Performance Management


Performance Management

Leigh Botwink

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 - 12:47
Leigh Botwinik is the Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government.  As a member of the Fels Consulting practice, she managed the SchoolStat project, a collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia, and worked with a variety of public sector clients on performance management initiatives.

Richard Boyle, PhD

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 - 12:47
Richard Boyle, PhD, is Head of Research with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) in Ireland. He has worked with the IPA since 1986. His main research interests focus on public service modernization, managing for results in the public sector, and developing and implementing effective performance management and evaluation systems.

Congressional Transparency Caucus Formed

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 - 21:58
Government Executive’s Elizabeth Newell writes that a bipartisan congressional Transparency Caucus  has been formed.  Led by Republican Representative Darrell Issa (CA) and Democratic Representative Michael Quigley (IL), the Caucus will advocate greater government transparency and provide support and oversight of government efforts.

Key National Indicators Are Now Real

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 - 17:09
Almost three years ago, I blogged on the need for a Key National Indicator System so we, as a nation, could track our progress using data, not diatribe.  It’s happened.  A provision buried on page 1,489 of the health insurance reform bill makes it real!

Harnessing Informal Networks

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 - 17:52
Another Harvard Business Review article in the March 2010 issue is worth highlighting.  A piece by Richard McDermott and Douglas Archibald examines informal and formal networks in companies, such as Fluor and ConocoPhillips, but their insights are relevant to public agencies as well.  And they may be helpful to the Obama Administration’s efforts to create its proposed set of “problem solving networ

Why Execution Stalls

Monday, March 8th, 2010 - 18:33
Don Sull, of the London Business School writes about “why execution stalls,’ in the March 2010 issue of the Harvard Business Review.  He also offers a set of steps to take to ensure successful execution of programs.  While he focuses on the private sector, the lessons seem equally relevant to the public sector!

How Leaders Make a Difference

Thursday, March 4th, 2010 - 21:59
In the wake of the Katrina disaster, one Louisiana state agency leader used the “clean slate” provided as an opportunity to re-design the eligibility determination process for health care benefits provided to citizens in need.

Balancing Innovation, Risk, and Control

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 - 22:00
A Canadian think tank has released a report on how senior government executives can support innovation by their employees as a way of solving societal problems and delivering better value to citizens.  The report’s insights have some useful application to U.S. government executives, as well.

Topic 1: Performance Improvement and Analysis

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - 19:14
Since the enactment of the Government Performance and Results Act in 1993, all agencies now have strategic plans and performance measures supported by an infrastructure of staff and processes build to collect and deliver performance data.  The Obama Administration took office promising to appoint a “chief performance officer” to improve performance.

Framing a Public Management Research Agenda

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - 17:04
The IBM Center for The Business of Government hosted a forum in November 2009 to examine the Obama Administration’s themes for a high-performing government and to frame a public management research agenda. Participants included nearly 50 of the nation’s top public management researchers, scholars, and distinguished practitioners.  The forum was an effort to help bridge the gap between research and practice, and to collectively develop a research agenda that would help government executives move things forward.