This course is a comprehensive introduction to development project management. Designed for people who want to build or increase their skills in project management and who work or are looking to work with international development organizations, donor and public institutions, NGOs, non-profit and community-based organizations, Government and donor agencies, and anyone interested in a career in development project management.
About this course:The course has a duration of three weeks. Each week, students will work on the activities and exercises required to meet the learning objectives. Participants require an average of one hour per day to complete the assigned activities. You will learn all the fundamental concepts of modern project management as it is applied in the development and humanitarian sector. You will also learn the essential project management methods and techniques to deliver projects on time and within budget while meeting the expectations of key stakeholders. This course is specially designed to give you a complete understanding of what is project management and how it is used in development projects. Course AudienceThe audience for this course includes people that are new in development or who want to explore career opportunities in development project management. This course is a perfect start for those who are interested in learning the modern concepts of project management and want to become project managers. Course participants include team members, program managers, project supervisors and project managers wishing to upgrade their skills and knowledge to understand the basic concepts of modern project management. Participants to our courses come from various parts of the world, and they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that is shared in the course forums. Course ObjectivesUpon successful completion of the Fundamentals of Project Management online course participants will: Understand the key terms, definitions of project management. Describe the project cycle and the management processes, identify project structures, understand the roles and responsibilities, and have a clear understanding of project, program and portfolio management. Course RequirementsThere are no requirements to take this course, although the students will benefit if they know the type of work that occurs in development organizations and development projects, or had some experience working on a project. Students should have a good internet connection, Adobe Reader on their computers as well as MS Office to work on the course assignments. Good connectivity is required to watch some of the online videos. As a convenience to our remote students, you can download most of the course material to read offline.
CertificationStudents that successfully complete all course requirements will receive, via US Mail, a printed and signed Certificate of Completion. This course is part of the certification program CDPM (Certified Development Project Manager). For more information about this program please visit our website at: http://www.pm4dev.com/elearn/cdpm.html
Course FeesThe course fee is due before the start of the course. A 20% discount is available if payment is made a week before the course starts. On the registration page, you can choose your preferred payment methods. We accept all major credit cards in a secure online payment system. We also accept payments via PayPal, Western Union or Money Gram. If you have any questions or require more instructions to send your payment please contact me at:
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“Great foundational course on project management for development. Clarifies the starting point through to the end of managing projects. I feel better equiped. ” Yemisi Haruna, IB&Y Professionals, Nigeria
“The course material and content met my initial expectations. There was a clear flow from one chapter to another, creating great room for discussions and debates among students. In addition, I found the course material to be very updated and easy to apply to my work experience. I am very satisfied with what I have learned.” Stephanie van der Poel, Oxfam, Bolivia.
"This course was a wonderful learning experience! You learn so much in a short space of time. Definitely would recommend to anyone." Salace Richardson, Turks and Caicos Government
“A well structured and well managed course. The online tutor was actively engaged and present throughout the course, providing feedback and encouraging progress and learning. I will hopefully take another course offered by PM4DEV the future to build on the knowledge I gained about the fundamentals of project management.” Emelie Pellby, USA
PM4DEV is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.to issue professional development units (PDU's) for its project management training courses. Our instructors are experienced trainers and project managers who are PMP® certified. Our comprehensive courses in project management theory, fundamentals, principles, and practices are designed around industry best practices and based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). We are confident in our ability to provide comprehensive, practical courses that will enable you to further your project management education.
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