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Project management skills will play a decisive role in the evolution of government. Part of the equation lies in political will to provide the funds necessary to replace decaying infrastructure and improve access to services. As project managers, what can we do to deliver better projects for the public? Using agile is part of the answer.
It is true that government projects are different...but not in the way that some argue. While it is wrestling with an entirely different animal to successfully manage the delivery of government projects, this PM argues those that do it well are some of the best project managers he knows.
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.
IT projects in government have their own set of challenges. Are you ready to meet them?
Having a long-term vision and strong project management is essential for nations to develop. However, only a handful of countries have been successful at it. Here we examine some that have embraced a visionary approach—and why others haven't.