For years, the U.S. government has used portfolio management to coordinate its information technology projects. Now you can learn from their efforts in a recent report to the Federal CIO Council. This report examines how the government performs portfolio management for more than $52 billion in IT funds and identifies nine key lessons for you to learn.
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Like the private sector, federal agencies are becoming increasingly interested in the operational efficiencies available through Enterprise Project Management. While the primary responsibility for project managers implementing EPM will be to develop the data structures and framework that will be incorporated into the database, the agency culture can have a major impact on the success of this task, and therefore it must be managed. Read on for more about the challenges of implementing EPM in a federal agency.
Uncle Sam has plenty of jobs...for those who can play the game.
Companies are desperate for project managers with security backgrounds, which can help them meet homeland-security requirements, protect against data theft, viruses and cyber-terrorism and comply with government regulations.
Warning: You are about to enter the Government Project Failure Zone. The government is the poster child for IT project failure, but it is not alone. What can you learn from these unfortunate lessons?
When it comes to technology projects that a national government must undertake, NASA is a formidable force in the development of future ventures.
In uncertain economic times, think public! Government projects can be the cure to what’s ailing you.
With the politics of government projects also comes the demands of stakeholders, and there are often a diverse number of them who have expectations of what projects are to deliver. The process of stakeholder engagement is a crucial one in managing government projects, but it is also one that is fraught with issues and challenges.
If the U.S. Department of Defense has anything to say about it, you could be doing a lot less driving in about 10 years.
IT projects in government have their own set of challenges. Are you ready to meet them?