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Project Managers Against Poverty, mentoring project managers in the developing world

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Here's a list of really useful resources to help you mentor or be mentored.

Mentoring guides to help you

  How to be a Mentee
A flowchart for mentees showing how the PMAP scheme works.
  How to be a Mentor
A flowchart for mentors showing how the PMAP scheme works.
  The Initial Meeting
The objectives of the Initial Meeting and what to do.
  The Mentoring Partnership Agreement
How to prepare and agree a Mentoring Partnership Agreement
  Keeping an Activity Log
How to set up and keep a good Activity Log.

Apps

 

A starter guide to Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro) with 16 off-line videos plus text and tips for iPhone and Android.

Media

  The Challenges of Managing Projects in International Development
Peter Marlow discusses the unique challenges of managing projects in the international development sector and how a recent training and certification scheme for project managers has made a big difference. He also describes a new voluntary e-Mentoring scheme to help project managers working on development projects, and explains how you can help. This article appeared in the October 2016 edition of Project Manager Today
  A great way to give back
There aren’t many opportunities to give back in our profession, but we have skills and expertise that can change the world! This article appeared in the Association for Project Management (APM) Project magazine, Winter 2016.
  Mentoring is a great way to share expertise and knowledge
Blog post on 23 March 2017 on the Association for Project Management (APM) website, based on the magazine article in the Winter 2016 edition of Project magazine. It describes the PMAP scheme and talks to a recent mentee and a mentor.

Free downloads

  A Quick Guide to the PMD Pro
A quick to read overview of the PMD Pro which takes about half an hour to read. PMD Pro – Project Management for Development Professionals – is a toolkit and certification that provides project managers the skills needed to deliver effective, transparent results to donors and communities.
  A Guide to the PMD Pro
The full guide to the PMD Pro (Project Management for Development Professionals) can be found here.
  A Comparison of the PMD Pro and PRINCE2
The two methodologies are compared.

Helpful websites

  PMD Pro Forward
Free on-line study guide to the PMD Pro – Project Management for Development Professionals – a toolkit and certification that provides project managers the skills needed to deliver effective, transparent results to donors and communities.
  PMD Pro Starter
Entry level mobile-ready study guide to the PMD Pro with tools to help you to design, plan, implement and learn from your project.
  PMD Pro Flex
Learn PMD Pro on the go! Get hands-on with project management tools and acquire sufficient knowledge to design and lead international development projects – all within 12-weeks.

Useful stuff

For more reading, the following publications are recommended:

Also, the Mentoring & Befriending Foundation at www.mandbf.org run courses in the UK on setting up schemes and measuring the outcomes of mentoring and befriending.

You can contact Project Managers Against Poverty (PMAP) at support@pmap.email