Performance Management


Performance Management

Re-Thinking Performance Metrics in Federal Agencies

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 - 11:07
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 11:02
In a Federal News Radio conversation with reporter Francis Rose and two other guests – Robert Shea, a former OMB executive, and Jon Desenberg, with the Performance Institute – we talked about the Obama Administration’s performance initiatives to date, and the potential implications for agency efforts to measure performance.

Friday Round-Up, August 6

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 - 16:01
Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 15:57
Privacy vs. Transparency? Four items have caught my attention this week, spurred by this post on GovLoop, "Internet: Defining privacy in a public space" 

Eliminating Government Program Duplication and Overlap

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 - 15:04
Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 14:59
A recent survey by the left-leaning Center for American Progress find that most Americans lack confidence in government and one of the leading factors is that three-quarters feel that government agencies duplica

Caswell F. Holloway

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - 13:55
I think about performance every day. How are we performing as a utility? How do we define success across the agency? It’s really important to define what success means, and then measure it.
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Commissioner New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
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Caswell F. Holloway

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - 13:44
Appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to lead the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Commissioner Caswell F. (Cas) Holloway took office on January 1, 2010.  Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief of Staff to Deputy Mayor for Operations Edward Skyler and as Special Advisor to Mayor Bloomberg. 

An Agenda of Key Reforms

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 - 15:45
Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 15:42
The Obama Administration’s favorite think tank, the Center for American Progress, launched a “Doing What Works” initiative earlier this year.  The staff pulled together a 16-point plan, which was recently the focus of an opinion poll survey.  The highest rated item: “Require every federal agency to set cl

Beach Reading for Performance Wonks

Thursday, July 8th, 2010 - 12:49
Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 12:44
A newly-released book by a trio of authors, Performance Management in the Public Sector, (available August 2nd) takes a strategic and theory-based look at performance approaches. The authors – Wouter Van Dooren, Geert Bouckaert, and John Halligan – are well-known academics in the field from Belgium and Australia. Their book provides useful context for pe

Should We Create a Performance Management Framework?

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 - 10:50
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:46
OMB last month released a memo on its next steps on improving agency performance.  Rather than defining a government-wide, all-encompassing framework, it focuses on defining a framework for agency “high priority performance goa

Performance management lessons from Sweden to New Zealand

Friday, July 2nd, 2010 - 15:26
Friday, July 2, 2010 - 15:19
At a time when the Office of Management and Budget is asking federal executives and managers to place even more attention on performance management activities, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has released a scanning study of how transportation agencies in Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and Sweden apply performance management. “Linking Transportation Performance and Accountability” doc

Managing Costs from the Inside

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 - 15:01
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 14:57
OMB and Congress are demanding agencies to rein in spending. Is there a way to do more with less? According to a new IBM Center report, the answer may be “yes.”   In their report, “Project Management in Government: An Introduction to Earned Value Management (EVM),” professors Young Hoon Kwak and Frank Anbari say EVM “is a management methodology for integrating the oversight of the scope, schedu