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Project cycle management

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


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About this course

Organisations with good project cycle management (PCM) can effectively design, plan, implement and learn from their work. In turn, work that is well planned and incorporates learning is much more likely to be successful and lead to lasting change.

This course teaches what good project cycle management (PCM) looks like and gives practical tools and examples for applying PCM principles in each phase of the project cycle.

It follows the seven different phases in the project cycle:

  • understanding the situation
  • project design
  • approval and governance
  • preparation
  • implementation and monitoring
  • evaluation
  • closing the project

This course is for people working for local grassroots organisations doing emergency relief and development work. It is useful for anyone working on a project. The principles in the guide can also be used by leaders as they manage and develop their organisation.

Course details

What does this course include?

  • Videos – interviews of subject matter experts from around the world
  • Practical information – on project cycle management tools and resources
  • Worked examples – to show how to apply the tools
  • Interactive exercises – to practise and recap what you have learnt

What will you gain from the course?

Through this course you will learn the seven phases of project cycle management. You will come across a number of tools to use in each project phase that will help you to effectively manage impactful projects.

How long will the course take?

It will take approximately 10 hours to complete this course. There are 10 modules and we recommend completing one a week.

How much will the course cost?

This course is free!

Will I get a certificate at the end?

Once you have completed the course you will be able to download a certificate.

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