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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Can Organisations Standardise Their Approach to Project Management and Still Remain Adaptive?

Can Organisations Standardise Their Approach to Project Management and Still Remain Adaptive?

Development Sector, Project Management
This article has been originally published at HumentumOur sector is notably opposed to the language of standardisation. So, when preparing to speak at the Humentum conference this year on how large organisations can standardise their approaches to project management and remain adaptive, the first thing I did was try to find an alternative for that phrase.A quick google thesaurus of ‘standardise’ throws up a long list of equally, often more, uncomplimentary terms. To institutionalise, to stereotype, to regiment or mass produce. Not things most Project Managers or organisations would want to be associated with.Scrolling down to the list of antonyms for ‘standardise’ gave even more reason to want to avoid it. To mix up, prevent, change or differentiate. These are camps which any PM worth their stripes would much rather sit in. Our…
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Project DPro Testimonial – Saulo Esteves

Project DPro Testimonial – Saulo Esteves

Development Sector, Humanitarian Sector, Project DPro, Project DPro Certification
Sent by APMG InternationalName:                  Saulo EstevesRole:                     Professional of Monitoring and Evaluation of Social ProjectsOrganization:      ChildFund BrasilWhat are your thoughts on the training / exam?“I have no doubt that Project DPro is the best project management course for professionals in the third sector. The great advantage of Project DPro is that there are excellent tools applicable to all project life cycles. In addition to providing rich content for the development sector, Project DPro enables you to be internationally certified in project management. I recently achieved the Level 2 certification.” Continue reading
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Project DPro Success Story: Maged Kassoum

Project DPro Success Story: Maged Kassoum

Case Studies, Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project Management
Name: Maged KassoumCountry: SyriaStudy: Self-Study or Training "I am Maged Kassoum. A humanitarian young man worker based in Syria. I think no effort is required to define or explain SYRIA. I am writing to tell you about my experience in achieving Project DPro Level1, especially how I proudly gained Project DPro certificate.Living in conflict zone, I apprehend the deep need for acquiring more professional skills and competences in humanitarian domain, especially in project development sector. I joined many INGOs: Syria Recovery Trust Fund/SRTF as field coordination officer; Islamic Relief Worldwide as FLS project officer and ACTED as TVET and SME Livelihoods assistant. During that time, my need to have more knowledge about managing projects increased fast; it even turned to a must. I was eager to attend and to study the most professional…
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Project DPro Is Definitely Worth It!

Project DPro Is Definitely Worth It!

Case Studies
NGOs play a major role today in fighting poverty through development and humanitarian interventions in several countries where people are in need. I was working in one of the major and leading NGOs in Yemen and When I first joined, I was really confused and I didn't know how it operates, it took me about two years and a half through practice and working closely with the different units and supporting offices, in addition to lots of reading through the different internal manuals of each unit and many other external resources online. Only then I became aware, thus, more active and involved and it took me less time to do things while everyone was happy with what I achieved. 2 years later a friend of mine told me about pm4ngos…
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