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1 Nov 2018

Practical Project Planning & Proposal Writing Course

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Smart Institute of training and Consultancy


Practical Project Planning & Proposal Writing Course

Course description

The future of many organizations depends on their ability to manage projects, programs, and portfolios of projects. Skills in these areas continue to be in high demand. Have you ever been involved in a complex project that just did not go the way you wanted? Often failure is pre-ordained due to the approach to the project. The concept of project management exists because it helps assure completion of a project successfully.

This highly practical short course will provide you with the chance to deepen your project management skills and feel confident to address multi-layered considerations. Develop the skills needed to manage complex projects, broaden your scope, and elevate your project management approach. Extend your knowledge beyond the basic concepts of project management and walk away with a complete project plan applicable to your specific occupation.

What are the main training objectives?
The following objectives are planned to be achieved by the end of the training:

  • To equip trainees with knowledge, skills and practices on project cycle management including programming, identification, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • To introduce trainees to project management tools , techniques, best practices, methodologies and processes of project management;
  • To strengthen participants competency in effective project management.

Who should attend this training?

Programme staff of humanitarian and development agencies including project managers, officers and assistants


Module 1: — Introduction to Project Management

  • Project definition
  • Programme definition
  • Project Vs. Operation
  • Management definition
  • Project Management definition
  • Project Cycle

Module 2: — Project Identification

  • Context analysis (Practical case Study and Real-life examples)
  • Problem analysis –Problem Tree
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Objective Analysis – Objective Tree
  • Strategy Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Select Project Strategy (Strategy Table)
  • Planning the Proposal
  • Drafting the Situational Analysis of proposal – Practical

Module 3: — Project Formulation (Project Design)

3.1. — Project Design –Technical Planning

(Tools – Log Frame and work plan)

  • Log Frame
  • Log Frame Structure
  • Project Goal/Impact
  • Project Objective/Outcome/Purpose
  • Project Activities/Tasks
  • Precondition and Assumptions
  • Developing Work plan
  • Drafting the Project Description of Proposal – Practical

3.2. — Project Design-Financial Planning

(Tool- Project Budget)

  • Budget and Budgeting
  • How to develop a budget (Steps)
  • Budget status and budgeting approaches
  • Budget Worksheet and Excel formula related to budgeting
  • Developing Project Budget – Practical

Module 4: — Project Monitoring and Evaluation

(Tool- M & E Plan)

  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Developing Indicators
  • Sources of Verification
  • Developing M & E Plan – Practical
  • Completing Project Proposal – Full Project Proposal


  • Practical application of Project tools and templates
  • Participant ledpresentations
  • Interactive group exercises and discussions
  • Relevant and concise course material

Course Duration:

  • 6Days
  • Afternoon Class: 4:30pm- 7:00pm
  • Starting Date: 10-15 November 2018

Course Fee:

  • The course fee is $60per person (Course Materials, Certificate).

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