International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Project Management Practices in e-Government Projects: A Case Study of Electronic Government Directorate (EGD) in Pakistan
Syed. Raza Abbas Shah, Abdul Zahid Khan, Dr. M. Shahid Khalil

The objective of this research study is to describe the Project Management (PM) practices adopted by the Electronic Government Directorate (EGD) during implementation of e-Government projects in Pakistan. The paper identifies the benefits that can be accrued by using modern PM practices in e-Government projects, as well as highlights issues not adequately addressed by PM tools, methodologies and practices. This paper is one of the few research papers targeting the contemporary and multi-dimensional issue of project management for successful delivery of goals and objectives of e-Government programmes in developing countries. One of the findings of this research study is to understand and realize the difference in Public and private sector organizations during implementation of project management practices. The organization culture of Public sector organizations is different from private sector organizations and there is a need to develop and adopt PM strategies and applications suitable for Public sector organizations. In particular, the change-management and transformational aspects of e-Government programmes make them complex and therefore not amenable and capable of being handled from a purely ‘hard’ PM perspective.

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