PM4NGOs is delighted to announce the launch of the Project Management for Development Professionals Guide – Project DPro (PMD Pro 2nd Edition). The Project DPro Guide reflects years of learning, feedback from hundreds of development professionals, and a two-year development process. It also aligns with Program DPro Guide.Continue reading “Project DPro Guide – PMD Pro 2nd Edition”
PM4NGOs anuncia com satisfação o lançamento do Guia de Gerenciamento de Projetos para Profissionais de Desenvolvimento – Project DPro (PMD Pro 2a Edição). O Guia Project DPro reflete nos de aprendizagem, feedback de centenas de profissionais de desenvolvimento, e um process de desenvolvimento de 2 anos. Ele se alinha com o Guia Program DPro.Continue reading “Guia Project DPro – Segunda Edição do PMD Pro”
PM4NGOs se complace en anunciar el lanzamiento de la Guía de Gestión de Proyectos para Profesionales del Desarrollo – Project DPro (Segunda Edición de la Guía PMD Pro). La Guía Project DPro representa años de aprendizaje, retroalimentación de cientos de profesionales de desarrollo y un proceso de elaboración de dos años, así como una alineación con la Guía Program DPro.Continue reading “Guía Project DPro – Segunda Edición Guía PMD Pro”
Proventures Education and Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. is an organization dedicated to knowledge,
competency and process development which impact the bottom line of any Organization. We
provide training, implementation and consultancy services in the areas of Project Management,
Program Management, Portfolio Management, Software Tools / Systems on Project Management at
individual and Enterprise level. Over the last 14 years we have served more than 200 clients across
many domains including NGOs and Government sectors.
Proventures offers trainings on PMD Pro Level1, PMD Pro Level 2 and Program DPro in English and
other Indian languages
It supports implementing PMD Pro and Program D Pro standards using Microsoft Project Online.
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.
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.
PM4NGOs has launched the PMD Pro Pulse 2019 – a survey to identify the demand and needs of project managers at the development and humanitarian sectors.
You will be leading the project management tools/guides development in 2020/2021 and providing your opinion and recommendations along with other professionals around the world.
This survey takes approximately 15 minutes. You participation is crucial – the survey findings will not only generate a global report but, more importantly, drive PM4NGOs and its partners efforts to attending professionals and organizations’ project management needs. Please also share this initiative with your colleagues.
Click in the button below to participate on the PMD Pro Pulse 2019.
Many people in the development sector waste money, time and resources by making this mistake.
They dive into working on their projects thinking they know what exactly to do to resolve a particular community related or environmental problem.
When we are doing something meaningful, (eg. helping our community) it is very easy to get emotionally attached to what we do and how we do it. This can often lead to big disappointments.
Have you experienced this?
The necessity for lifelong learning is well-established. Having become certified, fresh learning experiences help professionals to maintain their knowledge and keep up-to-date with the latest developments. Many professional qualifications are no longer valid for life, and holders must demonstrate Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in order to retain their credentials. PMD Pro+ offers a range of activities for just this purpose.
The PMD Pro and Program DPro certifications help you to gain and affirm knowledge of project and program management in the development sector. Becoming certified is a great achievement. But don´t stop there!
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. ”