Case Study Development Blueprint
How might we get better at learning and knowledge sharing across our programs over time in a simple, obvious, and efficient way?
Codify knowledge sharing processes
Suggested Participants: Project owner(s)
An overview of the process to conceptualize and develop a publication-ready case study, including key activities, questions to answer and inputs / outputs along each stage. It helps make explicit what resources will be needed to complete the process.
- Activities mapped to key questions, inputs and outputs, and project management considerations along the way
- Enables higher quality insights due to the participatory nature of process
- Supports resource planning
- Creates clarity across teams about requirements and expected outputs at each step in the processHow might we get better at learning and knowledge sharing across our programs over time in a simple, obvious and efficient way?
How to Implement
Identify an opportunity to convene team members to talk about roles and responsibilities for case study development.
Consider the inputs required at each step along the way. What inputs does your team have at their disposal? Where are there gaps that may require additional work and support?
Consider how this process maps to ongoing learning activities. How does this process integrate with existing processes to identify and synthesize emerging program insights? When is the right time for team members to focus on case study development?
Assign roles and responsibilities. How do the case study development activities map onto the team’s existing skills and capabilities? Who can own which parts of the process? Who should provide cross-cutting support?
Integration into ongoing learning activities, in order to tap learnings as they emerge from across a diverse program portfolio and to build learning products over time
Participation from the right team members at the right time to ensure the case study benefits from collective knowledge from across the team