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Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government by Timothy Jacques, Jonathan Weinstein

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Chapter 12  

Adopting and ApplyingMethodologies: Choosingthe Right Path

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

—ALBERT EINSTEIN

In 2010, the U.S. population is projected to be roughly 309 million people living in 134 million housing units and more than 270,000 group quarters (such as prisons, dormitories, and nursing homes). In that same year, the U.S. Census Bureau will endeavor to count every single one of those people once and only once. Called the “decennial census,” this is the largest peacetime activity undertaken by the federal government. To accomplish this task, the Census Bureau will hire 1.4 million temporary workers in nearly 500 local offices to count a population that resides over more than 3.5 million ...

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