Below are guidebooks which the Center for Government Excellence makes available online. You may also visit our page on GitBooks.
City leaders often hear concerns and resistance about opening data. GovEx developed a short video and list to guide you through common concerns and how to respond.
A guide to help cities understand what a data inventory is and how to inventory data
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence has created this getting started guide to assist cities in implementing open data programs in their own communities.
Finding and working with many different sets of data requires descriptive information. This metadata guide explains the basics.
A framework to help cities and stakeholders understand open data and answer common questions.
The Open Data Portal Requirements is a document which governments can use to develop or procure an open data platform. It identifies critical and optional functionality needed to support a data catalog, access to data. Non-functional (technical) requirements are also identified.
Cities often already have valuable data which can be opened up. This guide helps open data program leaders rapidly identify this data within their governments.
An outline of additional functions/areas of government organizations that may have policies or processes that can be modified to support open data programs.
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence has created this short guide to help governments understand the practices of internal and external benchmarking.
Data Science 101 Resources is a course primer created as a part of GovEx and Denver What Works Cities MOU for advanced analytics training within Peak Academy.
GovEx has worked with a variety of cities on setting up performance management frameworks. This example from the City of Tacoma, WA, helps cities think about questions to focus on before, during, and after performance management meetings.
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence has created this infographic to help governments align outcomes, measures, activities and resources within a performance management system.
A government's introduction and guide to performance-based budgeting.
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence has created this getting started guide to assist cities in implementing performance management programs in their own communities.
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence has created this getting started guide to help governments improve performance practices by setting strong targets.
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Government Excellence has created this short survey to help governments get past the semantics and focus on the substance of performance measurement.
A data visualization tool for users to explore housing affordability trends in select mid-sized U.S. cities.
This practical guide helps government leaders and managers understand organizational culture and how to build cultures more adept with data.
A guide to help cities move past communicating to the “usual suspects” and ensure the data it shares reaches all interested parties.
Talent isn't everything, but it sure helps. This guide helps governments find and keep the talent necessary to accelerate the effective use of data and evidence.
Developing data sharing agreements with other organizations, especially when handling sensitive or private data, can be complicated. In this guide we discuss the key issues to address through a data sharing agreement, and provide examples for reference.
A practical guide for any government agency wishing to improve the quality of its data. Learn how to create buy-in, profile your data, and apply quality improvements.
Governments collect a significant amount of valuable data, but visualizing it can be difficult. This guide helps governments determine the right visualization to display information clearly.
A list of topics which members of a data governance group should consider focusing on during the course of their work.