Project Management Cycle
The BWC Project Management Cycle consists of four inter-related and inter-dependent phases as follows:
The repeated sequence and linking of the distinct phases of the project cycle are presented above in a logical structure that allows for transparency and ease of review.
Phase 1: Situational Analysis /Identification
- Problem Analysis.
- Stakeholder and Participation Analysis.
- Objectives Analysis.
- Strategy Analysis.
- Previous efforts are explored.
- Feasibility Study/ Field Research.
- All analysis are clearly identified providing a framework for Preparations and Project Design by exploring the modalities of intervention, institutional arrangements and the legal framework among others.
- Generation of initial project design.
Phase 2: Preparations / Project Design
- Detailed design of the Project addressing technical and operational aspects.
- Appraisal: analysis of the Project from technical, financial, economic, gender, social, institutional and environmental perspectives.
- Identification of practical and strategical needs of stakeholders.
- Identification of project elements, external factors, and indicators.
- Activity Scheduling- determining the sequence and dependency of activities, estimating their duration and assigning responsibility.
- Resource Scheduling- developing input schedules and a working budget
- Development of a Logical Framework Matrix- Defining project structure, testing its internal risk and assessment, and formulating measurable indicators of success.
- Project Document Final Draft (following a format acceptable to all partners with detailed budget and supporting documentation).
Preparations and Project Design is a collaborative process including participants from all parties involved: OPPF chapters, representatives of the Partner Country at the National, Regional and Local level, donor agencies, all organisations and institutions, and relevant specialists committed to the Project.
Phase 3: Implementation/Monitoring
- Implementing partners, project staff and all participants. Subcontracts and agreements are signed and all activities commence according to the work plan specified in the project document.
- Monitoring and Review: OPPF headquarters and Kenya office staff back-stop the project during implementation.
- Monitoring, follow-up and review of the project activities against the indicators detailed in the project document. Progress reports and annual/mid-term reviews also to be prepared to record and measure progress.
Phase 4: Evaluation/ Project Review
- Project Completion and Evaluation: final evaluation (by independent evaluators) and project termination report (by the project manager) to be prepared once the project activities are completed. All parties will take part in the preparation of the final report.