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(Online) Project Monitoring Techniques Training

This eight-week online course brings together tried and tested techniques to design relevant Real-Time Monitoring systems for adaptive projects and programmes. By learning how data and information can help make evidence based decisions, staff will have the enthusiasm to gather, analyse and use information in their projects while providing quality ongoing formative evaluation for organisation policymakers.

Alongside innovative, flexible methods for tracking real-time progress, we show you how to analyse and present data to efficiently manage output progress and the higher outcomes. Both qualitative and quantitative methods will be explored and their powerful combination utilised.

It is essential that participants have a sound existing knowledge of current M&E practice. A functional knowledge of basic spreadsheet use (e.g. MS Excel) would also be useful, you will be working in groups, improving your own project monitoring systems and sharing with your group and tutors.

IMA International facilitators will guide and mentor your learning process, providing you with:

1. Practical exercises and reflection activities
2. 4 guided 90-minute group webinars (recordings made available) & 2 one-to-one sessions with your facilitator
3. Peer group work
4. Presentations and video inputs
5. Written resources and links
6. Relevant case studies
7. User-friendly platform for accessing all materials, presentations and resources, sharing with your peer group and uploading your regular assignments to a dedicated portfolio
8. Scheduled access to mentors
9. Personalised mentoring session within 3 months after the course
10. Opportunity to apply monitoring tools in your workplace.

How long: the 8 week programme will take between 30-40 hours to complete including: contact hours; self-study and reflection; peer and paired work; pre and post course learning.

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Duration: 30-40 hours over 8 weeks

Application Deadline
17 Oct 22-02 Dec 22
14 Oct 22
£1400 (excl. VAT)

The price of the course excludes VAT which may be added depending on where you live and status of organisation.

Why choose this course

Module 1: Key Concepts and Action Learning Model
Module 2: Understanding the Context of Interventions
Module 3: Introduction to Real Time Monitoring
Module 4: ATOM Development
Module 5: RTM Weighted Indexes (WEDEX)
Module 6: Developing and Using Assessment Sheets in CAJUS
Module 7: Theory of Change Overview
Module 8: Learning and Communicating

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What you will learn

You will learn:

• Open exploration using cognitive mapping
• Strong and agile project theory
• A move to ongoing, formative evaluation
• Use of comparative monitoring in real-time (RTM) at all levels of the results chain
• Internal reviews (ALEX) for qualitative learning
• Design and control of systems at lower levels; reflection and guidance from upper levels

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Real-Time Monitoring Systems for adaptive project management


Module 1: Key Concepts and Action Learning Model
Recap on key concepts for M&E and an introduction to the Action Learning Model

Module 2: Understanding the Context of Interventions
Qualitative Field Interview techniques, the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework and learning about context using Cognitive Mapping and Structural Analysis

Module 3: Introduction to RTM and Output Monitoring using ATOM
Real-time monitoring in practice and Activity to Output Monitoring

Module 4: ATOM Development
Breaking down outputs and learning to set progress to time using spreadsheet developments

Module 5: Outcomes and Impact with WEDEX and CAJUS
Developing systems for monitoring higher level results using Weighted Indexes (WEDEX) and Calibrated Judgement Scales (CAJUS) with case studies

Module 6: Developing and Using Assessment Sheets in CAJUS
Development and use of Assessment Sheets, Precision Tests. Survey Scoring, recording and Analysis

Module 7: Theory of Change Overview
Developing a logical, reflective model of change so that detected failures can be dealt with in an iterative way.

Module 8: Learning and Communicating
Use and communication of analytical reporting. How to conduct ad hoc learning exercises for review and encourage a learning culture

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