STRENGTHENING GRANT AND RESEARCH PROGRAM MANAGEMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Department of Transportation can strengthen its management of grant and research programs by: (1) providing better strategic direction to programs through improving the specification of goals and the definition of how goals are to be achieved; (2) expanding and better targeting its formal reviews of program effectiveness; and (3) improving coordination and integration of program decisions. Realizing these improvements requires that the associated key elements of management decision making be well defined and that organizational responsibilities - both for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation and for the Operating Administrations - over these key management elements be clearly specified. To this end, this report describes in detail five management processes that can aid the Department in improving its program management: (1) Issue Identification; (2) Policy/Strategic Program Development; (3) Program Review; (4) Budget; and (5) Key Program Monitoring. This report also outlines the responsibilities that implementation of these processes would place on existing organizational units and indicates requirements for implementation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McKinsey and Company, Incorporated

    1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40031
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM