Monitoring concepts and derived words
Meaning of follow-upfollow-up s. m.
1 Action follow a person to monitor their movements or to stop it: the police tracked the main suspect.
2. Close observation of the evolution and the development of a process.
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m. action and effect follow.
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s m tracking [seγi'mjento]
1 action follow a person or thing
My lawyer was conducted personally the monitoring of demand.
2 close observation of the development of a process
Doctors must perform an exhaustive tracking of your patient's symptoms.
Definition of monitoringThe word tracking is extensively in our language primarily used in two senses. On the one hand, to indicate the action of remain to something or someone, here a synonym of popular use of the concept of persecution.
And also this same word is used to indicate laobservacion and deep and detailed monitoring is carried out on a topic or on a person. Usually, this use of the term appears lot at the urging of police, judicial or simply Detective research contexts, i.e. when it hires a private investigator to investigate and follow a person with the Mission of discovering in that walk, among other issues.
In the specific case of the police, this body devotes much of his time and of his effort in the monitoring of individuals presumed are linked to an offence or a criminal organization. Meanwhile, this follow-up, which of course must be carried with care to avoid being discovered, reaches a crucial clue to resolve a case or catch someone with their hands in the dough, i.e. committing an unlawful.
It should be noted, that the follow-up can be an end positive by calling it in some way, for example, have the mission to accompany a person on any activity which makes it perform in a satisfactory manner; a father who regularly follows his son studies makes it with the clear objective that this can progress without complications in them and if it is evidenciase a problem, follow-up will allow the father take the necessary measures so that her daughter can overcome the problem, such as to send his son to a private tutor to be improved in the matter that is more loose.
Or failing that may have a negative purpose, such as cases in which a person remains so relentless and obsessive dyes to another.
As we have already indicated above, the persecution is the most used synonym for this term.
Concept of follow-upSupervision of the degree of realisation of a project in its intermediate stages and end through the verification of compliance with results and objectives, and of budgetary implementation.
In a development project tracking (monitoring) the objective is to ascertain facts that have occurred or not, while in the evaluation is to assess those facts and their impact on the environment. Another difference of these two functions that are part of the management of the project cycle is its purpose. In the case of the evaluation pursues learning and disseminate the results of the assessment; for tracking, learning factor is softer and the fundamental is to help better management of the project (in the case of the internal tracking) and contrast possible deviations from what was planned (in the case of the external monitoring).
As we advance, the tracking can be internal: If makes it the executing organization of the project and the beneficiary community; or external, if made it a person outside the project, usually hired by a cofinanciadora entity.
In any case the following conditions should be so that monitoring can be performed efficiently:
(a) all the elements of the array of project planning (MPP) must be defined with clarity and especially indicators, since they are these which has to set the reference to ascertain the degree of progress of the project. Also they are important assumptions, since they must be in the explanation of possible deviations from what was planned.
(b) there must be a timetable in which are collected with detail expected periods of carrying out the activities included in the MPP.
(c) budgetary allocations have to be broken down to the maximum possible level, distributed among the different funding part and assigned to each of these concepts.
(d) the implementing organization has to take an accounting system appropriate to the amount of the project, allowing to clearly record all movements of money including received transfers, changed quantities and amounts spent.
If these conditions it is easy to carry out the follow-up work that can be summarized in the following protocol:
(a) establish the targets set for the period being studied.
(b) inform the contingency occurred explaining possible deviations from what was planned for the period.
(c) ascertain the degree of achievement of results and objectives according to the indicators.
(d) check the entered money, changed quantities and the worn.
Starting from this simple scheme can develop different formats of reports but that basically have to pick up a very similar information.