As implementation proceeds, teams monitor the outputs and outcomes of work and results become available.  These are used to analyze the success of activities and to adapt actions and monitoring to get better results (Step 4).

  • A. Prepare your data for analysis
    • resolve use of systems for collecting, recording, storing, processing & backing up project data
  • B. Analyze results
    • analyze operational & financial data (efficiency of outputs)
    • analyze project results & assumptions (effectiveness of strategies, outcomes, impacts)
    • document discussions and decisions for future reference and sharing
  • C. Adapt the plan
    • revise project documents – results chains, action plan, monitoring plan, operational plan, work plan, & budget
    • document discussions and decisions for future reference and sharing

Results of analysis and adaptation then need to be communicated – both internally and externally – to key stakeholders (Step 5).

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