• Length:
    10 Weeks
  • Effort:
    2–3 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

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This course will be offered in English

One of the challenges faced every day by governments, public organizations, nongovernmental organizations, development agencies, and other stakeholders that promote economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean is transforming proposals into concrete realities that improve society’s well-being and provide results within the time and resources available.

This course introduces concepts and tools that can be applied to project management to generate material changes and meet expected objectives with limited resources. This MOOC strengthens participants’ capacity to manage government and social projects (such as nonprofit and civil society projects) so that they are executed efficiently and effectively.

70% of the students who have taken the course state that they improved their ability to formulate, implement and/or evaluate public policies.

The course is based on the Inter-American Development Bank’s PM4R methodology and the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition of the PMI®.

Project Management for Results (PM4R) was created by the IDB’s Inter-American Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES).

The creation of this course was funded by the Institutional Capacity Strengthening Fund (ICSF), thanks to the contribution of the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

PMBOK® Guide is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is "self-paced" so you can enroll at any time, even if the course has been open for a while. You can take it at the time that is most suitable for you inside the enrolment period of the course.

If you opt for the Audit track, you could complete the course free and have 10 weeks to take the course from the day you subscribed.

If you opt for the Verified track , you can access the course in an unlimited way and complete the qualified evaluations until the closing date, (Jan 28th, 2022), after making a payment of $49 . If you pass, in addition to the verified certificate, you will obtain a digital badge *that allows you to change the way you share your academic and professional achievements, as for example, on social media.

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What you'll learn

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  • Basic project management concepts and techniques, within international standards

  • Widely tested tools and techniques that facilitate good communication within a project

  • How to identify success factors in government projects and social projects

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Module 1: Project Charter

Module 2: Scope Planning Tool

Module 3: Time Management Tool (Schedule)

Module 4: Cost Management Tool ( S-Curve)

Module 5: Procurement Management Tool

Module 6: Risk Management Tool ( Risk Matrix)

Module 7: Communications Matrix Tool

Module 8: Human Resources Management Tool

Module 9: Project Control Tool

Module 10: Conclusions

Meet your instructors

Agustín Sarría
Director of Project Management for Results (PM4R) program
IDB
Ernesto Mondelo
Founder of Project Management for Results (PM4R) program
Inter-American Development Bank
Claudia Baca
Independent consultant specialized in Organizational Project Management (OPM)
PMI

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Learner testimonials

Mohammed Akram

Excellently designed for all professionals as per the availability. The content with a case study and relevant examples makes more sense.

I'm responsible for project design and monitoring, and the course provided some very useful tools and timely reminders that would simplify the execution of my duties.

Frequently asked questions

What does “AUDIT TRACK” mean?

The audit track access to the course is free and you have 10 weeks to take the course from the day you subscribed.

What does “VERIFIED TRACK” mean?

If you want to obtain the verified certificate of the course, you should opt for the verified mode, which costs 49 USD.

This way, in addition to the approval certificate, verified with your personal information, you will have access to all the course’s evaluations, and you will be able to consult the learning resources indefinitely. If you pass this course with 65%, you will also receive a digital badge that allows you to change the way you share your academic and professional achievements, as for example, on social media.

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