Project Cycle Management

Project Cycle Management

This program aims to increase the capacity and skills of participants in project cycle management with a focus on project formulation and proposal and developing a Monitoring and Evaluation framework that ensures successful implementation of the project. At the end of the training, the participants should be able to identify the different stages of a project life cycle and their associated activities, apply appropriate tools for identification and assessment of the need of a project.

The participants will work on problem identification, situation analysis, stakeholder analysis, link inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impact in a results chain (LFA), develop and apply LFA and other project planning and management tools, develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the project, and structure effective proposal documents that describe the full project cycle.

Contents

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Understanding a Project and its Lifecycle
  • Gender Analysis Based Focused Interventions
  • Logical Framework Analysis – LFA
    • Stakeholder Analysis
    • Developing Problem Tree
    • Understanding Impact, Outcomes, Outputs, Activities & Inputs
    • Indicators
    • Sources of Verification
    • Assumptions
  • Planning based on LFA (6 Step Planning
    • Project WBS
    • Time Estimating using PERT
    • Critical Activities/Gantt Chart
    • Building Project Budget (resource allocation)
    • Project Risk Management
    • Project Communication
  • Project Implementation: (Project Management Game)
  • What is Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Using LFA for developing M&E Framework
  • Project Dashboard Reporting