How much project control is too much: the case for and against "interference"?

Chivonne Algeo, Julia Lamborn, David William Albrecht, Robert Darren Brooks

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In the current reporting environment, those responsible for delivering projects are required to report against fixed metrics. The desire to ‘control’ the outcome of a project drives this culture of oversight that may be perceived as interference in the project manager’s ability to meet client expectations. Recently, two countries have formalised the controls placed on project delivery. In the USA, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA) was enacted to enhance accountability and best practices in project and program management throughout US federal government projects. In the UK, the Association of Project Management received a Royal Charter from Her Majesty The Queen which will provide professional status, as well as additional governance requirements, for members. Will this move to a transparent control regime deliver more successful project outcomes?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProject Controls Conference Sydney 2017
Subtitle of host publication20-22 September, ICC Sydney
Place of PublicationChatswood NSW AU
PublisherEngineers Australia
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventProject Controls Conference 2017 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 20 Sept 201722 Sept 2017


ConferenceProject Controls Conference 2017
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