Logframe for the project overview

Typical method steps can be:

A popular method for better project planning is the so-called "Logical Framework Approach", also known as a log frame. The difference to many other planning methods is that there is no institution or organization for the logframe that feels called upon to develop it further. For complex projects that still need to be won over to funders or potential partners, it helps to have a coherent project plan. Due to the free development of the logframe, the method can be transferred or applied to almost any project.

Typical method steps can be:

  • Identifying the problem (analysis)
  • Analysis of the problem environment (stakeholder analysis)
  • Define goals (goal analysis)
  • Analysis of efficiency (strategy analysis)
  • describe solutions
  • Plan the project flow for the fulfillment of the project goals
  • Define method of evaluation
  • Describe the monitoring of the project goals
  • project start


How is the success of a project evaluated?

Understanding the success of a project is important for everyone involved in a project. Goals that are to be classified as long-term must not be equated with goals that directly affect the success of the project. For example, the infrastructure expansion at hydrogen filling stations in North Rhine-Westphalia is a possible project goal, while compliance with the climate protection goals of the German federal government is the overriding and therefore long-term goal. During the project phase, the effects on both objectives can be controlled and must therefore already be taken into account in the planning.

Setting up a matrix is a good way to make a project continuously assessable. Different sources give different recommendations on how a matrix should be designed. In my opinion, this cannot be said in general terms. It is important that long-term and medium-term goals as well as respective project goals get their own column to separate them from each other.

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Example of a logframe matrix:

benefit of the method

Reporting and the awareness of where a project currently stands is essential for every project and the question of whether a method is used for planning and implementation must not arise. The logframe was created in the 1960s and has since been widely used and further developed. From my point of view, the logframe matrix in particular provides a good opportunity to deal with the details of the goals very early on and ensures an early focus on the essentials. The clear benefit is therefore the efficiency in the type of assessment and a good and structured project overview!


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