Monitoring and Evaluation for Practitioners
|About this course:|
This 5 day instructor led course is designed for individuals who are actively involved in the Monitoring and Evaluation process of those who intend to be in the near future. The course is at a more advanced level so we recommend enrollment on our Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation course first.
The course examines a plethora of tools and techniques available to a practitioner. A number of case studies will be considered and delegates will be expected to complete a project assignment prior to, during and after the course. The course encourages participatory interaction with other delegates and includes a series of activities, assignments and quizzes as part of the learning.
Duration: 5 days; 35 PDUs
- To develop skills required for creating a Business Case to support monitoring and evaluation
- To develop techniques required for effective requirements gathering
- To develop outcome maps which lead to sustainable impacts
- To develop effective leadership skills required within monitoring and evaluation projects
- To develop awareness of how to understand and manage monitoring and evaluation stakeholders
Understanding influences on monitoring and evaluation strategy
A consideration of internal and external influences which drive the project definition and the approach taken towards monitoring and evaluation projects.
Developing a Business Case to support monitoring and evaluation
An in depth consideration as to what should be included in a business case to get approval for monitoring and evaluation projects. Financial and non financial elements are considered. Since many of the benefits identified may be intangible, consideration is given as to how this can be effectively presented in a manner that is appealing to the Project Sponsor.
Developing a stakeholder management and communication strategy
This session addresses the challenge of understanding and managing the needs and expectations of multiple stakeholders. Consideration is given to methods of identifying and analysing the stakeholders before determining the most appropriate way of managing and communicating with them throughout the monitoring and evaluation lifecycle
Effective requirements gathering for monitoring and evaluation
A consideration of the various techniques available to elicit requirements together with the attributes of a good requirement. Further consideration will be given as to how to manage requirements and ensure requirements are traceable.
Determining Critical Success Factors and Key Performance Indicators
The second day of the course includes an evaluation as to what is meant by Critical Success Factors and Key Performance Indicators, how these relate to organisation and local objectives and how to ensure a balanced range of measures is achieved.
Modelling the current and future state
In order to effectively define and communicate the change that will be delivered, a range of models will be considered that help to define the current situation and how this will be improved through the monitoring and evaluation project.
Scope and change management
It is vital that the scope of the project is fully understood and that change is managed so as to avoid this causing a monitoring and evaluation project to fail. This session considers scope management techniques available to the practitioner, common causes of change and a stable change control process that can be used to manage requests for change.
Identifying and delivering sustainable impacts
Since the most effective projects are sustainable, consideration is given as to questions that must be asked to determine how sustainable an impact will be. A resource audit is used to look at local capacity and capability and to provide an indication of further support that may be required from the delivery organisation.
Effectively leading a monitoring and evaluation project
Monitoring and evaluation projects require effective leadership. The fourth day starts with a consideration of the attributes of an effective leader and leadership theories that can be applied in a practical way to improve project performance.
Managing a team through the monitoring and evaluation lifecycle
Monitoring and evaluation projects involve a range of people who enable the project to be successful. This session considers how to manage a team effectively, how to get the members to support the change that is being delivered and how to ensure the team is more skilled at the end of the project than at the commencement.
Creating a learning culture within monitoring and evaluation
Organisations and individuals must commit to learning from conception to closure. This session of the course promotes the benefits of continuous learning and development and methods that can be used to prove this contributes to project success.
Project work and presentation
|Course accreditation and prerequisites|
As part of the course, participants are required to define and complete a monitoring and evaluation project which will have positive impact in either the workplace or the community. A final report must be submitted within four weeks of the course completion date. Once the submission is received, it will be reviewed and delegates will be asked to respond to a series of questions tailored to the submission.
The course is accredited and provides an educational Credit Award Level 4 credits. OCNER is the accreditation provider.
PCMi Limited is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute. This course will provide 35 Professional Development Units (PDUs) to any participant who holds a relevant PMI credential.