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An ultimate guide to Project Management

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch

To become a good business leader, one must know how to manage their things and most importantly the projects they are working on.

Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time. The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals within the given constraints.

Managing project is not that easy as we think; it takes lots of dedication, hard work, strategies, team, resources, and so on. Before starting any project, program we should have the proper idea how the project runs, how to make it sustainable and create impact for the development.

The course – “Project Management” was live facilitated by Mr. Ganesh Dhungana, Executive Director at Action Nepal.

Mr. Ganesh Dhungana, Executive Director at Action Nepal

This course helped the participants to learn different components of a project in development sectors. They also had a clear idea about the essence of Detail Implementation Plan, Log frame, Theory of Change in a project. This course provided basic understanding on  how the project is designed and was able to draft a project at the end. The instructor started with the general introduction of what Project is explaining about the essential components of the project. The course offered a practical and theoretical approach to Project management, focusing on planning, organizing and monitoring the different aspects of the project.  Participates will be able to understand the process of developing project plans and their implementation.

Likewise, he also presented template of Log Frame. A log frame is a tool for improving the planning, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of projects. The log frame is a way of structuring the main elements in a project and highlighting the logical linkages between them. He also made participants understand the importance of Theory of Change and asked them to prepare it as their assignment. They were also familiar with the budget flow and management, project cycle and the communication channel within the project frame. They also leant about Stakeholder and partner Coordination, Budget Management and at the end the Report Preparation.

There were total 10 participants in this course and there was a mixture of professionals, student and also from Project management department in their organizations. They seemed to love the course as many of them commented the course days was short and would have been better if it was extended. Likewise, they also suggested Glocal to bring detailed course on Project Management in days to come.