8. How to be a good project leader/coordinator?

8.1 Key competences for the more technical management

According to the PMI (Project Management Institute) triangle, the ideal competence set for project managers is a balanced combination of…

According to the PMI (Project Management Institute) triangle, the ideal competence set for project managers is a balanced combination of knowledge, skills and behaviours in Technical project management, Leadership and Strategic & business management.
Technical skills include all the practical expertise, use of tools, etc. able to support the project manager in playing and executing the project.
The 10 most important technical skill identified are:
• General fundraising skills
• English language skills
• Project planning and scheduling
• Evaluation
• Coordinating the team work
• Financial management
• Budgeting and cost estimation
• Dissemination
• Internal communication
• Organising idea workshops

Posted 8 months ago

8.2 Key competences for the leadership of the project consortium

According to the PMI (Project Management Institute) triangle, the ideal competence set for project managers is a balanced combination of…

According to the PMI (Project Management Institute) triangle, the ideal competence set for project managers is a balanced combination of knowledge, skills and behaviours in Technical project management, Leadership and Strategic & business management.
The leadership competences refer to the ability to handle the various stakeholders in the project, especially to build team spirit, present visions for your team members, inspire them to achieve the objectives of the project and conduct an effective communication.
The 10 most importants leadership skill identified are:
• Delegating project tasks
• Team building including volunteers
• Effective communication in the CSO context
• Conflict resolution
• Motivation and influencing
• Peer-to-peer counselling
• Moderating meetings and events
• Improvisation and agility
• Empathy and situational understanding
• Motivation by good exemplary practice

Posted 8 months ago

8.3 Key competences for Strategic and Business Management

According to the PMI (Project Management Institute) triangle, the ideal competence set for project managers is a balanced combination of…

According to the PMI (Project Management Institute) triangle, the ideal competence set for project managers is a balanced combination of knowledge, skills and behaviours in Technical project management, Leadership and Strategic & business management.
The strategic and business management competences refer to the ability to execute the projects accordingly to the strategy of the organisation and with expertise to act in the area of activity.
The 10 most importants Strategic & business management skill identified are:
• Knowledge of European funding programmes
• International and multilateral network in the CSO field
• Need (and stakeholder) analysis
• Synergies between national CSO projects and international CSO projects
• Intercultural competences
• PR and marketing compliance
• Legal and regulatory compliance
• Insight knowledge of the CSOs providing adult education
• SWOT and risk analysis
• Insight knowledge of the situation in the involved partner countries

Posted 7 months ago

8.4 Reporting to the funding agencies and other main stakeholders

Reporting activities are all those technical and financial verification activities that serve to demonstrate to those who finance and support…

Reporting activities are all those technical and financial verification activities that serve to demonstrate to those who finance and support us that we are doing what we have declared and promised to do.
The reporting activities take place through the delivery of evidence and proof of what we have achieved in a given period and can be both final and also include an intermediate verification.
THE OBJECTIVE is to verify, on the basis of what is defined in the project:
- Current status of work / expected work
- Detail results, achievements, deliveries
- Anticipate the activities up to the following report: what do we expect to achieve?
- Compliance with deadlines and any corrections
- Respect for the use of financial resources
- The need for adjustments

Reporting activities are also a very important tool for those who benefit from funding, as it facilitates the constant monitoring of activities, their progress and any critical issues to be addressed.

Posted 7 months ago