The qualitative part of quantitative work

Competent analysts using numbers should also know the context.

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What performance measurement probably can’t do

Demanding too much of performance measurement will likely get mud.

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Why not use performance information?

According to the feds, some insight into not using performance information.

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Pay & Performance

Is there a relationship between pay and performance?

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Urban Institute Report.

An urban institute report on performance measurement

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How well does the federal government measure performance?

According to GAO….

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To performance manage or not to performance manage

Apparently, there are issues.

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Bad data

The easy way to make the organization “perform” better is to use bad data. The oldest article I have seen on this bad-data problem was from 1912.

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ICMA and performance

There is some truth in this post, but there is also a lot more that is missing. First, the articles from the 1930s were not the beginning, the beginning can be found several decades before, was developed by and lost features in the 1920s, and have roots even further back. And second, the practice isn’t static, what we find today is substantially different than the Simon/Ridley practices of this time period.

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Uses and abuses of performance measurement

Measures of performance are useless when the definitions are hidden and the information of interest is hidden behind alternate definitions.

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