Introduction to Project Cycle Management

Introduction to Project Cycle Management

Introduction to Project Cycle Management

The course is available in English, Français

This self-guided and free online course provides a practical approach to project cycle management. It offers you essential knowledge and useful tools to get a first, short and complete introduction on the subject.

Key Features
Knowledge pills

Knowledge pills about the project cycle management fundamentals

Overall understanding

Overall understanding of the main phases of the project cycle

Processes, key tools and techniques

Identification and description of the processes, key tools and techniques used for each phase of the project cycle management

Introduction to the course

This course is based on the preliminary knowledge required to fully engage in more complex Project Cycle Management Certification and diploma programmes delivered by the ITCILO. It allows participants to get a comprehensive overview of project cycle management, a practical knowledge application with a ready-to-use toolbox and an insight into the innovative and immersive digital methodologies applied in online offers.

Who attends this course?
  • Development practitioners willing to start their learning journey in management of development cooperation
  • ILO Constituents approaching project cycle management
  • Anyone who wants to have a comprehensive overview of Project Cycle Management
What will I learn?
  • What the project is
  • What the project life cycle is
  • What project cycle management is
  • Which tools and techniques can help you in each phase of the project cycle management
What will I be able to do?
  • To recall the definition and key characteristics of a project
  • To understand the project life cycle and its phases
  • To describe the project management processes and competences
  • To identify and recognize tools and techniques for project cycle management
How is the course organized?
  • Assess your existing knowledge level before starting
  • Complete a series of four self-guided modules
  • Pass the final test to get your Participation Certificate and the project management Toolbox
  • Explore how you can further develop your skills with ITCILO Certification Programmes 
  • Discover how you can build your Diploma for Development Cooperation Specialists
Why should I join?

Do you want to understand what a project is? Do you know what it means to effectively manage the project life cycle? Would you like to assess if you are ready to be a project manager? Do you have an idea of which tools and techniques could help you in designing and successfully managing projects? Join now this new free self-guided course on Introduction to PCM. You will get the knowledge and the ready-to-use skills to enter and engage in the project management world. This course is delivered through distance learning and deployed on the ITCILO e-campus. It provides a unique learning path composed of theoretical knowledge, practical interactions and innovative learning methodologies to facilitate your knowledge acquisition process. Experts’ lessons, video stories and interactive activities will allow you to learn, have fun and get quick tips and skills to apply in your daily work. This course is delivered in a fully asynchronous modality and without requirements to meet deadlines to achieve your certificate of participation. It frees you from the classroom and gives you the flexibility to complete the learning modules at your own pace. In addition, for those who will successfully pass the course, a final reward will be delivered with a comprehensive toolbox at your disposal.

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