“EVEN WHEN WE CANNOT STOP THE WIND, WE CAN ADJUST THE SAILS.”
You can adjust the sails by using a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan to monitor effectiveness over time.
A MEL plan includes the following:
2. Definition of the metric
3. Specific data collected
4. Frequency of data collection
The MEL plan data will identify if the project is on track to complete the objectives or not. If the plan does not show projected success, then the program needs to pivot. The process to define how to change course includes an analysis of the data to identify the hinderances to success, and an intentional change in project direction to ensure the outcomes are met.
How have you identified your progress in global development? And how did you know you needed to pivot?