WebMo in Detail

In its structure, WebMo follows the general project management approach with objectives, components, indicators, milestones and activities. The methodology behind it is based on the standards for results-orientation developed by OECD-DAC. Find out the details here!

WebMo is structured in different levels. All elements are dynamically connected. For example, a component consists of multiple results/ key interventions that have indicators and activities.

The principle behind the system is very easy: Data entered on the lower levels are linked to a higher aggregated level and appear there in a summarized form.

For example: A result's status is updated and back on track, because its indicators have improved. This status change is displayed on the page of the component the result belongs to.

Management Cockpit

WebMo - Management Cockpit

The top level is the Management Cockpit. It summarizes the project’s progress by displaying the level of objective achievement as well as the status of the individual objective's indicators.

Other charts give an overview of the status of the components. Their progress is commented in a little text that might also identify a need for action.

 

Project

WebMo - Project

The general project page summarizes key information about the project, for example the objective, the name of the project manager and implementing partner(s).

You can also upload the graphic of your project‘s results model/ result chain/ logical framework that visualizes the relationships between objective, results and external factors.

There is also room to note any challenges that might affect the project as a whole and should be kept in mind.

Component

WebMo - Component

On the level of components an objective is defined as well. Its progress is assessed by means of a comment as well as a chart that is then linked into the Management Cockpit.

The component clusters a number of results/ key interventions that are each measured with indicators.

A new result/ key intervention can easily be created by clicking the button “Add result”.

Result

WebMo - Result

WebMo distinguishes between three types of results. The regular one is simply called results; these are the changes that the project is actively trying to achieve. Secondly, there are overarching development results that are typically aggregated on a higher, for example, national level and reflect broader development policy goals, such as poverty reduction. The third category is external factors; these are factors that are beyond the project’s sphere of influence and responsibility, but nevertheless affect the project and should therefore be borne in mind and monitored.

On the results page, various information is entered, such as the name of the responsible staff member and possible challenges.

In the version for our GIZ customers, it is also noted on what hypotheses the relationship between results is based and which results influence one another (red arrows in the GIZ results model).

Each result is measured with a number of indicators. These are assessed on their own pages (see below). Coloured symbols indicate whether they are on or off track.

Finally, any number of activities can be added to the result. Their dates are integrated into a calendar.

Indicator

WebMo - Indicator

On the indicator page, it is important to note the name of the indicator and whether it measures only the result it belongs to or also the objective (results indicator versus objectives indicator). In the latter case, the indicator‘s data are linked into the Management Cockpit.

To qualify the indicator, a baseline value, three milestones and a target value are defined. You can choose for the values to be quantitative or qualitative.

The person responsible for the monitoring selects the status that the indicator is currently at. If the current status is behind deadline, the indicator is marked as „off track“.

Activity

WebMo - Activity

For an activity, the responsible staff member and a description are entered.

Also, a start and end date are defined, so that the activity can be integrated into the calendar of the result it belongs to.

To support operational planning and management, the status should be updated regularly to their actual status: planned, ongoing, completed, delayed or impossible.

Like on all the other pages, there is room for comments!