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PM4DEV E-books. These are free resources that contain practical advice and insight on the practice of modern project management in the development field. These e-books present the best current thinking and span the entire range of contemporary business practice. Each e-book gives you the key concepts behind the subject and the techniques to implement the ideas effectively.



pdf Development Project Management Popular


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The proposed premise of this document is that an organization that systematically applies project management methodologies can ensure that donor, organizational, and beneficiary resources are used in the most efficient, and effective manner; which help increase the chances to meet its development objectives.

pdf PM4DEV - Introduction to Project Information Management Systems Popular


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A Project Information Management System (PIMS) is the systematic process of creating, identifying, collecting, organizing, sharing, adapting, and using project information. Information management is a process for identifying all the information the project stakeholders need to make informed decisions. This book introduces the concept that project information is a strategic resource that must be managed with the same rigor as financial and physical resources.


pdf Project Budget Management Popular


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budget managementProject Budget Management is a set of processes required to ensure that the project is completed within the approved budget. This is the area that receives a lot of scrutiny during and after the project is completed. The project’s ability to manage the financial resources obtained by the organization will be a measure of the organizations probity, not only in compliance with donor’s requirements but also a measure of its efficiency.

pdf Project Management Glossary of Terms Popular


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A complete glossary of project management terms and  definitions

pdf Project Quality Management Popular


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Quality_ManagementQuality Management is the process to ensure that the project will satisfy the needs of the beneficiaries. Quality is defined as a commitment to deliver the project outputs and meet the expectations of the beneficiaries, which means that quality is ultimately defined by the beneficiary. Quality is ensuring the project outputs are relevant to the needs and that they are adequate to the conditions in which they have to be used.

pdf Project Schedule Management Popular


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schedule managementSchedule Management is the process includes the actions required to ensure the timely completion of the project. It includes the development of a schedule that contains all project activities, the project schedule is a communications tool that informs project stakeholders the status of the project and gives project team members information, in the form of graphs and charts, as to when each activity must begin and end.

pdf Project Scope Management Popular


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scope managementScope Management includes the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required to complete the project successfully. Project scope management’s primary concern is with defining and controlling what is and is not included in the project. Scope is the description of the boundaries of the project and helps define the expectations of what the project will achieve.

pdf Roles Responsibilities and Skills Popular


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One of the mistakes development organizations make is appointing a project manager only for the depth of her technical skills. It is not unusual to find a good engineer being promoted to project manager just for her technical competence. While it is true that one must have a good understanding of the technical aspects of the project, the principal areas of competence that are required in the management competence areas and these include communicating; planning, negotiating, coaching, decision-making, and leadership.

pdf The Project Information Management Popular


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Project Information Management is a process that defines the actions and responsibilities to manage project information. The process includes all the steps, from collecting, analyzing, storing, reporting and evaluating the information management cycle. It is an essential process to ensure the right information reaches the right people at the right time.

pdf The Project Management Cycle Popular


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pm cycleThe Project Management Cycle, This ebook introduces the process of managing a project using a cyclical approach. The development project management cycle consists of six phases; initiating, planning, implementing, monitoring, adapting and closing. It's an integrated approach that provides for a continuous management cycle that includes learning through all the phases.

pdf The Project Management Organizational Structures Popular


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This ebook presents the various structures to organize project management and the advantages and disadvantages of each one. The ebook also discuses the various management styles that influence the organization of a project; it also presents the concepts on the organization's overall governance process for sharing decisions rights for monitoring the performance of project interventions.

pdf The Project Management Processes Popular


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The Project Management Processes. This book presents the nine management processes required to manage a project. Includes the four processes to manage the project constrains of scope, schedule, budget and quality and five additional supporting processes to manage the team, stakeholders, information, risk and contracts.

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