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I Don’t Know If I Want To Be A Professor Anymore (Pt. I)

Last week, Dr. Jeana Jorgensen officially joined the Conditionally Accepted blogging staff, moving from guest blogger to regular contributor.  Below, Jeana offers the first installment of her four-part blog series, “I Don’t Know If I Want To Be A Professor Anymore.”  Tune in next week for Part II. 899 more words


UK civil service chief executive – a cock-up in the making?

I started drafting this post as a follow up to my recent comment on All change at the top of the UK civil service. It was going to be a detailed analysis of some minor points and discrepancies in the details released yesterday about this new job. 896 more words


25 things (that just might work) about measuring the right thing

I’ve concocted 25 suggestions, questions, hints and tips for a colleague policy officer who has seen the systemsy light yet still faces the task that everybody else… 1,092 more words

Systems Thinking

Secrecy is one reason gov't IT-based projects fail says MP

By Tony Collins

The BBC, in an article on its website about Fujitsu’s legal dispute with the Department of Health, quotes Richard Bacon MP who, as a member of the Public Accounts Committee, has asked countless civil servants about why their department’s IT-based change projects have not met expectations. 300 more words


Could this be one of the reasons public sector pay rises were only 1%?

Reposted from accountingweb


NAO Aspire report


The National Audit Office identified a “lack of rigour” in HMRC’s commercial management of the Aspire IT outsourcing project that helped double the department’s expected costs on the 10-year deal to £10.4bn. 1,277 more words

Service Design in the Public Sector

On 7th of May Arren Roberts and Simon Penny were invited to be guest speakers at the SPIDER project partners steering group meeting in Dublin. The SPIDER project aims to deliver innovative solutions to Europe’s toughest social challenges by engaging public services and citizens in an ambitious programme of service design projects. 55 more words

Service Design

Public servants investigated over $25m in allegedly corrupt contracts

The Guardian AAP 21 July 2014

A Victorian public servant accepted cash, a white piano and a jet ski named Bazdawgs as he and a colleague improperly awarded $25m in contracts, an anti-corruption hearing has heard.  30 more words

Leadership / Management