Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 10 – What is in a Name?

<- Back to Part 9 – The Way Ahead According to Greek philosophers, the first law of thought is that “each thing is the same with itself and different from another” otherwise known as a law of identity. This is a common idea … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 9 – The Way Ahead

< Back to Part 8 – Transition                                                   On To Part 10 – What is in a Name? -> THE WAY AHEAD John E. Jones is quoted as saying “What gets measured gets done, what gets measured and fed back gets done well, what … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 8 – Transition

< Back to Part 7 – Centers of Excellence                                          On to Part 9 – The Way Ahead > TRANSITION FROM TODAY As I mentioned in the introductory Shared Services post, money for technology and control of its allocation carries political and Academic standing issues … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 7 – Centers of Excellence

< Back to Part 6 – Come and Take It                                                          On To Part 8 – Transition > CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE Centers of Excellence (CoE) build a “decentralized model for centralization” in which each functional element has a home and support personnel, … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 6 – Come And Take It

< Back to Part 5 – Together Alone or Forever Apart?           On to Part 7 – Centers of Excellence > Actions are underway in identifying strategies for consolidation and the development of Shared Services – driven by legislatively-mandated management reviews and external audits by … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 5 – Together Alone or Forever Apart?

< Back to Part 4 – Conclusions                                                       On to Part 6 – Come and Take It >  As the US Declaration of Independence was being signed, Benjamin Franklin was noted as remarking that “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” This idea that … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 4 – Conclusions

< Back to Part 3 – Process >                                                            < On to Part 5 – Together Alone > CONCLUSIONS A successful Shared Services actions at TAMU/TAMUS will require centralization of funding and IT governance across the entire span of Shared Services, in addition to care in protecting the central … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 3 – Process

< Back to Part 2 – Justification >                                                          < On to Part 4 – Conclusions > IDENTITY One of the first measures towards transition beyond simply defining the shared service functions would be to require each element of the organizational definition of operational identity through the creation of … Continue reading

Shared Services in Texas Schools – Part 2 – Justification

< Back to Part 1 – Introduction >                                                                 < On to Part 3 – Process > SHARED SERVICES Examining the Shared Services model and its application, a central service information services provider could become the single source for multiple services as has become more … Continue reading