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Government Program Management examines ongoing global reforms in public-sector program design and management and explains how to deliver public-sector programs in response to these reforms. A new, generic program management model--essential for government executives, program managers, and legislative leaders--is presented. The new model addresses various dysfunctional forces, many of them global in scale, that inhibit public programs from achieving their intended benefits and outcomes.
This in-depth resource discusses broad reforms that fundamentally alter government agency structure, performance reporting and budgeting, composition, and roles and functions. The book also looks at targeted reforms affecting individual programs, covering concept, planning, design, delivery, cost control, and performance reporting. Best practices from both the public and private sectors are covered in this pioneering guide.
Government Program Management covers:
Introduction; Chapter 1. Forces for Change in Government Program Management: New Public Management; Chapter 2. Problems and Issues in Public Program Management; Chapter 3. Agency Performance and Program Management in the United States;Chapter 4. The Standard for Program Management According to the Project Management Institute (PMI): Interpretation for Public-Sector Programs; Chapter 5. The Program Management Office; Chapter 6. Government Workforce Changes and Implications for Program Management; Chapter 7. Public Program Leadership Developments; Chapter 8. Global Models and Benchmarks for Program Management: New Public Management Concepts; Chapter 9. Models for Future Programs; Chapter 10. Case Study: A National Digital Health Information System in the United States; Chapter 11. The Special Problem of Networked Programs; Chapter 12. Recommendations for Changing Public Program Management Structure, Systems, and Processes; Appendix A. Program Risk Management Checklist; Appendix B. Integrated Program Schedule in Microsoft Project Software; Appendix C. Public-Sector Program Management Course Outline; Appendix D. Project Risk Scenarios and Scheduling; Appendix E. Government Program Transparency Model; References; Index