Collaborative Expedition Workshop #55, Tuesday, Oct 24, 2006 at NSF    (382T)

Title: Open Collaboration: Revisiting Rules, Roles, and Relationships for High Performance    (382U)

Workshop Purpose    (3834)

Participants will explore opportunities for multi-disciplinary and community-based collaboration around national challenges as we mark the 10 year and 20 year anniversaries of landmark improvement processes:    (386X)

  1. Baldrige National Quality Award Program, begun in 1987,    (386Y)
  2. Information Technology Management Reform Act (Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996),    (386Z)
  3. Raines' Rules,    (3870)
  4. Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996.    (3871)

The workshop will highlight "time-proven" improvement processes currently in use and "honed" from two decades of these landmark improvement approaches. What organizing processes yield high performance "then and now"? What approaches should be avoided? How are successful processes aligned with Federal Enterprise Architecture principles?    (3ADT)

Discussion will include reflections on key outcomes and a fresh look at current approaches and more recent legislation (i.e. eGov Act of 2002). Open dialogue will include exploration of strategic leadership and "best practices" that address requirements for performance and results-based management, capital planning, and investment review. What works and what doesn't work? What was created that continues to evolve today? What do we still need to know? Participants will learn how to conduct open collaboration in their own settings while learning from the experiences of Communities of Practice and Communities of Interest (CoI) already underway:    (3A0F)

Community Reflections Requested    (383F)

Please help us document lessons learned and roads not taken since the time that OMB issued guidance under the Clinger-Cohen Act a decade ago. Your reflections will be linked from the RainesRules page. How to add your comments    (38F9)

Background    (383G)

The Presidentís Management Agenda (PMA) requires all federal agencies to transform the roles and relationships among people, processes, and technology in order to become a citizen-centered government. The PMA emphasizes bringing value and productivity results to citizens, businesses, and public managers.    (383H)

The Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) is emerging as an important collaborative organizing process to promote the delivery of effective, efficient services. FEA Reference Models serve as catalysts for foresight and discernment around improved mission and business performance, including data and information-sharing. The Data Reference Model, along with the GeoSpatial Profile v1.1 and the Security and Privacy Profile 3.0 will provide a concrete means for improving the capacity for mission-related sharing, across government boundaries, while also increasing the downstream value of strategic information assets.    (383I)

An emerging source of strength and stability in tranformational initiatives is the formation of Communities of Interest (CoI)and/ or CommunitiesofPractice. CoIs and CoPs seek to improve the common understanding needed to compose sound action in "deft formation" that yields congruence from multiple perspectives and an appreciation of the unfolding wholeness of situations. In this manner, CoIs and CoPs harmonize and amplify the creative influence of strategic leaders within institutions.    (383J)

CoIs and CoPs are a manifestation of the unity of purpose that transcends institutions and sectors, creating the conducive environment needed for the transformation of roles and relationships among people, processes, and technology to proceed. Appreciation of this "unfolding wholeness" (from Christopher Alexender, The Nature of Order) is a necessary condition for the evolution of agile governance, discernment, and coordinated action in the "in-between space". Effective governance conditions "institutional boundaries" to respect "wholeness in relation to its parts" at every level, in order to accommodate the high-performance potential of net-centric approaches, i.e. Service-Oriented Architecture.    (383K)

/AdditionalContextualBackground - from the Network of Communities of Practice    (383L)

AGENDA:    (383R)

The scope of the ONION (ontologies In Ontology) are the frameworks of ISO 20000 / COBIT / COSO extended by ISO Security Standards and aligned with OASIS BCM (thus SOA).    (3843)

DRAFT Resources:    (3848)

1. Appreciation of Potentials / Expanding the Possibilities    (3849)

2. Agencies / Approaches / Deployment    (384A)

3. Regulations    (384B)