LEAP Cycle

Analyse, Plan, Do and Review are the 4 stages in the LEAP Cycle. 

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Analyse - This stage asks us to think about what is the need or issue we want to address.  When we are sure that we understand the need or issue, we understand the motivation, capacity and opportunities of key stakeholders and that we can effectively address resistance to change then we are ready to progress to the planning stage.  

Plan - Having identified the need or issue in Analyse we are now ready to work with partners (partners will have been identified in Analyse) to decide what we want to achieve.  LEAP describes this as 'Visioning the outcomes' and involves answering simple questions: what difference should our actions make? This helps to give purpose and direction to a project.  Involving key agency and community stakeholders is the key to successful and sustainable projects.  When we have established our outcomes we will then go on to decide on suitable outcome indicators, identify resources to be used and develop a specific plan highlighting the methods to be used and who will be responsible for specific tasks.

Do - This stage allows the user (and editors) to record what has happened as the project is progressing. We are monitoring how well the project is progressing and keeping a record of any issues which arise.

Review - The stakeholders that were involved in the planning process should now come together to assess how good or bad the project was against the LEAP evaluation framework and the outcomes we agreed in the plan.

Throughout the project LEAP provides you with access to:

  • Key Questions that are relevant to the particular stage of the process.
  • Developed themed project examples e.g. adult learning, community capacity building which supports users to fill in the fields.