Course - APM

Adaptive Project Management Cycle

The practice of Project Management is becoming critical to the success of many development, government, and nonprofit organizations (NGOs). With reduced budgets and increased demands from donors and other stakeholders, organizations need to incorporate the tools and practices of modern project management in order to achieve the expected results.

In this comprehensive course, you will learn how to initiate, plan, implement, adapt and close a project that meets the objectives and satisfies stakeholders. The online course will introduce the elements of the project management lifecycle. You will learn the techniques for the efficient management of a project using a phased approach. You will learn the concepts and techniques necessary for project management success.

The instructor, an experienced Project Management Professional, will teach you the same techniques that experienced project managers rely on every day. In addition, you will apply the fundamental models of reflective practice and learn to utilize the concepts of planning, monitoring, adapting, and continuous improvement. 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.

This is the perfect course for those new to the role of project manager, and also for team members who want to develop their knowledge of project management terminology and procedures. Course participants include team members, program managers, project supervisors and project managers wishing to increase their skills and knowledge to understand the tools and techniques to manage a project. Participants to our courses come from various parts of the world, and they bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that is shared in the course forums. NGOs, International Development Organizations and Funding Agencies.

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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

Student Feedback

 “I appreciate the kind words of encouragement and the out of the box (practical) tutelage. The process has encouraged me to consider taking additional courses to qualify me for the (CDPM). Once again thanks for your advance insight.” Sam Goldd-Wolobah, USA

"I am very happy that I discovered this course. One of the best methods of learning online, very professionals and very very helpful. I suggest to anyone and I think I am going to do all the courses provided by PM4DEV. Thank you!" Vjola Thoma, Go Social Management - Albania

 "This is the first PM course I have taken and I am glad it is. It has been a great learning module and I really like the format of the course, it allows interaction with the instructor and other participants which you can learn a lot from other's experiences. I will be continuing with other modules to complete my CDPM qualification with PM4DEV." Nicola Li - United Kingdom

 "For over twelve years, I have successfully managed simple and complex projects, but after completing this course, I feel like asking the organisation and donors to restart those past projects for an opportunity to correct all the wrongs. The very interesting lectures and insights from our tutor, the interactive discussion forums, and specific case studies makes the course stand out" Hilary Ewang Ngide, Centre for Community Regeneration and Development -Cameroon

 "The course is straightforward, not too demanding and totally achievable even if you are working overtime full time :) I find the biggest advantage the discussion forum where you can share your knowledge and experience with colleagues from all around the World and thereby get introduced to international practice." Tamara Borovcanin, Policy Analyst - Canada


Fee Information

The course fee is $150, 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 20APM 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 at Ana Torrelio, Student Services (

Register now and earn your certificate on Adaptive Project Management with a 20% early registration discount. 


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered to your preferred location.
For further inquiries, please contact us at our email: training

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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