This is used by the unit for comparing actual project impacts against the agreed strategic plans. It looks at what you set out to do, at what you have accomplished and how you accomplished it. It is usually formative, with the aim of improving the strategy used or it can be summative, to draw learnings from a completed project.
The unit applies this through the systematic collection and analysis of information as a project progresses, it is aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization. It is based on targets set and activities planned during the planning phases of work. It helps to keep the work on track, and can let the management know when things are going wrong. It enables you to determine whether the resources you have available are sufficient and are being well used, whether the capacity you have is sufficient and appropriate, and whether you are doing what you planned to do.
Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
AIRC has strengths that can be used to exploit the current and emerging opportunities. However there are also internal weaknesses that reduce the centre’s capacity to exploit opportunities, remain competitive and achieve sustained growth.