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Adaptive Project Management Training

Our face-to-face training courses are currently suspended due to Covid-19. At present, we are adapting and curating these courses to online versions, while maintaining the main elements that make them an IMA training course.

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This practical training provides a fundamental overview of how projects can be structured, adapted, managed, and communicated more effectively.

Duration: 5 days

The price of the course excludes VAT which may be added depending on where you live and status of organisation.

Why choose this course

This course helps you to understand adaptive project management (APM) thinking and practices from a results and evidence-based approach. It introduces and explains the core stages of the project cycle, identifying and addressing design, implementation, and monitoring issues using appropriate tools and techniques. The adaptive focus is a deliberate approach in making decisions and modifications which respond to new information and changes in context. This course is ideal for anyone engaged in project planning, implementation and management. No prior knowledge is needed.

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What you will learn

Through a mix of practical activities, theory and examples of effective practice you will learn to:

  • communicate the importance of APM and a results-based approach
  • identify, explain and use appropriate tools for different stages of APM to ensure effective and responsive project implementation management
  • promote adaptive monitoring and reviews
  • support and manage project teams to achieve enhanced project results
  • recognise and strengthen learning, adapting and decision-making for better results.

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Managing for Development Results


Day 1

Project identification

  • project identification
  • policy context and issue identification
  • stakeholder analysis, engagement and relationship management in all stages of the project cycle
  • situation analysis.

Day 2

Project design

  • understanding different planning approaches
  • tools for field investigation and understanding complex, dynamic situations
  • logic models and results frameworks.

Day 3

Project appraisal & approval

  • project appraisal
  • value for money (VFM) and social return on investment (SROI)
  • negotiations and engagement
  • project contracting and procurement
  • mobilisation and scheduling.

Day 4

Project implementation and monitoring

  • methods for risk assessment and management
  • project implementation and monitoring for results
  • managing performance.

Day 5

Project reviews and evaluations

  • building in reviews, learning and adapting
  • collective course learning
  • personal action planning.
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