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

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Part 1  

Organization and Structure

The first of the three pillars of project management in the federal government is organization and structure. In this part, we present the framework in which project management is performed within the federal government. Each of the chapters views project management from a different organizational, regulatory, and structural perspective.

In Chapter 2, Fitting Project Management into the Organization: Round Peg/Square Hole, we discuss three main elements found in the federal government environment: culture, systems, and common structures. Culture describes the attitudes, beliefs, and rituals in an organization that influence the formulation of project management practices. The systems reflect those activities, ...

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