Accountability and Performance Weekly – July 12-18

Performance Management
Getting the Most from Strategic Reviews
Interview with Robert Shea, Principal in Grant Thornton Public Sector Practice, about the importance of strategic reviews.

Why successful performance measurement starts with considering purpose: An interview with Bob Behn, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Gov Innovator
As Bob Behn of the Harvard Kennedy School notes, performance measurement is not an end in itself. Instead, it can be helpful in achieving specific managerial purposes such as to evaluate, control, budget, motivate, promote, celebrate, learn and improve.

Articles on 2015 CAP Goals
Federal News Radio
Federal News Radio has released a series of articles on eight identified areas: people and culture, customer delivery, strategic sourcing, smarter IT delivery, shared services, open data, lab-to-market, and benchmark and improve mission-support operations.

Why Government Fails So Often
Timothy Clark, Government Executive
Analyzing programs that falter in an effort to lay the groundwork for success.

Using predictive analytics and rapid-cycle evaluation to improve program design and results: An interview with Scott Cody, Vice President, Mathematica Policy Research
Gov Innovator
What are predictive analytics and rapid-cycle evaluation and how can public agencies and programs use them to improve program delivery and outcomes?

Government contests come of age
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
Steve Kelman looks at the amazing growth of agency “challenges” over the past decade, and the valuable lessons gleaned in a recent study.

OMB aims to keep launch of digital A-Team on track
Jack Moore, Federal News Radio
The success of the Obama administration’s revamped agenda for IT reform could hinge on whether a plan to start up a digital-services “A-Team” within OMB stays on track.

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