Milestone 2 – Week 7

Milestone 2 – Week 7

This assignment will allow you to complete the Program Outcomes and Recommendations sections of your final project.

As you complete this milestone, consider the following:

  • Intended Outcome(s): Assess the program to determine its intended outcome(s) and benefits. In other words, how was the program intended to add value to public services?
  • Actual Outcome(s): Assess the program to determine the actual program outcome(s) and outputs. In other words, how did the program actually add value to public services?
  • Match: Based on your assessment of the intended and actual outcomes, how closely do the program results match its intended benefits? Were there any unintended consequences of the program?
  • Evaluation: Evaluate the effectiveness of the program. In your response, you should consider the program outcomes that you previously described. Is the program achieving what it was intended to?
  • Process Improvements: Based on your evaluation of the effectiveness of the program, what feasible and politically tenable process improvements would you recommend? Why?
  • Funding Strategies: What strategies can you suggest for funding these process improvement recommendations (particularly if you recommend a course of action that is beyond the funding scope of the current program)? Explain your funding strategies suggestions.
  • Measurement: How will your process improvement recommendations be measured and monitored? In other words, how will you assess the effectiveness of the recommendations?

Guidelines

PAD 632 Milestone Three Guidelines and Rubric Overview: This assignment will allow you to complete the Program Outcomes and Recommendations sections of your final project. Prompt: In this milestone, you will examine what actually happened once the program was implemented and develop feasible and politically tenable recommendations for process improvements. Specifically the following critical elements must be addressed: IV. Program Outcomes: In this section, you will examine what actually happened once the program was implemented. In particular, you should: A. Intended Outcome(s): Assess the program to determine its intended outcome(s) and benefits. In other words, how was the program intended to add value to public services? B. Actual Outcome(s): Assess the program to determine the actual program outcome(s) and outputs. In other words, how did the program actually add value to public services? C. Match: Based on your assessment of the intended and actual outcomes, how closely do the program results match its intended benefits? Were there any unintended consequences of the program? V. Recommendations: In this section, you will develop feasible and politically tenable recommendations for process improvements. Specifically, you should: A. Evaluation: Evaluate the effectiveness of the program. In your response, you should consider the program outcomes that you previously described. Is the program achieving what it was intended to? B. Process Improvements: Based on your evaluation of the effectiveness of the program, what feasible and politically tenable process improvements would you recommend? Why? C. Funding Strategies: What strategies can you suggest for funding these process improvement recommendations (particularly if you recommend a course of action that is beyond the funding scope of the current program)? Explain your funding strategies suggestions. D. Measurement: How will your process improvement recommendations be measured and monitored? In other words, how will you assess the effectiveness of the recommendations?