July 2018

Engage Your Operational SMEs

For a successful OMS modernization, the involvement of key subject matter experts from across the agency will help to inform functional requirements, minimize the need for expensive customization, and ensure rapid user adoption of the new system.

- July 31, 2018

The Value of a Conversation

Taking time to talk to OMS vendors as well as leaders from agencies that have recently modernized their OMS can help the CIO drive clarity into requirements and improve the odds for a successful modernization project.

- July 13, 2018

June 2018

20 Years of the ICPA

20 Years of ICPA Commitment to Improving Outcomes From a few dozen people gathering to discuss common corrections issues in 1998 to a multi-day conference of more than 500 professionals from over 60 countries – the ICPA has established itself as a difference…

- June 27, 2018

August 2017

Understanding Business Intelligence Ecosystem for Corrections

For the corrections agency seeking to maximize the value of its OMS, business intelligence and data analytics solutions are moving from ‘nice to have’ to essential components of the information…

- August 8, 2017

July 2017

Have You Defined Your Information Stakeholder Model?

By segmenting and understanding the full spectrum of information stakeholders across the jurisdiction, corrections agency CIO’s can better meet their needs and drive improvement for the agency. Recently I wrote…

- July 25, 2017

What’s Your Information Strategy?

For an investment in a modern OMS to deliver full strategic value to the agency, the corrections CIO should drive creation of an enterprise-wide information strategy, and secure full buy-in…

- July 11, 2017

June 2017

The ICPA – A Commitment to Improvement

By creating an open forum for idea sharing among corrections leaders, non-profits, academics and corrections-focused vendors, the ICPA drives a best practices mentality for improving correctional outcomes around the world….

- June 29, 2017

Do What You Get Credit For

Effectively tackling the ‘build or buy’ question for agencies seeking to modernize the OMS can have significant impacts on the agency and the CIO’s organization. We live in a results-oriented…

- June 6, 2017

May 2017

When Modernizing Your Agency’s OMS, It’s Best to Remember the Law of Gravity

Picture two men standing in a park across the street from a ten story building. They watch as a young boy prepares to throw a bright red, aerodynamic object, round…

- May 23, 2017

Why ‘Time to Value’ Should Be Part of the Decision Framework for Large Technology Purchases

Time is money. It’s an everyday adage that dates at least as far back as the 1730s, when Benjamin Franklin would occasionally reference the phrase in his “Poor Richard’s Almanac.”…

- May 9, 2017