Complete Monitoring & Evaluation Software Development Guide
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Complete Monitoring & Evaluation Software Development Guide

Learn the skills to design and deploy a comprehensive Monitoring & Evaluation Software for your organisation
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Last updated 7/2017
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Includes:
  • 8 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the application and importance of IT & software solutions to Project Monitoring & Evaluation so the implementation will be easy, interesting and a walk through
  • Learn how to study and analyze project plans and framework so the monitoring & evaluation process can be interpreted and integrated easily into the software design and development
  • Learn how to design and develop data models and logic flow so the systems dataflow circle will be well structured
  • Learn how to create MySQL database and link it to your application
  • Learn how to design and develop project monitoring and evaluation data entry and update forms and report pages so users can add, edit and manage field data’s and make reports available for all stakeholders
  • Learn how to design and develop user login & logout forms so user access and privileges will be well managed
  • Learn how to create user groups and assign users to these groups for better access management
  • Learn how to write and read elementary CSS codes so user interface designs that need CSS skills will be easily handled
  • Learn how to create a site in Dreamweaver
  • Learn the importance and application of Database Normalization to software development
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Requirements
  • Know and understand the importance of web application to modern day businesses
  • Appreciate the importance of web application to project monitoring and evaluation
  • Know or be willing to learn how to analyze, interpret and design systems to be able to understand and translate project reports from paper design to finished work
  • Know or be willing to learn how to write, read and understand PHP, CSS, Javascript and MySQL code structures and their application
  • Be willing to learn new things with regards to web application
Description

In this course, you will learn all the basic skills to design and deploy a comprehensive Web based Monitoring & Evaluation Software Solution for your organization.

Web based software solutions are helping organizations keep up with their daily projects. A number of organizations are not there yet due to the cost of implementation. But in this course, we are going to see how easy it is to actually design, develop and deploy a complete and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation software system.

Paper-based monitoring and evaluation process have a number of limitations, although they are very easy to create and organizations already have the skills and tools they need to create them. They don’t deliver as at when due.

Besides the Paper-based solution, the use of MS Excel has also been adopted and is widely used by development professionals. As a result, it’s easy for them to dive straight in without extra training.

As earlier mentioned, there are clear visible problems with these methods. Capturing data on paper and then collating various spreadsheets is time consuming and prone to error. Managers also don’t have clear oversight into what is happening in real-time. Monitoring & Evaluation indicators are only available after all the data has been entered, compiled and analyzed. This means that if there are any issues, management might not realize until they receive a 6 monthly report. It also means that decisions will be made by management based on outdated data.

But with the web based monitoring and evaluation solution, the reverse will be the case. Organizations will be able to

  • Collect their project monitoring data as close to source as possible. 
  • Access real-time updates on specific projects, review and criticize incorrect data entries. 
  • View overall and specific project summaries using dashboard charts and tables
  • •Convert an entire report with dashboard charts and tables to PDF with a single click of a button
  • Feedback useful information to staff, in a timely manner.
  • Enable management to make decisions in real time
  • Reduce cost on project field visits
  • Reduce cost on overall staff manpower
  • Increase project transparency and visibility
  • Increase trust and accountability
  • Do a lot more with less cost.
Who is the target audience?
  • An IT personal working for an organization involved in Monitoring & Evaluation activities
  • An independent web developer who wants to learn and expand their skills
  • A Monitoring & Evaluation Project officer who wants to make a positive shift from using the Paper and MS Excel based reporting method to using a web based data entry and reporting method
  • IT and Project Consulting Freelancers who want to expand their services by providing web based project Monitoring & Evaluation systems to their clients.
  • A Project Manager who wants to make a positive shift from using the Paper and MS Excel based reporting method to using a web based data entry and reporting method
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Curriculum For This Course
52 Lectures
07:56:48
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Getting Started with Complete Monitoring & Evaluation Software Development Guide
4 Lectures 30:34

In this course, you will learn all the basic skills to design and deploy a comprehensive Web based Monitoring & Evaluation Software Solution for your organization.

Web based software solutions are helping organizations keep up with their daily projects. A number of organizations are not there yet due to the cost of implementation. But in this course, we are going to see how easy it is to actually design, develop and deploy a complete and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation software system.

Paper-based monitoring and evaluation process have a number of limitations, although they are very easy to create and organizations already have the skills and tools they need to create them. They don’t deliver as at when due.

Besides the Paper-based solution, the use of MS Excel has also been adopted and is widely used by development professionals. As a result, it’s easy for them to dive straight in without extra training.

The problem with these methods are that data entering paper surveys, and then collating various spreadsheets is time consuming and prone to error. Managers also don’t have clear oversight into what is happening in real-time. Monitoring & Evaluation indicators are only available after all the data has been entered, compiled and analyzed. This can mean that if there are any issues, management might not realize until they receive a 6 monthly report. It also means that decisions are being made by management based on outdated data.

But with the web based monitoring and evaluation solution, the reverse will be the case. Organizations will be able to

  • Collect their project monitoring data as close to source as possible. 
  • Access real-time updates on specific projects, review and criticize incorrect data entries. 
  • View overall and specific project summaries using dashboard charts and tables
  • Convert entire report with charts and dashboard table data’s to PDF.
  • Feedback useful information to staff, in a timely manner.
  • Enable management to make decisions in real time
  • Reduce cost on project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Reduce cost on overall staff manpower
  • Do a lot more with far less cost.
Preview 04:17

In this lecture, I am going to share with us, using a video clip, the general overview of the software features or modules that we are going to cover in this course. 

Preview 17:10

This lecture give us insights into the benefits of using Monitoring and Evaluation Software Solution instead of Paper and MS Excel Based data capturing methods

Preview 03:45

In this lecture section, we are going to learn how to design a mobile version of your application for use EXCLUSIVELY on devices like Ipads and Tablets.

NOTE: This is going to be the last section in this course. Until you see this section and the lectures in it, simply know that more sections and lectures are still being added before this BONUS LECTURE SECTION

Versions for use on phones will not be covered in this section


Preview 05:22
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Project Plans and Framework
1 Lecture 10:08

In this lecture, we are going to discuss about:

1. Monitoring & Evaluation Plans and Framework

2. How Monitoring & Evaluation Plans and Framework design can be integrated in the software logic flow

Project Plans and Framework
10:08
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Data Model, Logic Flow and Database Normalization
5 Lectures 38:19

A Data Model provide the basic concepts and notations that will allow database designers and end users clearly and accurately communicate their understanding of the organizational data.

In this lecture, we are going to learn about this concept and how it can help us in the M&E Software Development project

Importance and application of a Data Models
09:55

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to design a simple Data Flow that will help us understand the application of Data Flow in our project.

Design a Data Models
04:51

Logic Flow refers to the decision making process whereby you choose which actions to take under which circumstances.  

In this lecture, we are going to learn the relevance of Logic Flow and how it will help us design and develop a custom web based Monitoring & Evaluation Software Solution

Importance and application of a Logic Flow
03:50

In this lecture, we are going to design a simple logic flow of how our project data can be updated after a field visit.

Design a Logic Flow
03:47

Database Normalization is a process used to organize a database into tables and columns. The idea is that a table should be about a specific topic and that only those columns which support that topic are included.

In this lecture, we are going to learn the importance and application of Database Normalization. To some students, its going to be a reminder or a refresher lecture.

Database Normalization
15:56
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Upload project folder to server and create a site in Dreamweaver
2 Lectures 07:33

In this lecture I am going to show you how to import or rather copy and dump the project folder into the root folder (www) of your WAMPServer.

Upload project folder to server
02:00

Since we are going to use Dreamweaver CS6 as our development tool, its important to learn how to create a site in Dreamweaver.

In this lecture I am going to show you how to create a new site in Dreamweaver…..

Create a new site in Dreamweaver
05:33
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MySQL Database Creation, Linking and Management
2 Lectures 10:01

In this lecture I am going to show you how to create a database and import your database dump into the database you have created

Create MySQL Database and import database dump
03:15

In this lecture I am going to show you how to link your Dreamweaver site to your project database.

Like other development tools, Dreamweaver stores it database connection files in a folder called Connection. This folder is created automatically by Dreamweaver.

Link site to your project database
06:46

Lets see if you understood the steps on how to create a MySQL database and link it to your application

Database Creation, Linking and Management
1 question
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User Login, Failed Login & Logout Pages
3 Lectures 24:58

In this lecture, we are going to take an overview of our login form page and see what it takes to design one

Overview of user login form page
06:10

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to link our Admin and Settings database tables to our Login form page

Link Admin and Settings tables to Login page and add user authentication code
12:31

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to create a Logout page and Logout Successful form page

Logout and Logout Successful pages
06:17

Now that you have completed this session, lets see if you understood all that you learnt

User Login, Failed Login & Logout Pages
1 question
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Design Application Template
6 Lectures 01:02:15

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to create a blank page and add bootstrap containers from where we will place our application header, sidemenu and footer

Create a blank page and add bootstrap containers
13:14

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to add background colour to our header container and then insert application logo

Add header background colour and insert logo
11:26

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to insert current user welcome text and user account area dropdown menu codes

Insert current user welcome text and user account area dropdown menu codes
10:34

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to insert accordion sidemenu

Insert accordion sidemenu
07:55

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to add footer background colour, copyright and developer details

Add footer background colour, copyright and developer details
06:50

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to add content editable region

Add content editable region
12:16

Its your turn now to design your own application template

Design Your Own Application Template
1 question
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Data Entry & Update Forms
9 Lectures 01:20:22

Our application pages needs to be linked so we can navigate from one page to the other.

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to add links to our pages using Sidemenu links.

Add links to pages using Sidemenu links
06:07

The project data entry and update forms has a number of unique features that makes them user friendly.

In this lecture, we are going to take an overview of the unique features as seen on the forms.

Overview of project data entry form
09:04

As earlier mentioned in our previous lecture, our project data entry and update forms has a number of unique features that makes them user friendly.

In this lecture, we are going to design a simple project data entry form.

Design a simple project data entry and update forms
18:20

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to add currency plugin to the project cost textbox of our data entry and update forms

Add currency plugin to data entry and update form textboxes
09:37

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to add item drop down list to form select box

Add item drop down to form select box
04:55

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to add select date plugin to form date textbox

Add select date plugin to form date textbox
06:47

The beneficiaries fields which of course includes adult men, adult women and total children need to be summed up to have the total number of beneficiaries.

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to add calculator plugin that will enable us sum the three beneficiaries fields together and place the sum in total beneficiaries textbox.

Add calculator plugin to sum multiple fields together
10:32

If our CKEditor baseline URL links are not well configured, it will not show on our form page. Its therefore very important that we ensure it is properly configured along side with the global height.

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to configure our CKEditor baseline URL links and global text area height

Configuring CKEditor baseline URL links and global text area height
05:41

Adding a text editor in the text area field will help in entering well formatted text, images, tables, special symbols and many other features in our contents

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to add CKEditor text editor plugin to our form text area

Add CKEditor text editor plugin to your form textarea
09:19

This is quite a lengthy section I must admit. However, there are a lot you have length in it anyway. Now its time to show if you really understand.

Design your own Data Entry & Update Forms
1 question
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MySQL insert, select and update statements
4 Lectures 57:47

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to post (insert) project data contents from data entry form to database

How to post (insert) data entry form content to database
18:53

To enable us design a working update data form, we need to first generate our project data Select SQL statement. This is the statement that will pull our data from the database to the update form based on the selected project unique ID

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to generate this project data recordset using the Select SQL statement

Generating our project data recordset using the Select SQL statement
14:19

After posting our project data to the database, there might be need to update or edit all or a few of the contents using a form called the update or edit form.

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to update project data stored in the database using the update form

How to update project data stored in the database using the update form
16:14

Posting our updated data on the update form to the database require an SQL statement.

In this lecture, we are going to review this SQL statement and how it formats our data when posting it to the database.

Using the update SQL Statement to update our project data in the database
08:21

Now that you have learnt how to post data using the insert statement and update using the update statement, lets see you practice by inserting data into your database using your data entry form and using the select statement retrieve it to your update form and using the update statement, update the part or all of the record

Insert and update your own data using the insert, select and update statements​
1 question
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Project Details Page
2 Lectures 23:39

The project details page enables us to view our project details in a read only form. No aspect of the contents can be edited on this page

In this lecture, we are going to take an overview of this project details page.

Overview of project details (read-only) page
04:37

After posting our project data to the database, there need to be a way of viewing the details of the projects. This is important for guest viewers whose access right is read-only.

In this lecture, we are going to learn how to design project read-only detail page

Design project detail page (read-only data page)
19:02

This is one of the simplest Section. Lets see how far you can go in designing your own project detail page

Design your won Project Details Page
1 question
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About the Instructor
Prince Michael Enyichi Nwuzor
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Business Analyst, Web Application Developer & IT Consultant

My name is Prince Michael E. Nwuzor, the Chief Consultant of NetDataflow Support Systems Ltd. 

My core areas of specialty include Business Analysis, Web Application Development, Training/Facilitation, IT Project Management and Media Content Streaming.

Over the past 10 years, I have worked for a number of companies, designing and developing applications ranging from:

  • Vendor Management System
  • Social Impact Assessment System
  • Church Conference Managements System
  • Web Based Patients Medical Portal
  • School Fees Management System
  • School Admission Registration
  • Result Based Project Monitoring & Evaluation System
  • Just to mention a few

I am glad to be part of Udemy to share my skill, ideas and potentials with people who are keen to learn just like me.