More efficient Birth registrations and certifications process

More efficient Birth registrations and certifications process

Case Studies, Project Management
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,…
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Project DPro Success Story: Maged Kassoum

Project DPro Success Story: Maged Kassoum

Case Studies, Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project Management
Name: Maged KassoumCountry: SyriaStudy: Self-Study or Training "I am Maged Kassoum. A humanitarian young man worker based in Syria. I think no effort is required to define or explain SYRIA. I am writing to tell you about my experience in achieving Project DPro Level1, especially how I proudly gained Project DPro certificate.Living in conflict zone, I apprehend the deep need for acquiring more professional skills and competences in humanitarian domain, especially in project development sector. I joined many INGOs: Syria Recovery Trust Fund/SRTF as field coordination officer; Islamic Relief Worldwide as FLS project officer and ACTED as TVET and SME Livelihoods assistant. During that time, my need to have more knowledge about managing projects increased fast; it even turned to a must. I was eager to attend and to study the most professional…
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!إدارة المشاريع التنموية تستحقُ العناء بكل تأكيد

Case Studies
تلعب المنظمات غير الحكومية اليوم دوراً أساسياً في مكافحة الفقر وذلك من خلال التدخلات التنموية والإنسانية في العديد من البلدان التي يحتاج فيها الناس الى المساعدات والإغاثة. كُنتُ أعمل قبل عِدة سنوات في إحدى المنظمات غير الحكومية الرائدة في اليمن، وعندما انضممت لأول مرة ، كنت مرتكباً ولم أكن أعرف آلية العمل ومنهجيته إذ كُنتُ مستجداً في المجال الإنساني آنذاك، إستغرقني الأمر حوالي عامين ونصف وذلك من خلال الممارسة والعمل المباشر مع مختلف الوحدات الأساسية والمكاتب الخدمية هناك، بالإضافة إلى الكثير من القراءة للأدلة المختلفة التي تشرح آلية عمل كل وحدة بالإضافة الى تصفح ومطالعة عدد من الموارد الأخرى المتوفرة عبر شبكة الإنترنت. عندها فقط تمكنت من فهم المجال وآلية العمل ودور الوحدات المختلفة التي تعمل بتناغم من أجل مساعدة من هم بحاجة الى الدعم، وبالتالي، أصبحتُ أكثر نشاطا وإندماجاً…
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Project DPro Is Definitely Worth It!

Project DPro Is Definitely Worth It!

Case Studies
NGOs play a major role today in fighting poverty through development and humanitarian interventions in several countries where people are in need. I was working in one of the major and leading NGOs in Yemen and When I first joined, I was really confused and I didn't know how it operates, it took me about two years and a half through practice and working closely with the different units and supporting offices, in addition to lots of reading through the different internal manuals of each unit and many other external resources online. Only then I became aware, thus, more active and involved and it took me less time to do things while everyone was happy with what I achieved. 2 years later a friend of mine told me about pm4ngos…
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Training is not the “Magic” Formula but the Line Manager Is

Training is not the “Magic” Formula but the Line Manager Is

Case Studies, Development Sector, Training
This article was originally published on the website of the CHS Alliance by Faye Ekong. What makes training stick: The trainee, the training and the workplace environment. Commitment 8 of the CHS emphasizes the importance of supporting staff to implement their work effectively. Organisations generally agree that competent, well managed, motivated and engaged staff are crucial in ensuring the communities and populations we serve receive the assistance they need. However, the question arises on how to ensure that staff are able to develop necessary competencies and more importantly succeed in applying and transferring them to their daily work. Frequently, the default reaction by many organisations, HR practitioners and managers is to view training as the solution to address performance and competency issues within their teams. At the same time, our workforce…
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Mentoring without borders

Mentoring without borders

Case Studies, Development Sector
This blog was first published on PMAP.  When Indonesian NGO worker Ferita Taufik sought expert advice from British project manager Marisa Silva both parties profited, they tell Project. Project management consultant Marisa Silva e-mentored, or remotely mentored, Ferita Taufik, and NGO worker managing a quality project at Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB), an Indonesian social enterprise. Project asks how their six-month mentoring relationship developed - and discovers that both gained valuable lessons from the experience. Project: Marisa, how did your relationship with Ferita get started? Marisa: We got together visually thanks to Project Managers Against Poverty's e-mentoring network, for project managers who work in international development and the third sector. There is a matchmaking service that matches mentors with mentees. Ferita chose me because of my expertise in quality assurance.…
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The Importance of a Good Business Case

The Importance of a Good Business Case

Case Studies
The UK has over 900 public sector organisations, with each typically planning and procuring around 10 key investments every year. As vast amounts of money are being invested around the country on new projects, a number of questions arise: How can we ensure value for money? How can we ensure we have selected the correct course of action? How can we ensure these investments are justified? The answer lies in the business case. Business cases should provide scrutiny, ensuring that what is proposed is: The right sort of investment Affordable, desirable and viable Offering value for money for shareholders and/or customers The problem is, the importance of business cases is often undervalued and not given sufficient resources or funding. This has led to underestimated costs, inflated budgets and missed deadlines.…
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Business Case capability improvement – a myth or a reality?

Business Case capability improvement – a myth or a reality?

Case Studies
A question that APMG is often asked is “show me where the knowledge that you create in a training product is being used to increase capability?“ Many examples exist, a legacy of delivering certified training products for 23 years across the globe. In the area of Business Case capability, the investment that The Treasury has made in the New Zealand Government highlights what can be achieved through an integrated approach. If capability is defined as the power or ability to do something, then the approach taken by The Treasury has definitely resulted in improved capability. Theory from the APMG Better Business Case (BBC) certification states that improving business case development will; Reduce unnecessary spend and optimize public value; Reduce consultancy costs; Provide faster delivery and a clear proportionate approval process;…
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