Failure of Public Sector Programs: A Framework to Manage Success Criteria

Peter Slay, Alireza Abbasi, Ahmed IMRAN, Chi-King Lee

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Public sector projects/ programs are commonly criticised for having poor outcomes. One reason is that such projects have multiple key stakeholders each with differing opinions regarding what would represent a successful outcome. This paper comes from current research developing an ontology between project success outcome criteria and the personal and technical competencies that may assist in attaining those outcomes. The paper reviews the development of perceptions of project success and presents a framework to assist project managers to develop a broad based success criteria review in consultation with key stakeholders and to manage perceptions of project/ program success throughout the implementation period.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Project Governance & Controls Annual Review
EditorsPatrick Weaver
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherUNSW@ADFA, Canberra
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventProject & Program Management Symposium - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 2 May 20175 May 2017


ConferenceProject & Program Management Symposium
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