Title of the training

Project Cycle Management (PCM)


3 Days (18 lesson hours)

Purpose and scope

Project Cycle Management training covers all stages from the beginning to the end of a project process, including how to plan, budget, manage and control a project from the project idea, including the European Union project format and the project formats and processes of international financial institutions in general, including how to finalize the project.

This training also aims to provide participants with basic information about project preparation stages and project preparation techniques. In addition to theoretical knowledge, the training also includes application examples and focuses on the skills of how to achieve their goals in accordance with the cost, duration and resources of the participants, how to be successful in case the participants encounter different project problems at every stage of the project process.

Project Cycle Management (PCM) encompasses all management activities and decision-making procedures used throughout the life cycle of a project. This training aims to provide participants with a complete set of competencies, techniques, tools and good practices for managing all phases of projects.

Target audience

Project Cycle Management training should be taken by those who are working, planning to work or trying to better understand the project cycle including project preparation, implementation and project management activities.


The trainers who provide Project Cycle Management Training consist of experts who have previously trained in this subject, who have mastered the project processes, who know the principles and principles of Project Cycle Management and who have mastered the PCM booklet, who are experienced in adult education and hybrid education applications, who have a Project Management Certificate and field/project experience.

Objectives and learning outcomes

Those who have successfully completed the Project Cycle Management training are expected to:

  • Explain the project concepts and processes,
  • Explain the difference between project and program,
  • Comprehend the stages of the project cycle and the relationship between these stages,
  • Implement project management processes to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, close and coordinate all elements of the project,
  • Understand the logical framework approach, prepare and present logical frameworks,
  • Apply stakeholder analysis techniques,
  • Use the problem tree technique,
  • Perform objective tree analysis,
  • Make strategy analysis,
  • Create a logical framework matrix,
  • Define Objectively Verifiable Indicators (OVIs) and Source of Verification (SoV),
  • Determine assumptions appropriately,
  • Plan and budget activities,
  • Manage project risk, including identifying, analyzing, and responding to risks,
  • Effectively manage projects, including scope, time, cost, and quality management.


Project Cycle Management training includes the following topics:

  • Project Concept and Project Cycle Management
  • Project Idea Determination and Analysis
  • Identification Phase, Determining The Need: How Is The Needs Analysis Done?
  • Planning Phase The Importance of Planning, Who Should Plan It?
  • Determination of The Source of Financing For The Project,
  • Implementation Phase, Basic Rules In Practice
  • Monitoring Evaluation Phase, The Project Process and Its Results; Monitoring, Auditing, Evaluating and Reviewing
  • How is Stakeholder Analysis Done?
  • Filling the Stakeholder Analysis Table, Identifying and Analyzing the Stakeholders
  • How is Problem Analysis Done?
  • Creating a Problem Tree
  • Problem Analysis Practice and Evaluation
  • How is Objective Analysis Done?
  • Creating the Target Tree
  • How is Strategy Analysis Done?
  • Transition from Goal and Strategy Analysis to Logical Framework
  • What is the Logical Framework Approach?
  • Logical Framework Approach Stages
  • Logical framework. Examination of the Logical Framework Matrix.
  • Assumptions in the Logical Framework Matrix
  • Indicators and Validation Resources in a Logical Framework Matrix
  • Implementing Filling the Logical Framework Matrix
  • Transition from Logical Framework Matrix to Activity Plan, from Activity Plan to Budget
  • How is Risk Analysis Done?
  • How is Sustainability Ensured?
  • What are stages of Monitoring, Evaluation and Audit?

Delivery and method

Project Cycle Management training is applied in the form of face-to-face training. A group in this training is recommended not to exceed a maximum of 25 people. However, if conditions arise that prevent face-to-face training, the training may be delivered remotely by using the Me-Learning© online learning platform and the Actio© meeting management tool.

Educators guide learners through interaction and practice in a way that facilitates learning and improves their hands-on skills. Project Cycle Management Training is applied with an “active and applied learning” approach. In addition to the presentation of conceptual issues, sample applications that will enable participants to be actively involved in the process are included in the training.

Conceptual information is supported by sample practices and good practice cases. Q&A sections to support the active participation of the participants, group work and some online tools  such as Mentimeter and SurveyMonkey, etc. are used.

Learning tools and materials

Training materials consist of presentations and case studies related to project processes. In Project Cycle Management training, examples of processes and documents related to all stages from the beginning to the closing of a project and worksheets are used as training materials for the learners to experience these processes.

Audio visual and multimedia materials, templates, worksheets and other materials for exercises and practices are prepared by the trainer and distributed to the participants. However, if there is a sufficient number of hardware such as computers, notebooks or tablets in the learning environment, all materials are provided in a digital format and studies are carried out in digital context.

In accordance with our waste reduction policy, printed materials are not distributed in this training unless it is educationally necessary.

Assessment and evaluation

In order to optimize the learning process according to the learners’ needs, the level of readiness of the learners is assessed informally by the trainer at the beginning of the training. The studies carried out by the learners, such as exercises and practices are assessed as indicators of the development / learning and the trainer provides feedback and adjusts learning activities based on them in order to ensure effective learning.

A question sheet is administered  to before and after the training to determine the level of awareness and knowledge about Project Cycle Management online or in print. In addition, at the end of the training, the Training Evaluation Questionnaire is applied.

All participants who complete the training receive a certificate of participation showing that they have completed the Project Cycle Management training and the name and duration of the training they have received is clearly stated.


Project management, project cycle management, problem analysis, project planning, logical framework matrix, project monitoring and evaluation

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