Monitoring is about keeping track of progress day-by-day. Often project teams do their own monitoring. With that information they make management decisions and prepare reports. At times an outside perspective is helpful. P:N consultants have played this role on several occasions in the past few years.
In our monitoring assignments, we usually examine results data already collected, carry out a few stakeholders interviews and then facilitate a findings and reflection workshop. These sessions help project teams to examine their work and their operating environment, and to focus, refine, and adapt accordingly.