The participants learned the difference between projects, programs, enterprises and events, studied in detail the algorithm for creating, realizing and finishing a project. Thus they learned how a project is born, how to prepare a demanded product, what kind of mistakes that can make an applicant not receive funding - there was a lot of theory and practical advice. Olga Krus, project manager of YMCA Belarus, spoke about successful project and not so successful projects, laid out the theory of project management, recommended a lot of popular and relevant literature, and shared life hacks. After the meetings the participants said that it was particularly useful for them.
- Everything was useful, but the most informative for me was the agile methodology, the theory of changes and the creation of a logical matrix for a project. Impressions of enlightenment. I feel motivated and full of energy to work!
- Evidently, as my whole life is connected to mathematics, I liked the part of the training called “Design logic” most of all. I realized that project management is not such a terrible beast when you understand what, why and how to proceed. In the end you feel pleasant fatigue and great thanks to Olga Krus for the work she has done.
- I found the answers to my questions almost immediately. I was interested in getting to know why several of my projects did not get approval for Belarusian and international grants. I have participated in my competitions, but, unfortunately, I have not been able to realize my ideas and projects. Now I clearly understand why. I relied only on myself and funding from donors, but this is not enough: it is imperative to show in the application that there is help and partners and other possibilities besides the donor. A logical, albeit complicated, algorithm makes it possible to evaluate the project, set tasks, analyze risks and so on. Today was a very useful training and I am glad that, finally, I can make my dreams come true. All thanks to the correct theory and advice from the experienced Olga Krus.
– Our sincere gratitude to Olga for the work done on the preparation and conduct of the training. The most high-quality, based on thorough knowledge, specific things and must have literature. Not a single question remained unanswered!
Translated by Mathias Nikolai Arnesen