PMD Pro picture of the month – December, 2016

Project DPro, Training
Hassan Jenedie, Capacity Building Director in Orange, took this amazing picture of a WBS development during a PMD Pro training in Gaziantep that was attended by multiple local and international NGOs. PMD Pro turns Project Management into a universal language – even if you do not understand Arabic, you will recognize this picture as a Work Breakdown Structure.
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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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PMD Pro picture of the month – October, 2016

Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Training
This photo shows a PMD Pro training in Ottawa, Ontario with the United Way Ottawa and a number of their strategic partners, implemented by International Learning Partners Canada. It was a three-day PMDPro Level 1 training, with participants writing the exam on the afternoon of the third day (with 28 people out of 30 passing the exam). They had fun on the morning of the third day building a tower out of straws and other items using some of the key project management considerations. We had a lot of fun in learning about project management together. The photo is actually a small group in the Planning phase prior to implementing the construction of a tower.
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Featured PMD Pro picture of the month

Case Studies, Program Management, Project DPro, Project Management, Tools
How about sharing your training or best practice picture with all PMD Pro professionals and PM4NGOs partner organizations? Each month, PM4NGOs will select one new picture of a PMD Pro training or tools application to become the Featured Picture of the Month. Send your picture to info@pm4ngos.org and tell us the story behind it (please see the criteria and requirements below). (more…)
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Risks, Issues and Assumptions: on my way to work

Program Management, Project DPro, Project Management
It is not rare that we misinterpret terms which definitions are similar or applied differently in different context or areas of work. One example in the project management area is the common confusion between risk, issue and assumption. The PMDPro Guide defines risk as the potential effect of uncertainty on project objectives. There are two key aspects of risks: probability (what is the odds of the event to occur?) and impact (how “large” is the change in the project?). Assumptions are hypotheses about necessary conditions, both internal and external, identified in a design to ensure that the presumed cause-effect relationships function as expected and that planned activities will produce expected results. In other words, assumption is an event, condition or fact that we need to happen or maintain in order to…
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Logical Framework – A friend with many faces

Logical Framework – A friend with many faces

Project DPro, Project DPro Guide, Project Management, Tools
There are several different definitions, formats, templates and structures for project logical frameworks available in the main project management methodologies. If you google “logical framework” then you will probably get lost in the hundreds different models. According to PMDPro, the logical framework is an analytical tool used to plan, monitor and evaluate projects. It derives its name from the logical linkages set out by the planner(s) to connect a project’s means with its ends. It is intended to serve as: A systematic tool for organizing the project thinking and identifying relationships between resources, activities, and project results; A visual way of presenting and sharing the project intervention logic; A tool to identify and assess risks inherent in the proposed project design; A tool for measuring progress through indicators and means…
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