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dc.contributor.advisorDillard, John
dc.contributor.advisorBrinkley, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorAllen, James D.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe federal government spends billions of dollars on information technology (IT) projects each year. Despite spending billions on IT, the government has achieved little of the productivity improvements that private industry has realized from IT. Too often, federal IT projects run over budget, behind schedule, or fail to deliver promised functionality. The March 2009 Defense Science Board concluded that three root causes emerged from a review of major IT acquisition programs where cost, schedule, and performance were issues. First, senior leaders lacked experience and understanding. Second, the program executive officers and program managers had inadequate experience. Third, the acquisition process was bureaucratic and cumbersome, where many who were not accountable had to say yes before authority to proceed. To address these concerns, the U.S. Chief Information Officer, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Office of Management and Budget launched an initiative to strengthen program management by designing a formal IT Program Management career path. This research analyzes the need for IT Program Managers (PM) within the federal government by comparing the differences between IT PMs and non-IT PMs.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleInformation technology program management: is there a difference?en_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorInformation Technologyen_US
dc.subject.authorProgram managementen_US
dc.subject.authorIT PM Competenciesen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US

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