Project Management Institute

Mind the gap

Government projects tend to have a lot of stakeholders--all with their own opinions. These differing opinions don't have to be a bad thing. This article features the CIO for the city of London, England, discussing how the city implements different suggestions into its project plans. In doing so, it identifies the city's approach to project management and explores the effects of the economic crisis on their projects. The article also explores how stakeholders affect project decision making. The CIO says that when dealing with stakeholder management in a government institution, it is important to understand how it will impact the timeline. The article also identifies how the city uses committee reviews to build plans and set delivery dates.
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