All those who have been involved in a project will agree that making a project succeed is not simple -especially in the water and sanitation sector. The difficulties are manifold: delays, excessive budget over-runs, inadequate results, dissatisfied end-beneficiaries, high stress among the project team and other undesirable outcomes. Therefore, cewas has designed a project management training to capacitate project managers to organise, plan and take control of their projects. During a total of three to five days, participants are active in their learning process, where they work on designing and developing real projects along the project life cycle, immediately applying new knowledge and skills obtained during the course. Such a setting allows participants to directly adapt selected templates and tools to their own project context, leading to first-hand experience about the potential benefits for day-to-day project management.