I have a guest post today on the American Evaluation Association‘s AEA 365 blog about Developing, Storing, and Sharing Lessons Learned from Evaluation. Thanks to AEA for the opportunity to contribute to AEA 365, a blog that provides a tip-a-day by and for evaluators.
Much of what I’ve learned about developing, storing, and sharing lessons learned in evaluation comes from work that Dr. George Huba and I started at The Measurement Group. We developed the approach described in my AEA 365 post and implemented some of the strategies described there in several large cross-cutting evaluations. While these ideas derive from working in the context of developing, storing, and sharing lessons learned from the evaluation of large, complex initiatives, the lessons that we learned as evaluators about developing, storing, and sharing lessons learned could just as well be applied to the evaluation of individual programs.