International Aid Network

Project management

Project management is something we all must face at some point because it is a part of everyday life, even if we are not aware of it. The basic principles of project management can be applied in organizing weekly family lunches, informing a peer about the possibilities of the Internet, organizing a national art festival, or building a bridge! Although project management is a challenge, students who learn how to manage projects well are in high demand and will subsequently have more career options.

Human resources and self-development. Modern business

All projects have similarities: each project has a purpose, budget, time frame, and schedule of activities. However, it is also true that projects differ. Therefore understanding the difference between projects is an essential key to successful project management. Large, complex projects require tools for project management, systems, and processes that differ from small projects.
Challenges of project management arise out of the many interrelated activities it requires: one action affects several other aspects of the project and timing becomes key. Project management also requires an understanding of many areas and the ability to develop a variety of tools and techniques needed for successful project management. This complexity makes learning project management particularly challenging, because no matter what activity project managers begin, they need to know about other related activities.
To assist individuals in project management, IAN Telecentar has created the following modules:

  • Project Development and Writing Project Proposals

IAN Telecentar’s trainers have over 15 years of experience in writing projects for national and international donors. This module gives individuals practical skills in identifying problems, acquiring PADOR/PROSPECT number, establishing partnerships, developing project narratives, planning a budget, and various other topics related to acquiring national and international funding.

  • Project Implementation

This module focuses on the steps, tools, and organization needed for effective implementation of projects. Topics include, but are not limited to, stages in the project, establishing SMART goals, assessing risks, collecting relevant information and data, clear communication, developing leadership skills, and effectively timing various stages.

  • Evaluation and reporting

In this module, students learn how to assess the successes and failures of the project, develop clear reports, and use past results to develop more effective future projects.

IAN Telecentar
Djure Danicica 5 Street
11000 Belgrade, Serbia

tel. +38111 3229 732
fax. +38111 3225 993
e-mail: edu@ian.org.rs

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