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I found out about the Association of Government Accountants' "Citizen Centric Reporting" initiative through the Government Performance Coalition in DC. Evie Barry of AGA runs the Initiative and put together a webinar recently where representatives of Scottsdale AZ and Suffolk VA talked about their experience in developing plain-language reports describing strategic objectives, performance, costs, and next steps.
While Federal level agencies have used the AGA model (e.g., NSF, Patent…Continue
I've been researching how the US Federal budget sequester continues to impact Federal programs and
projects (1). In interviews with Federal contractors I've heard repeatedly how sequester-driven budget
reductions continue a trend to forcing quality levels and rates downward. These impacts are in addition to
outright cancellations and delays in Federal project work. Especially worrisome for contractors are Government pressures to reduce rates for experienced staff and the…
Earlier this week in Washington DC I attended a meeting cosponsored by George Mason University and the Bipartisan Policy Center. Speakers, current or former members of the executive or legislative branches, addressed historical and current events surrounding sequestration, government shutdowns, and management uncertainties in Federal agencies. The discussions were not pretty and present a grim view of the US government's ability to govern.
My immediate interest…
Gartner's PPM Maturity Model is useful to review here. Gartner describes 5 levels of "maturity, with 1 being low and 5 being high:…Continue