Many of us work in the government industry as project managers, or are part of project management teams. Some of us are actual government employees acting as project managers while others are hired as contractors to lead government projects.
The following is a specific list that ought to classify the true Government Project Manager and is intended to solicit your true or falls comments based on personal observations from your projects.
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The Government Project Manager:
- Never initiates a project without following the appropriate agency’s project management processes (regardless of whether they follows PMI’s standard practices)
- Dedicates enough time to plan a project as to execute it
- Comes always on time for a scheduled meeting
- Is always respectful of the team and shows no favoritism (regardless of whether they are government employees or contractors)
- Never lets contractors pay for his/her lunch
- Never misleads sponsors of the project’s status
- Never blames others for the mistakes on a project
- Proactively plans risk management strategies and follows through with them
- Shares project management knowledge and coaches the team when necessary
- Never gets emotional about the project
Can you add other characteristics that you have/have not noticed about your Government Project Manager?