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10 Guiding Principles for an Effective Performance Measurement Framework (revisited)

In our last post, Geoff Schaadt explored Performance Measurement and the effect that an appropriately implemented Performance Measurement program can have on organizational impact. With that in mind, we thought that it would be…

Efficiency Indicators: Some Recent Lessons Learned

As we have spoken about previously, Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) has added program efficiency indicators to the MRRS refresh for 2014-2015. Lessons Learned In March we launched our Efficiency Indicator methodology, and over the…

The Case for Transitioning from Traditional to Developmental Evaluation

I recently attended the Canadian Evaluation Society’s annual learning event entitled Innovation in Evaluation. As both an evaluation researcher and a change management consultant, I was particularly captivated by notion of ‘Developmental…

Getting to the root of the problem with the 5 Why’s

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
 For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
 For want of a horse the rider was lost.
 For want of a rider the battle was lost.
 For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
 And all for the want of a…

From Compliance to Performance: The 16th Annual PPX Symposium

The theme of the Sixteenth PPX Annual Symposium – From a Compliance Mindset to a Performance Culture – gets to the heart of the challenge posed by results-based management (RBM) but … is RBM still relevant in Government? That was the…

Program Evaluation: 9 Things to Avoid and What to Do if You Can’t

The best and most appropriate thing to do when asked to conduct an evaluation with insufficient time, budget and/or resources is to simply walk away.   However, this is not always possible – especially for in-house evaluation…

Why All Public Service Managers Need to Care About Evaluation

Results-based management in its current iteration has been around for over ten years and has taken firm root in the Public Service modus operandi as evidenced by the new Policy on Evaluation that requires all direct spending to be…