Can development projects be Agile?

Can development projects be Agile?

Development Sector, Project DPro, Project DPro
What is the potential of Agile Project Management for the development and humanitarian sectors? This article investigates the compatibility between Project DPro and Agile PM. The extent to which Agile PM could be useful in the humanitarian and development sectors remains largely unexplored. Originally conceived as a solution to problems presented by the traditional management of projects in software development, Agile has expanded to other sectors, and, in theory at least, can be used in any context. Continue reading
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Schedule and Time Management Post-Covid-19

Schedule and Time Management Post-Covid-19

COVID-19, Development Sector, Project DPro, Project DPro
This is the second in a series of articles looking at the effects of Covid-19 on project management in the development and humanitarian sectors. For the first article in the series, visit: https://www.pmdpro.plus/a-post-covid-19-world-and-alternative-development-with-project-dpro/ How will our experience of coronavirus affect our approach to managing the time element of projects in future? Continue reading
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A Post-COVID-19 World and Alternative Development with Project DPro

A Post-COVID-19 World and Alternative Development with Project DPro

COVID-19, Development Sector, Project DPro, Project DPro
When we finally emerge from the current health crisis, it will be to a World indelibly marked by the events of 2020.  The extent of human and economic loss exacted by coronavirus is not yet clear. What we do know is that life will go on and dedicated professionals will continue their work in the humanitarian sectors. But even before current events unfolded, calls for radical change were becoming ever louder as irreversible climate change becomes more imminent.  I expect this trend to be magnified by the Covid-19 crisis. More people will consider alternatives to mainstream development that focus on culture and wellbeing rather than production based on economic growth. Concepts such as Buen Vivir, Ubuntu, and Degrowth may well become more popular.        What does this mean for the Project…
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Guia Project DPro – Segunda Edição do PMD Pro

Guia Project DPro – Segunda Edição do PMD Pro

PM4NGOs, Project DPro, Project DPro, Project DPro Certification
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. (more…)
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Guía Project DPro – Segunda Edición Guía PMD Pro

Guía Project DPro – Segunda Edición Guía PMD Pro

PM4NGOs, Project DPro, Project DPro, Project DPro Certification
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. (more…)
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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.    (more…)
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Desafios do Gerente de Projetos

Project DPro, Project Management
  Um desafio, por definição, é uma situação difícil ou perigosa que alguém enfrenta, então a primeira coisa que geralmente pensamos quando falamos em desafios é numa situação que enfrentamos, a partir da qual podemos triunfar ou não. O interessante, então, não é somente analisar o desafio, mas também os elementos que farão a diferença entre encará-lo de maneira bem-sucedida, ou simplesmente enfrentá-lo e deixar ao acaso o sucesso ou o fracasso que se pode obter. Na Gestão de Projetos Sociais, os desafios são inúmeros. Na grande maioria dos cenários, temos um problema social, muito difícil de resolver, causado por inúmeros fatores e que foram mantidos por anos. Somados a esse problema, estão diferentes atores, com interesses diferentes, e muitas vezes a única coisa que fazem é contribuir para tornar…
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ChildFund Brazil PMO Team in Brazil Empowers Aldeias Infantis in Project Management

ChildFund Brazil PMO Team in Brazil Empowers Aldeias Infantis in Project Management

PM4NGOs
From July 24 to 27, the Project Management Training (PMD Pro) was ministrated for 21 employees of the humanitarian organization Aldeias Infantis SOS Brazil in the city of Poá-SP. The training was facilitated by Cristiano Moura and Saulo Esteves. Check out Josué Carvalho (National Coordinator of Monitoring and Evaluation) testimony: "The PMD Pro methodology is consistent and very tangible to our work. In addition to being experienced in activities similar to those of our organization, the facilitators demonstrated excellent mastery of the content and were very competent in transmitting it, making the classes in light moments, pleasant and very productive. I felt motivated to master the content presented, to make sure of it, and to continue to know the methodology. I am also anxious to put into practice what has…
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