"The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers.
The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong question."
- Peter Drucker
Assessments and evaluations are most effective when they are guided by a pre-planned set of 3-6 overarching questions.
To avoid the dangers of asking the wrong questions, check out our filtering process to get you to the "right" set of questions.Step 2: Filter that level to what you need to
Step 1: Consider all the possible questions you'd want your project to answer.
know by asking of each possibility:
Any "I'm not sure" responses means delete the question.Target: To get to the core questions, ask:
WHY do we need to know this?
HOW will we use the data we collect for it?
WHO cares about the answer?
- If we could ask only one question,
would this be it?
This process sets the foundation for a more effective and efficient project - from conception to data collection to achieved outcomes.
Working as a team, it can even be fun!
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