Government Executive - Authors - John Kamenskyhttp://www.govexec.comJohn M. Kamensky is a Senior Research Fellow for the IBM Center for the Business of Government. He previously served as deputy director of Vice President Gore's National Partnership for Reinventing Government, a special assistant at the Office of Management and Budget, and as an assistant director at the Government Accountability Office. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and received a Masters in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.en-usFri, 19 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0400So Many Risks, So Little Timehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/so-many-risks-so-little-time/94601/Agencies aren’t waiting for a governmentwide risk management framework to take action.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentFri, 19 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/so-many-risks-so-little-time/94601/Management - Promising PracticesVAV/Shutterstock.comHow Can Local Governments Embrace Participatory Budgeting?http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/09/local-participatory-budgeting/93569/Chicago alderman: “We need a new governance model, one that empowers people to make real decisions about policy and spending decisions.”John KamenskyTue, 09 Sep 2014 14:39:55 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/09/local-participatory-budgeting/93569/State & LocalChicago, IllinoisSemmick Photo / Shutterstock.comWhy Government Takes Calculated Riskshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/risky-business-why-government-takes-calculated-risks/93482/We can't exactly ground all flights to prevent crashes, so how can federal managers avoid risk?John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentTue, 09 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/risky-business-why-government-takes-calculated-risks/93482/Management - Promising PracticesJaromir Chalabala/Shutterstock.comRisk Management: Creating Organizational Self-Defensehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/creating-organizational-self-defense/92876/How to head off problems before they become a full-blown agency scandal.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentTue, 02 Sep 2014 12:44:25 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/09/creating-organizational-self-defense/92876/Management - Promising PracticesUnlocking the PerformanceStat Potentialhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/unlocking-performancestat-potential/91820/Progress isn't just about performance measures, it is a leadership strategy.John KamenskyTue, 19 Aug 2014 16:08:18 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/unlocking-performancestat-potential/91820/Management - Promising Practices12 Tips for Designing an Open-Ended Projecthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/12-tips-designing-open-ended-project/90458/How to approach large, complex challenges with no clear outcome.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentWed, 06 Aug 2014 15:02:38 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/12-tips-designing-open-ended-project/90458/Management - Promising PracticesYou Don’t Have to Be a Whiz Kid to Use Performance Metricshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/you-dont-have-be-whiz-kid-use-performance-metrics/90641/A new guide helps managers analyze data to make better decisions.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentWed, 06 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/you-dont-have-be-whiz-kid-use-performance-metrics/90641/Management - Promising PracticesPriority Goal Leaders: Is the Concept Working?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/priority-goal-leaders-concept-working/90377/Sometimes it takes a few years to find out if a management innovation works.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentFri, 01 Aug 2014 16:10:58 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/08/priority-goal-leaders-concept-working/90377/Management - Promising PracticesBrues/Shutterstock.comAssessing Trust in Cross-Agency Networkshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/assessing-trust-cross-agency-networks/89093/Trust between federal partners isn’t always good, and distrust isn’t always bad.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentFri, 18 Jul 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/assessing-trust-cross-agency-networks/89093/Management - Promising PracticesPressmaster/Shutterstock.comCheck Out the First Progress Reports on Agency Priority Goalshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/check-out-new-progress-reports-agency-priority-goals-online/87955/Updated list shows 33 new goals for fiscal 2014-2015.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentMon, 07 Jul 2014 10:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/07/check-out-new-progress-reports-agency-priority-goals-online/87955/Management - Promising PracticesFrontpage/Shutterstock.comInnovation Is a Team Sporthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/06/innovation-team-sport/86860/How to shape an inventive culture at your agency.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentFri, 20 Jun 2014 10:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/06/innovation-team-sport/86860/Management - Promising Practicesdotshock/Shutterstock.comCan We Create a High Quality Government?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/06/can-we-create-high-quality-government/86491/Improving the culture of federal service would be an essential step.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentMon, 16 Jun 2014 09:29:13 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/06/can-we-create-high-quality-government/86491/Management - Promising PracticesWashington's Eisenhower Executive Office Building houses many federal executives. Tupungato/Shutterstock.comSpotting Top Executive Talenthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/06/spotting-top-talent/85642/Recruiters focus on potential, but competencies should not be overlooked.John KamenskyTue, 03 Jun 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/06/spotting-top-talent/85642/Management - Promising Practices iluistrator/Shutterstock.comWhat Happens When the Senior Scientists and Engineers Retire?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/05/what-happens-when-senior-scientists-and-engineers-retire/85267/Agencies must foster STEMM talent, before it’s too late.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentWed, 28 May 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/05/what-happens-when-senior-scientists-and-engineers-retire/85267/Management - Promising PracticesResearchers work in the Sun Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation (SECCHI) instrument being built at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DCNASA4 Ways to Embed Quality Into Your Agency's Culturehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/05/how-embed-quality-your-organizations-culture/84769/Survey shows traditional monetary incentives and training have little effect.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentTue, 20 May 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/05/how-embed-quality-your-organizations-culture/84769/Management - Promising PracticesFeng Yu/Shutterstock.comHow to Marshal the Experts in a Crisishttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/05/marshaling-experts-crisis/84295/CDC's approach to tapping science networks offers universal lessons in incident response.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentTue, 13 May 2014 10:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/05/marshaling-experts-crisis/84295/Management - Promising PracticesDavid Goldman/AP file photoHere's Why DATA Act Implementation May Be Successfulhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/05/heres-why-data-act-implementation-may-be-successful/83866/It just won’t be easy.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentTue, 06 May 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/05/heres-why-data-act-implementation-may-be-successful/83866/Management - Promising Practicesagsandrew/Shutterstock.comKnow How to Use the Power Tools of Changehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/know-how-use-power-tools-change/83281/Delegations of authority are the key to driving agencywide initiatives.John KamenskyMon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:52 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/know-how-use-power-tools-change/83281/Management - Promising Practicesgualtiero boffi/Shutterstock.comHow 'Monsters, Inc.' Met Priority Goalshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/how-monsters-inc-met-priority-goals/82603/What agencies can learn from Pixar about effective progress reviews.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentWed, 16 Apr 2014 09:27:30 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/how-monsters-inc-met-priority-goals/82603/Management - Promising PracticesPaul Sakuma/APInnovation Lessons Down Underhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/innovation-lessons-down-under/82267/How the Australian Public Service built an institutional framework that empowers change.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentThu, 10 Apr 2014 11:21:17 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/innovation-lessons-down-under/82267/Management - Promising PracticesAnton Balazh/Shutterstock.comWhy a Budget Crisis Is Not the Time to Make Cuts Across the Boardhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/03/why-budget-crisis-not-time-make-cuts-across-board/81526/Lessons from the states on performance budgeting.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentFri, 28 Mar 2014 13:03:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/03/why-budget-crisis-not-time-make-cuts-across-board/81526/Management - Promising Practiceslarry1235/Shutterstock.comCross-Agency Priority Goals Set World-Class Benchmarkshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/03/cross-agency-priority-goals-set-world-class-benchmarks/80497/OMB guidance calls for top talent, best contractors and shared services.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentFri, 14 Mar 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/03/cross-agency-priority-goals-set-world-class-benchmarks/80497/Management - Promising Practicesdotshock/Shutterstock.comWhat You Need to Know About OMB's Cross-Agency Goalshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/03/what-you-need-know-about-ombs-new-cross-agency-goals/80419/New guidance raises the bar for cybersecurity, clearances and more.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentThu, 13 Mar 2014 09:44:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/03/what-you-need-know-about-ombs-new-cross-agency-goals/80419/Management - Promising Practicestadamichi/Shutterstock.comIt’s Time to Play Moneyball for Governmenthttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/03/its-time-play-moneyball-government/80119/The fiscal 2015 budget is focused on funding programs that actually work.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentFri, 07 Mar 2014 16:56:59 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/03/its-time-play-moneyball-government/80119/Management - Promising Practicesanaken2012/Shutterstock.comCan Protected Data Be Shared to Improve Services?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/03/can-protected-data-be-shared-improve-services/79702/New guidance helps agencies share sensitive information responsibly.John Kamensky, IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentMon, 03 Mar 2014 12:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/03/can-protected-data-be-shared-improve-services/79702/Management - Promising PracticesMmaxer/Shutterstock.com