The Value of Project Management for Nonprofit OrganizationsPresentation Transcript
Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) The Value of Project Management for Nonprofit Organizations “ PMI” is a federally registered trade and service mark; “PMP” and the PMP logo are federally registered certification marks; and the PMI logo, “PMBOK” and “Building professionalism in project management.” are trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
What is project management?
What are its benefits for nonprofit organizations?
What is the Project Management Institute?
What is the Community Project Coaching Program?
How can we work collaboratively?
What is a Project?
A temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service.
Source: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 2000
What is Project Management?
The application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities in order to meet or exceed stakeholders’ needs and expectations for the project.
Source: A Guide to the Project Management
Body of Knowledge, 2000
Why is project management important?
Up to 80% of projects fail to deliver expected results!
Impacts cost, schedule and service quality
Delays resources for other initiatives
Negatively affects employee morale
Source: “Knowing right from wrong – What research tells us about ways to increase project success”
Marv Goldstein, Project Management Institute, 2001 proceedings
Project Management Gets Results Initiating Planning Executing Controlling Closing Project Charter Support Plans Project Plan Proposal Stage Planning Stage Implementation Stage
Benefits of Project Management
Better utilize limited resources
Focus efforts for greater impact
Improve organizational communication
Plan and execute more consistently
Define what “done” really means
Q: This is all great, but how can we leverage project management in the foundation setting?
A: You and your grant recipients are doing projects. The question is whether you are requiring, funding and applying the appropriate amount of discipline to projects to ensure successful outcomes.
Project Management Institute (PMI ® )
Nonprofit professional association
Established in 1969
Over 150,000 members world-wide
Minnesota is one of the largest chapters with over 2,500 members
What is the PMI vision?
“ To be respected throughout the world for advancing project management excellence through professionalism.”
Community Project Coaching Program
A program designed to provide PMI-MN members with opportunities to serve the community by using their project management skills to coach nonprofit project managers.
Coaching, not Leading
Volunteers assist the project manager(s) for the nonprofit community organization
Project managers of the non-profit community organization lead and manage the project
Key Roles on an Engagement Project Manager Project Sponsor Project Assistant Coach Project Coach Project Team Community Organization(s) PMI-MN Organization
Project Management Coaching
project plan development
Coaching may mean assisting with...
Community Organizations Served*
United Way Agencies
Children’s Home Society
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners
Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
Saint Paul Area Council of Churches
Southside Family Nurturing Center
Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits (MAP)
Riverton Community Housing
Southeast Asian Ministry
since program began in 2002 (partial list)
Coaching Program Results
“ Project management is a valuable tool for us to estimate staff time, equipment, material and project costs which enables us to more accurately forecast what it will take to expand our program.”
Jim Uden, Director of Development
Apple Tree Dental
Coaching Program Results
“ The Community Project Coaching Program has been an invaluable resource to the projects United Way has funded through its Service Through Technology program. We have seen an increase in project success, thanks to the involvement and support of PMI’s volunteer coaches.”
Kathy O’Connor, Director
Technology Capacity Building
Greater Twin Cities United Way
How can the coaching program help the foundation meets its objectives?
How can this program assist foundation grantees accomplish their project objectives?
To Contact PMI-MN
Phone: 651.917.6246 • Fax: 651.917.1835
Internet: www.pmi-mn.org (Chapter That Cares)
1821 University Ave W, Suite S256
St. Paul, MN 55104
Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Thanks for your time and interest! “ PMI” is a federally registered trade and service mark; “PMP” and the PMP logo are federally registered certification marks; and the PMI logo, “PMBOK” and “Building professionalism in project management.” are trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc.