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Project cycle management

A self-led online course on project cycle management to help you run successful and impactful projects

2023 Available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

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Course details

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
10 hours

What will you gain from the course?

  • Understanding of the benefits of good project management and how to navigate the seven phases of project management.
  • Skills to apply project cycle management tools and to effectively manage impactful projects.
  • Real life examples from which to draw experience and learning

Course highlights

Browse course modules

  1. Explore some key, overarching principles of project management which need to be applied throughout the project cycle, for example ‘decision points’ and the ‘triple constraint’.

  2. Learn how to gain good understanding of a situation before starting a project by gathering information using a range of data collection tools. Use this data to inform decision making. 

  3. Learn about how a theory of change is a useful design tool for your project and the six steps to work through to create one.

  4. Develop a logframe and how to identify, analyse and manage your stakeholders.

  5. Complete the design phase and learn how to budget for your project and manage risks.

  6. Ensure the necessary agreements are in place before you begin the detailed project preparations, including securing funding, deciding how the project will be governed, and agreeing roles and responsibilities.

  7. Prepare effectively for your project implementation using different tools.

  8. Learn how to monitor several important elements that need to be kept track of during implementation, including the project indicators, finances and identified risks.

  9. Has the project made a positive contribution? Evaluate your progress by learning how and when to commission evaluations, how to develop a good Terms of Reference, what to include in an evaluation report and how to share the findings.

  10. Ensure your project closes well by learning how to capture learning for the future, communicate with beneficiaries and celebrate success.

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What have previous learners said?

  • This is very rich full training for project management.

    Muhammad Bangladesh
  • This course is practical, rich, and integrates more aspects compared with the old version of Roots 5. Over the course of the 15 years since Roots 5 first appeared, it has given me useful skills for project management.

    Claude Democratic Republic of Congo

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