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► PM Workshops

news-04Project Management Workshops are an ideal method to get the most out of your project management performance development efforts.  As with all of our offerings, these can be customized to meet your exact needs. With hands-on practice to put these tools to work on your projects.

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► PM Consulting

news-05PM4DEV Consulting Services can help your organization improve project performance with time-tested approaches that have been implemented in hundreds of organizations. Our consulting services include: Project Management Maturity Assessment, Performance Measurement, Change Management, Project Management Office, and Knowledge Management

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► PM Training

news-01We offer customized training courses and workshops designed to develop the skills, knowledge and practice needed to build the competence required to manage projects successfully. Contact us to know more about your needs and our professionals will send you a free quote.

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► PM Systems

news-03We offer solutions that range from web to network (server/client) based solutions that allow the entire project team to interact with the system and reduce the time to process information. Our Project Management Solutions are customized to meet the needs of any project or program.


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► New Online Course

news-02We have updated our ecourse Fundamentals of  Project Management for Development. The new course is incudes discussion forums and coaching session with the instructor. The course last two weeks and will be based on the textbook "Fundamentals of Project Management".

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In this issue:

 Happy New Year 2012
 Online Learning Site News
Our Resources: Open Library Top Ten
 PM Connect Journal
New Certificate Program

Happy New Year and all the best for 2012!

Dear Friends

Here we find ourselves at the end of another year and it is time to make way for the New Year that lies ahead! This is our time to reflect on the past twelve months that are soon coming to a close - 2012 is soon upon us! In 2011, we increased our visitors to our web site, with 17,216 Unique Visitors.  We increased our open library to 45 articles, each was downloaded an average of 200 times! As of today, we have close to 1,500 registered users in our website that are taking advantage of our online resources.  

Our elearning site has been a success, with close to 1600 registered participants we have certified 133 participants who have successfully completed all the course requirements. For 2012 we are planning a series of new services and resources, among the most important are:

Adaptive Project Management – Onsite course on project management cycle
eLessons – quick lesson to learn how to use the different pm tools and techniques
a new and improve online learning site
Increase the resources on our Open Library
PM Connect quarterly journal will be back
New certificate Program
Additional quizzes and surveys 
May you enjoy the time of the holidays with your nearest and dearest, family and friends, those who love you and care for you. This is a time to be thankful and to look forward to what the future has to bring. 
Thank you for your business in 2011. It has been a pleasure helping you reach your goals, and we look forward to serving you again in the new year. We wish you a prosperous and wonderful 2012! 

Online Learning Site News!

In 2012, we will upgrade our online learning site to help us accommodate more participants and more courses. The new site will host our three course courses and a series of quick elessons.
The new sites will also help us manage the different needs of all students who plan to tale our courses by integrating new tools and reports.  The core courses are:
Fundamentals of Project Management
Process Project Management
Adaptive project Management
Project Information Management
We also plan to add in our website a series of free online lessons that will include:
Developing the Work Breakdown Structure
Calculating the Critical Path
Earned Value Analysis
Quality Matrix
Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RACI Chart)
Developing the Stakeholder Matrix
Communications Matrix
Risk Matrix
Contract Matrix
We will announce thew opening of the updated site in the first quarter of 2012

Our  Resources: Open Library

PM4DEV's Open Library is a collection of the best resources on project management that we have selected from various organizations. These articles are a source of continuing education for project managers and other project management professionals.  Our goal is to help you find the most relevant information that can help you build your knowledge, skills and understanding of development project management.  Whether you're new or seasoned project manager, we are sure you will find project management articles of interest.

The library includes methodologies on the different approaches to manage a project, research documents with insight on current best practices, and links to the best websites on project management. Every month we add more resources to the library, Feel free to browse our selection and download any topic you're interested. 


In 2011 we have identified the top ten downloads:

Name of Article Number of hits
Program and Project Management Cycle - DFID 613
Managing the Project Cycle - WB 577
Guide for NGO's Project Preparation and Management - EuroAid 576
 Project Management Handbook for CBO - IDASA
Project Cycle Management Handbook - EuropeAid
Book of Knowledge - APM Total Hits in 2011 371
Project Cycle Management - FAO 334
Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Transference - SAC 323
Project Cycle Management for Emergencies - PC 258
Handbook for Emergencies - UN 252

 For more resources click here to access our open library


PM Connect Quaterly Journal

The quarterly PM4DEV Connect ™ Journal keeps members informed about the latest happenings including events, services, certifications and the most current news, views, and opinions on project management for development organizations delivered straight into your inbox!
This journal encourages professional development and active participation within our project management community by providing a space for the following:
Read articles on the most current project management practices
Advice and tips on project management
Articles from experts in the project management field
Advice on project management careers
List of PM resources on the web
Current and previous Journals can be downloaded free of charge here.
Our project management journals are filled with project tips, hints, steps, project news, and real-life examples. Written by experts and distributed to more than 5,000 project management and development professionals worldwide, this is the premier project management newsletter for development organizations.

New Certificate Program

In 2012 we will launch a new certification program based on the new courses and learning opportunities at PM4DEV. The certificate program consists of a Certificate of Achievement to all students that successfully complete the requirements of the PM4DEV Foundations Level, this levels consist of three courses and three lessons.
The courses are:
Fundamentals of Project Management 
Process Project Management 
Project Information Management 
And five elessons from our catalog 
Participants who successfully complete all courses and their requirements will be awarded with the Certificate of Achievement and can add the title Certified - International Development Project Manager® (C-IDPM®) - Level I, to their professional curriculum. The printed Certificate will be send to each participant along with a letter that certifies their name and status in our online database.

May this New Year's bring you joy, warmth, good health and prosperity to you and to your family.
Best wishes from all of us at PM4DEV




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