Performance Management

 

Performance Management

Doing What Works

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 - 23:16
The Obama Administration’s favorite think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), has launched a new project, “Doing What Works.” Led by Reece Rushing and Jitinder Kohli, it has three objectives: Eliminating or redesigning misguided spending programs and tax expenditures focused o priority areas such as health care, energy, and education;

Recovery Act Reporting

Monday, February 15th, 2010 - 21:54
The Recovery Transparency and Accountability Board posted its second set of updates onto its Recovery.Gov website last week.  The new data covered Recovery Act spending in the last quarter of 2009 (October – December).  There were some public reports with mild complaints about inaccura

Michael J. Keegan

Monday, February 15th, 2010 - 16:13
Michael has two decades of experience with both the private and public sectors encompassing strategic planning, business process redesign, strategic communications and marketing, performance management, change management, executive and team coaching, and risk-financing.

Obama's Stealth Management Revolution

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 - 21:27
“Where is Obama’s big-bang reform of government?” laments an insightful article by University of Maryland public administration dean, Donald Kettl, in a forum on President Obama’s management initiatives in the current issue of The Public Manager.  He says that President Obama is quietly reshaping the way government works and dubs it a "stealth revolution."

Obama's FY 2011 Management Initiatives

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - 18:23
Most of the news media focused on the size of the budget and which agencies gained or lost.  However, the budget also included an overview of the Obama Administration’s management initiatives, as well. The overall emphasis of these initiatives is on achieving defined mission-oriented results.  It de-emphasizes (but still addresses) improvements to mission-support functions and the reporting of performance information.

"Performance" in the FY 2011 Budget

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - 15:19
Given what we have learned from experience and careful research, the performance management approach the Obama Administration lays out in the Analytic Perspectives section of the FY 2011 budget is very promising and represents a more aggressive, more coherent, and more comprehensive approach than that of past Administrations.

Finding Bright Spots

Monday, January 25th, 2010 - 17:36
The latest issue of FastCompany magazine has a terrific piece by Chip and Dan Heath, “Find a Bright Spot and Clone It.”  While it uses private sector examples, their insights apply equally to government.

Veterans Affairs: "Transformation 21" and Beyond

Thursday, January 21st, 2010 - 23:55
The Department of Veterans Affairs, like HUD, is undertaking significant transformation efforts with congressional support.  Its initial “Transformation 21” plan was framed around its fiscal year 2010 budget.  Subsequently, more is on the way, but it has not yet been fully released.

Calling on Corporate Leaders: Now vs. Then

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - 16:25
The White House sponsored a forum last week of about 50 corporate executives to seek  insights about how to successfully transform large organizations.  These included the leaders of Facebook, Southwest Airlines, Microsoft, and Whirlpool.

Leadership Matters

Friday, January 15th, 2010 - 16:30