Phase H is the scary part.
So how did it go?
Did you accomplish what you set out to do in the architecture?
Seeing whether your idea really worked is a scary thing.
It forces you to look at yourself and your ideas.
It often forces you to admit you were wrong.
I think that’s why the E part in ADDIE is often neglected.
We got the thing rolled out.
We’ve moved on to other stuff
Evaluation forces you to ask hard questions. Of your program. Of yourself (if you put a lot of yourself in your program).
It can be really really really uncomfortable.
However, it is also one of the most important steps of almost any activity.
Evaluation allows you to fine tune what you are doing.
Get closer to a workable solution.
Or…better…get closer to the actual problem.