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Overview

PROVEN STRATEGIES FOR APPLYING PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES TO PUBLIC SECTOR PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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:

  • Forces for change in government program management: impacts of the new public management theory
  • Problems and issues in public program performance and benefits management
  • Agency performance and program management developments in the United States
  • Applying the industry standard for program management according to the Project Management Institute to public agencies and programs
  • The program management office in the public sector
  • Government workforce changes and implications for program management
  • Public program leadership developments
  • Global models and benchmarks for program management: new public management concepts
  • Models for future programs
  • Case study: a national digital health information system in the United States
  • The special problem of networked and intergovernmental programs
  • Recommendations for changing public program management structure, systems, and processes in the United States beginning with the president
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071744485
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/6/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Barkley is a former Federal Senior Executive, Executive Office of The President of the United States. He is currently Senior Faculty, Keller Graduate School of Management, Curriculum Coordinator, in the area of Project Management. Barkley served as VP for a business consulting firm in the areas of strategic planning and program management. He is the author of Project Risk Management, Integrated Project Management, Customer-Driven Project Management, Project Management in New Product Development, and Global Program Management, with Paula Wagner.

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Table of Contents

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

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