With increased emphasis on resource accountability and organizational sustainability, it is more important than ever to manage organizations, resources, and decision-making based on the ability to achieve results. It is important to think beyond activities and outputs and consider long-term, strategic outcomes as the basis for managing performance.
Performance management is not just a dashboard, or a series of reports, but a way of organizing decision-making and advocacy information to ensure programs and projects consistently and continuously meet their goals. It’s about process, efficiency, effectiveness, and constant improvement.
DMT’s performance management process includes the following phases:
- Strategic alignment
- Outcome-based measurement design
- Data collection