It often falls to the management scientist to evaluate how well a program (in the private, non-profit, or government sector) is performing. There is a great number of ways to go about this task. This article discusses some of the ways to evaluate a program.
Different analysis techniques can be applied to the evaluation task, and as we shall see, the chosen technique is quite important. I don’t address the details of technique in this article My emphasis today is on the variety of evaluation philosophies (principles).