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Getting to The Root of The Problem with The 5 Why’s

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.

 For want of a shoe the horse was lost.

 For want of a horse the rider was lost.

 For want of a rider the battle was lost.

 For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.

 And all for the want of a…

10 Guiding Principles for an Effective Performance Measurement Framework (revisited)

In our last post, Geoff Schaadt explored Performance Measurement and the effect that an appropriately implemented Performance Measurement program can have on organizational impact. With that in mind, we thought that it would be…

Creating Organizational Impact with Performance Measurement

It is wrong to suppose that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it – a costly myth."     - W. Edwards Deming Acknowledging the wisdom of Dr. Deming and his warning against over-relience on metrics, it remains true that…

Why Measure Performance and How to Get Started

Like most organizations, you probably dedicate significant time and resources to planning – strategic planning, operational planning, business planning, program planning, project planning, even planning for meetings. How do you know if…

Program Evaluation: 9 Things to Avoid and What to Do if You Can’t

The best and most appropriate thing to do when asked to conduct an evaluation with insufficient time, budget and/or resources is to simply walk away.   However, this is not always possible – especially for in-house evaluation…

Measurement and Evaluation: Integrating the Functions at PPX

from: Performance and Planning Exchange (PPX) - November 28, 2011 This morning I attended another excellent PPX sharing and learning event at which senior performance measurement and evaluation managers from TBS and several line…

A Primer on Evaluation in the Government of Canada

One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.     - Milton Friedman Delta Partners is pleased to present our newest eBook Evaluation - A Primer on Evaluation in the…

Benchmarking Evaluation in the Canadian Federal Government

  Some time ago, in anticipation of the new Government of Canada (GOC) Policy on Evaluation, we conducted an evaluation benchmarking study of several federal government departments and agencies on behalf of one of our clients.  By…

The Essence of Evaluation

The LPGA Commissioner, Michael Whan, just announced the plan to inaugurate a fifth major tournament on the LPGA tour, sparking a discussion on the Morning Drive television program about fairness … Annika Sorenstam, for example, had…

What is Program Evaluation and Does it Really Matter?

A great deal is written about the self-identity of ‘evaluation’ as a discipline and/or a profession.  Viewpoints abound concerning the role and expectations of evaluators, ranging in scope from mere collector and presenter of factual data…

10 Guiding Principles for an Effective Performance Measurement Framework

Like most organizations, you probably dedicate significant time and resources for planning – strategic planning, operational planning, business planning, program planning, project planning, even planning for meetings.  How do you know if…

Logic Models: Both a Tool and a Strategic Process

Whether in government, the private sector or the non-profit sector, these key questions apply in any context: Are we doing the right work? Can we make better decisions? Are we getting superior results? Logic models can…

Process Consulting: Discovering what is Possible

There is another way for you and a consultant to work so that you and your stakeholders are able to diagnose and develop sustainable solutions.  Today’s connected world is about collaborative approaches and Process Consulting meets this…