The challenges that the federal government faces in implementing project management practices is unique among public and private sector organizations. Line of Sight’s President, Jon Weinstein was invited to address PMI’s DC Executive Roundtable in October to discuss his new book that examines these issues; he is one of the authors of “The Government Manager’s Guide to Project Management” and the co-author of “Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government”. Jon facilitated a lively discussion about how the federal government achieves results through project management and the following key challenges drawn from his book:
- Project management is undervalued by executives in government
- Basic project management practices are still being overlooked
- Projects and portfolios don’t always reflect the brutal facts
Jon was also invited to speak at PMI’s upcoming 2013 PMO Symposium in San Diego, California in November. PMI is the largest global association and leading advocate for the project and program management profession. With a goal for organizations to embrace, value, and use project management and attribute success to it, PMI advances the project management profession in governments and corporations around the world. PMI has more than 700,000 members and credential holders in over 185 countries.