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The ABCs of Evaluation: Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers, Third Edition by Phyllis Dutwin, John Boulmetis

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Evaluation as a Business

Up to this point in the book we have alluded to the fact that many evaluators actually perform third-party program evaluations as a primary means of employment. Sometimes you might find yourself identified as the program/project evaluator for your own organization. These “jobs” are few and far between. Usually you are employed in some other aspect of your organization, and program evaluation is specified as one of your duties—probably because someone learned that you have program evaluation skills. Program or project evaluation is stressed here because we are not referring to quality control, employee appraisal, or market analysis activities. These are evaluation-type functions that, though using the skills covered ...

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