It’s time to reflect on the year past. Courtesy of Google Analytics I’ve ranked the Managing Technology posts I published in 2012. Here are the “top ten” based on the number of pageviews received in 2012:
I research, consult, and write about new media, government transparency, mobile technology, project management, and collaboration. The links below are from the “Managing Technology” sections of this site:
I appreciate that scaling, discoverability, and innovation are all potentially enhanced when the size, variety, quality and number of data sets surrounding a particular process or function are aggregated and exposed. Jewels can become visible. Inconsistencies can be identified and resolved. Impacts can be tracked.
On Monday Dec. 3, 2012 at the invitation of Hudson Hollister of the Data Transparency Coalition I attended the “Transparency and the Obama Administration” panel discussion on Capitol Hill in Washington DC sponsored by the Congressional Transparency Caucus.
Updated on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 12:16PM by Dennis D. McDonald
Making sure that a meaningful org chart is available, precisely because it is a public statement about responsibility, might just be one of the simplest and most direct methods we have for promoting government program transparency and accountability.
What does it mean to say that something is “transparent”? That’s easy; you can see through it, like a window let you see through a wall and into — or out of — a room. What does it mean for a government program to be “transparent”?
A major assumption is that “practices” needing improvement will actually stand still long enough to be measured, modeled, compared, then improved. That may not be a good assumption to make.
Mary Shacklett’s 10 Roadblocks to Implementing Big Data Analytics will be familiar to anyone experienced with large data conversion or database construction projects:
What makes a government program “transparent”? I’ve been thinking about this while researching my framework for transparency program planning and assessment. Here are criteria to use when designing, modifying, or assessing a program’s “transparency”:
I support the practice of transparency for government programs. People need to know and understand how their tax dollars are spent. At the same time, transparency is not an end in itself.