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.
McKinsey and Company, Incorporated1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States 20006
- Publication Date: 1974-7
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 87 p.
- TRT Terms: Decision making; Management; Organizations; PERT; Strategic planning
- Uncontrolled Terms: Programs; Responsibilities
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Highways;
- 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