Project Management in Public Administration. TPM – Total Project Management Maturity Model. The Case of Slovenian Public Administration

Gordana ŽURGA

Abstract


The purpose of the article is to present the importance of project management for the functioning of public administration, and its contribution to the realization of the developmental goals of the government. For this, integration of strategic management and project management is of vital importance. The methodology used is a combination of literature review, a case study of project management in public administration of the Republic of Slovenia, and development of a maturity model of project management in public administration, with its verifi cation on the case of Slovenia. The main contribution of the study is development of TPM – Total Project Management maturity model for public administration. Upon the TPM maturity model, project management in Slovene public administration is assessed and discussed. Out of fi ve maturity levels, the results for project management in Slovene public administration are: management of projects – level 2 (initiated), management of programs of projects – level 2 (initiated), management of portfolios of projects – level 3 (implemented), organizational support for project management – level 3 (implemented), HRM for project management – level 2 (initiated), and integration of project management and strategic management – level 3 (implemented). General fi ndings and recommendations in this respect are drawn, together with indicated areas for possible further research and investigation.


Keywords


project management, public administration, public management, strategic management, project management offi ce, project management maturity, TPM maturity model, Slovenia.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24193/tras.53E.9

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