Helping Government Address Major Challenges and Opportunities

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 - 11:46
Effective and innovative approaches for managing people, processes, and technologies can support agencies to deliver critical missions effectively, bolstering the government’s ability to serve the citizen and protect the Nation. Enabling the public sector to deliver on mission priorities remains a major research theme of the IBM Center for The Business of Government.   Making this vital connection between outcomes that agencies strive f

Implementing Performance Measurement Initiatives In Government

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 - 15:20
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 15:19
I was responsible for the design and implementation of the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System (PMES) implemented by the Government of India in 2009. It has been described extensively, including by my colleague, John Kamensky. This experience taught me lessons about not only what governments need to do but also what they must not do. 

Performance Partnership Pilots: Increasing Program Flexibility to Improve Outcomes

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 - 10:44
As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014, Congress authorized a limited number of local projects targeted to assisting disconnected youth. The Performance Partnership Pilots program currently involves participation from seven different federal departments or agencies and is administered by the Department of Education.

Weekly Roundup March 25, 2016

Friday, March 25th, 2016 - 15:37
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 15:18
Michael J. Keegan

Weekly Roundup March 18, 2016

Friday, March 18th, 2016 - 2:10
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 01:44
Michael J. Keegan 'The best leaders allow themselves to be persuaded'. Steve Kelman notes that a critical leadership trait is far harder than it sounds. Healthcare entering next wave of cyberthreats. While there's evidence that organizations are better controlling data loss, today's attackers are becoming much more targeted and sophisticated

Weekly Roundup March 11, 2016

Friday, March 11th, 2016 - 19:00
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 17:56

Prajapati Trivedi

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 - 16:07
Prof. Prajapati Trivedi is a Senior Fellow (Governance) and an Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Indian School of Business (ISB), where he is directing a project on ‘Regulating the Regulators’ and is the Faculty Chair for the Management Programme in Public Policy (MPPP). In addition, he is a Visiting Economics Faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Weekly Roundup January 29, 2016

Friday, January 29th, 2016 - 16:49
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 15:30
John Kamensky

More Bread Crumbs in Approps Bill

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 - 16:04
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 14:59
The fiscal year 2016 consolidated appropriations bill was signed in mid-December, averting a potential government shutdown, but the bill was over two thousand pages long, with even more details in the accompanying committee reports.  The amount of detail is amazing, including a provision authorizing breastfeeding of babies in federal buildings (p. 582), but there are also five provisions that have potential long-term effects on government performance and management.

Creating a Balanced Portfolio of Information Technology Metrics

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - 14:15
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This report investigates the state of the use of IT metrics in the public sector. The project reviewed literature across diverse fields such as management sciences, information systems, public administration and management, and operations management to examine the state-of-the-art approaches to the use of metrics for IT in the public sector. The project analyzed strategic plans from federal and state government IT offices to understand how metrics were captured in these formal plans. The Need for Metrics
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