Effective communication and influencing skills

Course description

Project Cycle Management PCM is a management tool based on the Log-frame approach. It is used in project development to enable provision of structures that ensure Stakeholders are consulted and relevant information is available in order to enhance informed decision making in crucial stages of a project. The cycle is made up of six components including;

  • Programming
  • Identification
  • Formulation
  • Financing
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation

This course will provide the participants with skills in:

  • Project design using Logical Framework,
  • Result-based management concepts and
  • Use of PCM as project structuring tool.

Training Objectives

By the end of the Workshop, Participants will:

  • Understand the role of PCM and key activities to be undertaken at each stage
  • Appreciate the principles of project cycle management and the Logical Framework Approach
  • Be able to critically review the role of financing proposals
  • Assess the potential relevance, feasibility and sustainability for a case study financing
  • Be able to identify how to improve quality
  • Understand the role of Logframe in project monitoring & evaluation
  • Understand how to use the LFA to assess a project document and identify information needs for a feasibility study


This workshop is meant for project planners and managers from Governments, Donor Agencies, Consultants, NGOs’ Project Managers and others involved in the implementation of Development Projects.

  • Course Outline

  • 1. Project Cycle Management (PCM)

    • Introduction

    • Key terms and Concepts of PCM

    • Components of project cycle

    • Project cycle management

    • Planning and Management Tools for project cycle management

  • 2. Project Design and Analysis using The Logical Framework Approach

    • Introduction

    • Problem analysis

    • Analysis of objectives

    • Strategy analysis

    • Log frame Matrix

    • Levels of Objectives

    • Assumptions

    • Factors ensuring sustainability

    • Objectives verifiable indicators (OVIs)

    • Sources of Verification (SOVs)

    • Means and Costs

  • 3. Using the Logical Framework to Develop Activities and Resource Schedules

    • Creating checklist for preparing an activity schedule

    • Presenting an activity schedule

    • Checklist for specifying means and scheduling cost

    • Summary

    • Assignment

  • 4. Project Design Proposal & Proposal Using the LFA

    • Introduction

    • Guide for Assessment of a Project Proposal

    1. Analyzing problems & Objectives

    2. Identify the Intervention logic

    3. Analyze the project’s feasibility (part 1)

    4. Assess sustainability

    5. Analyze the project’s feasibility (part2)

    6. Prepare Terms of Reference (ToR)

    • The Quality Assessment Tools

  • 5. Project Monitoring and Reporting with GIS (geographic information systems)

    • Introduction

    • Designing a Monitoring system

    1. Analyze project objectives

    2. Review implementing procedure

    3. Review indicators

    4. Reporting

  • 6. Project Review and Evaluation

    • Introduction

    • Evaluation Criteria

    1. Linkage to the Logframe

    2. Cost

    3. Activities

    4. Results

    • Project Purpose

    • Overall Objective

    • Opportunities for Evaluation

    • Case study