Project Managers' Guide to Performance Measurement and Evaluation

APPENDIX 3: Tools for Project Managers - Case Scenarios & Logic Models

Case Scenarios & Logic Models – Road Maps to Results

Here are four case scenarios and related results-oriented logic models. Think of the logic model as a road map that leads to results. Use these as examples in developing other models.

Steps in Developing an Outcome Logic Model:
  1. Define your goals and objectives
  2. Add your activities (overall activity and specific activities)
  3. Identify your “target” or “client” groups
  4. Identify the outputs of your activities
  5. Add the immediate outcomes (within 1 year) that will result from your objectives, activities and outputs
  6. Add your intermediate outcomes that your objectives will lead to within a year
  7. Add the long-term outcomes that your objectives will lead to down the road 2+ years
  8. Check the overall logic of your model
  9. Refine your logic model as your project develops.

See the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook for further information on developing different types of logic models.

Case Scenario 1: Special Edition of a Provincial Newsletter on “Abuse of People with Disabilities”

Purpose
Goals
Workplan
Evaluation
Reporting
National Sharing

Consultation report, newsletter and evaluation to be shared with community partners and national colleagues, including PLEAC and consultation participants.

Expected Outcomes
Budget

$24,500.00 for salaries and benefits, contract consulting and writing fees, printing, distribution, consultation travel and hosting.

Road Map for Newsletter Project

Case Scenario 2: Child Victims and the Criminal Justice System – Legislative Review

Purpose

Consultation on, and review of criminal legislation to examine the need for criminal law reform related to specific offences against children, facilitating child victim/witness testimony, sentencing, age of consent to sexual activity.

Workplan
Expected Outcomes

Road Map for Legislative Review

Case Scenario 3: Expert Consultation on Key Research Issues

Purpose

Consultation with key experts in the field of family violence, to identify priorities in family violence research from a justice perspective.

Goals
Workplan
Evaluation
Budget

$40,000 for meeting, travel for participants, facilitation, reporting, evaluation.

Road Map for Expert Consultation Project

Case Scenario 4: Child Witnesses of Family Violence: Training/Research Project

Purpose
Goals
Workplan
Evaluation

Plan:

Budget
Research $4000
Writing Training Program $4000
Pilot Agencies $2500 (5 agencies @ $500)
Printing $2000
Translation $3500
Promotion and Distribution of Material $500
Administration $1500
Project Management $2000
Total $20,000
Sustainability

Road Map for Training Research Project

Road Map—Template