Project Design and Management

Project Design and Management


Scheduled Dates: 25th – 26th Feb’19 | 11th – 12th March‘19 | 15th – 16th April’19 | 13th – 14th May’19 |11th – 12th June’19 | 15th – 16th Jul’19 | 12th – 13th  Aug’19 | 09th  – 10th   Sep’19 | 14th – 15th  Oct’19 | 11th  – 12th  Nov’19 | 09th – 10th  Dec’19

Duration: 2 Days


The course aims at imparting to the students knowledge of principles of processes commonly used in project cycle management and the skills for effective application of such processes for sustainable community-driven development programmes. It will cover the tools and techniques for identification, analysis, design,implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects from the point of view of allstakeholders.

Course objectives :

The course will develop the students’ skills for:

  • Conducting in-depth analysis of geographical, environmental, political, and institutional landscape of a development challenge ;
  • Identification of a holistic project concept that addresses immediate and long-term challenges and concerns through collaborative and participatory approaches;
  • Identification of data/information needed for preparing a feasible project proposal;
  • Collection of data, and analysis and synthesis of relevant information into a logical and cohesive project proposal which is feasible from all angles– technology, markets, inputs, institutions, management, environment, finance, and implementability;
  • Analysis of risks inherent in the projects and formulation of feasible risk management approaches as back-up solutions;
  • Identification of funding sources for long-term capital requirements and day-to-day working capital, and ability to liaise with the agencies for timely flow of funds;
  • Critical appraisal of projects by financial institutions and funding agencies;
  • Development of work plans for effective implementation of the projects through teams
    consisting of project staff, beneficiaries and other key stakeholders;
  • Integration of knowledge gained from monitoring and evaluation systems into the project
    design and revision of project objectives and activities; and
  • Use of commercial project management software packages and an appreciation of their limitations.

Course Outline

1. Project Idea Generation 

  • Project – Definitions, Attributes
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Project Identification – Approaches for Generation and Screening of Project Ideas – Individual and Group Creativity Methods
  • Appreciation of macro-environment in relation to project choice o
  • Financial Mgt. Tools for Project Screening – Investment, Benefits, Payback, ROI

2. Project Design

  • Project Feasibility Study – Aspects of Project Preparation and Appraisal Steps and Processes
  • Cash Flow Estimates
  • Concepts of Economies of Scale and Minimum Volumes
  • Break-even analysis and need for healthy growth of cash inflows and surplus
  • Cash Flow Analysis and use of MS Excel
  • Sensitivity Analysis with MS Excel

3. Project Financing and Appraisal

• Sources for project funds – long-term and working capital
• Decision on Capital Structure (Debt-Equity), including tax-related issues
• Preparation of Discounted Cash Flow Statements (where necessary) and criteria for financial appraisal – Payback, ROI, ARR, NPV, IRR, Discounted Payback/ARR/ROI
• Project Budgets and their integration with the organisational budget
• Project Appraisal Process by FIs and Funding Agencies
• Simulation of Project Appraisal by students in groups and Presentations

4. Project Implementation Planning 

• DBS, WBS, Activity Lists,  Predecessor Relationships Estimation of Duration
• Project Organization
• Preparation of networks and Gantt Charts
• Resource estimation, leveling, allocation
• Concept of Optimum Project Duration
• Critical Path and Critical Chain – Importance of TOC
• Project Budget Revision based on resource schedule
• Project Management Information System
• Project Monitoring and Control Plan
• Project Risk Management and Fall-back solutions
• Project Implementation Completion and Exit Strategy
• Programme/Project Evaluation Plan
• Use of standard PM software packages for implementation planning

5. Project Implementation Management

• Need for team approach
• Importance of communication
• Project Systems and Processes for procurement, award of contracts, workforce management and reviews
• Earned Value Method
• Participatory Implementation
• Management issues and their resolution
• Project Manager – Unique Requirements

6. Project Monitoring and Evaluation

• Centralised vs. Participatory Monitoring
• Optimal Project Review Intervals
• Use of PM software for monitoring
• Control Decisions based on monitoring inputs
• Project Evaluation
o Evaluation Study Design
• Formative vs. Summative
• Desk vs. Field-based
• Internal vs. External
o Data Analysis, Inference and Conclusion
o Project Revision and New Projects

Payment Mode
NB: Non-East African students pay 25% more on all charges.
Fee is payable by bankers cheque or cash deposit to: ‘Project Management Group Ltd.’ A/c No. . 0470264703467Equity Bank, Moi Avenue Branch Nairobi. Swift code (EQBLKENA), Sort code (68)
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Application and Registration Procedure
To facilitate admission, students must complete the form and return/send to us with the following relevant documents: – Copies of Academic certificates – Two coloured passport size photographs – A copy of National ID or Passport – Detailed CVAt enquiry stage, the applicant is issued the official KIPM course application form downloadable at home page or Click on the icon to Download Application Form  Note: Only qualified applicants will be given go ahead to pay the required tuition and other forms of fees.
For more information, kindly contact the Training Coordinator on Tel: +254 20 2016637 or 0727 595550 or
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