The Essential Guide to Managing a Government Project
A must read for industry & government project managers!
"This book about managing a government project is long overdue and exceptionally well done. In particular I like the practical insights and level of detail. This will be an invaluable reference guide for new small businesses, consultants, PMs and so many others." - Bob Dickson, former Chief Information Officer, U.S. State Department
Federal as well as State & Local government projects are too often plagued by cost overruns, schedule delays and technical deficiencies. One of the many contributing factors is that project managers (PMs) continue to make the same mistakes. And, while Program Management Institute (PMI) training is invaluable, once PMs get thrown into their first project, most of this knowledge falls by the wayside. Plus some of the fundamentals don’t directly translate to the government arena.
The Essential Guide to Managing a Government Project, published by Government FreeLance Exchange - GovFlex.com, covers what an industry or government PM needs to know to successfully complete a services or development contract. It makes project management simple and readable so PMs don't just retire this Guide to their bookshelves.
The contents are consistent with PMI training, the PMBOK®, CMMI and ISO9000. Topics include: Project planning, initiation, execution, monitoring and control, close-out, risk management, customer relationship management, configuration management, quality assurance and contract growth.
There are ~one hundred & fifty (8.5" x 11") pages in the paperback and ~two hundred pages on a Kindle of valuable guidance. Plus over one hundred lessons-learned, figures, templates and checklists. Based on 40+ years managing projects, coaching hundreds of PMs and, most important, learning 'What to Do' and 'What Not to Do'!
I am a writer, government business development, contracting and project management expert, and a blues musician. I am also a co-founder and Chief Knowledge Officer at GovFlex.com (we match government contractors & agencies with freelance experts).
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I founded Celerity Works in 1999 to help organizations better manage and growth their government business. I have advised over 70 contractors and agencies and coached over 250 executives, project managers and BD professionals. Prior to that, I was an operations and business development executive for IT contractors for 13 years after being a project manager and engineer.