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...

Solving Complex Problems

Having a clear definition of success is one of the key components in achieving the desired results of a project but oftentimes, many projects become too complex to manage. In many of these cases, major projects and programs which are considered initially “complicated” in nature, end up in “chaos”, and often subject to visceral media...

On the cusp of a dramatic, generational change

On a recent visit to Ottawa, I had the opportunity to sit down with some of Canada’s top public service executives to find out what’s on their mind and to discuss CGE. These meetings reinforced what I’ve been hearing from executives and managers at all levels across the country. Namely, with the rapid onset of...

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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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Lean solutions to 5 deliverology challenges

Deliverology is fast becoming a buzzword in the Canadian government scene. The Liberals have recently embraced the management method developed by British political adviser Michael Barber, however, while deliverology has gained some adherents on this side of the pond, it also has its fair share of critics....

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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....

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Trudeau’s ‘deliverology’ guy

He is often referred to as the federal government’s first “chief delivery man.” In January this year, Matthew Mendelsohn, a public policy expert and founding director of Canadian think tank Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, joined the Liberal government’s Privy Council Office –sometimes described as the bureaucratic nerve centre ....

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What you need to know about Deliverology and Implementation

Are you absolutely clear what the government wants to achieve? Are you absolutely clear what government’s role is? Are you confident that your preferred approach can be delivered? These questions might appear too obvious for many government executives planning a project, but they were actually part of a checklist on “how to turn strategy into...

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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...

Are big data users leaving behind Hadoop?

As the adoption rate of big data technologies among Canadian companies continue to rise there is a growing indication that organizations are shifting towards alternatives to Hadoop, according to analyst firm IDC . Big data adoption in Canada is expected to nearly double through 2016 however, the open-source software framework designed for distributed storage and processing...