a project level, this study aims to investigate the level of practical adoption of those programme and portfolio components addressed by Scaled Agile methodologies. 

The objective of the study was to understand the extent to which scaled agile tools, techniques and roles are practically in place in corporate portfolio, programme, project and development management methodologies, to determine the level of corporate commitment to exploiting scaled agile, e.g. pilot, full use, selective based on need, as well as drivers for selection or deselection of the framework based on the overheads.

Who is the intended audience?

The proposed target audience is APM corporate members and their employees but would also be of interest to individual practitioners, training providers and those who are considering or have adopted Agile and now want to expand its use, or who have been struggling to align timeframes and products across multiple agile deliveries.

This article has been originally published at the APM Website. Click in the button below to read the full article and download the report.

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
Why do we need five steps to develop a schedule?

Why do we need five steps to develop a schedule?

Program Management, Project Management

Before learning and adopting best practices for project management, developing a project schedule was a pain. I used to grab the project proposal and other available documents and then spent several hours (days) behind my computer working on the MS Project. No matter how much time I dedicated or how focused I was, the outcome was never detailed or comprehensive enough.

PMD Pro made me understand that there are many steps prior to the scheduled development, such as the Logframe review, WBS development, sequencing activities, estimating resources and duration, and establishing the critical path, to finally develop the project schedule.However, I still struggled to understand why I needed to follow all these steps, one by one, instead of simply applying their techniques at once. After all, when thinking on a task or set of activities, our mind naturally assembles all aspects at the same time: when task will start and end, the required resources, who will be responsible for it, etc.

Here are a few reasons why following these five steps is crucial to develop a more accurate and comprehensive project schedule:

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Partnership management

Partnership management

Governance, Partners, Webinar

Social, environmental, and economic needs are complex and require participation of a variety of stakeholders. It is essential for an organization to form partnerships and alliances with other NGOs and civil society organizations to achieve better results. In addition, strategic alliances with local and national governments, companies, and industries increase the chances of a project success. 

Working through partnerships helps to save resources and joining efforts on initiatives (projects) that are similar or related. More importantly, coordinating projects would avoid overlapping activities and, therefore, overloading a community with too many events, training, meetings, and mobilization.

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