According to Gill Churchill, 4 key project management skills can help evaluators reach their goals
Many textbooks on evaluation cover the theory to help you develop an evaluation. But they don't cover the practicalities of managing an evaluation in the real world.
Every evaluation requires some degree of project management, and I believe it's an important and underrated skill in this field.
Without these skills, a poorly managed evaluation can lead to:
- missed deadlines
- poor or insufficient data to report on evaluation outcomes
- stress for everyone involved in the project.
Each evaluation requires it's own set of specialist skills, but there are 4 generic project management skills that can help you achieve your evaluation goals.