Accountability and Performance Weekly – December 2-8

Performance Management
Goal Playbook
Performance Improvement Council
The Performance Improvement Council has released a new on-line “playbook” to help agency managers develop goals and plans to achieve them.

‘Reinventing government,’ 25 years later
Steve Kelman, Federal Computer Week
In 1993, the government began shifting its focus to performance, but the question remains: Has the procurement system improved?

Overcoming the Strategy Execution Gap
Howard Risher, Government Executive
Leaders should be open to employees’ ideas for improving performance.

Why data chiefs need to be everywhere
Mark Rockwell, Federal Computer Week
Agency chief data officers belong where they are needed, and that’s not necessarily in the IT shop.

How’s My Program Doing? The Question That Doesn’t Always Have a Good Answer
Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, Governing
Program evaluation offices have yet to become common throughout government — and where they do exist, many lawmakers don’t know about them.

Why Every Mayor Should Consider Launching a Policy Lab
Andy Feldman and Stephen Goldsmith, Governing
As D.C. is demonstrating, it’s a way to use evidence and rigorous research to produce better outcomes.

Re-Imagining Government Modernization
Tim Stitely, Business of Government
Using the “3 P + S” approach can move government modernization forward.

Louisville, Ky., Works to Foster Institutional Innovation
Zack Quaintance, Government Technology
To make innovation thinking more accessible and commonplace across departments, the city has deployed analog and internal hackathons along with a badges system inspired by the Girl Scouts.

What does the future of the SES look like?
Chase Gunter, Federal Computer Week
Members of the Senior Executive Service wonder what needs to be done to create a pipeline of future leaders.

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