|A.||Within the federal agencies there is one sole source for tangible goods and a second for people who might be subcontracted into jobs on a project-by-project basis. These sources are reconsidered every four years. Depending where you are in the cycle, you will either use the source already in place or you may have a voice in choosing the next source.|
|B.||The federal and state governments each make their own rules about procurement. There is no common thread of how it is done; therefore, if your project spans several states you will need a separate purchasing agreement and supply source for each state.|
|C.||Government projects are run in exactly the same way that other projects operate under the supervision of a PMP, so check the version of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) from the year you were certified to see what procurement guidelines you should follow.|
|D.||There are some general ways you can learn in which government contracting differs from traditional private sector contracts, but check the details with your agency as laws and agency practices differ from year to year. You may have to make small adjustments in your practices as new rules are legislated.|
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Government projects tend to have a lot of stakeholders—all with their own opinions. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing, says Bill Limond, interim CIO for the city of London, England.
The Government Community in collaboration with the International Development Community are pleased to present a joint webinar for our subscribers on Agile Methodology applied for Government Projects: A Case Study from from the State of Minas Gerais Brazil.
Starting with an explanation of what it means to be Agile, we'll then move through an overview of the specific Agile practice of Scrum, we will explore how working in a government contract environment is different from other forms of work and how, if at all, Agile practices can be applied. Some of these differences we'll discuss include documentation expectations, projects that are not restricted to software development, and Earned Value Management. We'll also review some of the developments in government agencies leaning towards agile practices, and reserve time for question.
The Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 25 Point IT Management Reform Plan requires agencies utilize an iterative, or Agile, project management methodology and that all projects should result in working business functionality in 6 months or less. However, the OMB also requires the development of a performance measurement baseline and that cost, schedule, and technical performance metrics are tracked. This informative webinar will review the OMB requirements as well as how to plan Government Agile projects and implement EVM.
In his presentation, Dennis will address the following questions: Why are Government Project Management Offices (PMOs) needed ? Why is Project Business Management (PBM) the right sustainability solution? How is a sustainable PBMO created? What are the values and benefits of a PBMO?
Our speaker (Dr. Gregory Richards) will present to you his latest research on Workforce Analytics applied to Project Management in Government.Managing the HR element in projects adds the complexity of continual “on-boarding” and “off-boarding” of project staff. On the other hand, performance information is often more readily available than in non-project environments as a result of the discipline imposed by milestone management. The session will examine application of “Big Data” techniques to the project HR environment. Recruitment: leverage historical data to create profiles of well-performing project resources. Managing performance: objectively identify the most efficient producers & identify ways of moving the entire team to the “efficient frontier.” Prediction: forecast likely attrition based on “nearest-neighbour” techniques.
This Webinar will discuss the challenges that the project management practice is facing while setting up and implementing PMO in the government sector of Saudi Arabia. The webinar will explain those challenges from the experience and view of several OPM3 assessments.
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