Recent recommendations from OMB around IT Reform depend critically on the ability of those individuals and teams to manage large scale IT programs effectively, and to communicate with each other before, during, and after the contracts for such programs are released. This reality reinforces the fact that success relies on people, not technology: well-qualified leaders and managers who are incentivized to work together and achieve results.
This contribution outlines 10 principles designed to provide
insight into effective and efficient strategies on how to
best deploy financial management systems in alignment
with OMB’s goals and policies, with a focus on optimizing
resources and information in a modernized environment.
We offer these principles based upon lessons learned
from multiple financial management system deployments
throughout the public sector domestically and abroad.
When tackling very challenging problems, the discussion turns into a very tactical list of questions. How do we do that? Has anyone done that before? Who is the best in breed in solving that type of problem? How can we budget for that? What resources do we have? What resources do we need to pull in?