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 delivery through data analysis and strategic progress monitoring • Plan for delivery with explicit, day-to-day implementation planning updated with proven methods from years of practice • Drive delivery with progress monitoring, momentum building, and course corrections • Create an irreversible delivery culture by identifying and addressing challenges as they occur Don’t leave your education policy implementation to chance. Use this new field guide to get your implementation on the right track today!
Chapter 4B: Solve Problems Early and Rigorously
Solve Problems Early and Rigorously
System Leader Summary
Problems will inevitably arise during the course of implementation. The challenge is to know which ones are the most pressing and how to deal with them. Your delivery routines provide a framework for identifying these problems; the tools in this chapter will help your delivery leader prioritize and solve them.
Problem solving is more than a set of tools, however; it’s a mindset. Your delivery leader will use what’s in this chapter to set up the right conversations, but it’s your job to engage in them meaningfully and to set the tone and example for everyone else. Let your delivery leader drive the agenda, lest you and your team become caught up in firefighting ...