Managing global project teams – the trials and tribulations

Development Sector, Project Management
This article was originally published on APM by Paul Naybour. Although we all work hard to make the management of projects as simple and streamlined as possible by following tried and trusted processes and best practice, in reality many projects are complex and difficult to manage well. Add to the inherent difficulties of a complex project a diverse team in terms of location and culture and any problems risk being magnified. Yet, for mostly commercial reasons, organisations continue to employ diverse teams with the hope of acquiring the best talent in the most cost-effective way; even though this can result in problems with efficiency, administration and reporting. If, like me, you have worked with global teams you may not be entirely convinced that the cost savings actually stack up when…
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Project DPro picture of the month – February, 2018

Project DPro picture of the month – February, 2018

Project DPro Guide, Project Management
Trust Consultancy & Development had completed training in Project Management for Development Project DPro 1 in Gaziantep with trainers Mr. Hassan Jenedie (Trust Capacity Building Director) & Mr. Akkash Asheer (Trust Turkish Program Manager) from 18 – 22 December 2017 Trust also provides a Project DPro 1 test submission service and one of the trainee from Moretania (work at world vision) submitted Project DPro1 test in Trust company and succeeded. [slideshow_deploy id='5039']
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PMD Pro Starter on your phone

Project DPro, Project DPro Starter, Project Management
PMD Pro Starter is a guide and website that has been put together by LINGOs working together with Plan International, PM4NGOs and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. LINGOs team has break PMD Pro down into fifteen tools. Each tool has an explanation, a template, a short, two minute animated video and a short slide deck of three/four slides. Peter Marlow has developed a mobile version that can be acccessed offline - that´s the PMD Pro Starter Guide to take anywhere you go! You can also read the story behind PMD Pro Starter at our blog, access the PMD Pro Starter mobile website at http://pmdprostarter.org/ to watch the videos and download the content, or download the Pocket Guide below. [wpdm_package id=3406 template="link-template-default-ext"]    
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The PM4NGOs Program Guide is live!

PgMD Pro Guide, Program Management
PM4NGOs has developed the Program Management for Development Professionals Guide to provide advice, tools, and guidance to help Program Managers work effectively at a pivotal level in local, national and international NGOs. Program managers play an essential role by providing an interface between their organization's strategic management team and project managers who are accountable for the successful delivery of small, medium, and large projects. Collecting the community feedback is a key step to improve the guide before the grand launch, in July. The Guide has been soft launched - for consultation and feedbacks. The consultation period is from May 9th to 31st. We would like to invite you to read the Guide and then send us your feedback. You can access the Guide preview (full content) at the following link:…
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How does PMD Pro helps Syrian crisis?

Alan Harpham Award, Project DPro
Due to the existence of the most egregious humanitarian crises after the Second World War, many Syrians in Diaspora or inside the country have united their efforts to respond to the most vulnerable human beings that are affected by the Syrian War. A number of them have left their professions, universities and business to forum groups and gatherings to support in any mean that was available. As it is known, independent civil society organizations could not exist inside Syria for years and years ago due to several reasons; which resulted that those gatherings were close to charities than well-developed organizations. Those grass roots and diaspora organizations were operating with full passion to help the affected people without even the knowledge of the minimum humanitarian standards and systems in responding to…
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