How to Win with TBM: The Ball’s In Your Court

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We’re excited to share our final post on the Technology Business Management (TBM) Playbook, co-created by GSA and the Department of Education!

In case you missed them, Part 1 and Part 2 covered the first five “plays,” our lessons learned from implementing TBM in our agencies. This week, we’ll wrap up with key considerations for rollout, adoption, and growth of your TBM implementation.

Play 6: Rollout and Adoption

“The secret to my success is practice.” – David Beckham

For many organizations, the most daunting step of implementing a new process is putting it into practice. Change is not always welcome and fear and misunderstanding are often to blame.

In Play 6, organizations become more familiar with the terminology, goals, and achievements of TBM. Start integrating TBM principles, data, and value discussions into meetings and funding reviews. As more stakeholders learn TBM and understand its benefits, they will be more likely to put it into use.

Play 7: Keep Maturing the TBM Implementation

“A champion is someone who does not settle for that day’s practice, that day’s competition, that day’s performance. They are always striving to be better.” – Briana Scurry

TBM is a dynamic practice and your results will improve as your goal-setting, data collection, analysis, and decision-making mature. Knowing where you fall in the maturity spectrum can help you identify opportunities to maximize your TBM implementation. Play 7 is all about assessing your organization’s strengths and weaknesses and developing tactics to evolve your organization in the future.

Thanks for allowing us to share our TBM journey with you. We look forward to hearing about your agency’s wins with implementing TBM!

To learn more about TBM, please visit You can also follow monthly updates on the federal government’s progress with TBM implementation here.