Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation with MS Projects Training Course

Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation with MS Projects Training Course

There is increasing demand from multilateral agencies, funding bodies as well as boards of private companies for a strong demonstration that projects are being monitored and evaluated effectively.

Effective project monitoring allows a project team to make appropriate decisions on a day-to-day basis and ensures that projects are carried out as planned and modified when necessary.

Successful programs and projects begin from a pre-planned series of activities and events. However, things rarely work out exactly as planned. Managers must therefore periodically monitor selected indicators and measure performance during implementation so they can make timely adjustments where necessary, as well as subsequently determine the extent to which the program or project achieved its objectives.

 Course Objectives

By the end of the training you will learn:

  • Understand the basic concepts of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • To introduce the project cycle and identify the issues necessary for planning

  • Understand the concept of effective project monitoring and evaluation

  • Understand strategies and techniques for monitoring and evaluating projects

  • Prepare monitoring and evaluation systems & plans

  • Implement the monitoring and evaluation systems & plans

  • To use Microsoft Project Software for Project Planning and Monitoring

  • To prepare evaluation designs and how to document change

  • To produced and shared reports with stakeholders

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1

Project Management Framework / Project Management Overview

  • What’s Project Management?
  • What’s a Project?
  • Operations/Programs/Portfolios/Subprojects
  • The Project Management Office
  • Progressive Elaboration vs Scope Creep
  • The Triple Constraint
  • Ten Knowledge Areas
  • Environmental & Organizational Influences
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Project Life Cycle & Phases

Project Management Processes

  • Initiating Processes
  • Planning Processes
  • Executing Processing
  • Monitoring & Controlling Processes
  • Closing Processes
  • Change, Deliverable & Information Flow
  • Project Success Factors

Introduction to monitoring & evaluation

  • An overview of Monitoring, Control and Evaluation
  • Key concepts of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Planning for M&E in a project implementation

The concept of effective Project M&E & Results-Based Management (RBM)

  • Framework for effective M&E
  • Setting up an M&E system
  • steps involved in designing an effective M&E system
  • Understanding Results-Based Management (RBM)
  • Why use RBM?

Module 2

Setting project objectives & targets that facilitates effective M&E

  • The Essentials of Defining Your Project
  • SMART goals
  • Priority setting
  • Considering resources and common goods
  • Participatory indicator selection and target setting

Project cycle and project planning 

  • Understanding the difficulties inherent in project management
  • Defining project parameters

Organizing the project’s human resources

  • Identifying who is needed for the project
  • Enumerating what is at stake to leverage shared points of interest
  • Negotiating for and scheduling the necessary resources

Module 3

The logical framework as a project design/M&E tool

  • Historical origin
  • Components of the Log Frame
  • The logical framework as the Basic tool for the Design of Monitoring and Evaluation systems

Tools, methods and approaches for facilitating M&E

  • Building monitoring and evaluation teams with defined roles and strong capabilities
  • Baseline surveys and role in bench marking
  • Setting Project Milestones
  • Performance Indicators
  • Quantitative Indicators
  • Qualitative Indicators

Tools, methods and approaches for facilitating M&E

  • Tools for  Data collection, processing, analysis
  • Demonstrating leadership &communicating effectively to motivate those involved
  • Tracking the project’s progress and identifying departures from initial goals
  • Promoting the cooperation of project participants
  • Group assignment
  • Participants break into groups to work on group assignment
  • Group presenters present findings

Results-based & participatory M&E

  • Why participatory community monitoring and evaluation?
  • Aim of participatory monitoring and evaluation (pme)
  • Steps in participatory monitoring and evaluation (PME)

Module 4

Use of MS Project as a project management and monitoring tool

  • Overview of MS Project
  • Role of MS Project in planning
  • Working with MS Project

Module 5

Evaluations, learning and improvement

  • Understanding project Implementation
  • Assessing project evaluability
  • Evaluation types & designs
  • Quantitative evaluations
  • Qualitative evaluations

Communicating and Reporting M&E finding

  • Audience analysis
  • Identifying reporting needs
  • Type of reports
  • Writing Monitoring and Evaluation reports
  • Dissemination of Monitoring and Evaluation results

Practical group exercises

  • Choose a project of preference, design for implementation, fit monitoring & evaluation plan, & any other tasks.
  • Groups Present Final Results
  • Demonstrate how Monitoring & Evaluation will be conducted in their chosen project

 

METHODOLOGY

The instructor-led pieces of training are delivered using a combined learning approach and comprise of presentations, practical sessions, and online tutorials. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with Profound Research Services (PRC) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at PRC Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for travel expenses, visa application(where applicable), insurance among other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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TAILOR-MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our PRC Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to PRC account through bank on or before C.O.B. 24th May 2021.

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Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

 

 

Event Properties

Event Date 05-31-2021 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-04-2021 1:00 pm
Cut off date 05-24-2021
Individual Price KSH 70,000.00
Location Nairobi-Kenya
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