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Welcome to the Club, Millennials!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Hammer Feb 4. 1 Reply

Time to start picking on the next generation - Congrats, Millennials. Now It’s Your Turn to Be…Continue

Tags: X, generation, millennials

The Power of Intergenerational Mentorship

Started Nov 27, 2013 0 Replies

Want more engagement among government employees? Intergenerational mentorship can be the key -…Continue

Just Calling Something "Agile" Doesn't Make It So

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Brantley Jun 19, 2013. 5 Replies

"Universal Credit" is the UK government's project to unify…Continue

Tags: project failure, Universal Credit, agile

The Coming Social Networking Crash

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Callahan Feb 22, 2013. 1 Reply

Personally, I am tired of buying a product and having it beg me to like it on FaceBook, tweet about it on Twitter, and create a Pinterest board devoted to it. Just because I ordered a pizza online…Continue

Tags: social networking crash

 

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Reduced Registration for Government Employees at the UMD Project Management Symposium June 9-10

Register with your .gov or .mil address to register at reduced government employee rate ($350) for the two-day University of Maryland Project Management Symposium.  There is an exclusive government project management track and three government keynote speakers:Karen Durham-Aguilera, Director of Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security, Headquarters, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers"Program / Project Management for Mega…See More
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Bill Brantley replied to Amy DeWolf's discussion 'Big Data & Culture- How to Get People On Board' in the group Smarter Government: Analytics to Outcomes
Apr 1
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Bill Brantley commented on Derek Belt's blog post 'We need an exit strategy for Facebook'
"Time to stop painting Mr. Zuckerberg's fence - http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/are-you-building-community-or"
Mar 28
Bill Brantley commented on Andrew Krzmarzick's blog post '10 Reasons Why Government Training Is About to Be Completely Disrupted'
"@Jan - Fully agree and wish most students had the same expansive view of education. But that just doesn't seem to be the case nowadays."
Mar 5
Bill Brantley commented on Andrew Krzmarzick's blog post '10 Reasons Why Government Training Is About to Be Completely Disrupted'
"Hello Peter: Well, the impact of MOOCs in developing countries also seems to be mixed (https://oerknowledgecloud.org/?q=content/impact-and-reach-moocs-developing-countries%E2%80%99-perspective) I agree with you that MOOCs do help bright students in…"
Mar 4
Bill Brantley commented on Andrew Krzmarzick's blog post '10 Reasons Why Government Training Is About to Be Completely Disrupted'
"@Exactly! That's why I think Small Personalized Online Classes (SPOCs) will win out over MOOCs. There is more than enough educational content floating around; what is needed is a guide/coach who can help the student navigate and assimilate that…"
Mar 4
Bill Brantley commented on Andrew Krzmarzick's blog post '10 Reasons Why Government Training Is About to Be Completely Disrupted'
"Great and timely article! If you are interested in further discussions on the future of learning, check out HASTAC (http://www.hastac.org/blogs/bill-brantley/2014/01/03/why-moocs-fail-where-engagement: shameless plug for a similar blog posting I…"
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Henry Brown commented on Bill Brantley's group 'Data Science'
"Do you work with surveys, demographic information, evaluation data, test scores, or observation data? Are you interested in making the data you collect more useful by organizing it, analyzing it, and applying it in different ways?This self-paced,…"
Mar 4
Mark Hammer replied to Bill Brantley's discussion 'Welcome to the Club, Millennials!'
"Love it! So, is the "problem with kids today" that they become our park-bench and coffee-shop counter sharers tomorrow?"
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Bill Brantley commented on Bill Brantley's blog post 'Data Science Fridays - The Six Basic Questions'
"I hope you are enjoying this series of blog posts. For those who want to explore the thinking of a data scientist, you may appreciate this Harvard Business Review article - http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/11/how-to-start-thinking-like-a-data-scientist/"
Jan 21
Henry Brown commented on Bill Brantley's group 'Data Science'
"IMO an interesting read on how scientists are using Big Data... How Big Data Is Changing Earthquake Science:Twenty years ago, a fault that scientists didn’t even know existed slipped, triggering a massive 6.7 magnitude earthquake centered…"
Jan 20
A blog post by Bill Brantley was featured

Data Science Fridays - The Six Basic Questions

Data science has many analytical methods which can make the field sound very mysterious. Methods such as K-Means Clustering, Naïve Bayes Classifier, and Random Forests. The math behind the methods can be complex but for many methods, the concepts are easy to understand. Especially when you know what question the method is being used to answer.There are six common questions in data science:Clustering - Are there similarities in the data which I can use to create groups?Association Rules – Are…See More
Jan 19
Bill Brantley posted a blog post

Data Science Fridays - The Six Basic Questions

Data science has many analytical methods which can make the field sound very mysterious. Methods such as K-Means Clustering, Naïve Bayes Classifier, and Random Forests. The math behind the methods can be complex but for many methods, the concepts are easy to understand. Especially when you know what question the method is being used to answer.There are six common questions in data science:Clustering - Are there similarities in the data which I can use to create groups?Association Rules – Are…See More
Jan 18
A blog post by Bill Brantley was featured

Data Science Friday – What is Data Science?

There are many definitions of data science but this is how I derive a common definition: data science is the set of techniques, methods, and technologies that allow people to collect, refine, analyze, and visualize data so that knowledge is created. Many experts will say that this is a new field but, in my opinion, you can consider Sir Francis Bacon as the first data scientist because he pioneered the experimental method. He used data from his experiments to create knowledge.What is different…See More
Jan 13

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Current Title:
Human Resources Specialist
Current Agency or Organization
OPM
What Best Describes Your Role?
Operations
Educational Background (Degree, School):
PhD in Public Policy and Administration (Walden University)

MBA in Project Management (Jones International University)

MA in Political Management (George Washington University)

BA in Communication/Paralegal Science (Eastern Kentucky University)
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My favorite public servant is:
Just can't pick one.

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Reduced Registration for Government Employees at the UMD Project Management Symposium June 9-10

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 12:27pm 0 Comments

Register with your .gov or .mil address to register at reduced government employee rate ($350) for the two-day University of Maryland Project Management Symposium.  There is an exclusive government project management track and three government keynote speakers:

Karen Durham-Aguilera, Director of Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security, Headquarters, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

"Program /…

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PolicyOps – A Better Way to Create and Implement Government Policies and Programs?

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Nearly 45 years ago, the United States landed two men on the Moon. It was not only an amazing technological achievement but also showed that the American government could achieve the big goals. All through the 20th Century, America’s government accomplished landmark mega-projects: the Hoover Dam, winning World War II, atomic power, the agricultural revolution, the polio vaccine, the space program, and the Internet.

Now, in the first 13 years of the 21st Century,…

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Data Science Fridays - The Six Basic Questions

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Data science has many analytical methods which can make the field sound very mysterious. Methods such as K-Means Clustering, Naïve Bayes Classifier, and Random Forests. The math behind the methods can be complex but for many methods, the concepts are easy to understand. Especially when you know what question the method is being used to answer.

There are six common questions in data science:

  1. Clustering - Are there similarities in the data which I can use…
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Data Science Friday – What is Data Science?

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

There are many definitions of data science but this is how I derive a common definition: data science is the set of techniques, methods, and technologies that allow people to collect, refine, analyze, and visualize data so that knowledge is created. Many experts will say that this is a new field but, in my opinion, you can consider Sir Francis Bacon as the first data scientist because he pioneered the experimental method. He used data from his experiments to create knowledge.

What is…

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At 2:16pm on October 18, 2011, Steve Richardson said…

I assume you read the abstract.  Give me a call when you've read more and want to talk (202-693-7122).  By the way, my dissertation was published last December by Routledge (London) as The Political Economy of Bureaucracy.  I look forward to your comments and questions - and of course ideas on how to bring this heady stuff into mainstream discussions of public policy and administration.

At 10:33am on August 1, 2011, Michael Brown said…

The cultural transition from ‘hierarchical’ thinking to ‘network’ thinking is no better exemplified than by John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco and the company credited with providing the plumbing for the Internet.

 “I’m a command and control guy. It clearly has worked well for me. I say, turn right, 66,600 people turn right. But that’s not the future. The future’s going to be all around collaboration and teamwork, with a structured process behind it” John Chambers, Cisco

 

The most effective way to illustrate the co-evolutionary nature of organizational environment changes is to use the Cynefin complexity model to depict new thinking and new ways for workforce management. It was developed by David Snowden and his collaborators.  The Cynefin framework draws on research into complex adaptive systems theory, cognitive science, anthropology and narrative patterns, as well as evolutionary psychology.  It "explores the relationship between man, experience and context" and proposes new approaches to communication, decision-making, policy-making and knowledge management in complex social environments; it has applicability to most large scale and complex organizations.                                                

At 11:09pm on February 5, 2011, Monica Hall said…

Hi Bill, thanks for accepting!

I'm a PM, so no to both your questions (though I do know non-GovLoop BAs). I hope someone who's had the experience of having both roles on the team will share their experiences...

~Monica

At 10:44am on February 04, 2011, Stephen Peteritas gave Bill Brantley a gift
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Thanks for kicking butt on the site this week. You made our Fab 5 check it out: http://ht.ly/3Qlsh
At 10:23am on February 3, 2011, Candace Riddle said…

Bill,

Hope you can make the GovUp and we can finally meet.  This event seems to fall right in line with what you do at OPM and I'm sure you could share some great insight with Kevin Dubs, our "Rock Your Resume" coordinator.

At 9:53pm on January 21, 2011, Allen Sheaprd said…

Bill,

 

   Congradulations and thanks for the discussion on "I'm a double spacer"

 

     I enjoyed the discussion.

At 11:43am on January 21, 2011, Stephen Peteritas gave Bill Brantley a gift
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Congrats on kicking butt on GovLoop this week. You made our Fab 5: http://ht.ly/3HXaM
At 4:49pm on December 2, 2010, Lauren Modeen said…
At 11:35am on December 2, 2010, Lauren Modeen said…
What are "angry birds?" :)
At 5:15pm on November 23, 2010, Robert Domaingue said…
Bill welcome to the Promoting Creativity group. I hope you will share your own thoughts and experiences with promoting creativity. Be sure to check out some of the videos listed in the resource section.
Robert
 
 
 

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