Accountability and Performance Weekly – August 30-September 5

Performance Management
A better path to performance management
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
Tests and metrics can be used to really improve, rather than simply reward and punish.

How program managers can use low-cost experiments to improve results
Andy Feldman, Gov Innovator Blog
How can public leaders and program managers use low-cost experiments — also knows as low-cost randomized controlled trials (RCTs) — to improve program results in government?

Becoming an evidence focused grant-making organization: An interview with Kelly Fitzsimmons, Vice President, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Andy Feldman, Gov Innovator Blog
How can grant making agencies in the public sector build their capacity to build and use rigorous evidence and help their grantees do so too?

How data analytics can improve real property management
Rana Lahiri and Mark DeRosa, Federal Computer Week
Real estate is a massive (and complicated) part of agency operations. Leading-edge analytics help make the most of existing footprints.

Program management: The contractor’s role
Richard Spires, Federal Computer Week
Here is what it takes, both officially and informally, to make the partnership between an agency and a contractor succeed.

Open Government
Civic Ninjas Find Long-Term Solutions to Government Problems
Jessica Hughes, Government Technology
Civic hacking has evolved — it has become a way for civic-minded technologists to bypass red tape to find solutions for community and government problems. And now, one civic hacking group is taking that evolution a step further.

Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning: Are Agencies Set Up to Fail?
Dan Blair, Government Executive
While current operations must remain a priority, agencies must institutionalize long-term planning to make sure issues critical to future mission performance are addressed.

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