Course - FPM

Fundamentals of Project Management

This course is a comprehensive introduction to development project management. Designed for people who want to build or increase their skills in project management and who work or are looking to work with international development organizations, donor and public institutions, NGOs, non-profit and community-based organizations, Government and donor agencies, and anyone interested in a career in development project management.

You will learn the most important concepts in project management, such as the project life-cycle, process management, roles and responsibilities of a project manager, organizational structures, program and portfolio management and use of various management techniques. This course promotes and facilitates a collaborative learning approach in an online environment. Students participate in discussions as part of the assignments and receive feedback from the course instructor. Students "learn by doing" through the class exercises, while lecture points are reinforced with class discussions and videos.

The course is asynchronous; the instructor provides materials, lectures, tests, and assignments that can be accessed at any time. Students are given a timeframe during which they need to complete the assigned activities, participate in discussion forums, and submit their exercises in order to receive a grade. The course is based on the fourth edition of the textbook Fundamentals of Project Management.

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Students that successfully complete all course requirements will receive, via US Mail, a printed and signed Certificate of Completion. This course is part of the certification program CDPM (Certified Development Project Manager). For more information about this program, please visit our website at:

Student Feedback


"The whole course was an eye-opener! It helped me appreciate why certain processes and actions are undertaken by my managers. I hope to apply the content in my work to make it better. Thanks, pm4dev!" Kofi Adu-Gyamfi Sarpong  - Solidaridad West Africa, Ghana.

"The e-learning experience was truly amazing! The tutor (Rodolfo Siles) is always available for teaching and supporting us." Marcos Vinícius Neto da Silva - MSF, Brazil

"I enjoyed very much this course in Fundamental of Project Management. This course was very helpful and gave me a lot of new skills and knowledge I will be able to use in a future job. The tutor is very present and is here for any question you need to deeper understanding. The discussion with other fellow classmates who are coming from different countries and cultures is very interesting and very rewarding. I will definitely recommend this course to anyone interesting in project management." Nathalie Goulay - France

Fee information:

The course fee is $175, participants that complete the course successfully will receive a printed certificate mailed at no extra cost. The course fee is due before the start of the course, you can receive a 20% discount if payment is made one week before the course starts. Use the code 20FPM to obtain the 20% discount. We offer additional discounts for groups from development organizations. We will close the registration one day before the start of the course.

For other types of payment and if you have any questions, you can contact me via email. Ana Torrelio, Student Services (


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered to your preferred location.
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PM4DEV is a PMI Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). It means that our courses meet the strict criteria from the largest project management organization of the world, and that increases the value you obtain from learning at PM4DEV. Your investment in learning is secure, and you can be certain that our courses have the quality you expect.

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