Counting on Precision
The Decennial U.S. Census Must Be Completed on Time; Sophisticated Schedule Management Sets the Stage for Nationwide Program Execution
The United States census is a complex, large-scale, multiyear exercise in program management. The scope of accurately and cost effectively counting more than 330 million people across more than 3.7 million square miles (9.6 million square kilometers) includes hiring, training, paying, providing equipment and supplies, assigning work, monitoring work, collecting results and storing or shipping those results to a central location. And there's no margin for error—especially for deadlines.