CHAPTER 9: GOVERNANCE OF LEAN PROJECTS

Overview

The Association for Project Management (APM) defines governance as follows:

‘ … the set of policies, regulations, functions, processes, procedures and responsibilities that define the establishment, management and control of projects … ’ (see http://knowledge.apm.org.uk/bok/governance)

From this we can see that governance is about control – i.e. the reduction or management of risk. It also involves stated principles, processes, clearly defined roles and responsibilities, and some ongoing independent review or audit. We will consider each of these themes in this chapter, together with the challenge of maintaining security, governance and control, whilst at the same time reducing waste and delivering ...

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