Topic: Project Management in Public Administration
Thread: After carefully reading Exercise 6 and the “Key Competencies of Public Sector Project Managers,” you will 1) explain how the Critical Path Method would apply to the issues presented in the Northway Preconstruction Planning memorandum in Form 26, and 2) describe which competencies discussed in the “Key Competencies of Public Sector Project Managers” article would best equip a public sector manager to effectively address complex public sector projects.
Replies: Respond to at least 2 classmates; explore the limits of the Critical Path Method and contrast your ideas regarding the most important competencies of public sector managers.
For each forum, you are required to post 1 thread of 400–500 words and 2 replies of 250–300 words. For each thread, you must support your assertions with at least 2 citations in current APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 citation in current APA format. Acceptable sources include scholarly articles, public administration trade publications, statistical research, the textbook, and the Bible.
Responding to a classmate’s thread requires both the addition of new ideas and analysis. A particular point made by the classmate must be addressed and built upon by your analysis in order to move the conversation forward. Thus, the reply is a rigorous assignment that requires you to build upon the thread to develop deeper and more thorough discussion of the ideas introduced. As such, replies that merely affirm, restate or unprofessionally quarrel with the previous thread(s) and fail to make a valuable, substantive contribution to the discussion will receive appropriate point deductions.