Michael Barber, former chief advisor on delivery to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, provides steps to achieving public education reform in this practical field guide.
Understand the Delivery Challenge
Once you have built the foundation for delivery, you will be able to drive forward the delivery effort. How will you deliver your system's aspiration? Chapters 2 and 3 will take you through the processes of translating your aspiration into a diagnosis of the barriers to achieving it, a strategy to overcome those barriers, targets to measure progress, and a plan for implementation.
Exhibit 2 gives an overview of this process and summarizes the most important relationships between the concepts that we will introduce. We will return to this “delivery pyramid” from time to time in order to clarify where we are in the process.