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Everything you need to implement school change that gets results! If you’ve been wondering how to effectively lead and manage results-driven, system-wide implementations, look no further. Internationally recognized education expert Michael Barber explores exactly how to translate policy into practice for long-term, measurable results. Building on his groundbreaking book, Deliverology 101, Barber provides proven methods and clear steps to achieve successful policy implementation and offer practical solutions for reviving stalled reform efforts. New cases studies and embedded links help you develop a delivery “skillset” for building capacity, effective coalitions, and a coherent, flexible plan for implementation. Leaders and staff at both national and local levels will learn to: • Establish a Delivery Unit to set clear, measureable goals and build a reform coalition • Understand ...

Plan for Delivery
Plan for Delivery

The Trouble With Planning

In the previous two parts of this book, we’ve covered the precursors to planning: well-articulated aspirations, a clear sense of current performance against those aspirations, and an understanding of the implications for your efforts to improve performance. We now have the information we need to develop high-impact, evidence-based delivery plans for achieving our aspirations.

The problem that delivery planning solves is not idleness; work would get done (and does get done) even in the absence of planning. In fact, that’s often a problem: leaders think that planning is a luxury they can’t afford, mostly because they have a fairly good idea in their own heads of what they ought to be doing, and they’re too busy ...

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