The art of project management

The art of project management

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This article has been originally published at Elise Stevens' Website.  Art is defined as the expression or application of human creativity or imagination. It’s a much broader definition than simply painting or sculpture, but many project managers will still wonder why a conversation about art belongs in the project management world. According to project management consultant Echo Woolf, thinking about project management as an art form simply means thinking about what moves and motivates people. As she explains to Elise Stevens in this podcast, the art of project management lies in personal development; seeking intentional experiences and constantly refining soft skills in an attempt to perfect the craft. Continue reading
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PM4NGOS announces the recipient of the 2020-2021 Alan Harpham Award

PM4NGOS announces the recipient of the 2020-2021 Alan Harpham Award

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The Alan Harpham Award honors and recognizes an individual with distinguished actions in promoting the professionalization of project management in the international development and humanitarian sectors. The selected winner demonstrates not only leadership in advocating for project management professionalization within the sector, but also in making it available to those who are most in need and to a range of stakeholders in the sector such as community based organizations or local NGOs. Vitor Vannucchi Ungari - Brazil - 2020-2021 Alan Harpham Award The award is named in honor of Alan Harpham, former Board Member of PM4NGOs and Chairman of APMG, and a global citizen dedicated to making this sector and community a better place. PM4NGOs is delighted to announce that the recipient of the Alan Harpham Award in 2020-2021 is Vitor…
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Training the Humanitarian Actors in the Middle East

Training the Humanitarian Actors in the Middle East

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This article has been originally published at Bioforce. - After Europe and Africa, why provide open training courses in the Middle East? “The Middle East is undoubtedly the region of the world where the greatest humanitarian challenges are faced. There are many crises there, both on a national and regional level, and they have been growing for several years. Bioforce had to be present in this region with the same objective: to professionalise the frontline actors, to make a range of training courses available to as many people as possible and to ensure that the humanitarian action provided by local and international actors is effective, of high quality and sustainable. As in other regions of the world, humanitarian organisations operating in the region face major difficulties in recruiting qualified humanitarian…
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Local action, local power: How it’s working in Myanmar

Local action, local power: How it’s working in Myanmar

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This article has been originally published at Crown Agents.  For many years it has been clear that driving localisation is the way forward to transform humanitarian response and meet the needs of those most affected by crises. The Grand Bargain, developed at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, cemented commitments by getting global buy in to put meaningful localisation at the top of the agenda. Key elements included the allocation of 25% of global humanitarian funding to local humanitarian responders by the end of 2020, the removal of barriers to meaningful partnerships, and the increase in multi-year humanitarian funding. Since then, the international development community has been encouraged to work together with local actors, supporting their role as decision-makers and implementers of solutions impacting their country. Continue reading
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Sorocaba recebe o maior evento sobre gestão para o Terceiro Setor em abril

Sorocaba recebe o maior evento sobre gestão para o Terceiro Setor em abril

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O PM4NGOs é um dos apoiadores do 9º Fórum Interamericano de Filantropia Estratégica (FIFE), evento presencial e online realizado em abril. Profissionais DPro ganham 30% de desconto! Envie seu certificado para info@pm4ngos.org sinalizando interesse em participar do FIFE. A 9ª edição do Fórum Interamericano de Filantropia Estratégica (FIFE), promovido pela Rede Filantropia, será realizada em Sorocaba, no interior de São Paulo, de 26 a 29 de abril, de forma presencial e com transmissão pela internet. A PM4NGOs é uma das apoiadoras institucionais do evento.  Este é o maior evento sobre gestão para o Terceiro Setor e ponto de encontro para as Organizações da Sociedade Civil (OSCs) de todo o País trocarem experiências e fortalecerem sua atuação em áreas como Assistência Social, Saúde e Educação. Continue reading
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Elevating Organizational Culture Through Online Training

Elevating Organizational Culture Through Online Training

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This article has been originally published at Humentum.  Earlier this year, Humentum member, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA), enrolled its staff in our eFacilitation Skills: Virtual Train like a Pro workshop, aiming to improve course design and virtual facilitation skills across the organization. Helena Souders, Jason Brooks, and Ruben Covarrubias, learning facilitators from ADRA’s HQ, discuss the investment in strengthening staff skills and knowledge, the main takeaways, and the impact of the online training. Interview conducted by Humentum’s Chris Proulx and Juliette Doddo-Siddo. Continue reading
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PM4NGOs Hubs: Nesty Delgado

PM4NGOs Hubs: Nesty Delgado

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Nesty Delgado Puerto Rico Jesus E. (Nesty) Delgado-Morales is a Civil Engineer and Project Manager passionate about bringing ideas to viable and healthy projects, and bringing those projects to results that generate a real impact and fundamental changes; successfully implement strategy to promote continuous innovation and achieve true resilience in the communities and organizations I serve. Nesty is enthusiastic about applying the best practices of engineering, exponential technologies, and the principles and methodologies of Project Management, Strategy Implementation, and Business Continuity to help our clients solve difficult problems, achieve the success of their projects, add value, and increase their readiness and their Organizational Resilience and Maturity. Continue reading
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The Material Effects of Stories

The Material Effects of Stories

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How narratives can open up new ways of seeing and doing BLOG AUTHOR Emily Sadeghian FIRST PUBLISHED December 2021 SOURCE IDEO.ORG There’s this experiment that the psychologist Ellen Langer ran that demonstrates the material effects of stories. Her team asked 84 hotel cleaning staff whether or not they exercised; the majority answered ‘no.’  However, after the team explained to the staff that the labor they were doing each day—their bathroom scrubbing, bedmaking, and vacuuming—was actually exercise, the hotel staff started to lose more weight and their blood pressure decreased. The act of mindfully changing the narrative had material effects on their days, their minds, and their bodies. Continue reading
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The NGO Challenge

The NGO Challenge

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Delivering third sector projects demands tenacity, agility and, increasingly, professionalised project management skills, finds Conrad Heine Life‑saving or life‑changing third sector projects are, as Peter Marlow, co‑chair of PM4NGOs, puts it, part of a sector that is “really big”. In 2019 alone, the UK government spent £14bn of public money on foreign aid. “Projects in uncontrolled environments”, as Marlow calls them, are needed on a huge scale – a need likely only to grow in the face of, for example, the huge numbers of refugees displaced by ongoing conflicts or the hardships likely to emerge on the back of climate change and the Covid‑19 pandemic. Project managers in the sector face the same challenges as elsewhere. But the contexts – including conflict zones, rapid onset emergencies, food relief distribution and refugee…
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Who are Project Managers?

Who are Project Managers?

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This article has been originally published at APMC.  They are organized, passionate and goal-oriented who understand what projects have in common, and their strategic role in how organizations succeed, learn and change. Project managers are change agents: they make project goals their own and use their skills and expertise to inspire a sense of shared purpose within the project team. They enjoy the organized adrenaline of new challenges and the responsibility of driving business results. Continue reading
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