There are several different definitions, formats, templates and structures for project logical frameworks available in the main project management methodologies. If you google “logical framework” then you will probably get lost in the hundreds different models.
According to PMDPro, the logical framework is an analytical tool used to plan, monitor and evaluate projects. It derives its name from the logical linkages set out by the planner(s) to connect a project’s means with its ends.
It is intended to serve as:
- A systematic tool for organizing the project thinking and identifying relationships between resources, activities, and project results;
- A visual way of presenting and sharing the project intervention logic;
- A tool to identify and assess risks inherent in the proposed project design;
- A tool for measuring progress through indicators and means of verification.
So, let´s agree that it is a friendly tool that is capable of demonstrating the project main logic and dependencies in one matrix. It´s a friend… but, let´s meet its many faces. Continue reading “Logical Framework – A friend with many faces”