Advanced Project Cycle Management


Advanced Project Cycle Management

Good management can't save a bad project, but poor management can easily ruin a good one. This course takes project management to the next level, using real life humanitarian and development projects to dive deeper into what tools, processes, and strategies are needed to ensure the right project is delivered to the right population, on time and on budget. Over the 3 days participants will critically analyse case study documents from complex projects in the sector and work through the project cycle to understand how different tools can be used in practical terms at each stage. 


Based on the PMD Pro phase model of project management, this course is for project managers already working in the humanitarian and development sectors looking to fine tune their skills. A basic understanding of PMD Pro principles is strongly advised, as well as experience managing projects and using basic management tools like project plans, logframes, and budgets. 


(For participants looking for an introductory level project management course, check out Managing Project and People in Emergencies, or our PMD Pro Level 1 course.)  

 *For those whose course fee is not being paid by their organisation we do offer a discretionary discount.  For more information please contact: training@redr.org.uk


What does the course cover? 

  • Project Cycles 

  • Identification and Design 

  • Planning 

  • Stakeholder Management 

  • Risk Management 

  • M&E for Project Managers 

  • Issue and Change Management 

  • End of Project Transitions 

  • The Project Manager 


These topics are all taught at an advanced level and some experience with the concepts above is assumed. 

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • Critically analyse a project plan, including logframes and project narratives 

  • Identify potential issues and solutions to working with a variety of stakeholders, including partners and suppliers 

  • Distinguish between assumptions, issues, and risks and make plans for each to mitigate project impact 

  • Describe the role of the project manager in M&E and carry out appropriate M&E analysis tasks, including managing variances 

  • Utilise tools to improve transition planning and apply project lessons learned 

  • Explain the significance of situational leadership and apply it to personal project management situations 


How much does the course cost?

Standard Organisation  - £726.00



Receive 10% off the course fee when booking at least 1 month before the start of the course.*

*applies to both individual and organisational tickets



RedR UK is committed to making our courses accessible to any organisation, regardless of size. There are 2 Scholarship places available on all UK-run courses, which cover the full course fee cost.

For more information including required criteria and how to apply, please visit our website or email training@redr.org.uk.


Course Structure: 

Registration will take place from 8.45 am on the first day. Training each day will run from 9 am and conclude at 5.30 pm. The day is broken up into several sessions, separated by a lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon. Participants will be actively encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and group work. The trainer will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of the humanitarian sector. 

 Participants will be actively encouraged to take part in classroom discussions, group work and a case study. The trainers will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of managing people and projects in the humanitarian sector.


Any questions? Check out our FAQs here and our T&Cs here.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact training@redr.org.uk.

In case of any complaints, please email complaints@redr.org.uk 

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email training@redr.org.uk or phone 0207 840 6000 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.


Course Overview

Course Length
3 days
£653.00 - £726.00
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