The new 1.4.1 version of the Dynamic COMPAS allows you to mask phases, chapters and key questions.
Just as a humanitarian response should be adapted to a context, a quality assurance approach should be adapted to the organisation that implements it (see the article Adapting the Dynamic COMPAS to the needs of NGOs …).
Even though we still recommend using the 12 criteria of the Quality COMPAS, we are aware that adopting the method can be made easier by initially using a less complete version.
It was with this in mind that we decided to make version 1.4.1 of the Dynamic COMPAS more flexible.
What is now possible
With version 1.4.1 you can now mask individual phases, chapters and key questions for new projects.
For example, you can work on as many phases of the project cycle as you want, depending on how your organisation functions. If you only want to work on 2 phases, you can personalise the Dynamic COMPAS accordingly.
On screen, this gives:
You can also create your own quality reference framework by selecting the criteria you want to work on amongst those of the Quality COMPAS. In practice, if you select 8 of the 12 Quality COMPAS criteria, the software will only cover the related chapters and key questions.
For the time being, a brief technical intervention, which can be explained over the phone or by email, is necessary to mask phases, chapters and key questions. Therefore, if you wish to adapt the Dynamic COMPAS to your needs, do not hesitate to contact us. The technical support service is free and we will be very happy to help you!
Possibilities for the future…
If there are a large number of requests to mask phases/chapters/key questions, the next step will be to create an administration screen which allows users to carry out this operation themselves.
Do not hesitate to contact us with your ideas!