PMD Professionals:  Hassan Jenedie

PMD Professionals: Hassan Jenedie

Case Studies, Humanitarian Sector, PM4NGOs, PMD Pro

Hassan Jenedie (Capacity Building & Partnership Manager at Syrian Forum- Bousla)is an experienced Project Manager and shared some of his thoughts in this article: 

  • What was your first contact with project management?

The contact was in 2014 when I attended a Project Management for Development training conducted by Goal Organization as a trainee with the trainer Mr John Cropper. I was invited as a project manager working on projects inside Syria to operate eight hospitals and twelve primary health care centres.

  • How did you hear about PMD Pro – what interested you about this? Your journey.

The most thing interests me about PMD PRO, is unifying international project management concepts, terminology, tools, and techniques between humanitarian workers.

At the first stage, PMD Pro gives me opportunities to gain a solid foundation in international project management concepts, terminology, tools, and techniques. Then enhancing my skills through working and learning from peers in other NGO project managers who face similar challenges in their jobs. Also the best practices in project management and gain a clearer picture of your role within a project.

  • How did PMD Pro improve your work?

PMD Pro help me improve my work by

–              Sharing and applying good practices in project management ;

–              Contributing to improving the organizational processes related to PM ;

–              Using tools and techniques that accelerate the job in good quality;

–              The ability to adhere to and respect the project’s commitments and deadlines before the donors and teamwork.

In addition, it played the main role to promote me to different positions, as Program Manager, Deputy CEO and the last one Capacity Building Program Manager. In addition, I was selected to register the PMD Pro in the Arabic language as online training on the disaster-ready platform. Actually it is not improved only my work but contributed to improving the work of other organization which I delivered the training to them such as (Relief International- World Vision-Acted-COSV-SAMS-SEMA-UOSSM etc….), the estimated number of trainees exceeded 1800.

  • Why do you think PMD Pro is important for NGOs?

PMD Pro is very important for the NGOs for the following reasons:

–              Easy communication between all parties working in the humanitarian sector.

–              Getting benefits from implementing the good practices shared between NGOs to deliver the project’s results in the context of the time, budget, scope, quality and risks.

–              Establishing and maintaining a good and detailed project plans.

–              The ability to reuse the tools and techniques between projects and getting benefits from the lessons learnt.

–              Ability to deliver the intangible results of the projects to the target society.

  • What challenges did you face?

The main challenges of using the PMD Pro is that:

–      There is no application software in the humanitarian sector helps the teamwork to easily implement and follow up on the project’s activities by entering the project inputs.

–      The difficulty of applying some PMD pro practices in some emergency circumstances (high-risk areas) in term of time, in that case, the priority will be saving lives rather than applying them.

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PMD Professionals: Shahriar Khan

PMD Professionals: Shahriar Khan

Case Studies, Humanitarian Sector, PM4NGOs, PMD Pro

Shahriar Khan is an experienced Project Manager and shared some of his thoughts in this article: 

  • What was your first contact with project management?

My first contact with Project Management was in 2005 when I joined Crown Agents in Bangladesh. I used to work with a number of development projects in Bangladesh across multiple sectors. 

  • How did you hear about PMD Pro – what interested you about this? Your journey.

I first heard about PMD Pro some time in 2011. At that time, I was working full time for Crown Agents in the UK and used to deliver project management training at the Crown Agents International Training Centre in London. The project management course was focused on development projects as most of the participants were from public sector organisations from the developing countries. So, we were considering aligning the course with PMD Pro certification. However, we did not get necessary internal approvals as the PMD Pro certification was deemed too much NGO focused. 

In 2015, we reviewed the decision and decided to align the existing two-week course on Project Management with PMD Pro. I led the project and the first Crown Agents PMD Pro course was held in 2015. I led the delivery of that course as well and it was great to have all candidates successfully passed PMD Pro Level 1. 

Since then I have delivered many PMD Pro training courses in the UK, Bangladesh, Kenya and Lebanon. Last year, I delivered PMD Pro training courses to participants from more than 50 organisations in Lebanon public sector. 

At Game Changer we have also created online training courses on PMD Pro Level 1 and Level 2. 

  • How did PMD Pro improve your work?

PMD Pro has helped us to build project management capacity of organisations. Majority of the participants value the learning and certification highly. It helps people to gain the key knowledge and skills to manage project and give them confidence. Although certification itself does not make someone a good project manager, it does help as it means the certified professionals are likely to use standard project management tools and principles. 

  • Why do you think PMD Pro is important for development organisations?

Adopting PMD Pro in any development organisation can be highly beneficial for the organisation as it will ensure all the project managers are applying the best practices in managing their development projects. It’s surprising how many development organisations do not have any particular project management methodology although a significant part of their core work is done through projects. Effective project-based organisations usually develop their own project management methodology based on one or more standard project management methodologies. For development organisation like NGOs, donor organisations, and public sector organisations, adopting PMD Pro can be a great start as it is developed by the sector and are highly relevant to develop projects. 

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Depoimento sobre o PMD Pro – Saulo Esteves

Depoimento sobre o PMD Pro – Saulo Esteves

Development Sector, Humanitarian Sector, PMD Pro, PMD Pro Certification

Enviado pela APMG International

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. ”

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PMD Pro Testimonial – Saulo Esteves

PMD Pro Testimonial – Saulo Esteves

Development Sector, Humanitarian Sector, PMD Pro, PMD Pro Certification

Sent by APMG International

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.”

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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

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