The theory of change methodology is used to identify root causes for issues, understand the
customers and internal process needs, and identify measurable actions.
You can find a summary on using a theory of change here: Theory of Change Explainer. Although
non-profit organisations mostly use this tool, it has a very strong business case application and
allows us to focus on high-priority items to change within our business.
The change logic and its underlying set of assumptions, which are spelled out in the rationales given for why specific connections exist between outcomes and in the theory narrative.
– Discussing the inputs
– Identify the activities
– What are the outputs
– What are the outcomes
– Align your initiative, project, or program and stated mission.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THEORY OF CHANGE?
A clear and testable hypothesis about how change will occur that not only allows you to be
accountable for results, but also makes your results more credible because they were predicted to
occur in a certain way. A visual representation of the change you want to see in your organisation
and how you expect it to come about.