How to perform a Change Control Process

How to perform a Change Control Process

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools

The Change Control Process is a process map that helps Project Managers make changes to the project plan. It is used in the Implementation phase of the project.

Please note that this is a resource available at the DPro+ platform. In order to access the DPro+ you must be Project DPro or Program DPro certified.

Click here to read this full guidance and access the series of “How to” guides available at the DPro+ platform.


The “How to” guides are booklets that present guidance and tips to develop some of the Project DPro and Program DPro tools. Some of the activities related to the project/program management routine are also included in the “How To” collection.

If you have an idea for a “How to” guide or you would like to write one, please contact our team and share your experience.

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Project Risk Identification and Management Post-Covid-19

Project Risk Identification and Management Post-Covid-19

COVID-19, Project DPro, Project DPro, Project Management

This is the third in a series of articles looking at the effects of Covid-19 on project management in the development and humanitarian sectors. For the second article in the series, visit:

Schedule and Time Management Post-Covid-19

Identification and management of risk is intrinsic and non-negotiable in project management, and certainly one area that will be irrevocably changed by the current health crisis. I believe we will change not the way in which risk is identified and assessed, but rather our relationship with risk.

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How to perform Needs Analysis

How to perform Needs Analysis

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools

Needs analysis is a key activity during project identification and design, and constitutes part of the PMD Pro identification and design phase process:

PMD Pro Identification and Design phase process

  • Collecting Data
  • Triangulating Data
  • Needs Analysis
    • Current State Analysis
    • Stakeholder Analysis
    • Future State Analysis

Please note that this is a resource available at the DPro+ platform. In order to access the DPro+ you must be Project DPro or Program DPro certified.

Click here to read this full guidance and access the series of “How to” guides available at the DPro+ platform.


The “How to” guides are booklets that present guidance and tips to develop some of the Project DPro and Program DPro tools. Some of the activities related to the project/program management routine are also included in the “How To” collection.

If you have an idea for a “How to” guide or you would like to write one, please contact our team and share your experience.

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How to run an Effective Meeting

How to run an Effective Meeting

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools

Meetings are an inevitable part of a project and program manager’s job. They are often seen as an unproductive use of time that stops any “real work” from happening. However, if run properly they can be a great way of collaborating with your team and your stakeholders and getting things to happen.

This guidance presents 10 top tips to help you to run effective meetings. It’s part of the art of project management, as defined by Project DPro, which focuses on the people elements of a project and requires skills that enable project managers to lead, empower, motivate, and communicate effectively (see pages 28/29 of the Guide to Project DPro)

Please note that this is a resource available at the DPro+ platform. In order to access the DPro+ you must be Project DPro or Program DPro certified.

Click here to read this full guidance and access the series of “How to” guides available at the DPro+ platform.


The “How to” guides are booklets that present guidance and tips to develop some of the Project DPro and Program DPro tools. Some of the activities related to the project/program management routine are also included in the “How To” collection.

If you have an idea for a “How to” guide or you would like to write one, please contact our team and share your experience.

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How to write a Project Implementation Plan

How to write a Project Implementation Plan

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools

The project plan is arguably the most important tool in the project manager’s toolkit. The format of the project plan can vary between organizations and projects. The plan provides answers to questions such as “Why are we doing this project?”, “What are the goals and objectives?”, and “How will we make it happen?”

Please note that this is a resource available at the DPro+ platform. In order to access the DPro+ you must be Project DPro or Program DPro certified.

Click here to read this full guidance and access the series of “How to” guides available at the DPro+ platform.


The “How to” guides are booklets that present guidance and tips to develop some of the Project DPro and Program DPro tools. Some of the activities related to the project/program management routine are also included in the “How To” collection.

If you have an idea for a “How to” guide or you would like to write one, please contact our team and share your experience.

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How to write and maintain a Project Charter

How to write and maintain a Project Charter

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools

Creating a Project Charter is a key activity during project Set Up and is a key output of this phase. The Project Charter is the project’s compass aims to officially authorize the start of the project, ensure understanding of project parameters, and create a shared commitment to the project.

Please note that this is a resource available at the DPro+ platform. In order to access the DPro+ you must be Project DPro or Program DPro certified.

Click here to read this full guidance and access the series of “How to” guides available at the DPro+ platform.


The “How to” guides are booklets that present guidance and tips to develop some of the Project DPro and Program DPro tools. Some of the activities related to the project/program management routine are also included in the “How To” collection.

If you have an idea for a “How to” guide or you would like to write one, please contact our team and share your experience.

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“How to” guides

“How to” guides

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools

We have launched a series of “How to” guides to provide more details on the Project DPro and Program DPro tools and techniques.

These booklets present guidance and tips to develop some of the Project DPro and Program DPro tools. Some of the activities related to the project/program management routine are also included in the “How To” collection. The first guides are:

  • How to Be a Mentor
  • How to create a Gantt Chart
  • How to create a Logframe (Logical Framework)
  • How to create a Network Diagram
  • How to create a Project Budget

Please note that this is a resource available at the DPro+ platform. In order to access the DPro+ you must be Project DPro or Program DPro certified.

Visit the “How to” Guides page at the DPro+ platform and access the first ones. We will publish a new “How to” every week! Follow our social media and keep an eye at our blog.

If you have an idea for a “How to” guide or you would like to write one, please contact our team and share your experience.

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Project DPro Pulse 2019

Project DPro Pulse 2019

Program Management, Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project Management

PM4NGOs has launched the Project DPro 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 Project DPro Pulse 2019.

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Problem Tree

Problem Tree

Diagrams, Project DPro, Project Management, Tools

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?

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Conflict Avoidance and Management through effective participation

Conflict Avoidance and Management through effective participation

Development Sector, Program Management, Project Management

One of the most significant differences between PM in traditional industries and the management of projects in the development sector, is the occurrence of and potential for conflict between stakeholders and beneficiaries. Our work with national NGOs reveals a continuing need to develop strategies and processes for conflict resolution between stakeholders.

To give but one example, an NGO planning and implementing a project in an area containing several communities could be required to include numerous local grassroots organizations. Those organizations may well have different goals, interests and agendas.   

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