It is important that when we evaluate projects, people in the project share their knowledge and objectives honestly and clearly. This will enable us to work together and meet those objectives at the shortest time with minimum investments.
WHAT IS EVALUATION?
There are two key aspects of evaluation:
- Determine parameters based on what is present. Proof or evidence of existing values and electrical quality situation;
- Setting future targets to improve performance or outcomes.
Well-planned evaluation is useful for stakeholders and project team for at least three reasons:
- Learning from passed work to develop more effective future projects in the future; show us capabilities and resources available.
- Set flags or points of already achieved parameters and certainty of what it is present. These will be launching point from where future projects should improve upon.
- Ability to evaluate achievement and shortfall of new projects objectively.
DEVELOPING AN EVALUATION STRATEGY
In thinking about evaluation, the core question for you to consider is: What is now and what you want the future to be?
There is no one best way of evaluating a project.
You are invited to think about various aspects of your electrical quality and problems you face. What will be the ideal situation? You may find that you have a need but you cannot quantify that need. This is not a problem but an indication what you require to fulfil your project objective. It will help to set the final vision of the project.
This focus on assessing present and outcomes or impacts at the end of a project or activity is called Formulation evaluation.
Well before final agreed outcomes are set, Bon-Tech will work with stakeholders to objectively determine their present electrical quality, values and frequency of faults occurrences. Discuss and set with them their desired objectives.
Project evaluation should ideally comprise of :
- What to be considered at the start of a project
- What has to be in place during the lifetime of a project
- What to be left after the project to monitor its performance.
- Did the project meet set objectives? What can be done better?
Goal-setting here may be formal and detailed or more broad-brush, but it is essentially about what will be done, with what end in mind
For many projects, there is an extended period of planning after the project is given the go-ahead. This is when objectives or priorities can change. It is important to update your evaluation plans in line with these changes. It is important that you have the opportunity to reflect as you carry on.
-Narrowing the theme
Looking at past work, so that you are clear on what has and has not been done before. At the very least, this will stop from repeating past projects and mistakes. It is used to sharpen the focus of your present and future projects.
Other aspect to consider:
Progress against objectives
Impact, success, outcomes
CONFIDENTIALLY/ DATA PROTECTION
Bon-Tech will take all reasonable steps to make sure that the respondent is not adversely affected by taking part in evaluation. Bon-Tech will keep all responses, project objectives and targets confidential.