Implications for Policy Work and Project Management

The extension of project methodologies to nontraditional areas is both the greatest challenge and the greatest opportunity currently faced by project management as a discipline. Policy work, often via government action (but also via nongovernmental organizations [NGOs]), represents one area where project management tools and methods are increasingly being applied because of the intractably wicked nature of many of the problems.

In this book, we have examined government policy work and explored how such activity maps to our understanding of project management. We investigated the potential role that project management can play in support of policy work. But significantly, we have ...

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