I had an interesting conversation with someone recently. They ask if they could tell me honestly what they thought about a project I’d poured myself into for the better part of a year. I said yes because I (want to believe) am open to criticism. The feedback was not too kind, but very thoughtful. I very much appreciated all they had to say. I wrote down all of their critiques and feel I honestly considered each point.
Evaluation is so important to success. It has to be critical and analyze the merits and faults of the work or project. How do you analyze, edit, or critique your work?
Here are some great resources to guide critical evaluation:
- This is a quick article that provides fives suggestions for collecting information for evaluation, Sumac: http://sumac.com/did-it-work-5-tools-for-evaluating-the-success-of-your-project/
- This is a great step by step guide, with charts, and links to further resources, meera http://meera.snre.umich.edu/evaluation-what-it-and-why-do-it
- This is a very thorough report that will teach you about evaluation as it takes you through the process: Project Evaluation Guide for Nonprofit Organizations: Fundamental Methods and Steps for Conducting Project Evaluation, Fataneh Zarinpoush. http://sectorsource.ca/sites/default/files/resources/files/projectguide_final.pdf