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Managing for a Change

By Anthony Davies
ISBN: 9781853393990
This book provides an insight into development project planning and management by guiding the reader, chapter by chapter, through the stages from concept to completion.

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  • Synopsis
    Project management is a skill we have to learn; good intentions and enthusiasm are not enough! This book provides an insight into development project planning and management by guiding the reader, chapter by chapter, through the stages from concept to completion. Topics covered include problem identification, mobilizing a group, solution identification and planning, resource identification and cost estimating, project funding, basic book-keeping and records, project supervision, project execution and post-project management. There is advice on all aspects of the process including problem analysis, meetings, letter-writing, decision-making, leadership, employment of contractors and quality control. The last chapter includes sections on profit and non-profit making enterprises and each chapter ends with exercises to help test the new knowledge and reinforce the lessons in good practice. This book will be invaluable to community group leaders and trainers as well as to individuals who are involved in community organizations of any kind.
  • Table of Contents
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Vll
    INTRODUCTION ix
    1. Problem identification 1
    Cause-effect relationship 1
    Problem analysis 3
    Community analysis 9
    Questions and exercises 12
    2. Mobilizing a group 19
    The first step 19
    Formation of a group 21
    Duties of the executive and committee members 22
    Group meetings 25
    Qualities of a good leader 29
    Group constitution and Standing Orders 30
    Business letter writing 31
    Questions and exercises 34
    3. Solution identification and planning 41
    Training 41
    Setting objectives 42
    Objectives analysis 43
    Identifying solutions 47
    Identifying project actions 50
    Project planning 51
    Planning for change 53
    Group commercial projects 54
    Questions and exercises 56
    4. Resource identification and cost estimating 62
    Resource identification 62
    Cost estimating 65
    Questions and exercises 72
    5. Project funding 88
    Self help 88
    Loans 88
    Grants 92
    Combined financing 96
    Questions and exercises 98
    6. Basic bookkeeping and records 104
    Invoices and bills 104
    Receipts 106
    Accounts 106
    Project diary 109
    Bank accounts 109
    Questions and exercises 112
    7. Project supervision 121
    Monitoring and evaluation 122
    Decision taking 123
    Conflict resolution 124
    Managing change 125
    Project management 126
    Financial control 127
    Quality control 128
    Planned procurement 128
    Time management 129
    Questions and exercises 130
    8. Project execution 136
    Getting started 136
    Employing contractors 137
    Managing activities 139
    Communications and reporting 142
    Project completion 143
    Questions and exercises 145
    9. Post-project activities 150
    150
    Management of profit making enterprises 151
    bManagement of non-profit making group activities
    156
    Questions and exercises 160
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Anthony Davies
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 176
    Format Paperback / softback
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