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Objectives:

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

a.       Describe project management process and its benefits

b.      Use project management vocabulary and terminology

c.       Identify the characteristics of successful a successful project

d.      Create an Initial project plan

e.      Complete the five steps of the Logical Framework Approach

f.        Identify key areas of successful Monitoring and Evaluation systems

g.       Identify and perform the major aspects of project initiation, project monitoring and close out

h.      Review the strengths, weaknesses; opportunities and threats Afghan projects face

Training Outline:

1.       Foundation Concepts

·         Project Management Process Overview

·         Focus and benefits of PM

·         Critical PM Skills

·         Concept of Triple Constraints

·         Project Life Cycles

·         PLC Overview

·         Phases, Tasks, Deliverables and Steps

·         Variations on the life cycle including an introduction to the LFA

·         Checkpoints and milestones

2.       Project Initiation

·         Initiating the project and developing the project charter

·         Project governance, program management and portfolio management

·         Roles and responsibilities of the project manager and project sponsor

·         Roles and responsibilities of the team

3.       Project Planning—Analysis and Strategy Development

·         Introduction to LFA

·         Conducting stakeholders Assessment

·         Developing Objective Trees

·         Conducting Alternatives Analysis

·         Control Environments

4.       Project Planning—the LogFrame Matrix

·         Step One: Top Down (Goal, Objectives, Outputs, Activities)

·         Step Two: Work Across (Measurable Indicators and means of verification)

·         Step Three: Bottom Up (Assumptions and Risks)

·         Benefits of Risk Management in PM (internal and external)

·         Risk Management Processes and Tools

5.       Project Planning—the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

·         The iterative nature of Project Planning

·          The central role of the WBS

·         Extending your LogFrame to a WBS

·         Developing a usable WBS

·         Using the WBS to clarify product constraints and activities

·         Using the WBS to facilitate project  development

1.       Project Planning—Estimating Resources

·         Defining an estimate

·         Specific types and methods of estimating (top down VS bottom up)

·         The estimating process

·         PERT

·         Final estimate development

·         Validating an estimate

6.       Project Planning—Scheduling

·         Scheduling Techniques (Milestones, GANTT Charts)

·         Using WBS

·         Critical path method

·         Risk assessment and logical schedule alternatives

7.       Project Monitoring and Change Control

·         Reasons for PM M&E

·         Elements of PM M&E

·         Status Reporting

·         Financial M&E

·         Change Control

8.       Project Execution (Under Development)

·         Procurement and vendors (tentative)

·         HRM and Team Development (tentative)

·         Quality Assurance (tentative)

·         Integrated Management (tentative)

9.       Project Costing

·         Project Closing (administrative)

·         Project Transition and/or handover

·         Post Project evaluator

10.  Success of Afghan projects

·         Strengths and Opportunities

·         Failure of Afghan projects

·         Weaknesses and Threats

 

Team Building and Leadership:

·         A case study!!!

·         Introduction to Management

·         Management Functions

·         Leadership

·         Leader VS Manager

·         Leadership Styles

·         Leadership theories

·         Effective Leaders/Quality Leaders

·         Leadership in Asian Countries

·         Definition: Strategy

·         10. Mission/Vision

·         Effective Mission

·         Components of mission

·         Writing and evaluating of mission statements

·         What is leadership strategy?

·         Creating the leadership strategy

·         Creating the leadership development strategy

·         Formulating strategies

·         Conclusion

·         Some general skills for leaders

o   Motivation and motivation theories

o   Effective communication

o   Teambuilding

o   Leading change in organization:

Ø  Change processes

Ø  Different types of organizational change

Ø  Influencing organizational culture

Ø  Developing a Vision

Ø  Implementing change

 

Ø  Increasing innovation and learning