Project Management Cycle

The Project Management Cycle (PMC) has been developed and, with input from PPM (see below) students, modified by TorqAid since 2002. This diagram illustrates the three key Stages of any community development project, namely Planning, Implementation, and Post-Implementation.  Enclosed below is a jpeg copy of the landscape version of the PMC, which can also be found at www.torqaid.com/resources.

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The PMC is a key tool in the teaching of the TorqAid accredited Participatory Project Management (PPM) workshop.  PPM is also one of the five key modules components of the accredited Disaster Risk Management (DRM) program.  Follow the links below for links to the generic PPM and DRM workshops.

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The PMC is also an essential tool in the development of the Project Design Document (PDD).  The PDD includes all the essential material required for a proposed project, and can be used for project proposals and submissions. Follow the link below for a link to the PDD template.

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PPM-Darwin

Over the years, in excess of 65 Participatory Project Management (PPM), as well as 40 Disaster Risk Management (DRM), workshops, have been facilitated by TorqAid across Australia and overseas.  From the 8-10th April 2019, Chris Piper facilitated a customised PPM workshop in Darwin for a specialised branch within the Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health. This was primarily aimed at practitioners who work on Aboriginal Community Development projects throughout the Territory.   A post-workshop overview of the Darwin PPM can be found here.

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The Project Management Cycle (PMC) lay at the heart of the Darwin PPM.  Other complementary teaching material included the Project Design Document (PDD), Objectives and Risk Management.  A key participatory tool utilised throughout the workshop was the Ten Seed Technique (TST), as this was invaluable in helping identify and rank community strengths and challenges.  With regards the latter (identified and ranked Aboriginal Community Development challenges), group work then focussed on analysing causes, effects, and potential positive solutions.  Relevant development and humanitarian case studies from around Australia, the Pacific and Asia were also utilised, these including the ‘What Matters’ humanitarian bulletins produced in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, a regular publication which drills into insights from the Rohingya refugee, and Bangladeshi host, communities.

A generic PPM workshop overview can be found at the link below.  For details on further customised PPM or DRM workshops for interested clients, contact Chris on pipercm@iprimus.com.au

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