Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017


The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 27, 2017.

In the magazine

Transforming VA’s IT Organization to Better Serve Veterans: Insights from LaVerne Council, Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
In his second inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln spoke of the tragedies of the Civil War and society’s need to unify and “to care for him who...

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Ten Success Factors in Implementing Large Initiatives
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Failed initiatives hog the headlines, but successes in government rarely see daylight.
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Are you addicted to performance management readings? There’s a new book out that you might want to stash in your beach bag.
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It is about making connections: introducing our listeners and connecting them to the work of key government executives who are changing the way government does business: hear from Craig Fugate, Michelle Moore, Dr. David Blumenthal, Rich Haley, Tom Davenport, and Alec Ross.
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OMB chief performance officer Jeff Zients has periodically said he wants to create a “performance management framework” for the federal government. Some are asking where is the framework? Others are asking do we really need a framework?
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With the issuance of Executive Order 13514 on federal sustainability, the Obama administration has called upon the federal government to lead by example: making its operations more sustainable, responsible, and efficient.
1,286 recommendations
A Federal Highway Administration international “scanning” team has identified a large number of important performance management lessons from mature systems in Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and Sweden.
1,323 recommendations
New ideas are the lifeblood of every organization. But getting action on those ideas isn’t always easy. The Center for American Progress has released a pair of reports that address these issues, and offer both case studies and concrete suggestions on how to make them happen.
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Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6) and Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI), U.S. Department of the Navy
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EVM is a powerful methodology that gives the executive, program manager, project manager, and other stakeholders the ability to visualize a project’s status at various points during the project life cycle and consequently manage projects, programs, and portfolios more effectively.
1,366 recommendations
OMB released new guidance to shift agencies from focusing on planning and reporting their performance to using their performance information to make decisions. It significantly changes how agencies prepare their GPRA-required plans and reports.
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Vice President for Sustainability, United States Postal Service (USPS)
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