PROJECT PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT,
AND MANAGEMENT COURSE
April 16 to May 11, 2012 | AIM Campus, Makati City, Philippines
Programs and Projects translate a country’s development strategies into realities. Projects are the cutting edge of development and will remain so for the foreseeable future. They serve as the instruments by which development objectives are accomplished. Clearly, Development Manager’s must be equipped with the skills, and techniques needed to manage the Project Cycle from conceptualization and design, to appraisal, implementation and evaluation. The PPDM is the Asian Institute of Management’s response to the need for more competent and professional managers in the development field. This newly redesigned course is intended to develop the operational skills needed in each phase of the project cycle and package projects into effective and sustainable programs. Participants are introduced to the concepts, tools, and techniques required to efficiently design and implement programs and projects.
The PPDM builds on basic concepts and techniques in marketing, operations, finance, economics, environment and social concerns and organizational development. It provides the appropriate materials to enable the participants to rise above the technical rigors of program and project development and deal with issues from the managerial perspective.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is especially designed for practitioners who are or would be involved in the planning and implementation of development projects and programs. Due to the comprehensiveness of the course, it is suitable for a wide audience of those involved in projects. Typical participants include those from the Government Departments, and Agencies, Non-governmental Organizations, Developmental Institutions and International Organizations:
- Project Analysts and Specialists
- Project Implementation Officers
- Project Supervisors and Managers
- Development Administrators
Professor Nihal Amerasinghe, PhD, a former international development banker and public servant with extensive experience in development management, is the lead faculty for the Program and Project Development and Management (PPDM) course for the Master in Development Management (MDM). His research interests are in development economics, project management, agriculture and rural development and agricultural research management.
Prof. Amerasinghe’s development experience spans more than four decades covering 28 countries in the Asia-Pacific Region. He held senior positions in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) during the period 1979 to 2001. He worked in the ADB’s Programs and Projects Departments where he developed hands-on experience in country strategy development, project planning, program and project design, project appraisal and implementation. His last position at ADB was as Director General, Agriculture and Social Sectors Department, where he was responsible for annual commitments of over $1.5 billion in loans and technical assistance and managed a portfolio of over 100 projects amounting to $6.0 billion
Prof. Amerasinghe holds a Ph.D. in Economics (1974) and a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of London (1997); a Master of Arts in Economics and Social Studies from the University of Manchester (1970); and a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Ceylon (1966).
For his outstanding contributions to development in Asia, Prof. Amerasinghe was recognized as the Man of the Year 2004 by the International Biographical Center of Cambridge, England. In 2005, he was selected by the American Biographical Institute as an American Medal of Honor recipient for significant accomplishments in the field of Development Economics. He was honored by the University of Cambridge and the International Biographical Center and American Biographical Institute as a Knowledge Ambassador at the World Forum 2010. In 2011, the World Congress of Arts, Sciences and Communications conferred the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to the development of Asia.
To provide an in-depth understanding of the theoretical underpinnings, concepts and approaches on project planning and management of development programs and projects.
To broaden and deepen the knowledge and skills in planning, identifying, designing, formulating, appraising, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programs and projects.
The PPDM is divided into four modules and the following subject areas:
Module I – Project Design and Analysis
O Projects and Development
O The Project Cycle
O Project Planning and Design
O Project Identification
O Market Analysis
O Technical Analysis
O Organizational Design
O Social and Environmental Analysis
O Financial Analysis
O Economic Analysis
O Sensitivity and Risk Analysis
O Project Appraisal in Practice
Module II – Project Implementation and Management
O Competencies of Project Managers
O Mobilizing for Implementation
- Organizing and Mobilizing
O Project Implementation Issues
O Team Building
O Performance Management
Module III – Monitoring and Control
O Procurement Procedures and Issues
O Recruitment of Consultants
O Implementation Planning and Networking
O Monitoring and Evaluation
Module IV – Computer Applications in Program and Project Development and Management
O Introduction to Computer Software
O Applications of Software in Project Analysis and Management
Investment for the 4-WEEK program is USD$ 2,750.00 inclusive of tuition, materials, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks
Philippine Residents: Php110,000 inclusive of tuition, materials, lunch and snacks (accommodation not included).
Early bird and group discounts available!
Find out more exciting features of the program by contacting:
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Tel. nos. (+632) 893 2050 or 892 4011 ext. 526 or 228
Mobile no. (+63) 917994-5909
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