Accountability and Performance Weekly – October 11-17, 2014

Performance Management
10 ways to improve program management
Shefali Kapadia, Federal News Radio
The author examines best practices for acquisition program managers, but which are more broadly applicable as well.

Malcolm Bertoni, FDA: Conversations on Using Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes
Brian Murrow, Business of Government
Malcolm Bertoni, Assistant Commissioner for Planning at the Food and Drug Administration, shares the important elements of a successful analytics program and a road map for getting there.

Using opportunistic experiments to learn what works: An interview with Peter Schochet, Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research
Andy Feldman, Gov Innovator Blog
How can the public sector make the most of opportunities to learn what works — in other words, to fill knowledge gaps about effective policies and practices? “Opportunistic experiments” are an important tool for doing that.

Some Presidential Management Fellows Find Their Agencies and Managers Lacking
Kellie Lunney, Government Executive
While the program still remains overwhelmingly popular, agencies and supervisors fell short when it came to providing opportunities for professional learning and growth, fostering a work environment that allowed for creativity and communicating effectively.

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