Submit your tips
This is your chance to give back to your fellow professionals. What are your top tips for NGO project management? What advice would you give? What advice would you like to have had? What hard won lessons are there?
We would like to develop an ‘NGO Project Management 101’ – a list of structured tips and advice – but we want the tips to be concise – so each tip must be no more than 101 words. We are not sure if this will be a book, .pdf or simply a handout – it depends on you and what tips and suggestions we get!
Please feel free to submit your tip. If it is selected, we will fully accredit you and thanks will go to everyone, who submits an entry.
Plan your planning. Planning doesn’t happen through magic. Make sure that planning sessions are included in schedules. Ensure you have the right people engaged. Miss a voice, miss a perspective, miss a chance to have a realistic plan! Focus detailed planning on the short term, probably not more than the next quarter. Include (and plan) a decision gate at the end of the period. Are you on time, on scope and budget? Do you need to make adjustments? Do you have a detailed and comprehensive plan for the next stage? Is everyone on the same page? If so, move forward.