Accountability and Performance Weekly – February 15-21

Performance Management
The new Strategic Objective Review
Paul Posner, Federal Times
Starting with the new strategic plans to be published in 2014, every agency will be required to conduct annual reviews of their strategic objectives.The reviews will highlight those areas where the agency has made noteworthy progress or faces significant challenges.

How to Jump-Start Analytics in Your City
Jason Shueh, Government Technology
New York City’s former Chief Analytics Officer Michael Flowers offers some basic pointers on what and what not to do when starting a city analytics program.

Promising Practices for Interagency Collaboration
John Kamensky, Business of Government
A new report examines four successful cross-agency collaborative initiatives that overcome program overlaps, and identifies four sets of promising practices that they use in order to be effective.

From the Frontlines of Innovation
Key insights from an interview with four government innovators discussing questions like: What is government innovation? Does it matter? What makes innovation so hard?

Strategies for Fostering Innovation
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard recently concluded a 3-part paper miniseries that “explores emerging strategies to strengthen the civic, institutional, and political building blocks that are critical to developing novel solutions to public problems.

Rethinking the Modern Federal Manager
Ross Gianfortune, Government Executive
A new style of manager is emerging in government. This modern federal manager is adaptable, open and able to gets results despite myriad constraints.

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