Strategic Project Management for Development Professionals
- October 14 – 18, 2019
- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Abuja, Nigeria
Why choose this course
If you are planning to start, or own a social enterprise or business, a non-government organization (NGO), or you are working as a project manager with a social enterprise or business, or an NGO, this course will help you to benefit from the latest strategic project management iterative and adaptive thinking approach to guarantee that your projects are cost effective and that it gives a better return over investment. Donor agencies or organizations have approached us to facilitate this course for their grantees, likewise investors for their investees in Nigeria
This 5 – day course helps senior managers in the development sector to lead effectively and maximize the optimal use of their colleagues at work. Delivered by business owners, and expert development practitioners with extensive field exprience, this is the leading project management for development professional course.
Iterative and Adaptive Thinking for Delivering Project Results
This course helps you to understand strategic project management thinking and practices from a human centered design, results and evidence-based approach. It introduces and explains the core stages of the project cycle, identifying and addressing design, implementation, and monitoring issues using appropriate tools and techniques. This course was design to make participants understand how organizational development affects project implementation, as such emphasis is laid on governance models. The adaptive focus is a deliberate approach in making decisions and modifications which respond to new information and changes in context. This course is ideal for anyone engaged in project planning, implementation and management. No prior knowledge is needed.
What you will learn
Through a mix of practical activities, theory and case study, you will learn how to:
– Identify, explain and use appropriate tools for different stages of project management to ensure effective and responsive project implementation management
-Support and manage project teams to achieve enhanced project results
-Communicate the importance of strategic project management and an evidence-based approach
-Recognise and strengthen learning, adapting and decision-making for better results.
-Design fundraising strategies for your projects.
-Communicate your project success to stimulate funding and investors.
This practical and flexible programme includes a start to finish of your project run in Nigeria with a one – year mentorship
How much does this cost?
Our courses are one of the most complete, practical based course you can find in Africa, and despite how knowledgeable we are in this field, our courses come at a subsidized fee.
This training will cost you 148,800 NGN if you are paying in Nigeria Naira or $600 if you are paying in United States Dollars.
Have further questions?
9:30 AM — 10:30 AMRoom BIntroduction to the Project Management CycleEstablishes the nuances and concept of the project management cycle
11:00 AM — 12:30 PMRoom BProject IdentificationDesigning needs and problem chains by addressing issues using human-centred problems backed by rigorous evidence
12:30 PM — 1:00 AMRoom CStakeholders AnalysisUnderstanding the roles that diverse stakeholders play in the lifecycle of your project and how you can leverage on their strength.
2:00 PM — 3:30 PMRoom DProject MandateAligning project objectives to the mission and vision of your organization
4:00 PM — 5:00 PMRoom CProject ScopeDeveloping work breakdown structures and monitoring your project to avoid scope creep
9:00 AM — 10:30 AMRoom BAdaptive Action PlansAdaptive practices and tools for implementing projects from an evidence-based perspective
11:30 AM — 1:00 PMRoom CFinancial IntelligenceUnderstanding the Building Blocks of Return Over Investment (ROI) and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA)
2:00 PM — 3:30 PMRoom BCosting and Budgeting MethodsDeveloping different methods for estimating the cost of your project
4:00 PM — 5:00 PMRoom DTolerance and ControlDeveloping project decision boundaries
9:00 AM — 10:30 AMRoom CGovernance ModelsUnderstand organization governance models versus project governance and how this affects an organization life-cycle
10:30 AM — 12:00 PMRoom BRisk ManangementDesigning a fail-safe management approach to avoid project failure
12:00 PM — 1:00 PMRoom DFunding EcosystemEstablishing funding opportunities available to grow or scale your project and developing a strategy for leveraging such opportunities
2:00 PM — 5:00 PMRoom DWriting ProposalsUnderstand the techniques in putting together a winning proposal
9:00 AM — 10:30 AMRoom BCommunication as a Funding StrategyDeveloping an effective communication strategy
11:00 AM — 12:00 PMRoom BNetworking as a Funding StrategyLeveraging on networking opportunities to support your project objectives
12:00 PM — 1:00 PMRoom BThe Art of LobbyingDesigning lobbying techniques that enhances the success of your project
2:00 PM — 3:30 PMRoom DEvidence based AdvocacyDesigning disruptive tools and approach to communicating your project objectives
4:00 PM — 5:00 PMRoom DLearning SynthesisAdaptive learning as a project management and organizational development approach
9:00 AM — 10:30 AMRoom DFrom Start to FinishA Case Study of a Project from project identification to termination
11:00 AM — 1:00 PMRoom DCollective Presentation on Topic Case Studies
2:00 PM — 3:30 PMRoom CPersonal Action Planning
The approach of the facilitators of this training is mind-blowing. If you are looking for an organization that uses the CEFE (Competency-Based Economies – Formation of Enterprise) methodology in Africa to deliver training on business development, look no further, Cloneshouse Nigeria delivers on this. The past three days have been full of activities that are relatable to our context. It’s been a while I see facilitators deliver training without powerpoint and handouts, I saw it here.
Project Management has greatly changed over time and this adaptive approach is quite laudable. I like the fact that the course fits into the context of some developing countries. The delivery style of the training is top-notch and I will recommend this course to anyone thinking of innovative ways to manage projects for results.