Project Management in Development Professional (PMD Pro) Certification Training

The Project DPro Foundation training, which until recently was called PMD-Pro-1, provides new or longtime project managers the skills needed to deliver effective, transparent results to donors and communities.

Project DPro was developed in partnership with Project Management for NGOs (PM4NGOs), an organization dedicated to optimizing international projects and improving professional project management skills in the development sector. Project DPro is aligned with internationally recognized project management best practices and includes components specific to the NGO sector.

The Project DPro Guidebook (PMD Pro 2nd Edition) is supplied free – however the certification exam for the Project DPro Foundation Examination is provided directly by the international examination company APMG International.

Note: The Project DPro Practitioner Examination (which until recently was known as PMD-Pro-2) is launching in early 2021.

This training by the Bangkok School of Management covers the examination preparation for the Project DPro Foundational Certification examination at APMG.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Organize your work to make you and your organization more effective at managing projects
  • Articulate what is in your project scope, what is out of scope, and why
  • Plan effectively and develop an accurate schedule to manage projects
  • Define roles and responsibilities for your project team
  • Stay in control of your project to deliver on time, on budget, and in scope

Programme Outline

Day 1 

Kick off with an overview of project management, before finding out how to identify the right project, and how to create successful project conditions.

Introduction to Project DPro:

  • What is project management and what are some project management challenges
  • Projects, programs, portfolios
  • Skills and competencies

Project Identification and Design

  • Project identification
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Problem and objective trees
  • Logframes

Project Set-Up

  • Complete Project set-up
  • Risk registers
  • Project charters

Day 2 

Look at project planning and scope management. Discover tools and techniques to manage change, issues, and schedule delays.

Project Planning

  • Five principles of project planning
  • Scope, time, and finance management planning
  • Network diagram and Gantt chart

Project Implementation

  • Managing issues
  • RACI matrix
  • Managing people, the supply chain, and internal controls
  • Implementing projects

Day 3 

How to ensure your project stays on track and finishing with a look at how to successfully closedown a project. –

Project Monitoring, Evaluation, and Control

  • Change control, and schedule control
  • Project monitoring and evaluations
  • Issue logs

End of Project Transition

  • Project transition and the transition matrix
  • After action review and project learning
  • Applying Project DPro to your projects

Project DPro Foundation Certification Examination

  • The Trainer will explain the easy process for you to purchase the exam and provide the Learner with practice exam questions
  • We recommend that the Learner takes a few days or weeks to review the training and become more familiar with the Course content in preparation for taking the Exam 
  • When you are ready to proceed, our Trainer refresh your knowledge for the exam and as this is an international examination, they will be your exam invigilator. 

Delivery Method

Well-balanced theoretical and practical methodology, which includes interactive discussions, case studies, interactive activities/exercises and assignments to understand the concepts and their applicability.

Course Includes

  •  3-Day Training
  • Course Notes
  • Stationary
  • Nationally Recognized and Internationally Accredited Certification
  •  Tea/Coffee Breaks
  • Working Lunches
  • Training materials (Soft file)
  • An evening of Thai culture emersion – River Cruise.

Evaluation Criteria

Participants must have attended the sessions at least 80% in order to receive a CERTIFICATE from Bangkok School of Management.

Training Date
Month Day(s) Year
Month Day(s) Year

January 10-11 2024
January 24-26 2024
February 7-9 2024
February 21-23 2024
March 6-8 2024
March 20-22 2024
April 3-5 2024
April 24-26 2024
May 15-17 2024
May 29-31 2024
June 12-14 2024
June 26-28 2024
July 3-5 2024
July 17-19 2024
August 19-23 2024
August 26-30 2024
September 9-13 2024
September 16-20 2024
October 7-11 2024
October 28 - November 1 2024
November 11-15 2024

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

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