The Development Academy of the Philippines, through its Center for Governance- Operations Management Office, recently implemented the Course on Basic Project Management for the first batch of participants in the said course, a five-day live-out training designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and approaches in managing development programs and projects.

The sessions, which were held last March 19-23 at the DAP Headquarters in Pasig City,  were conducted by project management specialists that included National Economic Development Authority Public Investment Officer Calixto Mangilin Jr., project management freelance expert Clemente Rasul, and Director Gilbert Lumantao of the Center for Governance-Policy Research Office.

Basic knowledge on project management

The course equipped participants with the basic knowledge on project cycle management; project identification, design and implementation planning; and project risk management.  The participants were also able to produce the various tools used in the program during their workshops and exercises, including the problem and objectives tree, project logframe, work breakdown structure, and risk register.

The participants’ outputs were presented before a panel composed of CFG Managing Director Imelda Caluen and CFG Director Alvin Principe as well as senior project officers Peter Dan Baon and Michelle Belga.

Valuable insights

The panelists then provided valuable insights and constructive assessments for all these outputs.

The course was attended by 29 participants from ten government agencies, namely, the Civil Service Commission-Regional Office VI, Department of Agrarian Reform-Cordillera Administrative Region, Department of Education, Department of Finance, Department of Trade and Industry-Regional Office X, National Mapping and Resource Information Authority, Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, Social Security System, Sugar Regulatory Administration, and the DAP.