July 2004 Archives

GAO: The Importance of Project Management Practices

From the recommendations in a GAO report (pdf) (html abstract) released 7/7/2004 titled COMPUTER-BASED PATIENT RECORDS: VA and DOD Efforts to Exchange Health Data Could Benefit from Improved Planning and Project Management:
  • create and implement a comprehensive and coordinated project management plan for the electronic interface that defines the technical and managerial processes necessary to satisfy project requirements and includes (1) the authority and responsibility of each organizational unit; (2) a work breakdown structure for all of the tasks to be performed in developing, testing, and implementing the software, along with schedules associated with the tasks; and (3) a security policy.
[via David Fletcher's Government and Technology Weblog]
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