This paper reviews the position of public-funded
projects and project management practices within the New South Wales (NSW) public
sector in Australia. It focuses on evaluating project delivery; however, identifies
project management challenges while identifying strategies for overcoming these
hurdles in the NSW public sector. This paper will discuss the process of project
implementation within the NSW government. It will identify and examine project management
related issues that may occur during the project implementation of public-funded
projects within the NSW government. It will discuss the measures, procedures, and
strategies employed to overcome these challenges and scrutinize the effectiveness
of these measures to achieve the project goals. It will conclude with recommendations
on a way forward to increase project performance, implementing project management
best practices and measuring project efficiency within the NSW government. However,
this paper is based on a review of a single government department, the NSW Department
of Communities and Justice; it will explore concepts that can provide guidance and
can be applied more broadly on other public-funded project and within other government
Keywords: NSW Government, NSW Public Sector, Project
Management, Project Manager
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