HS 258F — Strategic Planning and Project Management

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Introduces concepts, techniques, and skills related to the management of projects within the context of international development. The course would review strategies, concepts and debates on participatory project management with an examination of consensus and controversies associated with these concepts and how they relate to contemporary development agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals. Project Management will introduce and promote a well-informed understanding of contemporary frameworks for participatory project management and community development. This will include project management tools employed by international development institutions and organizations. The course will provide conceptual and practical training as well as the application of key project management techniques and frameworks. These may including Stakeholder Engagement; Social Analysis; Project Management Plans/Matrix; Project Readiness and Status; Scope of Project, Budgeting and Investment Feasibility; Mission, Vision and Goal Setting; Policy Relevance; Project Leadership; Time and Motion Analysis; Gantt Charts; Project Reporting; Stakeholder Feedback Analysis/Sheets; Project Management Reporting; Efficiency, Equity and Effectiveness; Performance Management; Monitoring Frameworks; and End of Project Reports. Usually offered every year.
Joseph Assan