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Training Course on Adaptive Project Management for Development Organizations and NGOs


About The Course

Course Description

Learn how to initiate, plan, implement, adapt and close a project that meets the needs and expectations of key stakeholders. The course will introduce the elements of the project management lifecycle. Participants will learn the methods for efficient management of a project using a phased approach, and the concepts and practices necessary for project management success. This course is specifically designed to focus on the practical application of project management concepts. Key topics of focus include an overview of modern project management, developing a project plan and managing resources, monitoring progress, communicating with stakeholders, conducting effective meetings, updating project plans and managing project issues.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this Training Course on Adaptive Project Management for Development Organizations and NGOs, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts of project life cycle phases and project management process groups and how they are different.
  • Describe the project cycle and the management techniques required to plan, implement, monitor and close a project successfully.
  • Identify the key activities that must be managed to ensure project success.
  • Understand all the steps involved in managing a new project, from beginning to end.

Training Methodology

The course is designed to be highly interactive, challenging and stimulating. It will be an instructor led training and will be delivered using a blended learning approach comprising of presentations, discussions, guided sessions of practical exercise, case study review, web-based tutorials, group work and exploration of relevant issues. Our facilitators are seasoned industry professionals with years of expertise in their chosen fields. Experiential knowledge is also given equal importance within the format of training. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English.

Who Should Attend?

This Training Course on Adaptive Project Management for Development Organizations and NGOs would be suitable for, but not limited to  people new to the role of project manager, and also for team members who want to develop their knowledge of project management terminology and procedures. Course participants include team members, program managers, project supervisors and project managers wishing to increase their skills and knowledge to understand the tools and techniques to manage a project.

Course Content

Module 1 – Project Initiation

  • The Project Charter
  • Analysis of Project Proposal
  • Getting Project Support
  • Project Organization
  • Project Office Setup
  • Project Kick off

Module 2 – Project Planning

  • Planning Approach
  • Development of Core Management Plans
  • Development of Support Management Plans
  • Development of M&E Plans
  • Integration of Plans
  • Approval of Plans

Module 3 – Project Implementation

  • Team Development
  • Work Assignment Matrix
  • Procurement
  • Contract Administration
  • Quality Assurance

Module 4 – Project Monitoring and Control

  • Monitor Project Performance
  • Quality Control
  • Monitoring Risks and Assumptions
  • Monitoring Team Performance
  • Progress Reports
  • Change Control

Module 5 – Adapting Phase

  • Variance Analysis
  • Change Requests
  • Develop a Proposal for Changes
  • Adapt Management Plans
  • Communicate Changes
  • Reflective Practice

Module 6 – Project Close-Out and Evaluation

  • Project Evaluation
  • Capturing Lessons Learned
  • Closing Contracts
  • Final Project Reports
  • Team Reassignments
  • Administrative Close


  • Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
  • Applicants must live up to Phoenix Center for Policy, Research and Training admission criteria.


  1. Discounts: Organizations sponsoring Four Participants will have the 5th attend Free
  2. What is catered for by the Course Fees: Fees cater for all requirements for the training – Learning materials, Lunches, Teas, Snacks and Certification. All participants will additionally cater for their travel and accommodation expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
  3. Certificate Awarded: Participants are awarded Certificates of Participation at the end of the training.
  4. The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.
  5. Approval of Course: Our Programs are NITA Participating organizations can therefore claim reimbursement on fees paid in accordance with NITARules.

How to Book: Simply send an email to the Training Officer on and we will send you a registration form. We advise you to book early to avoid missing a seat to this training.

Or call us on +254720272325 / +254737566961

Payment Options: We provide 3 payment options, choose one for your convenience, and kindly make payments at least 5 days before the Training start date to reserve your seat:

  1. Groups of 5 People and Above – Cheque Payments to: Phoenix Center for Policy, Research and Training Limited should be paid in advance, 5 days to the training.
  2. Invoice: We can send a bill directly to you or your company.
  3. Deposit directly into Bank Account (Account details provided upon request)

Cancellation Policy

  1. Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.
  2. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  3. No refunds will be made 14 days or less before the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training course at a later date or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Tailor Made Courses

This training course can also be customized for your institution upon request for a minimum of 5 participants. You can have it conducted at our Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254720272325 / +254737566961 or Email  

Accommodation: Accommodation is arranged upon request and at extra cost. For reservations contact the Training Officer on Email: or on Tel: +254720272325 / +254737566961

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Start To Learn

5 Days


Course Duration

5 Days

Course Price

USD 990

Training Calendar

2024 Training Calendar

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