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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 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!

Understand the Delivery Challenge
Understand the Delivery Challenge

Once you know what you’re trying to do, how will you know what to do about it? Before making plans, it’s important to go to your aspiration and ask: what will it take to achieve it? And what factors are standing in our way?

This is what it means to understand the delivery challenge: the nature and size of the barriers to the delivery of your aspiration, an assessment of what your system is currently doing to overcome them, and a view on how that work could be improved. The next two chapters lay out a diagnostic process that will help you:

  • Evaluate past and present performance
  • Understand root causes of performance

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