Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal by Jonathan Weinstein

By Jonathan Weinstein

Gain necessary perception into the govt. s undertaking administration top Practices!

even though venture administration isn't new to the government, the self-discipline has taken on renewed significance within the face of the ever-increasing dimension, complexity, and variety of mission-critical initiatives being undertaken via each department and company. This booklet addresses the major features of venture administration, from association and constitution to humans and method. a number of govt entities percentage their top practices in components together with management, expertise, groups, communique, method, and function administration.

in accordance with study and interviews with a variety of undertaking managers, Achieving venture administration good fortune within the Federal Government offers a practical move part of the undertaking administration self-discipline within the greatest unmarried company on this planet the U.S. federal govt

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Keep in mind that the term program in federal parlance often represents an ongoing operation that is legislatively mandated, such as Medicare. ) Project Management Office The PMO typically is a permanent organizational unit chartered to coordinate project resources and improve overall project success. Several variants of PMOs currently operate within the federal government: ■■ Center of excellence. This type of organization is typically a support unit, providing information, best practices, mentoring, and coordination services.

Increasing project complexity demands increased project management capabilities. The “inventory” of trained or certified project managers does not meet the demand in most federal organizations, so on-the-job training is common. Assigning the right project manager to the right project at the right time remains a challenge for many government organizations. The federal project management environment is rife with successes, challenges, and opportunities. The first step is to uncover the real drivers and obstacles to successful projects.

Key Organizational Dimensions Successful project management in federal agencies must address project management across three organizational dimensions: culture, systems, and structure. Culture is the hardest dimension to address because it is the least concrete and can take many years to change. The systems layer deals with how work gets accomplished—from information technology to human resources, core services, budgeting and finance, planning, etc. The structure dimension is often the most accessible dimension to navigate, as it deals with functional reporting and authority.

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