Course Description

This 5-day course aims at preparing participants to learn concepts of participatory project management in the context of social and community development. The course is a blend of Project Management Institute (PMI) methodology and participatory approaches in the management of development projects.  The course is in complete compliance with the PMI® Guidebook, the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK® 6th Edition. Accordingly, the participants could also appear in the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification examination. This project management course provides comprehensive training for beginners, mid-level and senior level development professionals and is based on systems thinking approach.

This course will provide in-depth knowledge of tools, techniques, methodologies, processes and best practices to manage social sector as well as infrastructure projects. It will be delivered through a combination of lectures, PowerPoint presentations, role-plays, group work, group presentations, informal discussions, examples, case studies and independent work.

Course Objectives

  • To provide a framework for structuring the Project Management Body of Knowledge to understand basic concepts of participatory project management, project development and project life cycle;
  • To identify the most generally accepted practices within the discipline of participatory project management;
  • To learn tools, techniques, best practices, methodologies and processes of participatory as well as PMI (Project Management Institute) project management;
  • To learn and apply five process groups, ten knowledge areas and 47

processes proposed by the PMI to the  management of development sector


  • To learn the basics of community and social mobilization/development through participatory management of projects and tools like PRA, PLA, LFA/LFM, Proposal Development and Resource Mobilization Strategy Formulation.

Target Audience

The training workshop is primarily designed for representatives from governments, project teams, NGOs, foreign missions, multi and bi-lateral donors/ development organizations, financial institutions, consultancies, academia, armed forces etc., who are directly or indirectly associated with the management of development projects in any region of the world.

Main Contents

  1. Development Sector Overview
  • Community Mobilization
  • Social Mobilization
  • Participatory Development at the Grass Root Level
  • Concept of Development Organizations And their Projects
  1. Development Sector Projects
  • Introduction to Development Projects and their Management
  • Project Cycle Management (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing)
  • Objectives, Goal, Development Objectives, Purpose, Vision, Mission and Strategy.
  • How To Write S.M.A.R.T Objectives
  • Role And Responsibility of Project Manager and Functional Manager
  • Project Organizations (Projectized, Functional And Matrix)
  • Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Project Charter and Statement of Work (SOW)
  1. Formulation Of Project Plan and Work Plan

Situation Analysis (PRA, PLA And VIPP Techniques) Detailed Exercises And Group Works on These Techniques

  • Detailed Plan and its Contents
  • Use of LFM Approach in Complete Planning (Group Works Based on Real World Development Projects)
  • Project Time Management (Scheduling)
  • PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) and CPM (Critical Path Method)(Critical Path Methods) Tool for Scheduling
  • Budgeting (Top-Down, Bottom Up and Activity-Based Budgeting Techniques) Earned Value Technique
  • WBS (Work Breakdown Structure & Work Plan Development)
  • Financial Analysis of Projects
  1. Monitoring And Evaluation
  • Indicators: Types, Purpose, Use and their Development
  • Difference Between Monitoring And Evaluation
  • Performance Monitoring Indicators
  • Risk Indicators
  • Input Indicators
  • (Result) Indicators
  • Efficacy Indicators
  • Transformational Indicators
  • M&E Framework and Plan
  • M&E through Data Collection and Data Analysis
      5. Closing The Project

  • Administrative Closure
  • Contract Closure
  • Documents Closure
  1. Managing Quality of Development Sector Projects
  • Quality Control And Quality Assurance
  • Tools Of Maintaining Quality
  1. Human Resource Management
  • Developing HR Management Plan
  • RACI (Responsible, Accountable, Consult, Inform) and RAM (Responsibility Assignment Matrix)
  • Developing Project Teams (Team Development & Formation Cycle)
  • Team Building Exercises (High Performing Teams)
  • Powers of Project Manager and Conflict Management Techniques
  • High Performing Teams, Problem Solving and Decision Making Motivational Theories
  1. Communications Management
  • How To Plan Communications Management
  • Contents Of Communications Management Plan
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Communication Channels
  • Communication Methods And Reports
  • Sender Receiver Model
  1. Risks And Uncertainty In Projects
  • Risk Definition and Identification
  • Risk Analysis For Development Projects
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Risk Register For A Development Project
  1. Procurement In Projects
  • Types of Contracts
  • Proposals, Offers, Bids and Quotations
  • Contracting Procedure
  1. Stakeholder Management
  • Chart of Stakeholder in a Development Sector Project
  • Identifying Stakeholders
  • Planning Stakeholder Management
  •  Managing Stakeholder Engagement
  1. Project Proposal Development
  • Types of Proposals
  • Contents of an Effective Proposal
  • Development of a Project Proposal (In Groups Based on a Case Study)
  1. Resource Mobilization For Development Projects
  • Development Of Resource Mobilization Strategy For A Development Organization
  1. Professional responsibility and Ethics in Development Sector Project Management