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

Code Start Date Duration Venue Fees
PRJ 108B 30 September 2019 10 Days Istanbul $ 5900 Registration Form Link
PRJ 108B 28 October 2019 10 Days Istanbul $ 5900 Registration Form Link
PRJ 108B 25 November 2019 10 Days Istanbul $ 5900 Registration Form Link
PRJ 108B 30 December 2019 10 Days Istanbul $ 5900 Registration Form Link
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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