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Investment-Centric Project Management by Steven Keays

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ACCOUNTABILITY

The ancient Romans had a tradition for their engineers. Whoever built an arch, the engineer had to stand beneath it while the capstone was put in place. That is how Romans defined accountability.

THE MEANING OF ACCOUNTABILITY

Another Driver of Project Failures

When we speak of project execution, accountability and responsibility come to the fore. The issue isn’t about management style, but mandates. This chapter will explore what happens when lines of authority are ill-defined, when the wrong people become involved in decision making, what the cost implications are to project budgets, and how an incorrect accountability framework can lead to project failures. The reader will be introduced to a new accountability paradigm that ...

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