Using Iterative Planning Models to Manage Change

Using Iterative Planning Models to Manage Change

Project DPro Guide, Project Management
Does this scenario sound familiar? A three-year project has entered year two of its implementation phase. In general, the project is going OK. The logic of the project intervention is still valid, and the deliverables are still viable. There is, however, a significant problem with the project plan. The field reality of year two implementation has little in common with what was predicted when the project plans were developed 20 months earlier. It is increasingly clear that certain budget estimates were significantly underestimated, while other line items are no longer needed because of changes to the roles of implementing partners. While these challenges can be addressed through a combination of issues management and change requests, some projects have addressed it through a strategy of iterative project planning. In an iterative…
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Using Iterative Planning Models to Manage Change

Using Iterative Planning Models to Manage Change

Project DPro Guide, Project Management
Does this scenario sound familiar? A three-year project has entered year two of its implementation phase. In general, the project is going OK. The logic of the project intervention is still valid, and the deliverables are still viable. There is, however, a significant problem with the project plan. The field reality of year two implementation has little in common with what was predicted when the project plans were developed 20 months earlier. It is increasingly clear that certain budget estimates were significantly underestimated, while other line items are no longer needed because of changes to the roles of implementing partners. While these challenges can be addressed through a combination of issues management and change requests, some projects have addressed it through a strategy of iterative project planning. In an iterative…
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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 Exams Migration to the new APMG system

PMD Pro Exams Migration to the new APMG system

Project DPro, Project DPro Certification
PMD Pro new exam system has been live since February and, because of exams purchased and booked prior to the new system launch, APMG has kept the old system also live. The old system will be closing at the end of July. NGOs and candidates would need to book further exams through the new system. If you or your organization has remaining exams bookings in the old system, do not worry: APMG will automatically transfer remaining exams to the new system. Next week APMG will contact all account owners who have remaining exams. Please look at the new exam system guides: http://www.pm4ngos.com/pmd-pro-exam-guides/ If you need any assistance with the system migration, do not hesitate to contact APMG (servicedesk@apmg-international.com) or our team (info@pm4ngos.org).
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PMD Pro Exam System and Guidelines

Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project DPro Guide
Attending requests from trainers and training organizations, APMG has upgraded the PMD Pro exam system. The new system is live and brings several new features and improvements. Although the new system has changed the purchase, invigilation, and candidate registration, no changes have been made in the exam itself. In other words, candidates will have better control on their registration and results, but taking the exam is pretty much the same. Please see what has changed, what hasn´t, and where to find support for accessing the new system: (more…)
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A great year for PMD Pro

Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project DPro Guide, Statistics
PM4NGOs has been the guardian of PMD Pro since 2011, but its story started four years before when LINGOs began to work with a group of international NGOs in 2007 to collectively define agreed upon principles and best practices in project management in the development sector. That early group received some funding from PMIEF and included Catholic Relief Services, Habitat for Humanity, World Vision, Save the Children, Oxfam and others as well as representatives from The Project Management Institute. The work of that group laid out a framework for the Project Management in Development curriculum which was developed and field tested by over 200 practitioners from 15 organizations in 20 countries between 2010 and 2011. Since the guide and certification development, 2016 was the best year: we had 3,301 new…
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