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PRJ 108B - Project Monitoring and Evaluation (10 Days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue Fees
PRJ 108B 17 August 2020 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
PRJ 108B 14 September 2020 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
PRJ 108B 12 October 2020 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
PRJ 108B 09 November 2020 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link
PRJ 108B 07 December 2020 10 Days Istanbul $ 7900 Registration Form Link


Course Description

This course is designed to develop individuals’ understanding of what monitoring and evaluation entails, why it is so vital, and how to do it well and in a participatory way. This course ensures that those who are new to this field have a thorough understanding of monitoring and evaluation concepts and have built up the practical skills and the confidence needed to do monitoring and evaluation effectively. Participants will learn to use a range of monitoring and evaluation tools and activities that will help them improve accountability, learning and effectiveness of projects and programmes.

Course Objectives

  • Defining the main terms and concepts associated with the processes of monitoring and evaluation
  • Articulating the key purposes of monitoring and evaluation
  • Being able to prioritize according to the context
  • Selecting and using a range of tools with confidence
  • Learning information qualitative and quantitative gathering techniques
  • Applying results of monitoring and evaluation processes to both accountability and organizational learning

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Supervisors
  • Project and Program Directors/Managers
  • Executive Managers
  • Anyone planning to become more effective in monitoring and evaluating projects 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Work measurement & control                                                           
  • The control process
  • Project management plan
  • Measuring work progress
  • Earned value management
  • Measures of variance
  • Forecasting
  • Monitoring and controlling processes
  • Project vs. business performance assessment
  • Project management capability
  • Project sponsor capability
  • Organizational project capability
  • Permanent & temporary organizations

Day 2

  • Performance measurement
  • Management vs. Measurement
  • Individual performance management
  • Operational performance measurement
  • Strategic performance management
  • Integrated performance management
  • Performance measurement framework
  • Balanced scorecard (BSC)
  • Mapping strategy to measures
  • Strategy mapped to BSC
  • Creating a dashboard using BSC
  • Seeking business excellence – EFQM
  • Standards and EFQM model
  • Assessing the soft side of projects
  • Critical success factors
  • Escalation correlates loosely to delay
  • Optimism bias and strategic misrepresentation

Day 3

  • Program assessment
  • Projects, programs, portfolios
  • Rational and normative project management
  • Managing change
  • Portfolio vs. Program
  • Categorization of programs
  • Advantages of programs
  • Portfolio assessment
  • Roles in the permanent organisation
  • Effective portfolio management
  • Balancing the portfolio
  • Basic approaches to PPM
  • Ppm process
  • Governance of the ppm process
  • Benefits of PPM

Day 4

  • Org. Capability assessment
  • Maturity in capability
  • OPM3TM  process
  • Standards and EFQM model
  • Dashboards
  • Categorization
  • Degree of formalization
  • Degree of complexity
  • Attributes of projects
  • Issues in performance assessment
  • Systemic evaluation / assessment
  • Issues in assessment
  • Who? Where? Why? What? When? How?
  • Critical realism

Day 5

  • Individual performance assessment
  • Understanding competence
  • Why assess?
  • Assessment centers
  • Individual competency assessment
  • Experience vs. complexity
  • Knowledge assessment
  • Rating scale
  • Performance appraisal
  • Judgmental vs. developmental assessment
  • The reward process
  • Characteristics of effective systems

Day 6

  • Program Management Cycle
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Cycles
  • Logical framework for strategic planning
  • Practical/Group work: Preparing a strategic plan
  • Steps of Terms of Reference (TOR) or Proposal for Monitoring & Evaluation activities
  • Practical/Group work: Preparing a Terms of Reference (TOR)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Methods: Methods of Program Review, Supervision and Evaluation

Day 7

  • M&E Frameworks - conceptual
  • M&E Frameworks - Logical
  • Pre-Course Expectation Analysis
  • Definitions, Principles and types of monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Basic quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques
  • Differences between supervision, monitoring and evaluation
  • Components of a successful monitoring and evaluation plan

Day 8

  • Bias in data collection: definition, sources and control
  • Data Processing: analysis, interpret and presentation of routine program data
  • Structure of a technical report: understanding observation, interpretation, conclusion and recommendation
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Performance Evaluation

Day 9

  • Introduction to Capacity Building
  • Capacity Building and Policy Development
  • Capacity building : Mechanisms and sustainable development
  • Community Development: Approaches and Principles
  • Organizational capacity development

Day 10

  • Emergency capacity building
  • Measuring interventions in Capacity building
  • Risks and mitigation
  • Practical/Group work: Preparing an evidence-based report