Project Management

Looking for GovLoop Volunteers – Project of the Week

I’m starting a new series called “Project of the Week.” Basically, it’s a follow-up to “Member of the Week” where currently GovLoop Community Leaders interview members The idea for “Project of the Week” is GovLoop Community Leaders will interview/highlight a project from a GovLoop member. Could be a new website, a new HR initiative, aRead… Read more »

Goverati Stand Tall

Cross-posted on Communicators Anonymous There has been quite a bit of talk lately about the “goverati” – a term coined by Dr. Mark Drapeau. “What is the goverati? It is made up of people with first-hand knowledge of how the government operates, who understand how to use social software to accomplish a variety of governmentRead… Read more »

Musings on Web 2.0 Culture Change

I had the privilege of speaking today at a conference on social media in gov’t hosted by the Potomac Forum. Listening to the other speakers, as often is the case, I heard similar concepts to the ones I use, but put in different ways. I thought I’d share here some of what I distilled. NoneRead… Read more »

Pimp My Nonprofit

Here’s my notes from an event called “Pimp My Nonprofit.” It was designed to help a nonprofit better use Web 2.0. Lots of similarities to government:

Collaborative Working Techniques; are we practising what we preach?

In the industry we like to talk about the transformational potential of the technologies with which we work and the profound way in which they impact individuals the economy and society. When you look at our own practices do we always live up to this challenge ourselves? One area that has intrigued me is theRead… Read more »

I Started a New Group for IT Strategy

I posted a new group. I work as a program analyst in IT Strategic Planning. I’m looking to share best practices and even to learn from our own mistakes (would that be Worst Practices?) in relation to IT Strategic Planning. I’m hoping to have discussions about planning cycles, frameworks, developing plans, initiatives and performance measuresRead… Read more »

Economic Recovery Act, Let’s Get Transparency Right: The Importance of Citizen Based Network Transparency

Let’s get transparency right. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, passed this Friday the 11th, requires an extraordinary level of “transparency” on the part of federal, state and local agencies. Title XV embodies the transparency requirements. Section 1511 requires that all local and state governments receiving funding for infrastructure investment, must certify: “..thatRead… Read more »