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Managing Public Sector Projects is finally out

Posted by David Kassel on March 18, 2010

It’s been a long wait, but my book on how to successfully manage public projects is in print.

The book, “Managing Public Sector Projects: A Strategic Framework for Success in an Era of Downsized Government,” has been published by CRC Press.   The book is available on CRC’s website, and you can find it on Amazon and on other online sites.  

The book is intended to provide managers at all levels of government with tips and advice on how to bring public projects to completion on time and within budget, without sacrificing quality.  It’s filled with discussion of real-life examples of problematic undertakings, from the Big Dig in Boston, to reconstruction projects in Iraq.  There are some success stories in there as well.

In addition to keeping managers in mind, I’ve tried to gear the book to students in graduate-level courses in public administration.   I’m indebted to Marc Holzer, Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University, for the great foreword he wrote to the book.

Also, I owe a debt of gratitude to Professor Evan Berman, editor of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) book series of which my book is a part.   There are many others who deserve thanks as well, and most are mentioned in the book’s acknowledgements.

Buy the book now, or wait until you can get a used copy.  And please let me know what you think.


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