The benefits of project management for traditional energy projects, such as building a power plant, are well known. But there are also benefits for energy sector reform, particularly government initiatives. Project management techniques can help by clarifying objectives, engaging stakeholders, improving the speed of legislation, and managing scope and schedule.
Before the Project Management Institute was formed in 1969, the term “program management” was as common as “project management”. Program management referred mainly to work by public sector agencies. This webinar will discuss the role of program management in government. If you work in government, or want to know more about project and program management in government, this is the webinar for you. We shall consider programs in the context of public organizations, how the nature of government affects programs, and challenges faced in the public sector.
Project Management in the Public Sector: How Public Sector Projects Differ from those in the Private Sector
Did you know that the United States Air Force invented the title “project manager”? In fact, much of the early development of project management was on projects performed for the government. This webinar will discuss project management by the government rather than for the government. If you work in government, or want to know more about project management in government, this is the webinar for you. We shall consider projects in the context of public organizations, how the nature of government affects projects, how the public agency perspective on projects differs from that of the private sector, and challenges faced in the public sector. This an introduction, with more in-depth discussion to follow in future webinars.
To keep pace in today’s disruptive world, the Government of Canada is adopting new ways of thinking and working in key areas, including project management. It focuses on nimble processes that allow projects and initiatives to adjust and adapt to evolving needs and technologies and, a workforce that can put them into action. The Canada School of Public Service has a key role to play and is enhancing its project management learning to help meet these needs.
The Chicago 311 project delivered a new website, rolled out a mobile app to better serve residents, and developed a unified back-end system for handling work orders more efficiently across city depart ...
On this $40 million preservation effort, the project team balanced the needs of 3 million tourists and 2,000-year old trees through communication, transparency and feedback: https://www.projectmanagem ...
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The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has an established lessons learned program that documents both shortfalls for corrective action and best practices for wider dissemination. Most phases are effectively accomplished—except for resolution. Using the project management process during the issue resolution phase will provide a firm foundation for action officers to evolve a more efficient and effective organization.
Transformation in government agencies often comes up against bureaucratic hurdles. Employing a crucible, consisting of four elements (do more with less; lean project management; phasing; and consistency), paired with Kotter’s eight-step change model enabled a government team to successfully complete a difficult consolidation effort.
There are a lot of challenges to implementing strategy, and they depend in large part on what you are managing—and the environment in which you are managing it. This article looks at strategic implementation from the perspective of four situations in which you might find yourself.
Report potholes. Rat out rodents. Replace a busted garbage can. One of the largest cities in the United States has made it radically easier for residents to request public services and resolve nonemergency problems.
Kiruna Sweden won’t be rebuilt in a day. But the first major milestone for relocating the Arctic mining town made one thing clear: The 18,000 residents are fully invested in driving the vision for a new Kiruna—no matter how long it takes.
As city populations swell—and the pressure on those infrastructure systems follows suit—more project sponsors are launching ambitious initiatives to build new cities from scratch.
As is the case with most technological implementations, government agencies are using artificial intelligence at a relatively smaller pace compared to the private sector. This article provides a basic understanding of AI, along with examples and insights on its use in the public sector.
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, USA has been an iconic guidepost. As the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, it towers above the Mississippi River, connecting east and west in the heart of the country. Yet there’s always been a disconnect between the landmark and the city it heralds.
To preserve one of the world’s largest natural sequoia groves, a team balanced the needs of tourists and trees.
For a project manager to be successful in running government projects, they must adapt their standard routine individually to each project and be especially careful to fully understand the deliverables.
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