Better accountability through combining RBM with project management tools

As the resettlement of Syrian Refugees exemplifies, government programs, currently running on RBM, can be made more accountable if they were managed using PM principles, as well. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has outlined five accountability criteria for evaluating projects: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and impact. Setting the latter two aside, for...

TechGov Forum: How network analysis can benefit government agencies

With businesses and government agencies increasingly operating in a highly information-based economy and technologically-linked society, knowing the implications of various social network connections that link individuals and organization will become essential, according to John Burrett. Burrett is president and principal consultant at Haiku Analytics. He is an expert in using data graphics, social network analysis,...

The three questions you should ask yourself to avoid cost estimation risks

Risk is always present in any undertaking, no matter the size or duration of the project. Risk can jack up program costs, foul up schedules and draw out projects beyond their stated deadlines, and even ultimately derail a program....

Professionalizing Evaluation in the Government of Canada: How PHAC and HC Did it.

The Government of Canada’s newly announced Policy on Results replaces the former Policy on Evaluation. One new and welcome feature is that it declares in its Directive on Results that heads of evaluation are responsible for “ensuring that departmental evaluators have opportunities to develop their competencies and to earn evaluation-related designations or certifications from recognized...

021 | Delivering a great event, Attracting professionals to public sector & motivating elephants

In this episode, J. Richard Jones share information about the Canadian Government Executive Summit and why you should attend, especially if you want to know more about putting deliverology into practise. He speaks witth Dave Telka from Accenture about a most recent report that has identified the need to make careers within public sector more...

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Innovation, accountability and deliverology

Rules and accountability are helpful in developing and standardizing processes but there are instances when they can be a hindrance to innovation. Finding the right balance between accountability and innovation is essential in the public sector, according to Tony Dean , professor at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto , and adviser in public administration and public reforms to various governments in...

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Trudeau’s five deliverology targets

For several months now, the Liberal government ministers have been using as a guide, the theories and practices embodied in deliverology, the controversial result-management philosophy developed by British political adviser Michael Barber....

5 key trends driving the digital transformation

Global market trends are accelerating to increase the pressure on commercial and government organizations. It’s time to stop dabbling in discrete customer-facing digital projects and take the plunge towards digitization. The annual CGI outlook has amassed the results of in-person conversations with leaders from 10 industries and 20 countries. According to CGI President and CEO...

Putting PIUs First: A Private Sector Perspective

As a consultant, I work primarily with private sector organizations including the “big-five” banks, professional governing bodies and regulators for accountants, lawyers and trustees in bankruptcy. These businesses have deeply rooted performance measurement cultures, but are often unfamiliar with program evaluation. Managing evaluations within these organizations often entails accentuating evaluation capacity building while simultaneously enhancing...

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IoT projects face long delays: Gartner

Here’s some bad news for organizations contemplating projects that have something to do with the Internet of Things. Research firm Gartner, predicts that by 2020 more than half of major new business process and systems will incorporate some element of IoT. However, despite the growing prevalence of connected systems in the private and public sectors, Gartner...