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

Code Start Date Duration Venue
PRJ 108B 13 February 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 108B 10 April 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 108B 05 June 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 108B 31 July 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 108B 25 September 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 108B 20 November 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PRJ 108B 18 December 2023 10 Days Istanbul 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

Day 2

  • Performance measurement
  • Individual, operational, strategic & integrated performance management
  • Performance measurement framework
  • Balanced scorecard (BSC)
  • Strategy mapped to BSC
  • Creating a dashboard using BSC
  • Seeking business excellence – EFQM
  • Assessing the soft side of projects
  • Critical success factors
  • Escalation correlates loosely to delay

Day 3

  • Program assessment
  • Projects, programs, portfolios
  • 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

Day 4

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

Day 5

  • Individual performance assessment
  • Understanding competence
  • 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
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Methods: Methods of Program Review, Supervision and Evaluation

Day 7

  • M&E Frameworks - conceptual
  • M&E Frameworks - Logical
  • 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