Project Management Skills and Project Design Matrix Course


Good project management is a process, not an event. This course will teach you how to start a project, manage emerging uncertainties, organize documents and communicate effectively. You will learn how to effectively monitor each project, present progress reports, hold review meetings and meet deadlines.You will also learn how to manage costs, avoid unnecessary border delays and manage the risk of leaving.
This course will teach participants how to design, plan, implement, monitor and complete the complex tasks 

Important tasks in today's workplace.Each module simplifies the how and why of project design matrix and Project management with helpful guidance.


10 Days

Who Should Attend

The training is meant for project managers, government officials, CBO operatives, NGO employees, UN Staff and anyone involved in project management activities.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain their expectations for successful projects and develop means of implementing them through improved planning, communication, and project monitoring.
  • Describe tools and methods that can be used to better understand the community they serve.
  • Work through the steps of project planning, develop a potential project for their community, and learn a process they can replicate with their communities.
  • Develop a plan for how they will apply the skills and knowledge learned in the course to their jobs and share them with others.

Module 1: The Project Concept

  • The DME Cycle
  • Development Strategy
  • Project Identification
  • Needs Analysis
  • Theory of Change
  • Project Concept Note

Module 2: Project Design

  • Design Principles
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Problem Analysis
  • Objectives Analysis
  • Log frame Matrix
  • Project Proposal

Module 3: Project Planning

  • Planning the Project
  • Monitoring Plan
  • Selecting Indicators
  • Management Plan
  • Information Systems
  • Participatory Planning

Module 4: Project Monitoring

  • Monitoring Fundamentals
  • Project Monitoring
  • Baseline Study
  • Data Management
  • Information Management
  • Monitoring Reports

Module 5: Project Evaluation

Evaluating the Project

  • Types of Evaluations
  • Principles of Evaluation
  • Evaluation Process Evaluation
  • Developing a terms of reference
  • Evaluation Reports

Module 6: Project Learning

  • The Learning Project
  • Learning Cycle
  • Reflective Practice
  • Lessons Learned
  • After Action Reviews
  • Learning Principles

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


Enroll for a Face-to-Face (In-Person) Class

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Enroll for a Virtual (Zoom) Class

Join a scheduled class with a live instructor and other delegates.

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Enroll for an Online Self-Paced Class

Keep track of your own progression throughout your course and ensure continuous improvement.

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.