Project Planning and Management

Project planning and management is the art of bringing together resources, skills, technology and ideas to deliver business benefits or achieve project objectives. Good project managers ensure that these benefits and objectives are delivered to an appropriate level of quality and within the constraints of time and cost, while at the same time managing the risk inherent in change and innovation. This implies that a project manager should have the right set of skills and competencies to be able to effectively deliver the often stringent and vast expectations of stakeholders. It also calls for the ability to deliver these as effectively and as free of risk as possible.

The aim of this course is to provide an introductory theoretical and practical background to the concepts and principles of modern project management so as to build the competencies of participants in efficient and effective project management.

The objectives of the course is to equip participants to be able to:
  • Apply appropriate methods and techniques to efficiently initiate, plan, control and report on projects
  • Conduct various analyses including stakeholder analysis, risk analysis, problem analysis, objective analysis and strategy analysis during project appraisal
  • Develop project proposal documents and apply project management fundamentals in managing ongoing and new projects
  • Develop project schedules, budgets and utilize modern project management tools and techniques during project implementation
  • Identify and quantify potential project risks and develop mitigation strategies to eliminate and/or minimize them.
  • Acquire working knowledge in project monitoring and evaluation techniques to track project performance
  • Establish task constraints and deadlines, and create task dependencies
  • Forecast and allocate human and material resources
  • Track progress, update plans and monitor variances between target and actual project deliverables
  • Create dynamic reports and custom views to communicate project information;
  • Acquire working knowledge in projects implementation tracking techniques i.e. design and development of Log Frame Matrix

Content Areas
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project planning and appraisal
  • Phases of a project and project proposal development
  • Project budgeting and financial management
  • Project human resource management
  • Project risk management
  • Project monitoring and evaluation including development of KPIs
  • The role of a project manager
  • Leadership and qualities of a project manager

DURATION

This Course is 5 Weeks,
9:00am to 2pm on consecutive Saturdays

TUITION

The Course is 350,000 Shillings and an application fee of 10,000 Shillings

TARGET GROUP

The training courses were intended for University students, junior and mid-level managers in institutions and organizations

Facilitator's Bio

Dr Peter Kaddu
Dr Peter Kaddu
Peter is a medical doctor and public health specialist with over 15 years’ experience working with Health Systems and Public Health Programming in governmental and non-governmental settings. An experienced public health leader, Peter has planned, implemented and managed public health, HIV/AIDS, RMNCH programs in the public
domain as well as donor funded programs. Peter has successfully written grant proposals and implemented numerous donor funded projects across the country. He has experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programming using the health systems strengthening approach. He has competence in monitoring and evaluation of health interventions. Peter also has expertise in community health programming approaches to quality improvement on health care systems. He
serves as Director of Health for Living Goods Uganda, a multi-national social enterprise non-profit headquartered in the USA.