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!
Part 1: Develop a Foundation for Delivery
[Page 10]Every strong delivery effort has a few prerequisites that must be put in place before you begin: a clear idea of what your system should deliver, an understanding of where and how delivery must improve, a talented team who will run the delivery effort, and sufficient alignment among key players to get things done. Together, these elements are your foundation for delivery.
This part of the book will help you build these elements out in four chapters:
- Define your aspiration
- Review the current state of delivery
- Build the Delivery Unit
- Establish a guiding coalition
Your foundation for delivery will set the stage for everything that follows.