Public-Sector Project Management: Meeting the Challenges and Achieving Results5th October 2009
There may be no simple formula for success in publicâ€“sector projects, but Publicâ€“Sector Project Management delivers the next best thing: a complete set of skillâ€“building strategies that puts success well within your reach.
Building on industry standards and best practices as well as almost thirty years of publicâ€“sector experience, this definitive source book clearly explains how to manage projects in the public sector and navigate their many challenges. Here is where youâ€˛ll find all the tools to accomplish your goals for any publicâ€“sector project, whether you are overseeing military and security operations, the construction of public infrastructure, improving agency processes, deploying new systems or public programs, or any other public initiative.
The book describes both the obstacles and basic processes of publicâ€“sector project management and examines the differences between publicâ€“sector and privateâ€“sector projects, including the management of the wide array of publicâ€“sector stakeholders. Publicâ€“Sector Project Management is your comprehensive professional template for making a positive contribution to your agency or organization. Inside, youâ€˛ll find:
- Expert guidance consistent with project management best practices
- Inâ€“depth coverage of publicâ€“sector constraints, including purchasing systems, legal mandates, political and media oversight, and complex rules and processes
- Specific strategies to enhance the management capability of publicâ€“sector managers and privateâ€“sector project managers working under government contracts
- Emphasis on the role of planning in managing customer, manager, and project team expectations, and coping with the overlapping systems of constraints that impede publicâ€“sector projects
- Techniques for managing contractors and vendors
- Tools for managing the complexity inherent in most publicâ€“sector projects
- Insightful case studies of notable and historic publicâ€“sector projects; chapterâ€“ending discussion questions and exercises; numerous tables and figures; and key terms in the glossary
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