Challenges and Best Practices of Managing Government Projects and Programs ( 2014 )
Many government projects and programs are prolonged for years, failing to meet the projects’ objectives, wasting taxpayers’ money, or they are abruptly terminated in the midst of planning or implementation. Government funded projects and programs set out to achieve national growth and enhance the lives of citizens. They are ubiquitous and notoriously unwieldy. Drawing on an impressive array of large-scale government projects gleaned from government audit reports across three major sectors infrastructure and transportation, information systems, and defense this study explains why government projects go wrong and what can be done to improve their success rates.