Federal agencies are capitalizing on the “Shark Tank” model to pitch and fund high-impact technology projects that will improve citizen services, boost security and reduce outdated and insecure systems.
Posts Tagged: Projects
How do you prepare for a do-over project?
Earlier this morning, my supervisor called me to his office to discuss several projects in which we (budget) did not inform other offices of our policies or other offices did not inform us of their policies. In other words, “the right hand did not know what the left hand was doing.” Below are just a few of theRead… Read more »
There are so many moving pieces that go into project management, that of utmost importance in keeping everything together is having all of the information about dates, deliverables, assignments, costs, etc. in one place. Here, I provide some of my favorite templates for government project schedules to help keep you sane. A variety of stateRead… Read more »
The latter half of 2013 was a tough time for public programs. The difficulties surrounding the launch of healthcare.gov have been well documented. And in November, a fatal construction accident at the site of the future World Cup venue in São Paolo confirmed suspicions that Brazil would not make many of its FIFA-mandated December 31Read… Read more »
The Energy Department’s research arm will award up to $30 million in funds to teams of scientists and engineers to develop new electrochemical technologies for power generation. Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy wants the teams to focus on developing intermediate-temperature fuel cells in order to help with grid stability and security and reduce carbonRead… Read more »
Stand By Soft is pleased to announce the release of version 4.5 for its project management suite RationalPlan. Current version offers better reporting capabilities, more data exports to .xls files, enhanced notification settings and much more. RationalPlan is a project management solution that puts the accent on productivity, ease of use and fast learning. ItRead… Read more »
Gov Loop member Sandy Heierbacher blogged on February 2nd about the Knight Foundation’s Open Government News Challenge that runs from February 12 – March 18. The foundation wants to fund innovative ideas and initiatives focused on open government. Knight’s definition of “Open government” is broad, and ranges from small projects within existing structures to ambitiousRead… Read more »
How do you tackle a large-scale, complex challenge that evolves over time, involves thousands of stakeholders, and where there is no clear solution? For example, is there a road map for how the Internet evolved? Could we do it again? IBM Center author David Witzel examines the evolution of the Internet over the past fourRead… Read more »
Sometimes it’s difficult to navigate through a project that has gone down the wrong path. Thought some of you might be interested in this workshop offered by the American Strategic Management Institute: Rescuing and Recovering Failing Projects What you will learn: ANTICIPATE Potential Problems and Weaknesses in Your Project Plans Conduct root cause analysis (RCA)Read… Read more »