It takes regional village
a new concept takes hold in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a 38,000-member, multifaceted organization divided into Divisions and Districts. Each District is likened to a small 'village' surrounding the castle of a nearby Division and has their own planning, design, and construction capabilities. In 1988, project management was established in the Corps to increase efficiencies and optimize capability. The Regional Village Concept was initiated in 1995 to standardize and streamline the project management business process and use virtual teams to position all the Districts for the future. This article reports on the phased implementation of the Regional Village Concept which includes a movement toward a paperless office and adoption of common information requirements and computer software and hardware to provide the most cost-effective and high-quality delivery of services possible.