Strategic planning is necessary to guide a department or agency into the future. Comparing where we are to where we need to be can stimulate ideas for steps and strategies involved in the formulation of a plan.
Policymakers wanting to improve their government’s performance are often presented with a rich menu of choices by their advisers. They are told that they could choose from several options: Budgeting Reforms, Performance Budgeting, Outcome Budgeting, Performance Agreement, Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), ISO 9000, Lean Sigma and so on. Alas, as we shall see,... Read more »
For federal agencies seeking to confront tightened budgets while keeping pace with the rapid rate of technological innovation in 2018 and the years to come, Pivot3’s next-generation hyperconvergence is the smart path forward.
Imagine you just completed a big project. For the most part, you consider it a success, but inevitably no project goes 100 percent according to plan. While the “woulda/shoulda/couldas” are fresh in your mind, it’s easy to assume you’ll remember them when it comes time for the next project. Learn how a retrospective can help.
With more than 20 billion devices predicted to be connected by the year 2020, managing a seamless and secure IT enterprise will be no small feat in the federal government’s increasingly complex environment.
To understand why product ownership is the key to effective Agile implementation in the government, it is important to first understand why Agile has become an essential component of the progress made toward building and delivering better digital projects in the government.
The tech community has proven to be fast, agile and efficient. And because the majority of the tech industry is fueled by engineers, there may be something government can learn from them.
Before diving into the CIP pool, consider whether doing the process improvement project makes sense in the big-picture direction your agency wants to head
Governmental red tape too often does nothing more than tie everyone's hands behind their backs. This is a persistent problem I dealt with when fulfilling a request for proposal. The agency we were working with was interested in the prospect of outsourcing. Unfortunately, the procurement office knew so little about our industry that every conference call... Read more »
All of the topics – principles, processes and practices ‒ in this series of blogs belong under an umbrella of governance.