A Slice of Project Management Life and Success in Victoria's Local Government

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Kwasek, Rick and Kannan, Selvi ORCID: 0000-0002-0973-7864 (2011) A Slice of Project Management Life and Success in Victoria's Local Government. In: Project management at the speed of light : 8th Annual Project Management Australia Conference, 2nd-5th August 2011, Novotel Sydney, Brighton Beach. (Unpublished)


Local government in Victoria, Australia have been managing project-delivery in different ways, where with some councils there is little evidence of project management process. Again, in some cases, projects have been delivered successfully using ad-hoc methodology. However the trend for local government to undertake larger and more complex projects and a greater community expectation on accountability, a more robust procedure is seemingly required (McShane, 2006) especially based on the Bains Report (1979). The paper seeks to evaluate the role project management plays in local government in Victoria. The success of projects is becoming increasingly important for councils due to the increased scrutiny from the community (Dale 2008; McShane, 2006). Since project management has been referred to as a management art, technique and tool that can assist in the successful delivery of projects (Nicholas 2001), analyzing and assessing the relationship between the way councils deliver infrastructure projects and the extent to which project management is being used can benefit not only the participating councils but ultimately be a reference to the local government sector. Three Victorian local government cases will be explored and discussed in this paper.

Item type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9626
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > SEO Classification > 9104 Management and Productivity
Keywords ResPubID23771, Victorian local government, project management
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