Census Bureau Ensures Success of a Six Billion Dollar Program Using the Standards and Best Practices Adopted from Project Management Training and Certification

Completed On Time and Under Budget

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Census Bureau Ensures Success of a Six Billion Dollar Program Using the Standards and Best Practices Adopted from Project Management Training and Certification

Completed On Time and Under Budget

Census Case Study

The U.S. Census Bureau received a mandate to improve performance from the National Performance Review (NPR) after several key issues were discovered within the organization. Although these issues, which included budgetary overruns, scheduling lapses, and missed deadlines, have been plaguing organizations in the public and private sectors for decades, the Census Bureau knew it needed to be proactive to ensure the success of its programs. Concurrently, the organization was preparing for its massive Census project, one of the largest peacetime mobilization efforts in our nation’s history. Early estimates concluded that the endeavor would cost $4 to $6 billion.

This case study discusses:

  • The need to improve performance as required by the mandate received from NPR
  • The challenge of accomplishing a massive census project with more than 800,000 temporary employees
  • Project management training and certification program tailored specifically for the Census Bureau
  • Role that the training solution played in achieving stellar program results
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