Systematic reflection and assessment of projects

The quality of projects and programs should be systematically reviewed. To this end, we recommend the following:

  • Projects should be subject to a self-assessment at least once before completion of the project planning; longer projects should be subject to regular self-assessment
  • Assessments should initially be carried out individually and then discussed by the team
  • The quint-essenz quality criteria list should also be used to assess project proposals, and supplemented as necessary with specific criteria
  • Self- and external assessments should be carried out as far as possible and then compared
  • Potential areas for improvement should be prioritized and realistic quality objectives and measures formulated
Further to evaluating a project’s goal attainment and answering other evaluation questions, a critical project assessment which is based on the list of quality criteria will provide important information regarding a project’s strengths and potential for improvement. With a view on the project’s success, these can be discussed and useful insights be gained for future projects. It is particularly interesting to compare the view of external assessors with the insight of stakeholders in the project.
  • Have you defined when a standard quality assessment will be carried out and for which projects?
  • How will the findings of the quality assessments be applied to improving the projects and programs?
  • Room for manœuvre for improving the structures, processes and results of a project, identified by means of systematic reflection and assessment. Quality objectives are defined and based on the thus identified potential for improvement.
  • Measures that are aimed at maintaining an already existing standard of quality.
  • A disitinctive feature regarding the quality of an object or a circumstance (e.g. a project, a process, a product).
  • The periodic and systematic reflection and improvement of structures, processes and results of an organization, a programme or a project.
  • To reflect critically and comparatively on a fact or a situation on the basis of specific criteria.
  • To reflect critically and comparatively about one's own personality, behaviour and experiences.
  • A higher than expected positive quality (of a project) identified by means of systematic reflection and assessment.
Last modification: 16 April, 2014 11:46