Commissioning XGEMs – the sequel

In Monday’s post, Extreme Genuine Evaluation Makeovers (XGEMs) for Commissioning, I discussed a way of kicking off the process of selecting an evaluator for a project by suggesting that well-designed EOIs would often be more informative, less onerous (on both sides), and a better way to ‘shortlist’ providers than some of the woefully ineffective RFP

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Extreme Genuine Evaluation Makeovers (XGEMs) for Commissioning

There may well be some managers out there who have yet to experience the thrill of commissioning a total waste-of-money evaluation. In a keynote for the recent Australasian Evaluation Society conference, I talked about the incredibly ineffective commissioning processes that are often used and that frequently result in evaluations that are, as we say in this part of the planet, “about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike”. Some of the most important problems are:

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Genuine evaluation-related workshops and presentations over the next few months

One of the great sources of energy and ideas for both of us is the opportunity to give workshops and presentations on topics related to genuine evaluation. It’s great to be able to spend time with so many people who care passionately about doing evaluation that really makes a difference, and want to explore ways

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