Project DPro is a globally recognized project management certification for development and humanitarian relief professionals. This course gives you the skills you need to manage projects through their entire project cycle, helping you successfully deliver your project on scope, on time, and on budget.
Pyramid Learning delivers the Project DPro Course in two formats: Workshops and on-line course (available to both individuals and organizational cohorts).
Project DPro workshops and online courses introduce learners to the tools, processes and systems that development and relief professionals can use to manage projects more effectively and with greater impact.
Learning topics include:
- Develop realistic project designs
- Identify, analyze, and engage stakeholders
- Elaborate project scope
- Plan effectively and develop realistic schedules
- Understand the role that effective project governance plays
- Identify, assess and respond to project risks
- Plan and organize project implementation
- Proactively manage issues and changes to deliver on time, on budget and on scope
- Monitor, evaluate and control project activity
- Define responsibilities for your project team
- Close down projects successfully
- Know which tools can be applied immediately to projects
- Know where to continue to learn more about project management.
As you go through the course, you will interact with facilitators and other learners, exploring ideas and participating in conversations about the different skills and tools of project management. Learning activities include course readings, instructional videos, and e-learning modules.
Everything about the course design is flexible! The learning platform is accessible when you want – day or night. As you go through the course, modules will unlock – as long as you are doing the work! The platform allows you to go back and review what others are saying. If you need to take a break, you can catch up. The course is also mobile-ready, so you continue to learn when you are on-the-go.
For best results, we recommend that you develop a learning plan that allocates approximately 4-5 hours each week for study. In order to progress through the course, you will need to complete the learning activities. You will also be expected to join in course discussions, contributing to discussions and responding to your classmates’ comments! The more you do, the more you learn and the faster you progress through the course. We hope that this creates an interesting learning and sharing experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours is the course?
The course is approximately 5 hours per week over 4 weeks – there are many learning styles and some people prefer to take longer.
Will I be ready to take the Project DPro Exam?
Yes. By the end of the course, you will be ready to do the Project DPro certification exam.
How many days is the course?
You can do the course in as many days as you want over the four weeks. Some people prefer to reserve a block of time on one day. Others prefer 30 minutes in the morning and the same later in the day. There is no ‘best’ way to approach virtual learning. You will need to find something that works for you – and the facilitators are there to help.
Is the Project DPro Exam included in the cost of the course?
No. Fee levels are set by PM4NGOs and vary according to the type of organisation. More information can be provided on request.
Do I receive a certificate and the end of the course?
Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate of attendance. Everyone who passes the PMD Pro exam will also receive the PMDPro certificate.
How many people and organizations have done Project DPro?
- Over 30,000 people in 166 countries and over 1000 organisations have engaged with Project DPro.
Can you conduct courses in languages other than English?
Yes. We can organize training in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. If you have a need for another language, we may also be able to help. Please get in touch and we would be happy to discuss.
How much notice do you need to organise a course?
We run a schedule of open courses that is available on the website. Organisations can contract to run a private course according to their schedule and need.
Do you run this course in-house?
Yes. The Pyramid Learning team is very experienced at doing exactly this. We can also do some customization to adapt and/or include your own content. We would be very happy to run this course in house and also to discuss your organisation’s learning needs.
Any organisation purchasing an in-house virtual course will also receive an extra day of consulting to help you plan next steps and implementation.
Project DPro Workshops are designed for organizations who would like a group of learners to complete Project DPro learning on-site. Courses are led by experienced facilitators and can be designed to take place over 2-5 days.
Organizations can choose to use the standard Pyramid Learning facilitation materials, or Pyramid Learning can work with clients to develop bespoke learning curricula that reflect their organization’s culture, systems and policies.