Chapter 8

PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

Our job as a federal agency is management and oversight, to be responsible stewards of the public’s trust and resources. Therefore, we must have a highly qualified and technically proficient management team and staff. My aim is to have a high performing organization, sustained by a career oriented workforce, driven to produce results that are important now and into the future.

—JAMES A. RISPOLI, FORMER ASSISTANT SECRETARY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY1

The federal workforce is changing. Numerous surveys and assessments conducted by OMB, GAO, and individual agencies in cooperation with industry ...

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