How to create a RACI Diagram

How to create a RACI Diagram

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools

Creating a RACI Diagram is a key activity during project Planning and is a key output of this phase.

As the complexity of projects increases, the web of relationships expands until it could potentially include community groups, government ministries, suppliers, local non-governmental organizations, universities, faith-based organizations and others.

Due to this complexity it’s sometimes difficult to know who is in charge of performing different activities within the project, and who needs to be informed about the progress of those activities.

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.

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How to create an Objectives Tree

How to create an Objectives Tree

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools

Creating an Objectives Tree is an activity performed during project Identification and Definition. It is the second step towards creating a logical framework for the project and enables you to consider a positive future state in the target community when your project has had beneficial results.

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.

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How to create a Problem Tree

How to create a Problem Tree

Project DPro, Project Management, Tools

Creating a Problem Tree is an activity performed during project Identification and Definition. It is the first step towards creating a logical framework for the project, to be followed by the creation of an Objectives Tree.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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