Module Code: DP02
Managing project objectives is a critical aspect of project management. The LFA is the most widely used and accepted method. In this module you will be introduced to the logical framework as a tool for objective oriented project planning. In addition, you will be given a critical guide to its application in the field of development.
Course Facilitator: Sherrone Lobban (MA Econ)
To explain the logical framework and the various social development tools and techniques for effective objectives-oriented social planning.
After participating in the learning experience each participant should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding and competence in application of the logical framework method.
- Demonstrate an understanding and competence in application of stakeholder analysis, problem analysis and social analysis.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to conceptualise project objectives.
- To hone and synthesise their own solutions/knowledge and act on them.
The Logical Framework Basics
What is the Logical Framework?
- Define the logical framework approach is.
- Identify a logical framework matrix.
- Identify at least 2 other project tools similar to the logframe.
Limits and Strengths of the Logical Framework
- Recognise the limitations of the logframe.
- Identify the best ways of utilising the logframe in development project management.
Success Factors for the planning process
- Recognise the role of stakeholder participation.
- Demonstrate an understanding of gender balance and why is it important
- Recognise the role of project relevancy and organisational capacity
- Recognise the importance of motivated teams?
Strengths of the Logical framework
- Identify and explain the strengths and weaknesses of the LFA
The Logical Framework within the Project Cycle
- Identify the phases of the project cycle where the log frame is utilised
- Who are Stakeholders?
- Identifying appropriate stakeholder participation
- Checklist for identifying stakeholders
- Checklist for drawing out stakeholders’ interests in relation to the project
- Conducting a Stakeholder Analysis
- Defining a problem
- Understanding problem solving
- 5 steps to problem analysis
Analysis of Objectives
- Developing project objectives
- Developing strategies
Offline Simulation Exercise