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Deliverology 101

Deliverology 101
A Field Guide For Educational Leaders

December 2010 | 304 pages | Corwin
'Michael Barber's pioneering work as head of my Delivery Unit helped ensure real progress, not just with our education reforms, but with healthcare and policing too. It attracted worldwide attention. This guide distils the wisdom he gained at that time and has refined since. I strongly recommend it.' - Tony Blair, Former UK Prime Minister 1997-2007

A step-by-step approach to delivering results

Michael Barber, former chief advisor on delivery to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and his colleagues Andy Moffit and Paul Kihn thoroughly describe Barber's proven reform delivery processes in this practical field guide. The timing is ideal, as Barack Obama's administration prioritizes education reform. Citing education reform case studies from more than 20 countries, the authors assert that most previous reforms were unsuccessful due to failed implementation. This book focuses on how to accomplish meaningful results, including:

- Significant and ongoing education reform

- Excellence and equity across public education

The authors illustrate a field-tested program that ensures reform is achieved in the most profound sense, with students able to see, feel, and reap the benefits of a high-quality education. It is based not only on the experience of the Blair administration but also on case studies of successful implementation of reform in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Listen as Barber describes the importance of the book:


About the Authors
How to Read This Field Guide
Executive Summary
1. Develop a Foundation for Delivery
1A. Define Your Aspiration

1B. Review the Current State of Delivery

1C. Build the Delivery Unit

1D. Establish a Guiding Coalition

2. Understand the Delivery Challenge
2A. Evaluate Past and Present Performance

2B. Understand Drivers of Performance and Related System Activities

3. Plan for Delivery
3A. Determine Your Reform Strategy

3B. Set Targets and Trajectories

3C. Produce Delivery Plans

4. Drive Delivery
4A. Establish Routines to Drive and Monitor Performance

4B. Solve Problems Early and Rigorously

4C. Sustain and Continually Build Momentum

5. Create an Irreversible Delivery Culture
5A. Build System Capacity All the Time

5B. Communicate the Delivery Message

5C. Unleash the "Alchemy of Relationships"

Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix A1 Delivery Capacity Review Rubric
Appendix A2 Assessment Framework Used by the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit

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