This guide is intended for those brave souls who are working to actually
implement some form of Results-Based Accountability in their community,
city, school district, county, state or nation. Implementation is no
small matter. The leap from theory to practice requires courage, time,
discipline and some knowledge about HOW to do the work. This guide is
devoted to this last ingredient, how to do the work. It is an attempt
to summarize as much of what we know about implementation as possible.
The guide is organized by question.
And we have tried to find the hardest questions, the ones you might ask,
and then give the best answer we could. Trying to answer tough questions
is tough and trying. There is still much we don't know about this work,
and, in truth, there always will be. This work is, by its nature, a process
of experimentation and discovery. For that reason we also see this guide
as a work in progress, where we will add new knowledge as we gather it.
You are part of that gathering process.
As you read this you will find that you have ideas and experience to offer.
And we would like to hear from you about it. You may also think of tough
questions you would like answered, and we would like to hear these as well.
Or you may not be satisfied with the answer offered here. Email us, tell
us what you think is wrong, and we'll try again.
There is also a growing number of tools to support the implementation
of RBA, most notably my book,
Trying Hard is Not Good Enough, and the Results
We hope you find this guide useful. Please
let us know.