Lifecycle Program Development
Many programs have a lifecycle, moving from conceptualization and development to maturation and finally decline. As a result, program development does not have a start and end date, but is an ongoing process. This session reviews program development with an emphasis on evaluating where new and existing programs sit within the program lifecycle. It looks at how to use statistical analysis rather than emotion and “gut feelings” to review return on investment and determine whether effort should be put into rejuvenating a program. Rather than being redesigned, revisioned or redeveloped, perhaps some programs should be allowed to decline and eventually end.
A presentation from the 2015 Parks and Recreation Ontario Educational Forum and Trade Show