I came across an article recently on using project managers to aid in government efficiency and wanted to add my input:
A few relevant quotes:
“PMI asked its members in business and government about how successful their projects were in meeting financial goals. Based on that, PMI’s 2013 Pulse of the Profession report estimated that the government is risking approximately $148 million for every $1 billion it spends on programs because of ineffective program management.”
“PMI President and CEO Mark A. Langley said that the government needs to use “things like communication, project management skills and leadership” to become efficient in the long term. Langley said these are things the private sector seems to have a firm understanding of while the government does not.”
I agree a 100% when American citizens think of the U.S. government, the word “efficiency” is not what come to mind. I welcome and support the changes the new Capitol Hill caucus, will be implementing to improve management of government projects.
Project Masters has the solutions and training to increase project efficiency within all levels of the Government.
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