Project Planning and Proposal Writing

Course description

The future of many organizations depends on their ability to manage projects, programs, and portfolios of projects. Skills in these areas continue to be in high demand. Have you ever been involved in a complex project that just did not go the way you wanted? Often failure is pre-ordained due to the approach to the project. The concept of project management exists because it helps assure completion of a project successfully.

What are the main training objectives?
The following objectives are planned to be achieved by the end of the training:
  • To equip trainees with knowledge, skills, and practices on project cycle programming, identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation;
  • To introduce trainees to project management tools, techniques, best practices, methodologies, and processes of project management;
  • To strengthen participants competency in effective project management.

Who should attend this training?

 staff of humanitarian and development  project managers, officers and assistants

Module 1: Introduction to Project Management
  • Definition of Project
  • Project Vs. Operation
  • Management definition
  • Project Management definition
  • Project Cycle
  • Introduction to Logical Frame Approach

Module 2: Project Identification
  • Context analysis (Practical case Study and Real life examples)
  • Problem analysis –Problem Tree
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Objective Analysis – Objective Tree
  • Strategy Analysis and Select Project Strategy
  • Drafting the Situational Analysis

3.1. Project Design –Technical Planning
(Tools – Log Frame and work plan)
  • Log Frame and Log Frame Structure
  • Project Goal/Impact
  • Project Objective/Outcome/Purpose
  • Project Activities/Tasks
  • Precondition and Assumptions
  • Drafting the Project Description
  • Developing a Work plan

3.2. Project Design-Financial Planning
(Tool- Project Budget)
  • Budget and Budgeting
  • Types of budget
  • Who needs a budget and why?
  • Budget Status 
  • Project Budget Development (Step by Step)
  • Budget status and budgeting approaches
  • Budget Worksheet and Excel formula related to budgeting

Module 4: Project Monitoring and Evaluation (Tool- M & E Plan)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Developing Indicators
  • Sources of Verification
  • Developing M & E Plan

  • Practical application of Project tools and templates
  • Participant-led presentations
  • Interactive group exercises and discussions
  • Relevant and concise course material

Course Duration:
  • 5 Days
  • Afternoon Class: 4:30pm- 7:00pm

Course Fee:
  • The course fee is $60 per person (Course Materials, Certificate)
  • Starting Date: 8 – 12  August  2020