For their article, “Expert Tips on Performing Effective Project Management in Government,” SmartSheet approached a few notable project management experts such as Stephen Townsend, Josh Ramirez, and Yad Senapathy.

As the founder and CEO of the Project Management Training Institute (PMTI), Senapathy’s insights into locating government project management problems stemmed from multiple sources – the lack of budgetary allocation, non-use of the project management lexicon, and government work culture. He proposed organizational change management as the only way to overcome these shortcomings.

After pointing out the fact that the government usually cut education budgets first, Senapathy advocated for top-level buy-in into project management training. He believed that well-funded, high-quality project management education was the only way to ensure standards across the board. He even pointed to the efficiency of the private sector as proof of this strategy working. Senapathy also pushed for better risk management, employee motivation, and project flexibility, as solutions, based on his knowledge from working with government agencies and individuals.

Here’s the link to the full article:

https://www.smartsheet.com/content/government-project-management

 

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