Managing Non-traditional Projects in the Public Sector

School: 
Program Code: 
1541
Contact: 

Dr James Connor, 02 62688799 (j.connor@unsw.edu.au)

Objectives: 

Explore non-traditional applications of project management tools / methodologies to assess their validity in supporting complex policy work in the public sector. 

Desired Expected Background: 

Project methodologies are increasingly being applied to non-traditional areas of work in an attempt to control work processes and improve success. The efficacy of these methods has not been verified ‘in-field’ and as such the belief in the use is not empirically supported. This research will explore a range of policy work projects in the public sector to assess the extent of use and efficacy of project methodologies. This is a qualitative, case study, mixed-method project with the possibility of action research approaches for the correct candidate.