DIPLOMA IN ADAPTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS AND NGOS
Course Overview: The course on Adaptive Project Management for Development Organizations and
NGOs provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively manage projects in
the context of development work and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The course emphasizes
the adaptive nature of project management, recognizing the dynamic and complex environments in
which development projects operate. Participants will learn practical techniques and strategies to
navigate uncertainties, address emerging challenges, and ensure project success.
Course Duration: The course is designed to be completed over a period of four weeks. It consists of a
combination of online lectures, interactive discussions, case studies, and practical exercises.
1. Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of adaptive project management in the
context of development organizations and NGOs.
2. Gain insights into the unique challenges and opportunities faced by development projects and
3. Develop skills to effectively plan, execute, monitor, and evaluate development projects using
4. Learn techniques to manage project risks, uncertainties, and changes in complex environments.
5. Explore strategies for stakeholder engagement, collaboration, and communication within
6. Understand the role of monitoring and evaluation in adaptive project management and learn
practical methods for assessing project performance and impact.
7. Enhance leadership and decision-making skills for managing adaptive projects in development
organizations and NGOs.
Introduction to Adaptive Project Management
Understanding project management in the context of development organizations and NGOs
Principles of adaptive project management
Challenges and opportunities in development projects
Planning and Designing Adaptive Projects
Project scoping and problem analysis
Stakeholder identification and engagement strategies
Adaptive project planning and design
Implementing and Monitoring Adaptive Projects
Project execution and adaptive decision-making
Monitoring project progress and adapting to emerging challenges
Managing project risks and uncertainties
Evaluation and Learning in Adaptive Project Management
Introduction to project evaluation and learning
Methods and tools for monitoring and evaluation
Incorporating feedback and lessons learned for adaptive project management
Course Delivery: The course will be delivered through an online learning platform. Participants will have
access to course materials, including lectures, readings, case studies, and assignments. Live webinars
and discussion forums will facilitate interaction and knowledge exchange among participants and with
Target Audience: This course is suitable for professionals and practitioners working in development
organizations, NGOs, and related fields, including project managers, program coordinators,
development officers, and individuals involved in project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
Prerequisites: There are no specific prerequisites for this course. However, a basic understanding of
project management concepts and experience working in the development sector or with
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued a certificate.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 24 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes