Posts Tagged: Operating

The Secret Sauce of Effective Progress Reviews

Agency chief operating officers are required to conduct quarterly progress reviews on priority goals. Sometimes called “PerformanceStat” meetings, they can be effective problem-solving sessions or terrifying blame games. So, how do you make PerformancStat meetings effective? OMB says that these review meetings should be constructive and focus on learning. Astute observers, such as Harry Hatry… Read more »

Moving Forward: The Need to Migrate to Windows 7

Windows XP’s days are numbered. Microsoft will be terminating all support for the operating system, as well as support for Microsoft Word 2003, on April 8, 2014. This includes all security updates and fixes, leaving those with Windows XP vulnerable to security threats. Many organizations are now faced with the task of migrating to a… Read more »

Operating Models: Understanding Complex Organizations

Standardization and Integration of Operating Models The idea of an “organizational operating model” is the central concept discussed by Dr. Jeanne Ross, Peter Weill, and David C. Robertson in their seminal work,Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution. They contend that for companies to succeed, they must understand their operating model: in… Read more »

LiveBlog: Microsoft’s Secret Product Event Reveals That They Are Going To Compete With Apple: Surface vs. iPad

Start at the bottom and read up. 4:56 pm: Ballmer is thanking Steven and Mike and Panos and their teams. “I was asked in the last few days here, “Why now?,” Ballmer says. “We took the time to get Surface right, and create something special. Because of windows 8 the Surface is a PC and… Read more »

Modernizing Government

Most budget departments that inquire about our operating budgetsoftware use the same software to perform their budgeting that they use at home to perform other tasks. In many cases, jurisdictions are required to use outdated versions of software that is more limited in terms of functionality then the software they use at home. Many budget… Read more »