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Project Management Monitoring and Evaluation with MS Projects Course


There is increasing demand from multilateral agencies, funding bodies as well as boards of private companies for a strong demonstration that projects are being monitored and evaluated effectively.

Effective project monitoring allows a project team to make appropriate decisions on a day-to-day basis and ensures that projects are carried out as planned and modified when necessary.

Successful programs and projects begin from a pre-planned series of activities and events. However, things rarely work out exactly as planned. Managers must therefore periodically monitor selected indicators and measure performance during implementation so they can make timely adjustments where necessary, as well as subsequently determine the extent to which the program or project achieved its objectives.


5 days


  • To introduce the project cycle and identify the issues necessary for planning
  • To use Microsoft Project Software for Project Planning and Monitoring
  • To prepare evaluation designs and how to document change
  • To produced and share reports with stakeholders
  • Understand the concept of effective project monitoring and evaluation
  • Understand strategies and techniques for monitoring and evaluating projects
  • Prepare monitoring and evaluation systems & plans
  • Implement the monitoring and evaluation systems & plans


  • Day 1

    Project Management Framework / Project Management Overview 

    • What’s Project Management?
    • What’s a Project?
    • Operations/Programs/Portfolios/Subprojects
    • The Project Management Office
    • Progressive Elaboration vs Scope Creep
    • The Triple Constraint
    • Ten Knowledge Areas
    • Environmental & Organizational Influences
    • Project Stakeholders
    • Project Life Cycle & Phases

    Project Management Processes

    • Initiating Processes
    • Planning Processes
    • Executing Processing
    • Monitoring & Controlling Processes
    • Closing Processes
    • Change, Deliverable & Information Flow
    • Project Success Factors 

    Introduction to monitoring & evaluation

    • An overview of Monitoring, Control and Evaluation
    • Key concepts of Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Planning for M&E in a project implementation 

    The concept of effective Project M&E & Results-Based Management (RBM)

    • Framework for effective M&E
    • Setting up an M&E system
    • steps involved in designing an effective M&E system
    • Understanding Results-Based Management (RBM)
    • Why use RBM? 

    Day 2

    Setting project objectives & targets that facilitates effective M&E

    • The Essentials of Defining Your Project
    • SMART goals
    • Priority setting
    • Considering resources and common goods
    • Participatory indicator selection and target setting 

    Project cycle and project planning  

    • Understanding the difficulties inherent in project management
    • Defining project parameters 

    Organizing the project’s human resources

    • Identifying who is needed for the project
    • Enumerating what is at stake to leverage shared points of interest
    • Negotiating for and scheduling the necessary resources 

    Day 3

    The logical framework as a project design/M&E tool

    • Historical origin
    • Components of the Log Frame
    • The logical framework as the Basic tool for the Design of Monitoring and Evaluation systems 

    Tools, methods and approaches for facilitating M&E

    • Building monitoring and evaluation teams with defined roles and strong capabilities
    • Baseline surveys and role in bench marking
    • Setting Project Milestones
    • Performance Indicators
    • Quantitative Indicators
    • Qualitative Indicators 

    Tools, methods and approaches for facilitating M&E

    • Tools for  Data collection, processing, analysis
    • Demonstrating leadership &communicating effectively to motivate those involved
    • Tracking the project’s progress and identifying departures from initial goals
    • Promoting the cooperation of project participants
    • Group assignment
    • Participants break into groups to work on group assignment
    • Group presenters present findings

    Results-based & participatory M&E

    • Why participatory community monitoring and evaluation?
    • Aim of participatory monitoring and evaluation (pme)
    • Steps in participatory monitoring and evaluation (PME) 

    Day 4

    Use of MS Project as a project management and monitoring tool

    • Overview of MS Project
    • Role of MS Project in planning
    • Working with MS Project 

    Day 5

    Evaluations, learning and improvement

    • Understanding project Implementation
    • Assessing project evaluability
    • Evaluation types & designs
    • Quantitative evaluations
    • Qualitative evaluations 

    Communicating and Reporting M&E finding

    • Audience analysis
    • Identifying reporting needs
    • Type of reports
    • Writing Monitoring and Evaluation reports
    • Dissemination of Monitoring and Evaluation results 

    Practical group exercises

    • Choose a project of preference, design for implementation, fit monitoring & evaluation plan, & any other tasks.
    • Groups Present Final Results
    • Demonstrate how Monitoring & Evaluation will be conducted in their chosen project


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises 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 Services (IRES) certificate.


The training will be held at the IRES Training Centre in in Kigali, Rwanda . The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 14th October 2019

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This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.


Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 21-10-2019
Event End Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 14-10-2019
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 552,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 885
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 999
Location Kigali,Rwanda
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