Project Management

The Evolution of Performance Management in Government

Policymakers wanting to improve their government’s performance are often presented with a rich menu of choices by their advisers. They are told that they could choose from several options: Budgeting Reforms, Performance Budgeting, Outcome Budgeting, Performance Agreement, Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), ISO 9000, Lean Sigma and so on. Alas, as we shall see,… Read more »

How Retrospectives Improve Project Success

Imagine you just completed a big project. For the most part, you consider it a success, but inevitably no project goes 100 percent according to plan. While the “woulda/shoulda/couldas” are fresh in your mind, it’s easy to assume you’ll remember them when it comes time for the next project. Learn how a retrospective can help.

3 Ways Around Governmental Red Tape On The Way To Project Completion

Governmental red tape too often does nothing more than tie everyone’s hands behind their backs. This is a persistent problem I dealt with when fulfilling a request for proposal. The agency we were working with was interested in the prospect of outsourcing. Unfortunately, the procurement office knew so little about our industry that every conference call… Read more »