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Increasingly, federal organizations are moving toward more formal practices for managing projects. For example, since 2005, ARC has migrated from having no defined methodology or roles to an environment that has a PMO, defined project manager roles, and a documented project management methodology with formal review and approval checkpoints. The degree of formality will naturally extend beyond managing single 33 34 Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government projects to span multiple projects or programs and eventually the organization’s entire portfolio of projects.
The systems reflect those activities, processes, or technologies that enable work to be accomplished. Common organizational structures include the project management office. Chapter 3, Regulations and Legislation: The Emerging Context for Federal Project Management, describes the legal and regulatory framework 20 Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government within which projects are executed. We discuss relevant laws, directives, and regulations, as well as the agencies that enact or enforce them.
As the basic currency for understanding and meaning, language involves both written and oral communication, making use of words, syntax, punctuation, inflection, emphasis, and nuance. We use thousands of words each day, striving to be heard. The structure, complexity, and types of words used in an organization inform the culture. Language infers a knowledge set that is shared by the members of that community. The understanding of key concepts in an area, even the use of jargon, invites trust. 29 30 Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government Embedded in language is the data we wish to impart and the “wrapper” that is the silent message about the culture.