Module 8: Project Management for Development Practitioners
This module will offer students an introduction to methods of project management and relevant skills which are pertinent to ensuring successful interventions for development. The module will introduce participants to those important theories and approaches which can be applied to their own work environments. Students will also be given instruction and guidance in the writing of successful project proposals and an introduction to theories of change management and change leadership which will provide them with the skills to bring into being those aspects of organisational change which invariably arise during the life cycle of a project.
Students will also be familiarised with concepts such as a theory of change which describes a process of desired social change by making explicit the way in which we think about a prevailing problem, that problem’s underlying causes, the long-term change to which we aspire, and what needs to happen at a societal level in order for such change to be realised. Participants on this module will additionally become familiar with the Log Frame, a project management tool which is used to improve the planning, implementation, management, real-time monitoring an d evaluation of a project.