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Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government

Book Description

Gain Valuable Insight into the Government's Project Management Best Practices!
Although project management is not new to the federal government, the discipline has taken on renewed importance in the face of the ever-increasing size, complexity, and number of mission-critical projects being undertaken by every branch and agency. This book addresses the key facets of project management, from organization and structure to people and process. A variety of government entities share their best practices in areas including leadership, technology, teams, communication, methodology, and performance management.
Based on research and interviews with a wide range of project managers, Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government presents a realistic cross section of the project management discipline in the largest single enterprise in the world—the U.S. federal government.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Praise For Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government
  5. About the Authors
  6. Dedication
  7. Contents
  8. Foreword
  9. Preface
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. Chapter 1 - The Evolution of Federal Project Management: Then and Now
  12. Part 1 - Organization and Structure
    1. Chapter 2 - Fitting Project Management into the Organization: round Peg/Square hole
    2. Chapter 3 - Regulations and Legislation: The emerging Context for Federal Project Management
    3. Chapter 4 - Building Strong Teams: The Vehicle for Successful Projects
    4. Chapter 5 - Leveraging Technology for Project Success: New Tools of the Trade
  13. Part 2 - People
    1. Chapter 6 - The Crucial Role of Communication: Telling the Story
    2. Chapter 7 - Leadership and the Project Manager: Bearing the Brunt of the Storm
    3. Chapter 8 - Engaging Stakeholders: Establishing Effective Project Relationships
    4. Chapter 9 - Project Management Competencies and Skills: Success through Experience
    5. Chapter 10 - Project Manager Professional Development: Building the Project Management Corps
  14. Part 3 - Process
    1. Chapter 11 - Governance and Project Portfolio Development: Steering the Ship
    2. Chapter 12 - Adopting and Applying Methodologies: Choosing the Right Path
    3. Chapter 13 - Aligning Federal and Project Planning Cycles: Untangling the Knot
    4. Chapter 14 - Implementing Knowledge Management Practices: Reusing the Wheel
    5. Chapter 15 - Understanding Project Performance Management: Uncovering Success Early
    6. Chapter 16 - The Promise of Project Management in the Federal Government: Looking Ahead
  15. Recommended Resources
  16. Index