Chapter 9

THE FEDERAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

You’ve got to think about the big things, so that all the small things go in the right directions.

—ALVIN TOFFLER, FUTURIST, AUTHOR

Many federal agencies have developed a project management framework that comprises three layers:

   •   Organizational governance—provides an open, structured format for evaluating investments and executive decision-making.

   •   Project portfolio management—provides a process for managing the inventory of work associated with specific parts of the organization.

   •   Project management methodology—involves the use of approaches and standards to manage the project ...

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