Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro)

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Our Course is developed based on the Official PMD Pro Guide
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Course Overview

PMD Pro is a specialized and global certification scheme for project managers working in the development sector. It is therefore aligned with existing internationally recognized project management standards which includes components specific to the NGO sector. It combines the PRINCE2, PMP + Specific NGO Sector requirements like M & E, etc.

Course Objectives

After this training, each participant will be able to:

Utilize a range of tools and techniques used for managing projects and workloads.
Adopt globally recognize framework tailored to the NGO/Development sector to drive productivity & result achievement.
Be equipped with the relevant skills set required in the NGO/Development project management.
Improve quality and communication through an organization-wide common language.
Maximize the value of project management investments for both the donors and implementing partners.

Course Duration

4 WEEKENDS (Saturday Only)

Course Benefits

The course ensures a standardized approach to project management for development organizations. Other benefits include:

A professional certification status for project managers in the sector (Project Dpro Foundation Certificate).
Improved project outcomes, transparency and accountability.
Common vocabulary and framework specifically for managing development projects.
Comprehensive and accessible learning resources for professionals working in the development sector.




Feb. 4th, 11th, & 18th 

9am - 5pm





May 6th, 13th, & 20th 

9am - 5pm


Project DPro
Foundation Exam inclusive only
  • Guide on Documentation Strategies for Development Projects
  • Engaging Workshops with Real-world Development Scenarios
  • Tea Break & Lunch
  • Access to a Diverse Network in the Development Sector
  • Training Certificate

Course Curriculum

Eight (8) modules will be covered during this training. Subsequently, these modules are based on the Project Management for Development Professionals’ Guide 2017 (PMD Pro Guide 2017). They include:

Project in Development Sector (PMD Pro Model, Principles, Disciplines and Competencies)
  • Firstly, PMD Pro Management Competency Model
  • Then, Project Cycle Management
  • PMD Pro Project Phase Model
    • Project Identification and Design
    • Setting Up Projects
    • Project Planning
    • Project Implementation
    • Monitoring, Evaluating and Controlling Projects
    • End of Project Transition
  • Fourthly, The 5 Principles of Project Management in Development Sector
  • And then The 6 Project Management Disciplines- Scope, Stakeholders, Time, Risk, Resources, and Project Justification Management
  • Lastly, Project Justification Management
    • Problem and Objective Tree
    • Practical Application
Identifying and Designing a Project
  • Stakeholder Consultation and Ownership
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management
  • Identifying Project Needs
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data
  • Identifying the Project Intervention Logic
  • Managing Project Decision Gates
  • Logical Framework Matrix
Setting Up a Project
  •  Establishing the Project Governance Structure
  • Officially Authorizing the Start of the Project
  • Communicating the Project Launch
Planning your Project
  • Scope Management
  • Time Management
  • Resources Management
  • The 5 Project Implementation Planning Principles
    • Balanced
    • Comprehensive
    • Integrated
    • Participatory
    • Iterative
Project Implementation
  • Issues Management
  • Managing People
  • Managing Internal Controls
Monitoring, Evaluating and Controlling your Project
  • Monitoring Projects
  • Project Evaluation
  • Project Control
End Of Project Transition
  • Transition Strategy and Management
  • Project Scope Verification and Deliverables Acceptance
  • Administrative, Financial and Contractual Closure
  • End of Project learning Completion
  • Subsequently, accomplishments Celebration
Adapting the PMD Pro
  • Fundamentals of Adapting
  • Factors to Consider when Adapting the PMD Pro

Insights about PMD Pro Training Course

What is the PMD Pro?
The Project Management for Development Professionals Guide (PMD Pro Guide) provides an introductory, independent exploration of Project Management within the context of the development sector.
Who should take this qualification?
The following people should benefit from this qualification:
  • Individuals who already work in the Development sector
  • Project Managers from other sectors who wish to work in the targeted sectors
Are there any pre-requisites for PMD Pro certification?
There are no pre-requisites to applying for Level 1 certification. The pre-requisite for to applying for Level 2 certification is the Level 1 certification.
How long are the PMD Pro certifications valid for?
The certifications are not valid for a defined period of time and will not expire.

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