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Real World Evaluation Training: Navigating Common Constraints for Exceptional Results by Jack J. Phillips, Patricia Pulliam Phillips

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CHAPTER 3

Evaluation Planning

Plan your work; work your plan.

—Ben Pulliam

Route Guidance: Why Plan?

Any project manager will tell you that planning makes perfect. There may be no such thing as a perfect plan, but without a plan you will not know where you are going and cannot explain to someone where you’ve been. Think about it. Would you go on a long journey without a map or accessing the Internet to download directions? Planning requires time and that is a luxury we often feel we cannot afford. But consider what happens when you present your evaluation results to a team of executives and they question the randomness of it all. They want to ...

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