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These Governance Components Will Ensure Your Government Project Succeeds

Published: 19 June 2019

ID: G00388579

Analyst(s): John Kost , Cathleen Blanton


The likelihood of success of government waterfall projects can improve with a more thorough understanding and execution of the governance of these projects. We examine the foundational components that government CIOs must understand as they build a more effective project governance structure.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Work Closely With Government Leaders to Understand and Address the Causes of Project Failure and Focus on the Importance of Governance
  • Identify Which Roles Are Part of the Governance of Your Intended Project
  • Identify Which Processes Are Necessary to Create a Governance Partnership Focused on Delivering Desired Outcomes, and Determine Who Currently Owns the Decision Rights to Those Processes
  • Build a Governance Framework That Takes Into Account All Roles and Processes That Will Impact the Project

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